Professional Development Opportunities in October

September 04, 2015 9:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

EDA has a couple of professional development opportunities to tell you about:

1) All EDA members receive a 50% rebate on the registration of our Business and Investment Attraction (B&IA) course. 

Business and Investment Attraction (B&IA)
October  13 - November 10 (for a total of 15 hours)
Online Read more about the course and Register here

An effective investment strategy is essential to the practice of economic development. This course will equip you with the tools necessary to develop business investment strategies that will help your community expand its economic base. 

Simply register then send your receipt to to receive your rebate. 

This course is eligible for credits towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA. It can also be applied to your Ec.D designation.

2)  Please join the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities and the Battle River Alliance for Economic Development for Alberta's Premiere Forum for rural knowledge exchange and network development.

The Rural Alberta Innovation & Learning (RAIL) Commons 
October 2-4 Augustana Campus, Camrose AB

Read more and register here

The RAIL Commons has been developed in partnership, to provide rural practitioners, CAOs, EDOs, Municipally Elected Officials, and others interested in community and economic development, with a strong foundation for understanding how to practice economic development in rural communities. Many sessions will provide workshop-like offerings, that can be translated to real-life practice within your rural community!