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EDANL announces Economic Development Training Courses

On January 26-27, 2023 EDANL will be unveiling two training courses custom designed for economic development practitioners in Newfoundland and Labrador. The two courses include:

These courses will be presented back-to-back over two days of instruction and interactive learning in a classroom setting.

Further details on these courses, and registration information, are below. The courses will bookend the Economic Development Awards of Excellence Gala on the evening of January 26.


COURSE 1

ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

This course focuses on the unique characteristics of economic and community development in Newfoundland and Labrador. Historical structures, trends, and issues of economic and community development within the province are discussed, while past successes and failures are explored in order to stimulate thinking on best practices.

The course features a mix of instruction, facilitated discussion, and group work which will leverage the expertise and insights of class participants in a rich group learning environment. Participants will meet and network with their economic development peers and build lasting relationships that will benefit their careers. Participants will be provided with tools that they can take away to apply within the context of their own work.

This course includes the following modules:

COURSE 2

CAPACITY, PLACEMAKING, AND OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT

Combined with recent developments in the emerging concept of placemaking, this course will focus on capacity building for local business, government, and other stakeholders to take economic and community development forward in the province. This course also helps students understand how to prioritize opportunities and ensure time and efforts are being directed towards the best initiatives.

The course features a mix of instruction, facilitated discussion, and group work which will leverage the expertise and insights of class participants in a rich group learning environment. Participants will meet and network with their economic development peers and build lasting relationships that will benefit their careers. Participants will be provided with tools that they can take away to apply within the context of their own work.

This course includes the following modules:

INSTRUCTOR:

Dr. Tom Cooper is a Professor in Strategic Management at the Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University. His research interests include risk management, strategic planning and Indigenous/Aboriginal business.

Tom has specific interests in social innovation and entrepreneurship as it relates to communities. His research approach is focused on a collaborative, participatory research approach that aims to make a difference in the organizations, communities and people. Tom has a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Warwick and, prior to returning to academia, spent seven years with PwC in London, UK as a senior manager in their governance, risk, and compliance consulting group.

He is the past Chair of Food First Newfoundland and Labrador and sits on their executive committee, past Chair of SmartICE, and currently the Public Representative on both the boards of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as the Provincial Health Research Ethics Authority Board for Genetics.

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Members: $500
Non-Members: $750 | Why not become a member?

Course Dates: January 26-27, 2023
Location: St. John’s, NL (Venue TBC)
Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm each day

To register, please email Kieran at kieran@econext.ca. Space is limited!

You may be eligible for the Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant. Click here for more information.

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