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  • November 14, 2016 10:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Next week we are offering you an opportunity to learn how to best serve your community as an economic development professional. Register today for EDA's Economic Development Establishing the Foundation course. 

    This course provides a solid introduction to the skills and knowledge you need in this profession. 

    Don't miss out:

    Economic Development Establishing the Foundation
    November 22 - December 20, 2016
    Online through the University of Calgary

    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.

    These courses are also available in person. Contact admin@edaalberta.ca to arrange for this course in your community. 

    #EDAOnline 

  • November 09, 2016 10:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Next week is the deadline for submissions to speak at EDA's 2017 Annual Conference. 

    Each year, we look for speakers to address a variety of topics related to current economic development issues. If you have a relevant and distinctive topic that you would like to present then we would like to hear from you. 

    We also have a few suggestions of topics that we feel our audience might be interested in and we invite you to submit a proposal that addresses these topics as well. Please click here to see the range of topics.

    Please read the Call for Conference Papers guidelines here. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2016.

    Be part of our success.

    Each year our Annual Conference attracts experts in the field of economic development and elected officials from across Alberta and North America. With a new venue and new programming in 2017, we are expecting our very successful Conference to be even better.

    Held at the Banff Centre, the theme for EDA's 2017 Annual Conference is Embracing Change; Creating Opportunity. Registration is open.

    EDA's 2017 Annual Conference
    March 22-24, 2017
    The Banff Centre 
    107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
    Banff, Alberta
    Register for the Conference and Book your Room at the Banff Centre here 

    See you at the Conference #EDA2017 


  • 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)
    Online

    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. 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.


  • November 04, 2016 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Learn how to best serve your community as an economic development professional by taking EDA's Economic Development Establishing the Foundation course. 

    This course provides a solid introduction to the skills and knowledge you need in this profession. It begins in less than three weeks. Register today to avoid the waiting list: 

    Economic Development Establishing the Foundation
    November 22 - December 20, 2016
    Online through the University of Calgary

    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.

    These courses are also available in person. Contact admin@edaalberta.ca to arrange for this course in your community. 

    #EDAOnline 

  • October 24, 2016 4:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Next month, Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is holding it's next online course through the University of Calgary.

    Learn how to best serve your community as an economic development professional by taking our Economic Development Establishing the Foundation course. This course provides a solid introduction into the skills and knowledge you need in this profession. 

    Economic Development Establishing the Foundation
    November 22 - December 20, 2016
    Online through the University of Calgary

    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.

    These courses are also available in person. Contact admin@edaalberta.ca to arrange for this course in your community. 

    #EDAOnline 

  • October 21, 2016 10:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The challenges of the future cannot be met with the economic development strategies of the past. How will our organizations change to survive and thrive in the future? Join EDA for its next Marketing Master's Webinar:

    Keeping Your Organization Funded and Viable in the Changing Economy
    Thursday October 27
    12:30 - 2:00 MST

    Register here *prices are in USD

    Gather your team and explore with us how peers are using information as a force multiplier and flanking maneuvers to reshape leadership’s understanding of what succeeds in economic development.


  • October 21, 2016 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Each year our Annual Conference attracts experts in the field of economic development and elected officials from various parts of our Province and across North America. Last year's Conference was the most successful to date with over 400 delegates. With a new venue and new programming in 2017, we are expecting our very successful Conference to be even better.

    There are several ways you can be part of this success:

    Be a Conference Partner 

    If you would like to put your business or organization in the spotlight then become involved as a sponsor of this event. Read about our Partnership Packages here.

    Be a Conference Speaker

    Each year, we look for speakers to address a variety of topics related to current economic development issues. If you have a relevant and distinctive topic that you would like to present then we would like to hear from you. 

    We also have a few suggestions of topics that we feel our audience might be interested in and we invite you to submit a proposal that addresses these topics as well. Please click here to see the range of topics.

    Please read the Call for Conference Papers guidelines here. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2016.

    Join our Ignite® Session

    Back by popular demand, EDA is once again holding an Ignite® Session at our Annual Conference.

    Ignite® is a presentation format where a presenter speaks while slides advance automatically to support them. An Ignite® presentation is exactly 5 minutes and contains exactly 20 slides.

    called Ignite®#EDA2017 EDA is now accepting applications to take part in this session during our 2017 Annual Conference.

    Read about the session and fill in the online application. The deadline is January 29, 2017.

    Held at the Banff Centre, the theme for EDA's 2017 Annual Conference is Embracing Change; Creating Opportunity. Registration is open.

    EDA's 2017 Annual Conference
    March 22-24, 2017
    The Banff Centre 
    107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
    Banff, Alberta
    Register for the Conference and Book your Room at the Banff Centre here 

    See you at the Conference #EDA2017 


  • October 14, 2016 9:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's not too late to register for EDA's one-day course for Elected Officials in St. Paul AB next week:

    Course for Elected Officials
    St. Paul
    Friday, October 21
    9:00am - 4:00pm

    Register here 

    Our province's elected officials have a unique role in the economic development of the communities they serve. They are well positioned to be the leaders, directing their political influence toward creating a vibrant economic future. 

    In EDA's course for elected officials, this group of community leaders will learn how to support their economic development officers in the strategic vision for economic growth in their region.

    Plan to attend; it will be worth the trip.

    EDA is also offering you the opportunity to book a course in your community. Simply email admin@edaalberta.ca and we can give you the details on how to arrange for this 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.


  • October 13, 2016 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday October 14 is the deadline to ensure your EDA member contact information is current for publication in the 2017 edition of Invest in Alberta.

    Please do not reply to this e-mail. 

    Instead, if changes and / or additions need to be made please sign into your EDA account on our website click the edit button at the top of the page and make the necessary changes, otherwise it will appear as noted below. 

    Your nametitleorganization, business addressbusiness phone number and business e-mail will be required in order make the EDA Member Directory consistent and professional looking. 

    Please take the time to review your contact information below to ensure all requirements are met.  

    Name: 

    Job Title: 

    Organization: 

    Mailing Address: 

    Work Phone Number: 

    Work E-mail

    As you know, a benefit of EDA membership is your contact information published in the EDA Member Directory that appears in our Invest in Alberta magazine. It is an excellent opportunity for potential investors to get in touch with you personally.   

    If you would like to see what our 2016 membership directory looked like here is a link to last year's magazine. 

    Thank you.

  • October 12, 2016 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You have until Monday, October 17 to book your AD in EDA's 2017 edition of Invest in Alberta.

    Be part of a publication that has a circulation of over 15,000 providing valuable insight about Alberta's economy and business community. We feature the latest business trends, developments and investment opportunities throughout the province. Now more than ever, entrepreneurs and investors around the world need to understand the potential Alberta offers for growth in our many and diverse industries. 

    Place your Ad today by contacting Anita McGillis @ 403-228-4337, ext. 229 

    Email: amcgillis@venturepublishing.ca

    Read 2017 Invest In Alberta Media Kit

    2016 Edition of Invest in Alberta

    #InvestInAlberta2017


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