Course Description

Each community, organization, or volunteer approaches community economic development differently. Council members are the leaders of this process, setting the direction for Economic Development to occur. This course will provide elected officials with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to set a clearly defined path for prosperity and gain the necessary support from their community.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Define Economic Development
  • Discuss how elected officials fit into these functions: Governance vs. Operations
  • Explore how Council members can best serve their community as Economic Development leaders
  • Examine the principles and theories of economic development
  • Distinguish between the concepts of community economic development (CED) and traditional economic development
  • Describe the elements of a community strategic plan and how it links to an economic development strategic plan

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Feb 23, 2021 to Mar 29, 2021
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $425.00
Reading List / Textbook
No Textbook Required.
Section Notes

This course is offered by Economic Developers Alberta. If you wish to have credits applied to Continuing Education’s Professional Management Certificate – Economic Developers, you will need to contact our office at 403-220-2866. Credits for the Community Economic Development courses equals 2/3 of the instruction hours to a maximum of 30 hours, i.e. for a 15 hour course you will receive 10 hours credit.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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