September 20-21, Dublin, OH
The Ohio Economic Development Association is proud to have partnered with JobsOhio and Ohio University Voinovich School to create the Ohio Economic Development Institute, the state’s premier professional development program for economic development professionals.
Course Description: This two-day course will focus on both the program and practice of working with existing companies in Ohio, developing longstanding professional relationships, understanding company risks and opportunities, connecting companies to vital resources, and coordinating with JobsOhio and the JobsOhio Network for company visits. The course will also cover establishing and managing an effective retention and expansion in a community, aligning with JobsOhio sector team efforts, and collaborating with nearby communities.
The OEDI Retention & Expansion Course interactive delivery model helps ensure participants will leave with immediately applicable knowledge and build their professional network through group activities and the inclusion of an evening networking reception. Unlike traditional lecture-style, this course focuses on participant engagement and interaction. And, it provides a forum for economic development professionals to share information and build relationship with the best in the industry.
Prerequisites: There is a prerequisite for all Institute courses. Attendees must have completed The Ohio Basic Economic Development Course or have three years of economic or community development experience. Individuals who will be taking the Ohio Basic Economic Development Course in April 2018 may register for the courses.
OEDI courses are stand-alone, though they serve as the pathway to the Ohio Certified Economic Development Credential. Members are encouraged to register for multiple courses to received special discounted pricing.
Lodging information: A variety of hotel options to fit specific travel needs and budget are nearby. Visit http://www.irishisanattitude.com/stay/hotels for a full list of options. For those looking to stay close to the facility, the following hotels are recommended (all are within six miles of Ohio University’s Dublin Campus): Columbus Marriott Northwest, Crowne Plaza Dublin, Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin, Residence Inn by Marriott. Please note that the estimated start time for Day 1 of the course is 9:30 a.m., so an overnight the night before the course begins may not be required for some attendees, based on drive time.