Advanced Economic Development Leadership Program


Different by Design

For the first time, four universities—The University of Alabama, Clemson University, Texas Christian University, and University of Southern Mississippi—have come together to introduce a new, experiential two-week executive education program designed specifically for mid- to senior-level economic developers. The Advanced Economic Development Leadership (AEDL) program is unique in that the curriculum is based on contemporary economic development issues taught with an experiential, hands-on approach.


Superior Curriculum

We have developed core classes and curriculum that specifically address the demands of this complex industry. We are utilizing experienced teachers and industry practioners to present leading-edge strategies and techniques necessary in the competitive world of job creation. Areas of focus include: leadership, innovation, project management, workforce/education excellence, business development, global challenges, modern technology, data, and more.

Experiential Learning

This is critical to what sets AEDL apart. The foundation of our advanced program is based on contemporary economic development issues that are taught through an experiential, hands-on approach. With limited lectures, the Advanced program will immerse participants in a collaborative, team-centric approach that fosters learning through active demonstration and involvement. Our participants will learn as much from interaction with fellow students as they do from the faculty.

Sign-Up today for the AEDL

The AEDL program is the most dynamic economic development training program available to mid- and senior-level professionals, engaging participants in active examination, debate, and discussion—with curriculum based on contemporary challenges. This unique approach enables all participants to complete the program and earn a Master Practitioner credential from four of the top economic development universities.

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