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May 2019

Year 2 – Advancing Economic Development Opportunities – Thunder Bay

May 27 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Year 2 – Advancing Economic Development Opportunities – Thunder Bay Why take Year 2? Advancing Economic Development Opportunities (Year 2) builds on the foundation created in Year 1 and addresses more advanced topics like financial analysis, project management and performance measurement. Just like in Year 1, peer-learning and networking are built into the course. Year 2 is the second of two courses that make up our Certificate in Economic Development. Certificates are presented to every successful recipient annually at the…

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How Millennials are Reshaping Economic Development – ONLINE option

May 30 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

How Millennials are Reshaping Economic Development This two-day seminar explores how Millennials are redefining approaches to economic development. Learn how to leverage Millennials unique tastes and engagement style in your community. Topics include: Can Craft Beer Save the Economy? Hype vs. Hope: Can Millennials Bring a New Energy to Economic Development? Snapchat, Instagram & Whatsapp: How Economic Development Marketing Must Evolve or Die Digital Angst: Hyperconnectivity, Disconnected-ness and Community Available Online – This seminar is also available online. Please register then…

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June 2019

Year 2 – Advancing Economic Development Opportunities – Waterloo

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - June 7 @ 12:00 pm

Year 2 – Advancing Economic Development Opportunities – Waterloo Why take Year 2? Advancing Economic Development Opportunities (Year 2) builds on the foundation created in Year 1 and addresses more advanced topics like financial analysis, project management and performance measurement. Just like in Year 1, peer-learning and networking are built into the course. Year 2 is the second of two courses that make up our Certificate in Economic Development. Certificates are presented to every successful recipient annually at the Economic…

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Year 1 – Fundamentals of Community ​Economic Development – St. John’s

June 17 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 5:00 pm

Year 1 – Fundamentals of Community ​Economic Development – St. John’s 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…

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September 2019

Pre-Conference Seminar – Investment Readiness & Strategic Planning

September 19 - September 20

September 19 & 20, 2019 – J.W. Marriot, Edmonton, AB

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EDAC 2019 Conference

September 21 - September 24

EDAC 2019 Conference Join EDAC for our 51st Annual ‘Conference of Inspired Change’ on September 21-24, 2019 at the brand new J.W. Marriot in Edmonton, AB! Register Now

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October 2019

Year 1: Fundamentals of Community ​Economic Development – Amherst

October 21 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 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…

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November 2019

The Power of Social Innovation & Social Enterprise

November 28

The Power of Social Innovation & Social Enterprise Topics: Understanding social innovation and social enterprise First Nations, the Cultural Community, and Millennials: New Partnerships for Social Enterprise Working with social entrepreneurs Sources of Support for Social Enterprise MORE INFO

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Fostering Local Innovation: Incubators

November 29

Fostering Local Innovation: Incubators This seminar provides economic developers what they need to know about incubators. It gives an understanding what types of models exist, what building an incubator is like, and what incubation is like in communities of different sizes. This course is hosted at evolv1, UW Economic Development Program’s new home and Canada’s first net-zero certified office building. Topics include: New Ideas in Incubation Incubating Cleantech and the Green Economy Building Incubator Networks and Partnerships This seminar is…

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