Managing Economic Development Organizations Training

  • 12 Nov 2015
  • 13 Nov 2015
  • Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, 75 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215

The Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) will be hosting the International Economic Development Council’s professional development training, Managing Economic Development Organizations November 12-13, 2015 at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square.

Because OEDA is partnering with IEDC on this event, you may register by October 1st at the OEDA discounted rate using discount code OH15.  Using this code will allow you to qualify for the early, member rate of $435 throughout the registration period.

To register by credit card, visit

To register by check, visit the link below to download the registration form to mail with your check payment of $435.

This advanced course will focus on the key principles and practices of professional management in economic development. It will define excellence in economic development and explain the fundamentals of managing for results, outcome-based performance, organizational assessment, stakeholder identification, vision and mission scope, organizational culture and more. Also, participants will learn how to engage their board or council, staff and community stakeholders, constituents, and customers to achieve results in job creation, tax-base stabilization and community growth and development. Since EDOs differ from one another depending on their available resources, location, and mission, this course is designed to equip a leader of any organization to make the right decisions.

Course Highlights:

  • Outcome-based management and performance
  • Managing conflict and developing a statement of ethics
  • Understanding and evaluating the EDOs core competencies
  • Serving the customer and measuring customer satisfaction
  • Improving knowledge management and internal processes
  • Working with board/city council members, staff and community stakeholders
  • Team building, determining hiring needs, and managing budgets
  • Leveraging existing resources and working with regional organizations

**PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive full IEDC certification credit for this course and a certificate indicating course completion, participants must attend the entire course and stay through the final session on the last day. Please make travel plans accordingly.**

To view the full course agenda, visit

Hotel Accommodations:
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square 
75 East State Street 
Columbus, OH 43215 
Phone: (614) 365-4500
IEDC Room Rate: $129 single/double 
Cut-off Date: October 21, 2015

About the International Economic Development Council
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,400 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base.  From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. When we succeed, our members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life in their regions.