CEDTP Online Courses
EDA offers a selection of courses in our Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) online through the University of Calgary.
These courses can be applied to your Ec.D designation. They are also eligible for credit towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA.
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Business Retention & Expansion (BRE)
This course is designed to increase your understanding of the importance of building, retaining and expanding a strong business community; and to promote the understanding of business retention and expansion (BR&E) as a primary economic development strategy.
Business & Investment Attraction (BIA)
This course is designed to increase your understanding of the importance of business investment and attraction as a strategy in economic development; and to introduce and profile how business investment attraction can benefit your community.
Economic Development for Elected Officials
This course is designed specifically for elected officials. Each community, organization, or volunteer approaches community economic development differently. Council members are the leaders of this process, setting the direction for Economic Development to occur. This course will provide elected officials with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to set a clearly defined path for prosperity and gain the necessary support from their community.
Economic Disaster Resilience and Recovery
Disasters do not discriminate. Floods, wildfires and other natural disasters can happen without warning. Factory closures, cyber security breaches, pandemics 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. This course is designed to help elected officials, economic development officers and other community leaders prepare for and recover from a disaster. It delivers both theoretical and practical steps to help lessen damages to your local economy.