One of our goals is to coordinate educational programs and workshops for Albertans involved or interested in economic development.

EDA offers a range of economic development training and skills development for our members. Our Introductory and Advanced Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP) provides timely and practical information to community economic development decision makers, business and community members and support staff. Completion of these courses may be applied to the Certified Economic Developer (EcD) designation, recognized nationally and internationally. Each course is worth 5 points. 

We have also partnered with the University of Calgary- Faculty of Continuing Education to offer a Professional Management Certificate- Economic Developers in order to help advance the level of post-secondary training for the profession.

Our Economic Development for Elected Officials Course has been designed specifically to address specific issues that elected officials face.

EDA’s Professional Development Fund helps members further their education in the field of economic development by offering financial support.

We also offer a range of other professional development courses and seminars throughout the year in order to meet the dynamic, changing needs of this sector.


Watch this video to learn how EDA's training programs can benefit you.
  What participants have to say…..

“Love the course and the opportunities of meeting other Economic Development practitioners in the region.”

“These courses help us in developing growth in our communities.”

“Always very informative and come away with questions answered and new ideas.”
Are you are interested in taking a specific course? Would you like us to run a webinar on a specific topic of interest?

Let us know directly at, or better yet, fill out our course request form below and submit it to our office. It is possible that we are able to co-host the session in Alberta, or include it as part of our ongoing course delivery schedule.

Download the course request form here

Your Economic Development Network in Alberta

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