Ya Gotta Have a Plan: IEDC’s Economic Development Strategic Planning Training Course

Ya Gotta Have a Plan: IEDC’s Economic Development Strategic Planning Training Course

International Economic Development Council


Register before August 28th and save $100 with our Early Bird Registration Rate!

DATE: October 9-10
LOCATION: Anchorage, Alaska

Critical to the success of any economic development effort is a thorough and comprehensive strategic planning process. Economic developers must build consensus among board members, stakeholders and the community as a whole, creating a unified vision for the future. While ideal, getting everyone to agree is not always easy. Therefore, in this training participants will learn various techniques to build consensus among stakeholders who represent different values and interests.

This training will also look at the steps that precede a strategic planning process, including identifying stakeholders and preparing an economic analysis. To ensure successful plan implementation, this course will also go over methods to set priorities and measure plan impact.

This course will cover:
• Organizing the team
• Building consensus
• Preparing an economic assessment
• Determining goals and objectives
• Identifying projects
• Strategy formation
• Effective strategy implementation
• Setting realistic benchmarks

Visit the course website: http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Training_Planning_AK
View the agenda: http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Training_Planning_AK#agenda
Register today: http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Training_Planning_AK#registration

Instructor:
Jon Roberts, Managing Director, TIP Strategies, Inc.

Jon Roberts is the Managing Director of TIP Strategies, Inc. (TIP), in Austin, Texas. He is an international leader in economic development and a proponent of the "creative class" as a model for growth. He has overseen projects in Oregon, Texas, and other U.S. regions, as well as in Europe and Asia. Mr. Roberts is currently involved in a variety of development and recruitment projects.

Mr. Roberts has wide range of experience associated with incentives and tax abatements, as well as local recruitment and redevelopment efforts. He has prepared policy papers on national economic development strategy, published articles on economic development marketing and has written editorials for the state's major newspapers.

Posted August 13, 2008



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