Economic Development for Elected Officials Course

Elected Officials have a critical role to play in the economic, political and social well being of their communities. 

With this Elected Officials Course, EDA is giving these community leaders a unique opportunity to understand the complex and competitive field of economic development; as well as the tools to help the economic developers in their communities to be successful. 

What is it?

The Elected Officials course provides specialized information on the strategies, tools and resources needed to help their communities thrive. It delivers information on:

  • The role and function of community economic development;
  • The principles and theories of economic development;
  • Roles - How elected officials and economic development committees fit into these functions: governance vs. operations;
  • Foundational elements of a community strategic plan and how it links to an economic development strategic plan;
  • The various types of economic development strategies such as business investment, tourism development, business retention and expansion, leveraging public and private partnerships, etc.; and,
  • Best practices relevant to rural and urban municipalities.  

Download the brochure here.

We currently offer this course in three formats: In-Person, Virtual, and Online.

In-Person Format

Virtual Format

Online Format

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. 

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.

We also offer this course online via our online platform called Moodle. Take a look at the listing for upcoming sessions online by clicking the button below. Or simply gather a group and email to arrange for an online course. 


Your Economic Development Network in Alberta

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