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  • June 14, 2018 10:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EDA Event Calendar 

    Business Retention and Expansion

    July 24 - August 27

    Online through the University of calgary

    Read about the course and register here

    See the 2018 course schedule


    AlbertaBusinessCounts Free Training Webinar Series

    Thursday, June 21- register

    Thursday, August 16- register

    Read about AlbertaBusinessCounts

    EDA's Course for Elected Officials 

    To book this course in your community email:

     admin@edaalberta.ca

    Read why this course is an  essential tool for these community leaders.

    We would like to take a moment and remember this is the 5th Anniversary of the 2013 flood that swept through Southern Alberta. 

    EDA's response to that disaster was the creation of our Economic Disaster Recovery Program. 

    Read about our Economic Resilience Training for Community and Regional Leaders which began in 2017. 

    EDA has an MOU with IEDC to deliver their Economic Resilience and Recovery training in Canada

    Watch this YouTube video on why this type of training is essential to your community's economic health.

    Book a course in your community: admin@edaalberta.ca

    Economic Resilience Training for Community and Regional Leaders

    Wednesday, October 24

    Hinton, AB

    Hosted by: Community Futures West Yellowhead

    book your course today: admin@edaalberta.ca

    Economic Development  Marketing and Attraction Course

    October 11 -12

    Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel, Calgary AB

    Read about the course and register here


    2018 EDA Ministry Dinner

    Thursday, October 25

    Coast Edmonton Hotel, Edmonton AB

    Register here

    Read about EDA's 2017 Ministry Dinner  

     


  • June 11, 2018 10:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Be Part of a Winning Team! 

    Vote for EDA and We Could Win the 2018 SDG Leadership Award 

    Economic Developers Alberta is eligible for a national award and you can help us to win it!

    Called the SDG Leadership Award, it recognizes organizations taking a leadership role in driving action toward the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals in Canada.

    The awards are organized by the Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) the Canadian chapter of the UN Global Compact, which promotes a voluntary corporate strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principals in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. 

    Economic Developers Alberta, has submitted it's economic disaster recovery and resilience program as it aligns with the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals. We are the very first entry for this award! 

    You can help us to win this award by voting for us. 

    Please click on this link to read our entry; scroll to the bottom of the page where you can vote.

    By participating in these awards we hope to inspire other organizations to embed the SDG in their practices and help to create a more sustainable future.

    Thank you for your support

    -The EDA Team

  • June 07, 2018 10:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Be good to yourself this summer by making your professional development a priority.
    Enrol in EDA's Business Retention and Expansion online course through the U of C. Along with excellent content the best thing about this online course is it's flexible format making it ideal for summer schedules. 

    Business Retention and Expansion: 
    July 24- August 27 
    Read about the course and register : https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=15264259

    Whether you are at your office, on your deck or at the lake this summer, you'll learn how business retention and expansion (BR&E) is a primary economic development strategy. The result of a strong BR&E strategy is a healthy and thriving business community which in turn provides a long term sustainable community foundation.

  • May 25, 2018 10:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EDA CEO Leann Hackman-Carty Earns the Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award

    Last week in Ottawa, EDA CEO Leann Hackman-Carty was given the Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award for her work in economic disaster recovery and community resilience. 

    Following the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo wildfire, Leann had an integral role in supporting the recovery of the community. She managed and led a team of experts on the implementation of a complete Economic Opportunity and Recovery Assessment for the region and worked with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo to set up and run the Business Recovery Hotline to validate businesses for Canadian Red Cross Emergency Relief. In 2017, Leann launched a pilot project to bring economic resilience training for community and regional leaders to four Alberta communities. This important work in fostering community resilience is further reflected by the release of her series of preparedness, response and recovery guides for families, business and communities. 

    EDA CEO Leann Hackman-Carty earns the Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award

  • May 14, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Natalie Gibson!  Natalie wins a free EDA Membership for 2019.

    Many thanks to all those who tweeted their videos these past few days to celebrate International Economic Development Week.  

    It was a tough choice.

    Our judges were looking for a short (approximately 30 seconds), "selfie-style" video in a passionate voice explaining why economic development is important or why you love your job as an economic developer! or both! 

    Click here to see Natalie's video

    We would like to give a shout out to Angela Groeneveld and her entry. Talk about passion! 

    Here's Angela's video

    Thanks everyone for taking part in this very first contest of its kind for EDA. We plan to build on this in the future and look forward to your participation!

    -The EDA Team 

  • February 21, 2017 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA Professional Development 

    Community Economic Development Training Program 

    Are you curious about how business and investment attraction can benefit your community? 

    Expand your knowledge of business investment and attraction as a strategy in economic development. Register for EDA's next online course through the University of Calgary. It begins in one month. 

