CLED Courses 2021

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.

Basic Economic Development Course

  February 3-4 & February 10-11, 2021
This is a virtual 4-day course.  Both set of dates in February must be attended to get credit.
Early Registration until December 31, 2020
LIDEA Members $350/ Non-Members $400
Regular Registration January 1 - January 15, 2021
LIDEA Members $400/ Non-Members $450

This 4-day virtual 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 is accredited by IEDC. 


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:

This is a virtual course!

Event Times:

February 3 - 1pm - 5:30pm

February 4 - 8am - 5pm

February 10 - 8am - 5pm

February 11 - 8am - 1pm

Descriptions of Other Courses Offered:

LIDEA Sponsors:

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.

Business Hours:

Monday-Friday  9am-5pm


Program administrator office is:

William Joubert

Southeast Louisiana Business Center

Southeastern Louisiana University

1514 Martens Drive

Hammond, LA 70402

(985) 549-3199


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Dr. Ed Bee, CEcD- Strategic Planning

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