Economic Development Certificate 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. This certificate course started in March 2014, but you can still take any of the remaining two-day sessions as a seminar for $400. The full certificate course will be offered again in Fall 2015. Register For Individual Sessions Certificate Topics The program consists of the following seven core modules: Introduction to economic development What tools do we use and how do we use them: soft tools and hard finance tools A day with developers Housing and mixed use strategies What economic development professionals need to know about housing and mixed use developments Development negotiations, how do we get there? Development pro-formas, bond ratings, and outside advice Schedule Session 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, 2015 Each session will be scheduled as follows:Thursday sessions: Noon - 6 p.m.Friday sessions: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Seminar Option Session 4: Thursday, September 11, 2014 and Friday, September 12, 2014This session is designed to review one of the more critical elements in economic development, the development agreement, and how to negotiate them.Development Agreements and Negotiations (the Art and the Science): Dr. WaldronThe Agreement: Mary Ippel of Briggs and Morgan Session 5: Thursday, October 9, 2014 and Friday, October 10, 2014This session is designed to delve into the real numbers side of analyzing a deal and how you close the gap! Drilling into the “numbers” of a deal: Dr. Streetar Building Community Support: Dr. Waldron Case Study of the Oakdale Mall: Dr. Waldron (Dan Nadenick, Dean of University of Georgia’s School of Landscape Architecture may guest lecture) Session 6: Thursday, November 13, 2014 and Friday, November 14, 2014This session entails site visits to three cities; participants will meet officials and tour specific sites in Columbia Heights, Oakdale, Roseville. Session 7: Thursday, January 8, 2015 and Friday, January 9, 2015This is the final class where final papers are presented. The instructor also provides a general public administration wrap up. Presentations by Class Wrap up: Dr. Waldron Credits No credit or certificate is awarded for the seminars.