Courses and seminars

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Registration for economic development seminars is now handled through the University of Waterloo Shopify page.

For our Year 2 Waterloo course, register here:

For our Year 2 ONLINE course, register here:


2024 Schedule

Course Location Date Value
Fundamentals of Community Economic Development (Edmonton Year 1) EDMONTON June 10-14, 2024 10
Advanced Economic Development Opportunities (Fall Year 2) ONLINE Oct 16-Nov 13, 2024 10
Fundamentals of Community Economic Development (Waterloo Year 1) WATERLOO May 4-9, 2025 10
Advanced Economic Development Opportunities (Waterloo Year 2) WATERLOO June1-6, 2025 10

Seminar archive

We've offered the seminars and webinars below in the past. Let us know if you want to see them on the schedule again.

We can also bring them to your community on demand. 


  • International Opportunities and Best Practices
  • Performance Measurement in Economic Development
  • Content Marketing for Economic Developers: Promoting Your Community
  • Social Media for Economic Developers
  • Economic Development Writing Webinar
  • ​Proposal Writing for Economic Developers
  • ​Economic Development Writing Retreat: Three Days to Done
  • ​Building Sustainable Communities: Growing the Green Economy
  • ​Tourism Development Strategy and Implementation
  • Youth Strategies for Economic Development
  • Digital Manufacturing: New Opportunities
  • Investment Attraction, Readiness & Partnerships
  • Delicious Development: Economic Opportunities in Value-Added Agriculture
  • Planning 101 for Economic Developers
  • Real Estate, Employment Lands and Site Selection
  • Project Management: Tools and Case Studies for Small to Large Communities


  • Optimizing Your Economic Development Website
  • ​Economic Development Writing Webinar
  • ​Entrepreneurship 101
  • EDOs: Provocateurs of Entrepreneurship
  • Business Retention and Expansion Basics: How to Move the Community Forward
  • BR&E Lessons from the Trenches: Identifying Trends - Where Business Goes Next
  • Time and Project Management