IEDC Economic Development Strategic Planning

Course Description

This highly interactive course lets participants work in small teams to help understand the complexity of strategic planning and its challenges. Economic developers must build consensus among board members, stakeholders and the community as a whole, creating a unified vision for the future. Participants will learn techniques to build consensus among stakeholders who represent different values and interests.

Course ID: EDEV 1020P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14282 Jul 17, 2014 Jul 18, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, GA $695

Who Should Attend

Economic developers who must build teams and consensus in the community

How You Will Benefit

  • Identify projects, strategy formation and implementation.

  • Set realistic benchmarks and measuring success.

  • Explore the use of dashboard indicators.


  • Stakeholder analysis, structuring participation, planning fundamentals

  • Consensus building, group facilitation and conflict

  • Defining geography, competitive advantage and SWOT

  • Determining vision, mission, goals and objectives

  • Demand-side strategies and supply-side strategies



  • International Economic Development Council’s Economic Development Strategic Planning training manual

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Leigh Hopkins, AICP