Course Description

Disasters do not discriminate. Floods, wildfires and other natural disasters can happen without warning. Factory closures, cyber security breaches, pandemics and major industry shifts can also cause significant economic disruptions. Are you prepared? A disaster can happen anytime, anywhere, and its economic impacts can be catastrophic. This course is designed to help elected officials, economic development officers and other community leaders prepare for and recover from a disaster. It delivers both theoretical and practical steps to help lessen damages to your local economy.

Course Details

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

  • Discuss community economic resilience
  • Recognize the phases of a disaster in the context of economic recovery and development
  • Describe government roles and responsibilities after a disaster
  • Examine business assistance before and after a crisis
  • Outline crisis communications
  • Define community recovery opportunities

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Jan 19, 2021 to Feb 22, 2021
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $425.00
  • Leann Hackman-Carty
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.

Please note there are mandatory/optional [choose one] live sessions included in this course.

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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