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This certificate is designed to give the participant an in-depth look at the economic development process from the perspective of both government agency and private sector developer. The instruction will cover the current tools available, the latest in viable development strategies and the critical elements economic development professionals and executive level administrators need to know for their communities to prosper and to create secure and enforceable development agreements.
NEW this year: take the certificate course for an in-depth exploration of many facets of economic development, or take an individual two-day session as a seminar for $400.
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Certificate topicsThe program consists of the following seven core modules:
Program at a glanceAll students must complete ninety hours of training in seven monthly sessions over an eight-month period. The program is deliberately scheduled to span two calendar years so the cost of certification can be spread over two budget cycles. Students who complete the economic development coursework will receive a certificate from the Hamline School of Business Public Administration program. Cost for the program is $2,650.The Minnesota Economic Development Foundation has $500 scholarships available for the Spring 2014 class.Time requirementsTraining will occur over eight months. Training sessions will be held during the second week of each month, and participants will commit to seven thirteen-hour sessions for the entire program.ScheduleSession 1: Thursday, March 13, 2014 and Friday, March 14, 2014Session 2: Thursday, April 10, 2014 and Friday, April 11, 2014Session 3: Thursday, May 8, 2014 and Friday, May 9, 2014Session 4: Thursday, September 11, 2014 and Friday, September 12, 2014Session 5: Thursday, October 9, 2014 and Friday, October 10, 2014Session 6: Thursday, November 13, 2014 and Friday, November 14, 2014Session 7: Thursday, January 8, 2015 and Friday, January 9, 2015Each session will be scheduled as follows:Thursday sessions: Noon - 6 p.m.Friday sessions: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Session 1: Thursday, March 13, 2014 and Friday, March 14, 2014
This session is designed to kick off the general introduction to economic development. The class will immediately move into major issues (i.e. China, stadiums, etc). Session 2: Thursday, April 10, 2014 and Friday, April 11, 2014
This session is designed to continue the “tools” discussion, focusing on two major areas: the Economic Community Assessment and the EDA Handbook. Session 3: Thursday, May 8, 2014 and Friday, May 9, 2014
This session is designed to provide the student with exposure to the more significant “All Stars” of economic development. Session 4: Thursday, September 11, 2014 and Friday, September 12, 2014
This session is designed to review one of the more critical elements in economic development, the development agreement, and how to negotiate them. Session 5: Thursday, October 9, 2014 and Friday, October 10, 2014
This session is designed to delve into the real numbers side of analyzing a deal and how you close the gap! Session 6: Thursday, November 13, 2014 and Friday, November 14, 2014
This session entails site visits to three cities. Participants will meet officials and tour specific sites. Session 7: Thursday, January 8, 2015 and Friday, January 9, 2015
This is the final class where final papers are presented. The instructor also provides a general public administration wrap up.Degree CandidacyAll participants are eligible to earn the certificates regardless of prior academic experience. Completion of the program can result in one master's level elective course (8 credits) for eligible participants who submit proof of an undergraduate degree in the beginning of the program. Those eligible master's level participants who choose to continue working toward the Master of Arts in Public Administration at Hamline University must meet the requirements for admission to the Hamline School of Business.
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