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  • February 21, 2017 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA Professional Development 

    Community Economic Development Training Program 

    Are you curious about how business and investment attraction can benefit your community? 

    Expand your knowledge of business investment and attraction as a strategy in economic development. Register for EDA's next online course through the University of Calgary. It begins in one month. 

    *EDA Members are eligible for a 50% rebate:  

    Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)
    March 21 - April 24 (for a total of 15 hours)

    Register here 

    As you know, our CEDTP training program is an excellent professional development opportunity for those in the field of economic development. Our program helps your competitive advantage by offering a variety of courses designed to deliver information on the best practices and established tools you can use to help your region thrive.

    These courses are eligible for credits towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA. They can also be applied to your Ec.D designation.

    #EDAOnline


    Plan ahead. All of our online courses are open for registration. 

    See our 2017 calendar here.


    Plan to host one of our CEDTP courses in your community. 

    Email admin@edaalberta.ca for information.

  • February 16, 2017 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 

    Let's Make a Pitch

    A returning favourite to our 2017 Annual Conference. 

    Once again, delegates have the opportunity to take part in the Let's Make a Pitch session. 

    This fun, interactive session, based on the hit television show “Dragon’s Den,” will teach you how to “pitch” your project to corporate partners. 

    Learn what they look for in a partner, and how you raise your profile. Come with your creativity, innovation and best “pitching” skills so you are ready to participate in this session. 

    There is a cash prize for the team with the best "pitch!" 

    Please register for this session separately. Space is limited! 



    This session is sponsored by Repsol 


    Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDA2017 for all the latest information about the 2017 Conference. 

    See you at the Conference #EDA2017 


  • February 16, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA Member News 



    This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, February 17 at 4:30 pm is the deadline to submit your intent to serve on EDA's 2017-18 Board of Directors. 

    Please fill out the online application form here.

    All nominations submitted before the deadline will be vetted by the EDA Nominating Committee to ensure they are eligible for nomination, and that they have the key skills/experience identified for the upcoming year. 

    All nominees must be “voting” members in good standing for at least one year. 

    On March 24, 2017, during EDA's Annual General Meeting at the Banff Centre in Banff Alberta, a new Board Directors will be elected to EDA.

  • February 15, 2017 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 

    Conference Round Up

    There are 34 days until EDA's 2017 Annual Conference at the Banff Centre in Banff, AB. Check out what's new with our planning and what you can expect at the 2017 Conference. Click on the links below for more information:

    We strive to ensure our Conference sessions are engaging and relevant to your practice as economic development professionals. Read the latest Conference agenda and plan to attend sessions such as:

    Pre-Conference Session- Wednesday, March 22, 9:30 -11:00: Fostering Community Resiliency- in 2017, EDA is rolling out specific economic resiliency training in partnership with IEDC. This pre-conference workshop is a condensed version of this training. 

    Wednesday, March 22, 11:00 am-12:00 PDC Lobby: Banff Centre Tour - Mark your calendars, and plan to attend this brief walking tour to better understand the layout of the Banff Centre Campus. See a Map of the Banff Centre here.

    Thursday, March 23, 9:00 - 10:15: Meet the Neighbours! Forming Relationships and Partnerships with Local Indigenous Communities- Using the FCM-CANDO Stronger Together Toolkit, discuss the steps to go from co-existence to collaboration. 

    Bonus Session- Thursday, March 23, 3:15 - 5:00: Why Startup Communities Matter Workshop- Startup Canada is a grassroots network of entrepreneurs who collaborate to create an environment of entrepreneurship in Canada. Learn about this group and how it applies to you. 

    EDA President's Dinner - Wear something red! The theme for this dinner is Canada's 150th Birthday. Dress is business attire. 


    Conference Connectors are a new feature and a unique networking opportunity for delegates. You must sign up to attend: 

    Connector 1: Visual Insights- Powerful Expression through Powerful Images

    Connector 2: Future Thinking: Developing innovative Solutions in Uncertain Times

    EDAC is holding events that you must register for separately:

     EDAC Pre-Course: Economic Diversification-Strategies for Revitalizing Local Economies 

    Ec.D Certification Exam: Contact EDAC's Penny Gardiner to inquire if you are eligible to write: gardiner@edac.ca.

    See You at the Conference! Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDA2017


  • February 13, 2017 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      

    EDA Professional Development 

    Community Economic Development Training Program 

    Increase your understanding of the importance of business investment and attraction as a strategy in economic development; and learn how business investment attraction can benefit your community. Register for EDA's next online course through the University of Calgary. 

    *EDA Members are eligible for a 50% rebate:  

    Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)
    March 21 - April 24 (for a total of 15 hours)

    Register here 

    As you know, our CEDTP training program is an excellent professional development opportunity for those in the field of economic development. Our program helps your competitive advantage by offering a variety of courses designed to deliver information on the best practices and established tools you can use to help your region thrive.

    These courses are eligible for credits towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA. They can also be applied to your Ec.D designation.

    #EDAOnline


    Plan ahead. All of our online courses are open for registration. 

    See our 2017 calendar here.


    Plan to host one of our CEDTP courses in your community. 

