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Economic Development Skills

Certified Louisiana Economic Developer

Learn best practices in economic development to grow business, jobs, and capital investment in your community!

Economic Development Training....

with emphasis on Louisiana's assets, laws, incentives, workforce.

Leading and Managing the Economic Development Organization

Successful Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) are distinguished by their ability to be innovative in their program activities and to quickly react to changes in the marketplace. To do this, the staff and management must successfully navigate key and pervasive management issues. They should be aware of and responsive to key stakeholder expectations and be results-oriented. Participants will be introduced to the various aspects of EDO management, with an eye toward achieving a high level of organizational performance.

An effective organization has a clear sense of direction and how to get there. It can clearly articulate and measure its primary outcomes as they relate to the organization’s mission, vision, and goals. The strategic actions of the organization are designed to satisfy community and stakeholder desires and expectations for the EDO. The approach of outcome-based performance provides an integrated and effective process for achieving the results expected of the organization.


Course Highlights:

Overview of the course

• Managing for results:  An Introduction
• Outcome based performance and the organizational plan
• Mission, Identity, and Vision of an Economic Development Organization
• Measuring and Monitoring Organizational Competency
• Serving the Customer, Client, and Prospect

• Strategies for Improving the Organization's Productivity

• Developing Organizational Leadership, Team-Building, Working with Boards and the Public Sector

About LIDEA                                         Program Sponsors

The Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association (LIDEA) is a non-profit trade organization whose mission is to increase the effectiveness of individuals involved in the practice of economic development in Louisiana through education, public policy advocacy, and collaboration; LIDEA is the voice of the profession in Louisiana. 

LIDEA started the Certified Louisiana Economic Developer program in 2008 to help practitioners become the best in the nation at growing economies in their communities. 

Our partners include LED (Louisiana Economic Development), USDA Rural Development and the Delta Regional Authority.  We are able to offer affordable, best in nation training due to their generous support!

We also enjoy generous support from AEP (American Electric Power) and GNO, Inc (Greater New Orleans, Inc.), who have both been supporters of helping community leaders learn economic development best practices for many years!

Economic Development Training Sponsors
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