    *EDA Members are eligible for a 50% rebate:  

    Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)
    March 21 - April 24 (for a total of 15 hours)

    Register here 

    As you know, our CEDTP training program is an excellent professional development opportunity for those in the field of economic development. Our program helps your competitive advantage by offering a variety of courses designed to deliver information on the best practices and established tools you can use to help your region thrive.

    These courses are eligible for credits towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA. They can also be applied to your Ec.D designation.

    #EDAOnline


    Plan ahead. All of our online courses are open for registration. 

    See our 2017 calendar here.


    Plan to host one of our CEDTP courses in your community. 

    Email admin@edaalberta.ca for information.

  • February 16, 2017 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 

    Let's Make a Pitch

    A returning favourite to our 2017 Annual Conference. 

    Once again, delegates have the opportunity to take part in the Let's Make a Pitch session. 

    This fun, interactive session, based on the hit television show “Dragon’s Den,” will teach you how to “pitch” your project to corporate partners. 

    Learn what they look for in a partner, and how you raise your profile. Come with your creativity, innovation and best “pitching” skills so you are ready to participate in this session. 

    There is a cash prize for the team with the best "pitch!" 

    Please register for this session separately. Space is limited! 



    This session is sponsored by Repsol 


    Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDA2017 for all the latest information about the 2017 Conference. 

    See you at the Conference #EDA2017 


  • February 16, 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA Member News 



    This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, February 17 at 4:30 pm is the deadline to submit your intent to serve on EDA's 2017-18 Board of Directors. 

    Please fill out the online application form here.

    All nominations submitted before the deadline will be vetted by the EDA Nominating Committee to ensure they are eligible for nomination, and that they have the key skills/experience identified for the upcoming year. 

    All nominees must be “voting” members in good standing for at least one year. 

    On March 24, 2017, during EDA's Annual General Meeting at the Banff Centre in Banff Alberta, a new Board Directors will be elected to EDA.

  • February 15, 2017 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      

    EDA 2017 Annual Conference 

    Conference Round Up

    There are 34 days until EDA's 2017 Annual Conference at the Banff Centre in Banff, AB. Check out what's new with our planning and what you can expect at the 2017 Conference. Click on the links below for more information:

    We strive to ensure our Conference sessions are engaging and relevant to your practice as economic development professionals. Read the latest Conference agenda and plan to attend sessions such as:

    Pre-Conference Session- Wednesday, March 22, 9:30 -11:00: Fostering Community Resiliency- in 2017, EDA is rolling out specific economic resiliency training in partnership with IEDC. This pre-conference workshop is a condensed version of this training. 

    Wednesday, March 22, 11:00 am-12:00 PDC Lobby: Banff Centre Tour - Mark your calendars, and plan to attend this brief walking tour to better understand the layout of the Banff Centre Campus. See a Map of the Banff Centre here.

    Thursday, March 23, 9:00 - 10:15: Meet the Neighbours! Forming Relationships and Partnerships with Local Indigenous Communities- Using the FCM-CANDO Stronger Together Toolkit, discuss the steps to go from co-existence to collaboration. 

    Bonus Session- Thursday, March 23, 3:15 - 5:00: Why Startup Communities Matter Workshop- Startup Canada is a grassroots network of entrepreneurs who collaborate to create an environment of entrepreneurship in Canada. Learn about this group and how it applies to you. 

    EDA President's Dinner - Wear something red! The theme for this dinner is Canada's 150th Birthday. Dress is business attire. 


    Conference Connectors are a new feature and a unique networking opportunity for delegates. You must sign up to attend: 

    Connector 1: Visual Insights- Powerful Expression through Powerful Images

    Connector 2: Future Thinking: Developing innovative Solutions in Uncertain Times

    EDAC is holding events that you must register for separately:

     EDAC Pre-Course: Economic Diversification-Strategies for Revitalizing Local Economies 

    Ec.D Certification Exam: Contact EDAC's Penny Gardiner to inquire if you are eligible to write: gardiner@edac.ca.

    See You at the Conference! Follow us on Twitter @edaalberta #EDA2017


  • February 13, 2017 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      

    EDA Professional Development 

    Community Economic Development Training Program 

    Increase your understanding of the importance of business investment and attraction as a strategy in economic development; and learn how business investment attraction can benefit your community. Register for EDA's next online course through the University of Calgary. 

    *EDA Members are eligible for a 50% rebate:  

    Business and Investment Attraction (BIA)
    March 21 - April 24 (for a total of 15 hours)

    Register here 

    As you know, our CEDTP training program is an excellent professional development opportunity for those in the field of economic development. Our program helps your competitive advantage by offering a variety of courses designed to deliver information on the best practices and established tools you can use to help your region thrive.

    These courses are eligible for credits towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA. They can also be applied to your Ec.D designation.

    #EDAOnline


    Plan ahead. All of our online courses are open for registration. 

    See our 2017 calendar here.


    Plan to host one of our CEDTP courses in your community. 

    Email admin@edaalberta.ca for information.

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