EDA Professional Development Opportunities

November 07, 2016 10:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Winter is just around the corner Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) would like to remind you that you can still create opportunities for you and your team to enhance your professional development before 2016 comes to an end. Take advantage of our many professional development offerings. Here's how: 

Discover how you can best serve your community as an economic development professional by taking our Economic Development Establishing the Foundation course: 

November 22 - December 20 (for a total of 15 hours)

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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. You can also book a facilitator to deliver this course in person in your community; this is a one day course. Simply contact admin@edaalberta.ca to arrange for this course in your community.    

Business and Investment Attraction (B&IA)

EDA Members have until the end of December to qualify for a 50% rebate on the course fee. Course facilitators are available to travel to your community to deliver this one-day course. Email: admin@edaalberta.ca to arrange for this course. 

This course is pertinent in these tough economic times as it gives you: the tools to expand your community's economic base; the techniques for community investment readiness; competitive advantage, working with site selectors and how to select key target markets for investment attraction. This course is also part of our CEDTP program.                      

Economic Development for Elected Officials Course

Our Course for Elected Officials is a unique professional development opportunity. It equips these community leaders with the tools to support economic development professionals. In this course you will learn how business attraction works; how business retention works; and you'll also learn the steps economic development officers take to help to revitalize economies. In today's economy, economic development is more important than ever before! Book a course in your community by contacting us at: admin@edaalberta.ca

AlbertaBusinessCounts Training Webinar

AlbertaBusinessCounts next free training webinar will focus on leveraging data obtained by the ABC system. The session will cover reporting, communication, mass tagging and much more: 

AlbertaBusinessCounts Training Webinar:
Wednesday, December 7
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Register here

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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