CLED Courses for 2023

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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 2023

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 28 - March 3, 2023

                            New Orleans, La.

   

Early Registration - LIDEA Members   $450 - Now through Jan 13th

Early Registration - Non Members     $600 - Now through Jan 13th

 

Regular Registration - LIDEA Members $550 Jan 14 - Feb 8

Regular Registration - Non Members   $600  Jan 14 - Feb 8

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

 

 

 

 

 

Event Location:

GNO, Inc. (Greater New Orleans Orleans)

Located in Regus – Louisiana, New Orleans – Energy Centre Building

1100 Poydras Ave., New Orleans, LA 70163

504-527-6900

Parking:

 - There is parking on the 4th floor of the Energy Centre Annex Garage. The parking garage entrance is located on Rampart Street.

 - Street/meter parking and cash ground lots available around the borders of the building. 

 - Central Parking has a lot located at 1000 Poydras Street.  Payment is made via machine which takes cash or credit card.

 - Parking is also available across the street at Dave and Buster on Loyola Ave.

Recommended Hotels Nearby: (No Room Blocks)

These are all within walking distance.  You can also google hotels near Poydras St., New Orleans to look to see for rates that fall within your budget.

 

Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola (hotel is directly across the street from venue)

New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone: (504) 561-1234 ​

 

Hyatt House, 1250 Poydras Street

New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone: (504) 648-3418

 

Holiday Inn New Orleans-Downtown Superdome
330 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

(504) 581-1600

 

 Sheraton, 500 Canal St

New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: (504) 525-2500 

 

Le Pavillon Hotel

833 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70112

(504) 581-3111

Descriptions of Other Courses Offered:

Event Location:

SBDC

1514 Martens Drive

Hammond LA

Parking:

There is ample parking within our parking lot.

Event Times:

TBA

Hotel Recommendations:

While there are no hotel room blocks, 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 Professional Development Programs are an Equal Opportunity Provider.  Special accomodations will be made by participants with disabilities or special needs.

LIDEA Sponsors:

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