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Strengthening Your Workforce and Economic Development Partnerships

Date: May 17, 2018

Time:  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Price:  $95 for IEDC members, $135 for Nonmembers

Registration Deadline: May 17 at 11:00 am ET

Instructions will be emailed on April 11

Last date to request a refund or cancel registration: Monday, May 7

Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org


A strengthened workforce is an essential component of any community’s economic development plans. Sustaining a viable workforce helps promote the growth and longevity of current and future businesses and industries. Achieving this entails strong collaborative efforts between economic development organizations and their community’s workforce partners, including stakeholders such as businesses and educational institutions. This webinar will focus on innovative strategies for creating the right economic and workforce development partnerships. You’ll hear tactics for implementing the most effective partnership frameworks.

What you'll learn:

• Tools for analyzing current partnerships and determining potential future partners
• Resources which help strengthen the work of successful economic and workforce development partnerships
• Case studies of collaborative efforts between EDOs, workforce agencies, development boards, educational entities, and other community stakeholders



Instructions and Technology

Instructions and dial-in information will be sent up to three days in advance and a minimum of two times. If you do not receive an email from IEDC or GoToWebinar 24 hours prior to the start of the web seminar, it is your responsibility to email webinar@iedconline.org. No refunds or credits will be given for not receiving the dial-in information for the webinar.


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


• Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 for Windows/Mac/Linux, or Safari 2.0 for Macintosh
• Broadband Internet connection

Learn more about GoToWebinar please review the Attendee Quick Reference Guide(PDF)


Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy

• Refunds are available with cancellation until Monday, May 7. There are no refunds for cancellations received after Monday, May 7.

• All cancellations must be received in writing by email, fax or mail to Cherrika Gordon (e-mail: cgordon@iedconline.org / fax (202) 223-4745). Cancellations by phone are not accepted.

• All cancellations and requests for a refund after Monday, May 7 need to be submitted in writing to Cherrika Gordon and will be considered on a case by case basis. There is no guarantee of a refund or credit after Monday, May 7 and each will be given consideration under unforeseen circumstances.


Attend Web Seminars and Earn Recertification Credits from the Comfort of Your Office

We understand that CEcDs have a constant yearning to grow and improve their knowledge and expertise in economic development. Therefore, the IEDC web seminars have been approved as professional development programs for recertification. The web seminars provide a convenient and cost-effective online environment for economic developers to learn about cutting-edge research, techniques, and tools that are prevalent in the field.

CEcDs participating in a minimum of three (3) web seminars during a three-year recertification cycle can now earn recertification credits. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Marjorie Rose at mrose@iedconline.org.