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CEcD Exam Essentials Workshop

Date: February 11, 2021

Time:  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Price:  Free, but registration is required

Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org



The CEcD Exam Essentials workshop will provide attendees with a complete overview of the Certified Economic Developer exam process and provide you with tools and techniques that can be used for preparing for the certification exam. This workshop is a requirement for individuals who are planning to sit for the certification exam.





Josh Grodzin, CEcD
Director Business Development & Marketing
Elk Grove Village
Elk Grove Village, IL

Josh has worked in the field of Economic Development for over twenty years.

For the past ten years Josh has been the Director of Business Development and Marketing for Elk Grove Village, IL. Josh is responsible for coordinating all aspects of Elk Grove Village’s economic development program. This includes business retention, expansion, and attraction activities. Josh is also the Interim Executive Director of Next Level Northwest (NLNW). NLNW is a not profit business accelerator.

Josh grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from DePaul University, and a Masters in Urban Planning and Policy from the University Illinois at Chicago.

Josh and his wife Beth live in Evanston, IL with their two sons Zev and Asher.

Kenwin Hayes, CEcD, AICP, EDFP
Managing Principal
ReUrbanis Advisors, LLC
Atlanta, GA

Kenwin M. Hayes, Sr. is a development strategist who works with private, public, and non-profit organizations to deliver their visionary development. After spending over 15 years of municipal planning and economic development, Kenwin understands the relationship between design, financial feasibility, and market conditions.

Kenwin has assisted in the transaction of over 300 properties and 600 businesses. In addition, Kenwin is a certified economic development (CEcD) professional, certified planner (AICP), economic development finance professional (EDFP), and real estate broker. He is currently the managing principal for Reurbanis Advisors, a real estate, planning, and economic consulting firm.

Kenwin holds a Masters in City & Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology with Urban Design concentration. He resides in Metro-Atlanta with his wife Charmaine and their four (4) young leaders.




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

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