Upcoming IEDC Economic Development Training Courses

Upcoming IEDC Economic Development Training Courses

International Economic Development Council


TECHNOLOGY-LED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Date: April 16-17, 2008
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 economic transition from an Industrial Economy to a Knowledge Economy has made science and technology and a highly-skilled workforce the two key components of economic growth.

Course highlights:
-Dynamics of the Global Knowledge Economy
-Regional TLED Strategies-Who Must Participate and Partner?
-Preparing a Market Strategy Based on Local Assets
-Comprehensive Regional Innovation Systems
-Technology Commercialization / Knowledge Management
-Promotion Tactics
-Research Parks, Incubators, and Multi-Tenant Buildings

MANAGING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS
Date: April 24-25, 2008
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. This course is geared specifically to the management of an economic development organization. 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.

Course Highlights:
-Core principles of management unique to economic development organizations
-Setting the vision and mission of the organization
-Team building
-Determining hiring needs
-Managing budgets
-Personnel policies
-Performance-based management
-Accountability
-Compensation
-Leverage existing resources
-Collaboration vs. competition

Related Link: IEDC Education Courses Calendar

For more information contact:

Erin Way
International Economic Development Council
734 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington
DC 20005
USA

Phone: 202-942-9474
Fax: 202-223-4745
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.iedconline.org/

Posted April 4, 2008



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