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Economic Development for Elected Officials & Community Economic Resilience

Our commitment to your success is stronger than ever and we're thrilled to unveil exciting enhancements in 2024.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS (EO)

Elevate your community leadership with our Elected Officials Course!

Gain a unique understanding of economic development's complexities and equip yourself with tools to support successful economic developers in your community. Download the brochure here.

Highlights:

  • Understand the role of community economic development.
  • Explore economic development principles and theories.
  • Navigate the functions of elected officials and economic development committees.
  • Learn about community and economic development strategic planning.
  • Dive into various economic development strategies, from business investment to tourism development.
  • Uncover best practices for both rural and urban municipalities.

Choose the learning style that suits you—In-Person, Virtual, or Online.


IN-PERSON

If you would like to host this course in-person, in your community, click on the link below. Tell us where and when you would like to host and we will book your session. 

VIRTUAL

Are you interested in having EDA instruct your Council virtually? Your group can participate from the office, while our instructor teaches the course virtually. Contact us today to book this option.

ONLINE

We also offer this course periodically online via Moodle.Or gather a group and email admin@edaalberta.ca to arrange for an online course. 

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC RESILIENCE 

Disasters don't discriminate. Floods, fires and other natural disasters can happen without warning. Factory closures, cyber security breaches and major industry shifts can also cause significant economic disruptions. 

Are you prepared? A disaster can happen anytime, anywhere, and its economic impacts can be catastrophic.

EDA's one day workshop is guaranteed to help elected officials, economic development officers and other community leaders prepare for, respond to, recover from, and be more resilent to disasters. The workshop delivers practical steps to help lessen damages to your local economy.

Who should attend?

  • Economic Developers
  • Elected Officials
  • CAOs / City Managers
  • Emergency Managers
  • Chamber and other business support organizations
  • Urban planners
  • Economic development committee members
  • Civic organizations
  • Post secondary institutions
  • Other key community stakeholders that have a role to play in business and economic recovery 

The course is well designed and the materials are very informative and insightful - just the right blend of in-person and online, independent learning. If you have an interest or desire to learn more about economic development and business recovery due to disasters, this is it. Look no further.

-Scott Cameron, President/CEO-bassa Social Innovations Inc.  

IN-PERSON

If you would like to host this course in your community, click on the link below. Tell us where and when you would like to host and we will book your session.  Course cost is $2950 (member rate) / $3450 (non-member rate) plus trainer travel expenses. All you do is book the room, invite your guests, provide coffee and lunch, and we do the rest!

Book In-Person Now

ONLINE

We also offer this course online. To book your online course or to find out when the next one is contact us below.

We also offer this course online. To book your online course or to find out when the next one is contact us below.

Economic Developers Alberta

Suite 127
#406, 917-85 Street SW 
Calgary, AB, Canada T3H 5Z9 

Contact Us

Toll Free Phone: 1-866-671-8182

Email: admin@edaalberta.ca

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