Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC)
Join us for the 10th Annual Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) to be held May 2-5, 2016, in Nashville. This four-day comprehensive course, accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), focuses on the fundamental concepts, tools and practices needed to be successful in today’s complex economic environment.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course (TBEDC) is designed for community leaders and stakeholders who participate in the process of community economic development at local, regional, state and federal levels. Typical conference attendees include chamber of commerce and economic and community development organization professionals, elected and appointed officials, government agency staff, community planners, utility personnel, bankers, business leaders, real estate brokers and developers, and community volunteers.
LOCATION AND DATE
Monday - Thursday May 2-5, 2016 at Embassy Suites Nashville - at Vanderbilt
The course location will vary by day. A detailed schedule with locations will be shared with participants in advance of the course.
$650 by April 4, 2016
$695 after April 4, 2016
The registration fee covers course materials, instruction, selected meals and refreshment breaks. It does not cover hotel and other travel expenses.
HOW TO REGISTER?
To register online, please click here or on the orange Register Today button.
You will be prompted to login to the Solution Point System to complete your registration. New customers can create an account by following the link below the login. If you have forgotten your password, you can follow the link to enter your email address and your password will be sent to you. If you don't remember the email address you created your account with, please contact Donna Bridges at Donna.Bridges@tennessee.edu
A limited number of scholarships are available to TBEDC participants from Tennessee. The application for scholarships can be found here: TBEDC Scholarship Application
A scholarship covers TBEDC tuition, and does not include hotel, travel, or meals. Applications must be received by April 1, 2016, to be considered for a scholarship. Scholarship recipients will be required to pay a non-refundable processing fee of $150 upon receiving the award. Scholarships cover $495 of the $650 course tuition cost. The required processing fee will not be refundable should the participant withdraw from the course.
Participants in the TBEDC will:
Learn about best practices in economic and community development
Explore new methods and programs to promote job growth and investment
Discuss emerging trends and factors that shape local and regional economies
Develop a valuable network of fellow economic development professionals and resources
The TBEDC will cover a wide range of topics including:
Trends in Economic Development
Marketing and Business Attraction
Business Retention and Expansion
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development
Economic Development Finance
Real Estate Development
Managing Economic Development Organizations
Economic Development and Ethics
Course instructors include highly qualified economic development professionals from across the state and the country.
Click here to view the 2015 TBEDC Course Agenda At-A-Glance.
ACCREDITATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Tennessee Basic Economic Development Course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and counts toward the CEcD certification for professional economic developers. Upon satisfactory completion of the TBEDC, participants will receive a course certificate and will qualify for admission to other IEDC courses for advanced training.
CEU credits are available through the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service.
Course Attendance Policy: Participants are required to be present at all classes offered in order to receive credit for the course. No excuses for absence shall be accepted except those of illness, family emergency, or business emergency. If illness, immediate family emergency, or business emergency forces a student to be absent for more than 10% of the course, it must be repeated for credit to be granted. Travel inconvenience is not considered an emergency.
Cancellations must be received by the TBEDC Course registrar by April 12th, 2016, in order to receive a tuition refund, less a $150 processing fee. Cancellations made after April 12th will not be eligible for a tuition refund. For course cancellation assistance, please contact Donna Bridges at Donna.Bridges@tennessee.edu
The attire for the TBEDC is business casual.
QUESTIONS, MORE INFORMATION
Other Economic Development Courses
To view other economic development courses provided by the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services, please visit www.cis.tennessee.edu/edtraining.