CLED Courses 2021

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

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

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

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

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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.

                Workforce Development

                                     **New Date**

               December 8-9, 2021

                                          Speakers:

                     C. Patrick Scott, PhD, LA Tech

                Joe Mansour, MBA, CLED, LA Tech

           Dr. William Wainwright, Chancellor, NTCC

  Dr. Mario Vaccari, Director of Operations, LED FastStart

       Tom Yura, COO, Cornerstone Chemical Company

            State of LA Workforce Development Council

              Greater Baton Rouge Industrial Alliance

Regular Registration - LIDEA Members $250 Dates 9/1/2021 through 11/19/21

Regular Registration - Non Members   $300  Dates 9/1/2021 through 11/19/21

       Upcoming Courses for 2022

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.

       Basic Economic Development Course

         February 8-11, 2022

     Greater New Orleans, Inc., Energy Centre Building

1100 Poydras St.

New Orleans, LA

Early Registration - LIDEA Members   $350  Now - December 31, 2021

Early Registration - Non Members     $400  Now -  December 31, 2021

 

Regular Registration - LIDEA Members $400 January 1 - January 21, 2022

Regular Registration - Non Members   $450  January 1 - January 21, 2022

Course Description:

When conducting surveys of C-level executives, often through economic development practitioners' Business Retention & Expansion visits, almost without exception they mention their greatest challenge is finding and maintaining a top notch workforce.  This course explains the essential relationship between economic and workforce development through case studies, practical examples, and current research. Course participants will learn what programs currently leverage federal, state, and local financial resources to support workforce development.  The course will also discuss specifics of the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), as well as Louisiana initiatives such as LED’s nationally-recognized FastStart program and the Department of Education’s JumpStart program. 

 

 Course Highlights:

• The core components of the workforce development system and its essential role in economic development
• Understanding occupational data analysis
• Assessing qualifications, skills and abilities of current workforce
• Recruitment and retention of a skilled labor force
• The role of higher education in workforce and economic development
• New alliances, new models, federal funding and best practices in regional & local initiatives

• Future trends in workforce development for the state

Event Location:

Small Business Development Center

1514 Martens Drive

Hammond, LA 70401

Parking:

Free parking is available on the south and east sides within the facility parking lot.

Event Times:

November 10-11 - 8:30am - 5pm

Hotel Recommendations:

LIDEA recommends the following options as having always provided good service and a reasonable cost:

Courtyard by Marriott

1605 S. Magnolia Street, Hammond, LA 

 Phone: (985) 956-7730

Holiday Inn                          

1819 SW Railroad Avenue, Hammond, LA 

Phone: (985) 662-3877 

 

Hampton Inn                        

401 Westin Oak Drive, Hammond, LA 

Phone: (985) 419-2188 

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.

LIDEA Sponsors:

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       Louisiana's Transformative Economy

   The Impacts of Technology, Global Markets and COVID

 Coming Spring 2022
Speaker:

Jay Moon

Early Registration - LIDEA Members   $200 - Dates TBA

Early Registration - Non Members     $250 Dates TBA

 

Regular Registration - LIDEA Members $250 Dates TBA

Regular Registration - Non Members   $300  Dates TBA

Course Description:

Major changes in global business patterns have altered the corporate landscape.  New methods of production, challenges to main street, continuing globalization of major markets and the relentless beat of technological innovation have imposed new pressures on the private sector.  The continuing impact of the COVID 19 pandemic has only accelerated many of these transformative processes.
 

What impact will these changes have on economic development in Louisiana ?  Over a day and a half, experts on all facets of Louisiana's economy, including workforce, energy, retail, transportation, logistics and the hospitality industry, will discuss the transformative impact of these changes upon Louisiana's economy.  In addition to private sector representatives, public sector subject matter experts will focus on those significant drivers and challenges that will control the future of Louisiana's state, parish and community economic future.

Descriptions of Other Courses Offered:

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

Course Description:

This 4-day course provides participants an overview and introduction to the fundamentals of economic development that prepares them to help their communities and their organizations meet the competitive challenges they face in fostering economic development.  

 

 Course Highlights:

  • Managing the Economic Development Organization

  • Ethics in Economic Development

  • Incentives

  • Transportation and Logistics

  • Real Estate Development and Reuse

  • Community Development

  • Understanding Retail

  • Workforce Development

  • Marketing and Attraction

  • Finance

  • Strategic Planning

  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship