Elected Officials Course

Economic Development is a complex and competitive field and elected officials have a critical role to play in the economic, political and social well being of the their communities. Economic Developers Alberta is giving elected officials a unique opportunity by offering the Elected Officials Course.

What is it?

The Elected Officials Course gives this unique group of community leaders specialized information on the strategies, tools and resources needed to help their communities thrive. It delivers information on issues such as:

  • The role and function of community economic development
  • Issues and best practice examples in areas like: business investment, tourism development, industrial development, and leveraging public and private partnerships.
  • How to manage the process: bringing the whole community to the table.
  • How to create effective outcomes for your community.

Download the brochure here.

If you host the course, the cost is $2050 based on ten registrants. The course can go up to 20 people.  This includes an experienced Trainer for a day, a manual for each participant and personalized certificates upon completion.For more than 10 people we charge an extra $30 per manual.

The Host is responsible for arranging the venue and refreshments/lunch and for covering Trainer travel costs, which are minimal as we try to book the closest Trainer to your location. For travel over 2 hours, we charge an additional $50 per hour. As an option, the Host can set their own price per participant in order to cover the costs of food and travel.

 What participants had to say......

I gained an understanding of how elected officials and economic development interact...I now know how to support economic developers in their role and how economic developers and the business community interact.

-Dale Plante, Councillor Sylvan Lake
To hear what Dale Plante had to say about this course visit our youtube channel.
An enthusiastic thumbs up from elected officials at a course in Strathcona County.

To book your session email admin@edaalberta.ca.

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