Building on the foundational knowledge provided by Basic Training, this course allows board members, elected officials and economic development professionals to refine their skills and create a plan of action for their community.
The work of development authorities is crucial for the ability for local government to create a legacy of sustained prosperity and requires strong leadership from board members, staff, and elected officials. Due to rapidly changing economic landscapes, community leaders must work collaboratively with stakeholders to bring the most promising opportunities to citizens. This course is designed to provide development authority officials with guidance on important topics such as effective board governance, partnership building, organization administration, and project development in addition to serving as an overview on how to remain dynamic and competitive.
Participants will explore the following:
- finance and deal structuring
- collaboration and partnership building
- skills and best practices for effective board governance
- community assets to leverage economic development strategies
Leave this course ready to secure the resources and incentives needed to effectively market your community and close the deal.