Westerose , Canada - Economic Developers Alberta – Community Economic Development Training Program

Economic development is an intensely competitive field. Economic Developers Alberta is helping your competitive advantage by offering a variety of courses designed to deliver information on the best practices and established tools you can use to help your region thrive.

The CEDTP course series has been designed to:

  • Broaden and deepen the awareness and knowledge of economic development.

  • Provide knowledge, tools, resources, and support systems for those practicing economic development.

  • Define the function and applications of economic development, as well as direct links to sustainable and balanced growth.

  • Deliver educational opportunities to those interested in certification and professional development in the field of economic development.

  • Provide skill development for those practicing economic development.

The following courses are available:

Economic Development – Establishing the Foundation- Learn the principles, theories, and fundamentals of economic development that form the basic foundation of every community. More information here.

Business Retention and Expansion - Integrate effective assessment and planning tools in order to help you build and retain a strong business community.

Business and Investment Attraction - Discover the important role business and investment attraction plays in advancing your economic development strategy.

Marketing and Branding Your Community - (NEW) Develop a basic understanding of marketing and branding principles as they apply to community economic development.

Opportunity Identification - Uncover fundamental principles that will help you identify, assess, and nurture potential opportunities for economic growth.

Project Management - Learn how to adopt a project management framework to plan and execute successful economic development activities in your community.

Supporting Agriculture through Community Economic Development - Adopt assessment and planning tools to support and expand your agriculture sector by implementing collaborative economic development activities.


For more information, or to book a training session, contact us at admin@edaalberta.ca