|May 10-14, 2021||Edmonton, AB||$1150-$1595*||10|
|Start Time||8:00 am|
|End Time||5:00 pm|
Why take Year 1?
Year 1 is about two things: building a strong foundation of knowledge in economic development, and building connections with your peers.
This course helps economic development professionals learn the basics of the field, from what an EDO really does, to measuring success. Generalists will learn strategies for handling the many and diverse tasks they're expected to do. Specialists will learn about the spectrum of economic development activities and become more insightful team members.
Professionals of all types and experience levels will appreciate the peer-learning and networking opportunities. Participants come from across Canada and are eager to share their successes, challenges, and lessons. On a personal level, spending a week learning, eating, and relaxing together builds a bond that leaves each cohort looking forward to reuniting at conferences and other industry events.
For those considering a profession in economic development, I highly recommend participating in the EDAC Year 1 program. It is a great way to expand your professional toolkit, build community and establish a network of colleagues that you can turn to for experiences and knowledge. Read more...
Monday, May 13
8 am: Registration
9 am: The Canadian Economy: Trends and Opportunities for the West | Trevin Stratton
– In the Beginning The Origins of Economic Development | Brock Dickinson, Assistant Director of the Economic Development Program
1:30 pm: Mobilizing the Region – How Economic Development Has Evolved in Canada | Brock Dickinson, Assistant Director of the Economic Development Program
Tuesday, May 14
9 am: First Nations Opportunities and Engagement | Michael Pealow, Business & Economic Development Consulting
1:30 pm: First Nations Opportunities and Engagement | Michael Pealow, Business & Economic Development Consulting
Wednesday, May 15
All day: Business Development Projects – Small Group Workshop
4 pm: Business Development Project Presentations
Thursday, May 16
9 am: Marketing your Community - An Integrated Approach (Part 1) | George Borovilos, Director, Business Development Branch, Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs
1:30 pm: Marketing your Community - An Integrated Approach (Part 2) | George Borovilos, Director, Business Development Branch, Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs
Friday, May 17
9 am: Analytic Techniques for Local Economic Development: Economic Base Analysis | Emanuel Carvalho, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Waterloo
1:30 pm: Investment Readiness | Eric McSweeney, Principal, McSweeney & Associates
Having worked in this field for 20 years, it was an excellent base in my field. Well designed. Well executed.
*Accomodation information forthcoming
I tremendously enjoyed this course, and found virtually all the content interesting and relevant to my work.
|EDAC members in good standing*||Non-EDAC members|
|Early bird||$1150 + GST||$1450 + GST|
|After early bird||$1295 + GST||$1595 + GST|
*EDAC member discount is for those who have paid their annual membership fee. Should your EDAC membership not be paid in full by the date of course/seminar registration, you will be responsible for paying the full (non-member) registration fee