Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Professional Development Opportunities for Economic Development Professionals

Excited to share with my readers some upcoming training programs that I will be co-leading. If you are in the NYC or Philly markets, don't miss these great opportunities to gain new skills, expose yourself to best practices, and network with a fantastic group of colleagues. 

International Economic Development Council
Date: January 17 - 18, 2013
Location: Sheraton, Brooklyn

This practitioner-driven course uses the case study method to complement current neighborhood development theory. Participants will learn how to identify the major neighborhood actors, their objectives, and strategies for redevelopment, in addition to understanding the process for creating a strategic economic development plan to meet the neighborhood development goals. Specifically, this course will examine social capital (e.g., linkages, networks, talent, etc.), environmental capital (e.g., stewardship, residual management, etc.) and economic capital (e.g., investment and reinvestment) facing distressed neighborhoods and offer solutions to address local needs. Applicants will be eligible to receive 16 APA CM credits.

Course Highlights:
  • Asset creation, wealth creation, and enterprise development & expansion
  • Housing development, real estate speculation, and tax-base stabilization
  • Public and private sector role in combating inner city unemployment
  • Examining historical and current neighborhood trends
  • Performing leakage assessments and gap analyses
  • Aligning strategic plans for multiple neighborhood groups
  • Understanding the underserved needs for banking and grocery
  • Working with media to share success stories
Registration Links: 
For more information and to register, click here

Course Instructors:
  • Larisa Ortiz, President, Larisa Ortiz Associates
  • Colvin W. Grannum, President, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration)
  • Kevin McQueen, Managing Director, Community Development Finance Project, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, The New School for Public Engagement
  • Ms. Diane Lupke, CEcD, President, Lupke & Associates

International Council of Shopping Centers 
University of Shopping Centers
Dates: Wednesday, March 6
Location: Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

What does it take to get your community on a retailer's radar? In this session you'll learn what retailers want to see in terms of a full market analysis of the retail area, how to assess the needs and desires of retailers and how to approach them, what consumer demographics
should be highlighted, and what incentives and subsidies are likely to sweeten the deal and get them to sign on. 

Course Highlights:  
  • What it takes to get "retail ready"-what kinds of amenities help make your community more attractive, such as parking, lighting, highway and road access, and retail competition
  • Case studies of successful municipal retail attraction programs and development projects that have sparked investment at both the downtown and neighborhood levels and walk participants through exercises that will help participants immediately begin applying lessons learned 
Course Instructors
  •  Lawrence E. Kilduff, CDP, CSM, ICSC Distinguished Service Award Recipient, President, The Kilduff Company, Saukville, WI
  • Larisa Ortiz, Principal, Larisa Ortiz Associates, Jackson Heights, NY  

Registration Links
Click here for more information and to register. 

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