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Economic Development Training Courses


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Offered throughout the year around North America, IEDC's interactive training courses are the leading source of education for economic developers at all levels of experience. Covering both key topics, and specialized issues, courses are designed to provide an international perspective focusing on real-life experiences, best practices, and tools you can use in your community.

Our carefully selected instructors include some of today's top experts in their fields and represent both the private and public sectors.

Find an IEDC training course near you or check the schedule below and let IEDC be your partner in professional development. You can also find additional information on course manuals and fees at the bottom of the page.

 

Economic Development Academy


IEDC's Economic Development Academy (EDA) includes two IEDC training courses, a virtual happy hour, and the Exam Essentials Workshop. Register for the Academy and save 15% on the cost of both courses! All EDAs in 2021 will be held virtually.

May 4-7, 2021 – CEcD focused
November 2-5, 2021 – CEcD focused
April 20-23, 2021 – ELED focused

 

CEcD Certification Core Courses

Business Retention and Expansion
» May 6-7, 2021, Online
» September 30 - October 1, 2021, Nashville, TN


Economic Development Credit Analysis
» September 15-17, 2021 Online


Real Estate Development and Reuse
» March 11-12, 2021 Online
» July 15-16, 2021 Online
» November 4-5, 2021 Online


Introduction to Economic Development
» Course description

 

CEcD Certification Elective Courses

Economic Development Finance Programs
» May 19-21, 2021 Online


Economic Development Marketing and Attraction
» April 15-16, 2021 Online
» June 3 - 4, 2021 Spokane, WA


Economic Development Strategic Planning
» August 12 - 13, 2021, Online


Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies
» March 25 - 26, 2021, Online
» August 26 - 27, 2021, Online


Foreign Direct Investment and Exporting
» December 2 - 3, 2021 Online


Managing Economic Development Organizations
» Course description


Neighborhood Development Strategies
» November 2-3, 2021 Online


Technology-Led Economic Development
» Course description


Workforce Development Strategies
» May 4-5, 2021 Online
» August 31- September 1, 2021 Online

 

New! Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development Core Courses

Accelerating Growth through Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development (ELED II)
» April 22-23, 2021 Online (Register for Course or Academy)
» July 29-30, 2021 Online


Economic Development Credit Analysis*
» September 15-17, 2021 Online


Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies*
» March 25 - 26, 2021, Online
» August 26 - 27, 2021, Online


Introduction to Entrepreneurship-led Economic Development (ELED I)
» April 20-21, 2021 Online (Register for Course or Academy)
» June 17-18, 2021 Online

 

New! Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development Elective Courses

Neighborhood Development Strategies*
» November 2-3, 2021 Online


Technology-Led Economic Development*
» Course description


Business Retention and Expansion*
» May 6-7, 2021, Online
» September 30 - October 1, 2021, Nashville, TN


Economic Development Finance Programs*
» May 19-21, 2021 Online


* These courses can be used towards both the new credential and the CEcD certification.

 

2021 Course Fees

IEDC Members*

 

Early

Regular

Late/On-site**

2-Day Course

$505

$650

$670

3-Day Course

$615

$760

$780

Academy

$858

$1105

$1139


Non-Members

 

Early

Regular

Late/On-site**

2-Day Course

$660

$805

$825

3-Day Course

$795

$940

$960

Academy

$1122

$1368

$1650


Full Time Student***

 

Early

Regular

Late/On-site**

2-Day Course

$110

$130

$150

3-Day Course

$130

$150

$170

Academy

$187

$221

$255


*State Economic Development Associations who have a formal Partner Agreement (MOU) with IEDC receive the IEDC member rate for their members for those courses held in their respective states.


**For in-person courses, after the regular registration deadline, only on-site registrations will be accepted. Call (202) 223-7800 to check on availability. On-site registrations must include full payment. On-site registrants will not be included on the attendee list and will receive a certificate by email after the event. For online courses, registrations will be accepted up until 9:00 am ET on Day 1 of the course. Please refer to the individual course pages for Early, Regular, and Last Chance/Onsite Registration dates.

 

Group Discount

Organizations registering three (3) or more individuals for an IEDC course are eligible for a 10% discount off the applicable registration rate for each attendee. To take advantage of the discount, the course registrations should be submitted together using the course PDF registration form. In addition, please make note of the discount under the "payment information" portion of the registration form. If you have any questions about the group discount, please contact us at (202) 223-7800.

 

Cancellation & No-Show Policy

Refunds less a $75 cancellation fee will be issued for all cancellations received in writing to fax: (202) 223-4745 or prodev@iedconline.org at least 10 business days prior to the course – please allow 3-4 weeks. All registrations regardless of payment status are subject to the $75 cancellation fee. No refunds or credit transfers to a future course will be issued for cancellations received within 10 business days of the course. Telephone cancellations are not accepted. Attendee substitutions for a course may be made at any time prior to the course. Registrants who do not cancel and fail to attend a course are responsible for full payment.

 

Manuals

Each course attendee will receive a copy of the corresponding training manual as a part of the basic registration fee.

Additionally, each of the manuals is available for purchase. To order any of IEDC's manuals, visit the IEDC bookstore. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Mahnke at amahnke@iedconline.org or (202) 942-9483.

 

Contact

For information regarding course registration and logistics, please contact our professional development team at prodev@iedconline.org, or call Katie Krieger at (202) 639-9105.