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  • August 19, 2016 9:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A reminder that next week is EDA's next Marketing Master's Webinar: 

    From How to Wow! Using Infographics to Tell Your Economic Development Story
    Thursday August 25, 2016
    12:00 -1:30
    online
    Register here 

    *Please note all fees are in USD

    In economic development we tell our story through reports and data; this webinar provides the information you need to make this data engaging in order to grab the attention of your stakeholders. 

    What you will learn:

    • How you can create an infographic using free tools
    • Impact on branding
    • Enhanced credibility
    • Improved stakeholder engagement
    • How to link an infographic to more information

    Bring your lunch, bring your team and join us! 

  • August 16, 2016 9:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EDA is offering three courses for Elected Officials across the province this fall. 

    Our Course for Elected Officials is a unique professional development opportunity. It equips these community leaders with the tools to support economic development professionals. In this course, you will learn how business attraction works; how business retention works; and you'll also learn the steps economic development officers take to help to revitalize economies. In today's economy, economic development is more important than ever before.

    City of Airdrie, Council Chambers
    Friday, September 16
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Register here

    Manning, AB County of Northern Lights Office
    Wednesday, October 12
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Register here


    St. Paul
    Friday, October 21
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Register here 

    You can also book a course in your community. Simply email admin@edaalberta.ca and we can give you the details on how to arrange for this course.

    Don't miss these chances to learn how to best support the EDOs in your communities!


  • August 15, 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) would like to remind you its 2016 Conference Early Bird Registration Rates End Tonight! 
    EDAC's 2016 Annual Professional Development Conference will be held in Saskatoon, SK October 22-25. 

    Register Here

    This year's conference will have a theme focused on change, growth and communities. The agenda is brimming with engaging speakers, important topic matter and great opportunities for its members!

    Download the Preliminary Agenda and join EDAC in Saskatoon!

    Early Bird Rates end at 11:59pm today, Monday, August 15, 2016.  

  • August 15, 2016 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our online courses through the University of Calgary are a practical professional development opportunity as you receive valuable information and top notch instruction while in the comfort of your home of office.

    Register for EDA's next online course Business Retention and Expansion; there are a few spots available. Avoid the waiting list.

    Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E)
    September 6 - October 4
    Online

    Register here.  

    In our Business Retention and Expansion course you will learn how the results of a strong BR&E strategy create a healthy and thriving business community. This strategy helps to provide a long-term sustainable community foundation.

    All of our 2016 online courses are available for registration. Plan ahead.  2016 CEDTP Course Calendar

    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 

  • August 11, 2016 9:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In economic development we tell our story through reports and data. Many of us might be asking ourselves, how can we make this data engaging in order to grab the attention of our stakeholders? 

    Infographics are the rage today. How can you use this trend to tell your organization’s story? Join EDA for our next Marketing Master's Webinar to find out: 

    From How to Wow! Using Infographics to Tell Your Economic Development Story
    Thursday August 25, 2016
    12:00 -1:30 pm

    Register here 

    Please note all fees are in USD

    What you will learn:

    • How you can create an infographic using free tools
    • Impact on branding
    • Enhanced credibility
    • Improved stakeholder engagement
    • How to link an infographic to more information

    Bring your lunch, bring your team and join us! 

  • August 10, 2016 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EDA is offering another Course for Elected Officials this fall in Manning, Alberta. If you live in the region, plan to attend:

    Manning, AB
    County of Northern Lights Office, #600, 7th Avenue NW
    Wednesday, October 12
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Register here

    This unique professional development opportunity for our province's elected officials will equip these community leaders with the tools to support economic development professionals. In this course, you will learn how business attraction works; how business retention works; and you'll also learn the steps economic development officers take to help to revitalize economies. In today's economy, economic development is more important than ever before.

    The other Courses for Elected Officials are being held:

    City of Airdrie, Council Chambers
    Friday, September 16
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Register here

    St. Paul
    Friday, October 21
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Register here 

    You can also book a course in your community. Simply email admin@edaalberta.ca and we can give you the details on how to arrange for this course.

    Don't miss these chances to learn how to best support the EDOs in your communities!

  • August 03, 2016 10:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Next month EDA's next online course through the University of Calgary begins. Register today to avoid the waiting list.

    Our Business Retention and Expansion course will explain how the results of a strong BR&E strategy create a healthy and thriving business community which in turn provides a long-term sustainable community foundation. 

    Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E)
    September 6 - October 4
    Online

    Register here.  

    Long-term BR&E programs are a means of connecting businesses with resources and opportunities that will improve their competitive position, market networks and ultimately their profitability. You won't want to miss this professional development opportunity.

    All of our 2016 online courses are available for registration. Plan ahead.  2016 CEDTP Course Calendar

    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 


  • August 02, 2016 10:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EDA is offering a unique professional development opportunity for our province's elected officials.

    Plan to attend our Course for Elected Officials:

    City of Airdrie, Council Chambers
    Friday, September 16
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Register here

    In this course, you will learn how business attraction works; how business retention works; and you'll also learn the steps economic development officers take to help to revitalize economies.  In today's economy, economic development is more important than ever before. 

    This course is also being held in St. Paul in October:

    St. Paul
    Friday, October 21
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    Register here 

    You can also book a course in your community. Simply email admin@edaalberta.ca and we can give you the details on how to arrange for this course.

    Don't miss these chances to learn how to best support the EDOs in your communities!

  • August 02, 2016 9:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    EDA members will receive a 50% rebate when they register for our Business and Investment Attraction course. Take advantage of this reduced cost by planning to host this course in your community. Simply email admin@edaalberta.cato make arrangements and receive your rebate. 

    You can also take this course online through the University of Calgary: 

    Business & Investment Attraction
    October 11-November 8, 2016
    online through the University of Calgary

    Register Here 

    Our Business and Investment Attraction course is an excellent professional development opportunity for those wanting to improve their understanding of how business and investment attraction can be part of an overall economic development strategy.  

    EDA members can receive their rebates by simply sending their course receipt to admin@edaalberta.ca

    All of our 2016 online courses are available for registration. Plan ahead.  2016 CEDTP Course Calendar

    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 

  • July 29, 2016 9:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is a reminder that one week from today is the next free training webinar in EDA's AlbertaBusinessCounts Program. Register today.

    In this webinar you will explore the many privacy and group sharing options within the AlbertaBusinessCounts platform. 

    AlbertaBusinessCounts Training Webinar
    Friday August 5, 2016
    12:00- 1:00 pm
    FREE

    Register here

    We recommend you sign up for AlbertaBusinessCounts as it is an excellent tool for your business retention and expansion strategy.  It is designed to give your community a consistent method for gathering data needed to identify and analyze business needs at the local, regional and provincial level. Click here to see the communities who are using AlbertaBusinessCounts.

    EDA holds the provincial master license for Executive Pulse, a software designed to collect and analyze data on existing industries in Alberta. A special licensing agreement enables EDA to make this software available to economic development organizations at a reduced price. 



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