EDA Professional Development Opportunities

August 27, 2015 10:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

This fall, EDA is offering several professional development opportunities; online and in person. The following is a list of courses we are offering to enhance your skill set: 

1. September 8 - October 6
Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E)

Read more about the course and Register here

This course is part of our Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) and equips you with the skills to grow the business community in your region which in turn helps to provide a long term sustainable community foundation.  

2. October 2nd
Economic Development for Elected Officials Course
Camrose, AB

This course is designed for elected officials and those who work with them. Read about our Elected Officials Course

Register here

3. October 13 - November 10
Business and Investment Attraction (B&IA)

Read more about the course and Register here

This course is part of our CEDTP and is designed to give you the tools to develop business investment strategies that will help your community expand its economic base. *EDA members receive a 50% rebate on the registration for this course. Simply register then send your receipt to admin@edaalberta.ca to receive your rebate. 

4. October 29-30

IEDC Workforce Development Strategies Course
Matrix Hotel, Edmonton 

Register here   *early bird deadline is September 17, 2015

EDA's strategic partner the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is offering a 2-day course designed to deliver information on the collaborative programs that will help upgrade the skills of your community‚Äôs existing workforce. With this course you are eligible to earn credits toward your CEcD certification.

5. November 17 - December 15
Economic development Establishing the Foundation

Read more about the course and Register Here

This course is the first one in our CEDTP series and is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding and the basic tools to practice economic development in your community. 

Don't forget, by contacting us at admin@edaalberta.ca you can arrange for EDA to come to you to facilitate one of the courses in our program in person.

The CEDTP courses are eligible for credit 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.


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