Disasters do not discriminate. Floods, wildfires and other natural disasters can happen without warning. Factory closures, cyber security breaches, pandemics 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. This course is designed to help elected officials, economic development officers and other community leaders prepare for and recover from a disaster. It delivers both theoretical and practical steps to help lessen damages to your local economy.
Who should attend?
Why this format is convenient:
Instructor: Leann Hackman-Carty
Alberta Innovates is organizing a three-day event designed to bring the best minds from all around the world together – in real life and virtually – to learn, to share and to experience awe-inspiring creative collisions.
Called Inventures it will take place LIVE in Calgary September 22-24th.
This year, EDA and Alberta Innovates are collaborating in a unique feature of this event.
Called Inventures Outbound - it is a live-stream from Calgary of three global keynotes and up to six feature sessions on topics that are shaping innovation in Alberta and around the world.
It's a chance for you to invite the innovators and economic developers in your community to safely gather at a location of your choosing, and gain access to the awe-inspiring content delivered right to your screen. It's also an excellent opportunity to re-establish your local networks.
EDA is proud to promote this free bi-weekly Mental Health Webinar Series (Tactics for Maintaining Mental Fitness During the COVID-19 Pandemic) that has been created in partnership with the Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association (AMHSA), Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA), and Howatt HR. These weekly discussions will examine the key behaviours organizations and individuals can do to maintain Mental Fitness during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Panelists include Dr.Bill Howatt and Jesse Adams of Howatt HR. Each webinar will be hosted bi-weekly at the same day and time and provide a 15-minute overview of a key micro-skill that you can do to support charging your mental health battery. After the 15-minute micro-skill review, there will be a 10-15 min Q and A for you to ask your own mental fitness questions.
To register for this week: https://maintainingmentalfitness.com/
Episode 11 – Sept 28, 2021 – Blending demands of home and work (EDA sponsoring)
Episode 12 – Oct 12, 2021 – Setting social media boundaries
Join EDA and Justin Riemer, Assistant Deputy Minister, on October 1 to learn more about PrairiesCan, the new Federal Prairies-based economic development agency, including its mandate, services and increased focus on community economic development.
Called Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), the agency replaces the Western Economic Diversification Canada (WEDC) in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in an effort to better target local federal funding and support for business development.
Plan to attend the upcoming IEDC Fall Conference.
Host Hotel: The Westin Nashville, 807 Clark Place, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 248-2800
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
Plan now to attend the 2021 EDAC Conference.
For more information see https://edacconference.ca/.
Let's all help reduce red tape for businesses in our province. Join EDA, and Provincial Government representatives for this 3-part Red Tape Reduction Webinar Series.
This series provides a platform for Government of Alberta Ministries to talk about their red tape reduction strategies, including presentations from utility providers and private investors on their red tape challenges and opportunities. All sessions will include a question and answer component.
Our webinar partner is Government of Alberta.
Session #1 Focus: Alberta Environment & Parks
If your role impacts business in some way (eg. regulatory approvals, zoning, taxation, infrastructure, etc.) you should partipate. This includes:
Session #2 Focus: Alberta Transportation
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
Join us at the Annual Alberta Urban Muncipalities Association convention.
For more information and to register go to www.auma.ca.
For more information see www.rmaalberta.com
Elected officials require solid leadership skills to set the vision for economic development in a clearly defined path. Each community, organization, or volunteer approaches community economic development differently. Council members are the leaders of this process, setting the direction for Economic Development to occur.
This course will provide elected officials with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to set a clearly defined path for prosperity and gain the necessary support from your community.
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
Host: Trevor Lewington
Trainer: Natalie Gibson
This is the annual Leadership Summit organized by IEDC. To find out more information: https://www.iedconline.org/index.php?src=events&category=Conferences&submenu=AllUpcomingConferences&srctype=detail&category=Conferences&refno=69
If you wish to have credits applied to Continuing Education’s Professional Management Certificate – Economic Developers, you will need to contact our office at 403-220-2866 . Credits for the Community Economic Development courses equals 2/3 of the instruction hours to a maximum of 30 hours, i.e. for a 15 hour course you will receive 10 hours credit.
Instructor: Natalie Gibson
To register: https://conted.ucalgary.ca/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=15264259
Are you thinking of coming to the conference early? Then think about coming to a pre-conference mixer to enjoy some drinks, tasty snacks and catching up with new and old friends!
Your ticket will include a some tasty snacks and a beverage (wine, beer or highball)
EDA 2022 Leaders' Summit and Conference is scheduled to take place in Kananaskis in April 2022. Every year this continues to be Alberta's premiere economic development event. Agenda details will be updated as speakers are confirmed.
To book your room at the Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, click here to access EDA group booking rates.
This is the annual Economic Future Forum organized by IEDC.
For more information: https://www.iedconline.org/index.php?src=events&category=Conferences&submenu=AllUpcomingConferences&srctype=detail&category=Conferences&refno=70
This is the annual IEDC conference. For more information: https://www.iedconline.org/index.php?src=events&category=Conferences&submenu=AllUpcomingConferences&srctype=detail&category=Conferences&refno=71
Plan now to attend the 2023 conference.
Plan now to attend the 2024 conference.
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