Economic Development Strategic Planning

September 14, 2017 @ 1:59 pm – September 15, 2017 @ 2:59 pm
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

This highly interactive course lets participants work in small teams to help understand the complexity of strategic planning and its challenges. Economic developers must build consensus among board members, stakeholders and the community as a whole, creating a unified vision for the future. Learn techniques to build consensus among stakeholders who represent different values and interests. Also, participants will learn the quantitative techniques used to better understand their community including: location quotients, shift share, input-output and cluster analyses.

Course Highlights:

– Stakeholder analysis, structuring participation, planning fundamentals
– Consensus building, group facilitation and conflict
– Defining geography, competitive advantage and SWOT
– Determining vision, mission, goals and objectives

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