Fundamentals of Community ​Economic Development - Waterloo

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Date Location       Registration fee  Value
May 3 - 8, 2020

St. Jerome's University College, Waterloo, ON

$1150-$1595*      10


meals and accommodations

Start Time  3:00 pm May 3, 2020
End Time 12:00 pm May 8, 2020

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...

2020 Schedule

Having worked in this field for 20 years, it was an excellent base in my field. Well designed. Well executed.

On-Campus Accommodation/Meals

The Sunday welcome dinner is automatically included in the tuition price.

Package Description Price
1 Five night’s accommodation, five breakfasts, five lunches, three dinners (Includes Banquet Dinner) $650+HST
2 Five breakfasts, five lunches, three dinners (Includes Banquet Dinner) $300+HST
3 Five lunches, three dinners (Includes Banquet Dinner) $256+HST
4 Thursday Banquet Dinner $65+HST

I tremendously enjoyed this course, and found virtually all the content interesting and relevant to my work.

Registration fees

  EDAC members in good standing* Non-EDAC members
Early bird $1150 + HST $1450 + HST
After March 22 $1295 + HST $1595 + HST

*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