    Email admin@edaalberta.ca for information.

  • February 13, 2017 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 


    EDA's strategic partner, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is holding two high-profile sessions at our 2017 Annual Conference.

    Thursday, March 23: Bonus Session 3:15 - 5:00 pm -  IEDC Economic Development Ethics Workshop. In this workshop you will explore ethics issues that arise in your role as an economic development professional as well as tools to help you make difficult decisions. 

    Friday, March 24: Plenary#2 9:00 - 9:15 am - State of the Economic Development Industry. Join keynote speaker, IEDC President and CEO Jeff Finkle as he discusses the latest trends of the economic development industry. 



    Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDA2017 for all the latest information about the 2017 Conference. 

    See you at the Conference #EDA2017 


  • February 10, 2017 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA News

    AlbertaBusinessCounts Free Webinar Monday  

    This is a reminder that on Monday, February 13 is this year's first training webinar in our AlbertaBusinessCounts Program. 

    Quick and interactive, this webinar will show you how to easily navigate the CRM, customize your user settings, add information and run reports and analytics. Grab your lunch and your team and join us: 

    ABC Training Webinar
    Monday, February 13
    12:00 - 1:00 pm
    Free

    Register here

    This software gives your community a consistent method for gathering the data needed to identify and analyze business needs at the local, regional and provincial level. 

    If you are looking for a tool to help you with your business retention and expansion strategy then our AlbertaBusinessCounts (ABC) Program is the answer. 

    Within our program is a series of free webinars designed to provide you with information and training relating to our AlbertaBusinessCounts Program.

    EDA holds the provincial master license for Executive Pulse, a software designed to collect and analyze data on existing industries in Alberta. A special licensing agreement enables EDA to make this software available to economic development organizations at a reduced price.





  • February 09, 2017 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 

    Conference Round Up

    There are 40 days until EDA's 2017 Annual Conference at the Banff Centre in Banff, AB. Check out what's new with our planning and what you can expect at the 2017 Conference. Click on the links below for more information:

    We are pleased to welcome once again The Hon. Deron Bilous, Minister of Economic Development and Trade to our Annual Conference. Minister Bilous is also EDA's Honourary Patron. 

    There are several free sessions and events at our Conference that you must register for separately. Please see the list below and click on the links for more information and how to register: 

    1. Pre-Conference SessionEDAC Pre-Course: Economic Diversification-Strategies for Revitalizing Local Economies 

    2. Pre-Conference SessionAlberta Brewers On Tap Pre Conference Reception

    3Connector 1: Visual Insights- Powerful Expression through Powerful Images

    4. Connector 2: Future Thinking: Developing innovative Solutions in Uncertain Times

    5. Ec.D Certification Exam: Contact EDAC's Penny Gardiner to inquire if you are eligible to write: gardiner@edac.ca.

    Banff Centre Tour - Mark your calendars, and plan to attend this brief walking tour to better understand the layout of the Banff Centre Campus. The tour begins at the PDC Lobby and runs from 11am-12-noon on Wednesday, March 22. See a Map of the Banff Centre here.

    EDA President's Dinner - Pack something red! The theme for this dinner is Canada's 150th Birthday. Dress is business attire. 

    Read the most recent Conference Agenda here and download the Conference App. 


    Book your room at the Banff Caribou Lodge as space is limited. Even though onsite accommodation at The Banff Centre is full; the Banff Caribou Lodge is a convenient offsite hotel option.

    Please note the conference proceedings will take place at The Banff Centre.

    Conference Partnerships Available: Join a prestigious group! 

    This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your company or organization to an international audience of over 400 economic development experts. 

    See You at the Conference! Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDA2017


  • February 08, 2017 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 


    EDA's strategic partner, the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC) is holding several sessions in conjunction with our 2017 Annual Conference.

    In our Pre-Conference Program, you must register for these EDAC events separately. Please click on the links below for more information:

    Monday, March 20-21: Read about and register for EDAC Pre-Course: Economic Diversification - Strategies For Revitalizing Local Economies 

    Wednesday, March 22Ec.D Certification Exam: Contact EDAC's Penny Gardiner to inquire if you are eligible to write: gardiner@edac.ca

    Then, on Thursday, March 22: Preparing for the EcD Certification - Everything You Wanted to Know. (The Banff Centre, Rm 203 @ 3:15 - 5:00 pm.) There is no need to register for this session. 



    Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDA2017 for all the latest information about the 2017 Conference. 

    See you at the Conference #EDA2017 


  • February 08, 2017 10:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA Member News 

    Notice for EDA Board Nominations: Deadline Next Week

    Dear Nancy Toombs,

    This is a reminder that next Friday, February 17 at 4:30 pm is the deadline to submit your intent to serve on EDA's 2017-18 Board of Directors. 

    Please fill out the online application form here.

    All nominations submitted before the deadline will be vetted by the EDA Nominating Committee to ensure they are eligible for nomination, and that they have the key skills/experience identified for the upcoming year. All nominees must be “voting” members in good standing for at least one year. 

    On March 24, 2017, during EDA's Annual General Meeting at the Banff Centre in Banff Alberta, a new Board Directors will be elected to EDA.

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