The Georgia Academy for Economic Development was begun in 1993 by a consosrtium of public and private organizations involved in the State's economic development and is designed to enchange community leaders' skills and knowledge so that more communities in Georgia may remain or become successfull. Over 3500 Georgians have since graduated from this program, which is still strongly supported by over twenty statewide organizations, with facilitators, coordinators and program management provided by Georgia EMC, Georgia Power, and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. This course is recognized by both ACCG and GMA in their elected officials accreditation programs, and graduates are also eligible to receive CEUs from UGA continuing Education for completion of the program. This multi-day course is offered each spring in Region 9.
An overview of the cirriculum...
Academy segments designed to enchance your leadership skills:
Explore your thinking styles with MIND Design.
Learn about collaborative leadership and its roles in the community and ecomonic development process.
Development consensus building strategies.
Increase your awareness of Ethics in public service.
Segments to enchange yoru community development awareness:
The essentisl of planning and quality growth for every community.
How does my county and regional demographics compare to otheres?
The vital rle of education in ecomonic develoment.
Resources for technical and financial assistance to communities.
Segments to enhance your economic development knowledger:
How do communities fund economic development?
What is the tax digest and why is it important?
Job creation and investment attraction strategies---business attraction and retention; entreprener and small business support; tourism product develompent and downtown development
For more information about this program, registration and fees:
Lynn Ashcraft, Ga Department of Community Affairs