Plan Ahead for IEDC’s 2008 Professional Development Courses

Plan Ahead for IEDC’s 2008 Professional Development Courses

International Economic Development Council

Be an early bird! Plan ahead for the International Economic Development Council's (IEDC's) upcoming professional development courses in April! IEDC training courses are the leading source of education for professionals at all levels. Covering both key topics and specialized issues, courses are designed to be interactive and provide a national perspective with a focus on real life experiences, best practices, and tools you can use in your community.

Technology-led Economic Development
Date: April 16-17
Location: Alexandria, VA

The quest to expand or increase a community's technology businesses can be confusing and overwhelming at first glance. Communities must judge to what extent they should strive to recruit and support the technology industry, and determine ways to help local businesses tap into technology opportunities. Learn how to partner with government, industry, universities and the public to make technology a more prominent element of your local economy. Find out how the importance of knowledge to economic transitions has made science and technology key components of economic growth.

Managing Economic Development Organizations
Date: April 24-25
Location: Baltimore, MD

Management is key to the well being of any business, and economic developers need to understand the nuances of managing their business in order to assist other businesses. The course will cover the issues specific to economic development organizations such as; working with leaders, developing a vision for the organization and community, delegation of available resources to the right programs and the development of the most appropriate programs for that organization and community. Since economic development organizations differ radically from one another depending on the resources available to it, the location, and its mission, this course is taught in a way that a leader of any organization can be better equipped to make the appropriate decisions that will best assist his/her community.

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For more information contact:

Janelle Shellenhamer
International Economic Development Council
734 15th St NW Suite 900
DC 20005

Phone: 202-223-7800
Email: [email protected]

Posted February 27, 2008

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