November 14th to 16th,
Westin Wall Centre Hotel - Richmond, BC
BCEDA Member: $695.00 + GST
Non-Member: $795.00 + GST
The "Economic Development Leadership Learning Exchange" is a comprehensive three-day course designed to foster leadership excellence in the field of economic development. This dynamic program offers a unique platform for leaders, professionals, and aspiring practitioners to engage in an interactive and collaborative learning experience.
Over the course of three days, participants will delve into the fundamental principles and best practices of economic development leadership. Through a combination of insightful lectures, engaging discussions, and interactive workshops, attendees will gain valuable knowledge and skills to effectively lead economic development initiatives within their organizations and communities.
Throughout the program, emphasis will be placed on practical application and real-world case studies, enabling participants to translate their learning into actionable strategies and initiatives. Topics covered may include strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, resource mobilization, economic impact assessment, sustainable development practices, and innovative approaches to economic growth.
By the end of the three-day course, participants will emerge with enhanced leadership capabilities, a deeper understanding of economic development dynamics, and a toolkit of strategies to drive positive change and foster economic prosperity in their respective contexts.
The Economic Development Leadership Learning Exchange is an invaluable opportunity for professionals seeking to elevate their leadership skills and contribute to the advancement of economic development practices. Join us for this transformative journey of learning, collaboration, and inspiration.
Rural and Indigenous communities can apply to the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP) for funding, under the Economic Capacity category.
Small rural communities with populations of less than 2,500
Tuesday, November 14th
Day 1 - Economic Development Basics
Wednesday, November 15th
Day 2 - Empowering Economic Growth: Shaping Your Economic Development Program
Thursday, November 16th
Day 3 - Elevate: Breaking Boundaries in Economic Development
Who Should Attend?
Economic Development Staff
Mayor/Chief & Council Members
Chamber of Commerce
Federal/Provincial Government Employees
Those with an interest in economic development
Substitutions will be accepted at any time. All registered attendees cancelling their registration, will be charged a $75 processing fee, regardless of when the cancellation notice was received. Cancellations by phone are not accepted. Cancellations must be received in writing by mail, fax or email to Ashleigh Volcz (e-mail: email@example.com or Fax: 604-795-7119). Cancellations received in writing on or before September 30, 2023 will be refunded or credited to a future BCEDA event (less a $75 processing fee). These transactions will be processed after the course. There will be no refunds or credits for cancellations received after September 30, 2023. A registered attendee, who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the course is considered a No-Show and is not eligible for a refund or credit. A registered attendee, who does not submit a written cancellation or attend the course, is still liable for any outstanding balances.