The following section should address most questions about our Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP).
Community economic development is the practice of creating an environment where businesses thrive and grow. Finding ways to make build stable, resilient communities can be complex. Regardless of the size of your budget or region, using best practices and well established tools can help you achieve success in growing and expanding a diverse, resilient community.
EDA’s CEDTP courses provide practical information that can be directly applied to your unique community by:
EDA is pleased to offer the following CEDTP courses on a regular basis- both online and in-person:
EFT, BIA, BRE (In-Person)
1-day course= $1750 + GST + Trainer expenses*.
Includes course delivery by professional Trainer(s), course manuals delivered to the Host Community, course evaluation sheets, mailed certificates of completion to course participants. Up to 20 people.
Elected Officials Course (In-Person)
Cost varies, depending on number of participants. Pricing is outlined below, plus Trainer expenses*.
EFT, BIA, BRE (Online)
Three of our CEDTP courses are currently available online through the University of Calgary. You can find all course information and registration information on the EDA website.
Each course is offered twice a year, at a cost of $425 +GST.
* Trainer Expenses: We try to provide the Trainer closest to the course location in order to reduce expenses as much as possible. The following out-of-pocket travel expenses will be reimbursed when applicable: meals, hotels, airline tickets, a per kilometre rate when using personal vehicle to travel to locations, and daily personal expense allowance.
NOTE: Travel rates are based on current rates set by the Province of Alberta.
The awarding of EDAC accreditation points towards an Ec.D. designation is as follows: 5 credits per course (ETF, BIA, BRE, Resilience and EO).
If you wish to obtain the EDAC credits for this course, the fee is $30.00 + GST for the Basic Program and $30+GST for each of the additional Advanced Courses. Cheques are to be made payable to and mailed to Economic Developers Alberta. Participants must ensure they include a copy of their completion certificate(s) and correct mailing address.
The courses can also be applied to EDA’s Professional Management Certificate Economic Developers through the University of Calgary.
Communities, regions and organizations interested in hosting community economic development courses in their region are the best candidates to book courses as they have the ability to market the program in their local area, and benefit from the skills derived from the training.
For in-person courses, the Host is responsible for selecting the course location. Generally, it is in a meeting room that holds approximately 20-30 people comfortably, depending on the size of group expected.
EDA lists courses on their website (www.edaalberta.ca) so our members and the general public can view the upcoming course dates and locations.
Generally the courses run 9:00-4:00 PM. The Host needs to decide whether they wish to provide lunch and/or coffee service during the course.