Elected Officials Course

Elected Officials have a critical role to play in the economic, political and social well being of the 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 issues such as:

  • The role and function of community economic development
  • Issues and best practice examples in areas like: business investment, tourism development, industrial development, and leveraging public and private partnerships.
  • How to manage the process: bringing the whole community to the table.
  • How to create effective outcomes for your community.

Download the brochure here.


For the in-person one-day course, the cost varies, depending on number of participants. Pricing is outlined below, plus Trainer expenses, and $30/manual for groups over 10.

Up to 10 participants= $1750 +GST

11-15 participants=$2475 +GST

16-20 participants= $3000 +GST

21-25 participants=$3500 +GST

26-30 participants= $3900 +GST


An enthusiastic thumbs up from elected officials at a course in Strathcona County.

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The host is responsible for arranging the venue and refreshments/lunch and for covering the trainer travel costs (which are minimal as we try to book the closest trainer to your location.) For travel over 2 hours, we charge an additional $50 per hour. As an option, the Host can set their own price per participant to cover the costs of food and travel.

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Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182


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