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.

          Workforce Development Course

 September 1-2, 2021
This is an in-person 2-day course.
Speakers:
Patrick Scott, PhD
Joe Mansour
 

Early Registration - LIDEA Members   $200  June 1, 2021 – July 30, 2021 

Early Registration - Non Members     $250 June 1, 2021 – July 30, 2021 

 

Regular Registration - LIDEA Members $250 August 1, 2021 – August 20 2021

Regular Registration - Non Members   $300  August 1, 2021 – August 20, 2021 

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

 

Descriptions of Other Courses Offered:

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.

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:

September 1 - 9am - 5pm

September 2 - 9am - 4:30pm

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.