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Ethics & Economic Development

Date: May 2, 2018

Time:  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Price:  Free

Registration deadline: May 2, 11:00 a.m. ET

Instructions will be emailed on May 1

Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org


Strength of Character | Integrity | Honesty | Ethical Conduct

Do you know how to tackle difficult situations that pose ethical dilemmas in your professional life? Did you know that IEDC adopted a Code of Ethics in 2008? Does your organization have a code of conduct and do you know how to develop one? Economic developers encounter numerous situations on a regular basis that require sound judgment and strength of character. The IEDC Code of Ethics can help you through the decision making process. This webinar will provide instruction on ethics for economic development professionals, dealing with ethical dilemmas and use case study examples to boost learning among participants on ethical decision making in tough situations.

Ethics Training is a Part of the CEcD Recertification Process

Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs) are required to have 2 hours of ethics training to be eligible for recertification. Participation in this web seminar fulfills the ethics training requirement.

Please note that an electronic certificate of completion will be sent out 2-4 weeks following the webinar as proof of attendance and fulfilling the ethics requirement for recertification.




JoAnn Crary, CEcD
Saginaw Future

JoAnn Crary is the President of Saginaw Future, a non-profit economic development organization. She has held that position since 1993. Crary completed her undergraduate degree from Ferris State University and has a Masters degree from Central Michigan University. She is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional. She was recently awarded the Fellow Member and Honorary Life Member designations by the International Economic Development Council. Crary is a member of the MEDC Collaborative Development Council, an advisory group representing the 10 economic development regions in Michigan. She was the 2015 Chair of the 5000 member International Economic Development Council’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Committee for Professional Conduct and the Economic Development Research Partners. In 2016, Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder appointed JoAnn to serve on the 21st Century Economy Commission to help recommend a vision for Michigan’s economic future. JoAnn serves on many local boards and commissions including the Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce, Dow Chemical Community Advisory Panel, City of Saginaw Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Huntington Bank Market Area Board and Saginaw Valley State University Board of Fellows.


Instructions and Technology

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• Using Desktop VoIP: A computer equipped with the following:
-- a supported sound card
-- speakers or headphones
-- a microphone (for speaking during the conference)


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• Broadband Internet connection

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