Advanced Economic Development Leadership Program

Different by Design

Job creation across America faces numerous, challenging, contemporary issues. Today’s successful economic development professional must make shrewd decisions and provide unparalleled leadership as communities vie for new, quality jobs and economic growth.

Advanced Economic Development Leadership Program

Different by Design

Job creation across America faces numerous, challenging, contemporary issues. Today’s successful economic development professional must make shrewd decisions and provide unparalleled leadership as communities vie for new, quality jobs and economic growth.

Four universities created the Advanced Economic Development Leadership executive education course 

– an experiential two-week program designed specifically for mid and senior level economic developers who want to examine contemporary issues on a deeper level.

Registration is now open for AEDL fall 2020 cohort

Week 1: November 2-5, 2020
Week 2: May 17-20, 2021

Graduates will be awarded an Economic Development Master Practitioner diploma from the partner universities in an exciting ceremony on the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus, on the evening of Thursday, May 20, 2021.

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DATES & LOCATIONS FOR AEDL

Join us virtually for week 1 of AEDL 2020. This week’s programs will be held via Zoom.
November 2-5, 2020

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University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park Campus, Long Beach, MS
May 17-20, 2021

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AEDL Program Advantages

  • Alliance of four major institutions of higher learning
  • Experienced world-class faculty – site consultants, seasoned EcD professionals, academic and subject experts
  • Dynamic curriculum designed to meet the challenges of competitive job creation challenges
  • Innovative, hands-on, collaborative learning sessions
  • Smaller classes to ensure active learning from both faculty and the colleagues around you
  • Convenient two-week program – divided into separate weeks in geographically central U.S. and travel easy locations – Kansas City, MO and Long Beach, MS.
  • An Economic Development Master Practitioner diploma from the four partner universities
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Advanced Training for Today’s Mid and Senior Economic Developers

“One of the best learning programs that I have participated in during my career. The instructors are diverse in their backgrounds and experiences. The curriculum is very relevant to the ever-changing practice of economic development. And having the opportunity to learn with practitioners from different states was an added benefit. If an economic developer is looking for the best program to better themselves, AEDL is for you!”

Will WilliamsEconomic Development Partnership (SC)

“The AEDL program provides training experiences for the economic development executive. It goes beyond the practitioner tasks and helps with issues program leaders need to know.”

Scott ConnellCity of Irving, Texas Economic Development

“AEDL was a great professional experience for me. It allowed me to round out my knowledge and skills as an economic development professional while expanding my contacts in the industry.”

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