Take advantage of these economic development courses.
Advance your career via these valuable educational opportunities.
University of South Florida’s Basic Economic Development Course
The Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools, and skills needed to be successful in today’s political, economic and business environment. The BEDC will provide the participant with a comprehensive understanding of the keys to successful economic development. For those new to the profession, the BEDC is the first step toward professional certification by the IEDC. This Course also has AICP Accreditation. Learn more about the course.
Earn your IEDC Accreditation Credits
Offered throughout the year around North America, IEDC training courses are the leading sources of education for professionals at all levels. Covering both key topics and specialized issues, courses are designed to be interactive and provide an international perspective with a focus on real-life experiences, best practices, and tools you can use in your community. Carefully selected instructors include some of today’s top experts in their fields and represent both the private and public sectors.
Economic Development 101 presented by the North Florida Economic Development Partnership
The North Florida Economic Development Academy (EDA) is designed to provide a basic understanding of the concepts and methods of Economic Development, and to help local communities build stronger community sales teams who are better able to recognize, prepare for, and respond to opportunities.
Participants will walk away with an understanding of the rules and roles that guide the development process, ethical considerations, and critical best practices. The EDA adds valuable information to the Developer’s Toolkit as it helps volunteers build on existing skills to enable a more critical approach to problem-solving, project development, community development, and team building – all necessary components for sustainable, vibrant communities.
The EDA, recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to economic development, offers sound development principles, encourages team building, and offers helpful ideas on how to prepare, so when an opportunity arrives, you are ready.
For more information on how to bring this program to your area contact: Jeff Hendry, [email protected]
Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute
OU EDI is an executive development certificate program that is the primary professional training program for those in the business of economic development.
The only professional-level program of its type in the U.S. provides professional economic development professionals with up-to-date knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in today’s constantly-changing economic development marketplace. The OU EDI experience is designed to immediately impact a participant’s professional career by providing comprehensive courses that align with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) manuals, as well as the latest trends in economic development.