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IEDC Economic Development Strategic Planning Course
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5/9/2019 to 5/10/2019
When: May 9-10, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55403
United States

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This course is held in partnership with Minnesota Economic Development Foundation and GREATER MSP. It is held in conjunction with Economic Development Marketing & Attraction, May 7-8. Register for both and save on travel costs.

This highly interactive course lets participants work in small teams to help understand the complexity of strategic planning and its challenges. Economic developers must build consensus among board members, stakeholders and the community as a whole, creating a unified vision for the future. Learn techniques to build consensus among stakeholders who represent different values and interests. Also, participants will learn the quantitative techniques used to better understand their community including: location quotients, shift share, input-output and cluster analyses. Explore project assessment methods for setting priorities and measuring your plan's impact.
Course Highlights:

  • Stakeholder analysis, structuring participation, planning fundamentals
  • Consensus building, group facilitation and conflict
  • Defining geography, competitive advantage and SWOT
  • Determining vision, mission, goals and objectives
  • Demand-side strategies and supply-side strategies
  • Identifying projects, strategy formation and implementation
  • Setting realistic benchmarks and measuring success
  • Exploring the use of dashboard indicators

Scholarships & EDAM Member Registration

Up to 16 $245 scholarships (50% of tuition cost) are available for EDAM members from the Minnesota Economic Development Foundation for the IEDC Strategic Planning and Marketing Courses.

  • Scholarship Registration Form: Use this form if you are an EDAM member interested in a scholarship. Scholarship funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early!
  • EDAM Member Registration Form: EDAM members receive the member rate for this course, regardless of scholarship status. Use this form to register at the member rate.

All other registrants may register on the IEDC website: Details & Registration

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