Advanced Economic Development Leadership Program 4.0

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 4.0

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 4.0 beginning fall 2020

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 4.0

 

Kauffman Conference Center, Kansas City, MO:
November 2-5, 2020

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

The partner universities spent three years researching, analyzing, strategizing and developing a program specifically designed to meet the needs of a dynamic, fast-paced industry that is continually evolving.  Our goal is to expand the skills of today’s leaders so that they will be fully prepared to meet the exciting challenges and opportunities of contemporary economic development.

— Neal Wade, AEDL Managing Partner