The academy is a four-day program that will be held March 12-13 and March 26-27, 2015 at the Crystal Cove Resort in Palatka.
The North Florida Economic Development Academy (EDA) is designed to provide a basic understanding of the concepts and methods of Economic Development, and to help local communities build stronger community sales teams who are better able to recognize, prepare for, and respond to economic development opportunities. Participants will walk away with an understanding of the process, key players, and roles that guide economic development, ethical and leadership issues and critical best practices.
The EDA adds valuable information to the Developer’s Toolkit as it helps volunteers build on existing skills to enable a more critical approach to problem solving, project development, community development, and team building – all necessary components for sustainable, vibrant communities. The EDA, recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to economic development, offers sound development principles, encourages team building, and offers helpful ideas on how to prepare, so when opportunity arrives, you are ready.
For more information, contact Debby Smallwood, the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at Florida State University at firstname.lastname@example.org.