CLED Courses 2021

Dr. Ed Bee, CEcD- Strategic Planning
Dr. Ed Bee, CEcD- Strategic Planning

Dr. Bee leads the discussion on strategic planning at the Basic Economic Development Course

Scot Byrd, CLED - Finance
Scot Byrd, CLED - Finance

Scot Byrd leads the discussion on finance at the Basic Economic Development Course

Mary Ann Moon, CEcD - Ethics
Mary Ann Moon, CEcD - Ethics

Mary Ann Moon leads the discussion on ethics at the Basic Economic Development Course

Dr. Ed Bee, CEcD- Strategic Planning
Dr. Ed Bee, CEcD- Strategic Planning

Dr. Bee leads the discussion on strategic planning at the Basic Economic Development Course

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Upcoming Courses for 2021

With the exception of Basic Economic Development Course, courses are not accredited by the IEDC.  They are offered as part of the "Certified Louisiana Economic Developer" (CLED) designation.

Business Retention and Expansion Course

  May 12-13, 2021
This is a virtual 2-day course.
 

Early Registration - LIDEA Members   $200  March 15, 2021 – April 9, 2021 

Early Registration - Non Members      $250  March 15, 2021 – April 9, 2021 

 

Regular Registration - LIDEA Members $250 April 10, 2021- April 30, 2021

Regular Registration - Non Members   $300  April 10, 2021- April 30, 2021

Descriptions of Other Courses Offered:

This interactive course presents the core components of a BRE program and why the concerns of local businesses need to be actively addressed. By building an understanding of business visitation techniques and survey methods, practitioners will be able to clearly gauge their community's business climate. Learn the "red flags" that may indicate a company is looking to move elsewhere, and learn how to structure an effective technical assistance program to respond to business concerns. This course helps participants understand how a BRE program relates to attraction, workforce development, small business finance, technology transfer and many other economic development activities.

                 

Course Highlights:

  • Establishing, maintaining and upgrading a BRE program

  • Creating effective models for business visitations and surveys

  • Customer-Relationship Management (CRM) techniques

  • BRE for Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

  • Marketing a BRE program

  • Establishing an early warning system

  • Cluster and industry-focused BRE programs

  • Tracking and analyzing customer feedback and response

  • Quantitative and qualitative economic development metrics

 

Event Location:

This is a virtual course!

Event Times:

May 12 - 9am - 5pm

May 13 - 9am - 3:30pm

LIDEA Sponsors:

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LIDEA Professional Development Programs are an Equal Opportunity Provider.  Special accomodations will be made by participants with disabilities or special needs.

Most courses are offered on the Southeastern campus. Event registration will have information on classroom location.

The Certified Louisiana Economic Developer (CLED) training program is a joint effort between LIDEA, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Louisiana Economic Development.