Managing EDOs Training Offered in Minneapolis-Saint Paul this May

Managing EDOs Training Offered in Minneapolis-Saint Paul this May

International Economic Development Council

Managing Economic Development Organizations

Date: May 29-30, 2014
Location: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

AICP Certification Maintenance points: CM | 16

This advanced course will focus on the key principles and practices of professional management in economic development. It will define excellence in economic development and explain the fundamentals of managing for results, outcome-based performance, organizational assessment, stakeholder identification, vision and mission scope, organizational culture and more. Also, participants will learn how to engage their board or council, staff and community stakeholders, constituents, and customers to achieve results in job creation, tax-base stabilization and community growth and development. Since EDOs differ from one another depending on their available resources, location, and mission, this course is designed to equip a leader of any organization to make the right decisions.

Course Highlights:

  • Outcome-based management and performance 
  • Managing conflict and developing a statement of ethics 
  • Understanding and evaluating the EDOs core competencies 
  • Serving the customer and measuring customer satisfaction 
  • Improving knowledge management and internal processes 
  • Working with board/city council members, staff and community stakeholders 
  • Team building, determining hiring needs, and managing budgets 
  • Leveraging existing resources and working with regional organizations


David R. Kolzow 
Team Kolzow, Inc.

Dr. Kolzow is currently President of Team Kolzow, Inc., an economic development consulting firm out of Franklin, Tennessee, and a principal consultant with Taimerica Management in Louisiana. Previously, he served as Executive Director of the Tennessee Leadership Center, which was part of Tennessee Tomorrow based in Nashville, Tennessee. From 1999 to 2003, he served as the Chair of the Department of Economic Development and Planning at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Kolzow also was on the faculty of DePaul University and Northeastern Illinois University, and taught courses at the University of Arizona.

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The premise of this book is that despite all the attention to leadership development, nonprofit community and economic development organizations and government agencies could benefit from a more directed and structured program to develop effective leaders within and throughout their organization and thereby improve the quality of their operation. Studies have consistently demonstrated that organizations that prioritize leadership development are much more effective in meeting the expectations of their constituents, stakeholders, and customers. It has been said that the better the leadership, the better the organization is able collectively to ride the challenges of difficult times.

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This Managing EDOs Training is Being held in Conjunction with the IEDC Spring Conference

Economic Diversity, Innovation, and Workforce Quality: Critical Building Blocks of a Globally Competitive Region

Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN │June 1-3, 2014

The 2014 Spring Conference will analyze trends in existing and emerging industries, while demonstrating how communities and regions can support, attract, and retain diverse sources of cluster-based activity amidst a changing global economic development landscape.

Learn how to attract, develop, and retain a skilled workforce to support the advanced industries of the present and future.

Engage in discussion regarding the regional talent retention strategies necessary to compete effectively in an age when companies are choosing to locate based on where they can find the right workers.

Explore the role of innovation in successful economic development efforts. Innovation may lead to new products and companies, but it also involves inspired thinking about the role traditional industries and institutions can play in a world hungry for new sources of wealth and prosperity.

Check out the conference program, expert speakers, and register today!

Posted April 4, 2014

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