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Introduction to Economic Development training day

12 Dec 2019 - Canterbury

Canterbury City Council is hosting two modules of the new IED (Institute of Economic Development) Introduction to Economic Development programme in Kent.

The new half-day modules are designed to give those new to economic development a real flavour of some of the key disciplines and the following two modules will be run over the course of one day - 12th December, between 9.30 and 4.30pm.

Attendance is open to both IED members and non IED members.

Module 1. An introduction to Economic Development

This half-day CPD course is intended to provide a broad introduction to economic development, what it is, who are the key players and how it can be delivered. The course is designed for people working in a role which requires a wide understanding of the role economic development plays in driving vibrant and sustainable economies. It is aimed at creating a good understanding for both economic development practitioners and those who have recently become involved in economic development, including councillors and Local Enterprise Partnership board members.

Topics that will be covered as part of this course include:
• The economic development landscape - what form economic development takes in different places and the key players involved
• The government’s approach to economic development
• The role and remit of Local Economic Partnerships (LEPs)
• Funding streams available to support economic development

Module 2. Economic Development’s role in attracting and securing investment.

This half-day session is intended to introduce the activities involved in the promotion of an area and the attraction of inward investment interest and converting projects into successful investments. In particular the detailed comparative data and financial information involved in creating a compelling investment case – and what makes a difference in inward investment attraction.

Topics that will be covered as part of this course include:
Detailed comparative analysis of locations securing investment, the origin of investment and the sectors generating projects
Why companies invest overseas and the response of agencies in attraction
Developing a headline case for the attraction of investment
How companies make investment decisions
Detailed investor conversations & analysis
Location shortlisting
Qualitative Evaluation
Financial business cases
Decision makers and the process – making a difference
Key steps against stages of investment decision making
Delivering on implementation

Both sessions will be delivered by Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the IED.

As both of these events are being hosted over one day the courses are being offered at a 50% discount on the normal rate. It is not possible to split the cost for half-day attendance.

£90 + vat for IED members and £120 + vat for non-members for BOTH modules. (usual cost per module)

Spaces are limited to 20 so book soon!

By registering for this event you are committing to a place and an invoice will be raised, please include your full address for invoicing.

To book your place, please click here. Please note that all invoicing and organisation is being undertaken by Canterbury Council, not the IED. Also, please note that when booking a place via this system it is not possible to choose the IED member rate. However, if you are an IED member, prior to an invoice being sent to you, this will be checked and the reduced rate will show up on your invoice.

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