EDA Professional Development Opportunities This Fall

September 02, 2016 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The start of the Labour Day weekend signals the end of summer. Take the time now to plan ahead for Fall 2016. 

EDA is offering several professional development opportunities both online and in person this fall. Mark your calendars and register today to avoid the waiting list:


1. September 6 - October 4

EDA's Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) course
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. September 16

Economic Development for Elected Officials Course


City of Airdrie, Council Chambers 

Register Here

This course is specifically designed for Elected Officials.

Read about our Elected Officials Course


3. October 7

AlbertaBusinessCounts Training Webinar

Online - Free

Register Here

4. October 11 - November 8

Business and Investment Attraction (B&IA)*


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. 

5. October 12

Economic Development for Elected Officials Course


Manning, AB

Register Here

6. October 13-14 

IEDC's Technology-Led Economic Development Course
Global Business Centre, Calgary 

Read about the course and Register Here

7. October 21

Economic Development for Elected Officials Course

St Paul, AB

Register here


8. November 22 - December 20
Economic Development Establishing the Foundation

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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