Instructor: Natalie Gibson
To register: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=15264259.
Growing the North Conference
The 10th Annual Growing the North Conference is scheduled for February 20-21, 2019 in the Entrec Centre at Evergreen Park, which is located five kilometres south of Grande Prairie on Resources Road (Visit evergreenpark.ca for more information).
EDA is proud to be collaborating with Growing the North this year. To find out more about the conference and to register visit: www.growingthenorth.com.
Since its inception in 2010, the Growing the North Conference has been helping municipal leaders and entrepreneurs examine innovation and explore economic development opportunities in the Peace Region of Northwest Alberta and Northeast B.C.
A wide range of qualified speakers provide knowledgeable insight into a variety of industries that are vital to our area.
There is also ample time for networking to build and renew relationships with fellow delegates.
EDA is pleased to be hosting a one-day FDI Training Masterclass after the Growing the North conference.
We are bringing in Conway Training, seasoned experts in FDI, to provide a one-day session specifically designed to provide you with the necessary strategies, processes and best practices in order to effectively pursue and retain international projects. The day will include elements like trends in FDI attraction, retention and expansion, data driven lead generation, and what your competitive advantages are.
The agenda can be found here.
EDA’s Economic Development for Elected Official's course provides you with strategies, tools, resources and experiences to help your community survive, thrive and grow.
Course Trainer: Mark Morrissey
To register, contact Hetti Huls: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about the course here.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Online registration https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=15410870
Instructor: Natalie Gibson
This intensive boot camp course will help prepare local elected officials, community leaders and economic development leadership to support economic development, disaster resilience and economic recovery activities in their communities.
Hosted by City of Grande Prairie
More information: email@example.com
For more information see www.rmaalberta.com
Are you thinking of coming to the conference early? Then think about joining us for a special pre-conference reception and dinner.
For only $40/person you will get:
Don't miss this great opportunity to network with conference delegates, enjoy some great feed, and mingle in Banff's oldest pub.
Register early as space is limited.
No refunds after March 22, 2019.
Plan now to attend the 2019 conference, where we will be celebrating our 45th Anniversary year!
Registration at 9 AM.
Hosted by ABSW
More information: Bev Thornton
This course is the first in a series that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to become proficient at economic development. In choosing to educate yourself, you have chosen to improve the decisions that will have a significant effect on your community’s future. The function of economic development (ED) is often complex, and understanding your role in the process will be key both to the success of your career, and to the overall success of your economic development activities. This course is the 30,000-foot view of the process of economic development. It provides the theory and fundamentals of ED along with examples of how it can be applied. There is no one way to do ED. Each community, organization or volunteer group will do ED differently.
The primary goals of this course are to:
To register: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=12618114.
Instructor: Holly Sorgen
Our strategic partner, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has designated the week of May 6 - 11, 2019 as Economic Development Week.
We invite you to take part in this North America-wide campaign that consists of activities designed to create awareness of the economic development programs in your communities that enhance your quality of life.
Download this toolkit to help you get started on your campaign to increase exposure for the profession and the benefits of economic development.
View our video @ www.economicdevelopmentmatters.com.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your iconic development week initiative and we will post it on our website.
Plan now to attend the 2019 EDAC Conference in Edmonton, AB.
For more information see https://edac.ca/2019-conference/.
Plan to attend the upcoming IEDC Fall Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
For more information click here.
This advanced course will focus on the key principles and practices of professional management in economic development. It will define excellence in economic development and explain the fundamentals of managing for results, outcome-based performance, organizational assessment, stakeholder identification, vision and mission scope, organizational culture and more. Also, participants will learn how to engage their board or council, staff and community stakeholders, constituents, and customers to achieve results in job creation, tax-base stabilization and community growth and development. Since EDO's differ from one another depending on their available resources, location, and mission, this course is designed to equip a leader of any organization to make the right decisions.
• Outcome-based management and performance
• Managing conflict and developing a statement of ethics
• Understanding and evaluating the EDO's core competencies
• Serving the customer and measuring customer satisfaction
• Improving knowledge management and internal processes
• Working with board/city council members, staff and community stakeholders
• Team building, determining hiring needs, and managing budgets
• Leveraging existing resources and working with regional organizations
Plan now to attend the 2020 conference.
Plan now to attend the 2021 conference.
Plan now to attend the 2022 conference.
Your Economic Development Network in Alberta
Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182