Other CEDTP Courses


Elected Officials have a critical role to play in the economic, political and social well being of their communities. With this Elected Officials Course, EDA is giving these community leaders a unique opportunity to understand the complex and competitive field of economic development; as well as the tools to help the economic developers in their communities to be successful. Download the brochure here.

The Elected Officials course provides specialized information on the strategies, tools and resources needed to help their communities thrive. It delivers information on:

  • The role and function of community economic development;
  • The principles and theories of economic development;
  • Roles - How elected officials and economic development committees fit into these functions: governance vs. operations;
  • Foundational elements of a community strategic plan and how it links to an economic development strategic plan;
  • The various types of economic development strategies such as business investment, tourism development, business retention and expansion, leveraging public and private partnerships, etc.; and,
  • Best practices relevant to rural and urban municipalities.  

Format: We currently offer this course in three formats: In-Person, Virtual, and Online.




If you would like to host this course in-person, in your community, click on the link below. Tell us where and when you would like to host and we will book your session. 

Are you interested in having EDA instruct your Council virtually? Your group can participate from the office, while our instructor teaches the course virtually. Contact us today to book this option.
We also offer this course periodically online via Moodle.Or gather a group and email admin@edaalberta.ca to arrange for an online course. 


Disasters don't discriminate. Floods, fires and other natural disasters can happen without warning. Factory closures, cyber security breaches 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.

EDA's one-day workshop is guaranteed to help elected officials, economic development officers and other community leaders prepare for and recover from a disaster. Our workshop delivers practical steps to help lessen damages to your local economy.

Who should attend?

  • Economic Developers
  • Elected Officials
  • CAOs / City Managers
  • Emergency Managers
  • Chamber and other business support organizations
  • Urban planners
  • Economic development committee members
  • Civic organizations
  • Post secondary institutions
  • Other key community stakeholders that have a role to play in business and economic recovery 

The course is well designed and the materials are very informative and insightful - just the right blend of in-person and online, independent learning. If you have an interest or desire to learn more about economic development and business recovery due to disasters, this is it. Look no further.

-Scott Cameron, President/CEO-bassa Social Innovations Inc.  



If you would like to host this course in your community, click on the link below. Tell us where and when you would like to host and we will book your session. 

We also offer this course online. To book your online course or to find out when the next one is contact us below.

Your Economic Development Network in Alberta


Toll Free Phone: 1.866.671.8182


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