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March 2020

Webinar: Rod Miller – A stepped-approach to economic recovery

25 March @ AEST 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$30

EDA is fortunate to have Rodrick Miller from Invest Puerto Rico deliver a webinar to provide his proven stepped-approach to economic recovery. Rod is a global leader in economic recovery. As President and CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Rod led the economic revitalization of the city of Detroit. Miller also served as the founding president and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA), the official economic development organization for the City of New Orleans. As the leader…

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Bushfire Recovery Webinar Series – Session #3: Re-Position For The Future

30 March @ AEST 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$30

Economic Development Australia (EDA) proudly presents a special webinar series designed to support economic development professionals as they help communities recover and rebuild following the 2019-20 bushfires. The first of this series is presented across three sessions, featuring globally recognised disaster recovery expert, Professor Edward J Blakely. Session 3: Re-Position For The Future Session 3 will focus on how to build stronger, more resilient local economies and communities. Professor Blakely will illustrate how to create a Strategic Renewal Framework. PRESENTER…

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April 2020

Webinar: Bushfire Recovery and Resilience

8 April @ AEST 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$30

The recent bushfires caused unprecedented destruction and economic damage. A panel of experienced professionals in disaster recovery and resilience will lead a discussion of the U.S. experience in recovering from, and taking steps to become more resilient to, wildfires and other natural and man-made disasters. The session will be led by David A. Dodd, CEcD/FM who many in the EDA family may be familiar with, as he has been involved in Australian economic development for 24 years. David is currently…

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Webinar: Meaningful community engagement in economic development

15 April @ AEST 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$30

Jane is going to scratch below the surface of genuine and meaningful community engagement, which might be a little uncomfortable for some.  Join the brave; and join us for a conversation of shared insights and experiences that just might make the difference to your next project.  Session highlights: Have you noticed everyone interprets ‘engagement’ differently? Why the engagement journey needs to be as valuable as the project end game Making the real stories count and stretching the stakeholder mindset PRESENTER…

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Webinar: Economic Development in a COVID-19 world

20 April @ AEST 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$30

Join us for this important session as we delve into what economic development looks like in a post COVID-19 world, including: Helping business and industry navigate a complex and ever-changing environment Planning for change as Economic Development practitioners Responding to strategic and tactical opportunities – what the future holds? PRESENTER Paul Martins | Sunshine Coast Council Paul commenced in his role as Head of Economic Development at Sunshine Coast Council in 2014. He is charged with the implementation of the…

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Webinar: Repositioning Local Government Procurement and Supplier Development

30 April @ AEST 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

You are invited to RDA Sydney's webinar on Thursday 30th April at 3pm, on the topic of Repositioning Local Government Procurement and Supplier Development SPEAKERS Dr Rob Lang | Chair, RDA Sydney (Moderator) Chris Newman | MD ArcBlue Consulting Luke Kenny | CEO, Local Government Procurement

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May 2020

Webinar: The secrets of grant giving and grant winning in a COVID-19 environment

13 May @ AEST 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar will provide an overview of the role of grants and how they can assist economic development professionals and their communities now and into the future. Presenters will provide an overview of grant giving and grant winning, with examples and best practice pointers from experienced specialists. Who this webinar is relevant to: Economic Development Practitioners, Grant Officers and Grant Coordinators. Register for this webinar and you will also receive two must-have downloadable files from our presenters, including: The ultimate…

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Webinar: Renewing our town centres and high streets

20 May @ AEST 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Town centres and the high street have been in long-term decline in most suburbs in Australia. The current COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating this issue, but many places have been struggling for decades. The Committee for Sydney has produced two research papers looking at how we rejuvenate high streets and town centres, with the aim of achieving a viable retail, civic and commercial centre within walking distance of most citizens. Through urban design and planning changes, careful transport management and smart…

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Webinar: Local Government and Economic Recovery

26 May @ AEST 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A deeper dive into the ‘how to’ of leveraging local government procurement and enabling local supply chains.   Speakers: Chris Newman | MD @ArcBlue Consulting (Moderator) Leanne Hulm  | Program Manager @GROW Greater Shepparton Cameron Spence | Social and Economic Programs Lead @Arcblue Consulting Please note that this is not an EDA webinar - EDA is a sponsor of this event run by Regional Development Australia (Sydney) Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0TE43UupQbGV2Ml12pyLBg  

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June 2020

Webinar: Indigenous Wisdom during the Climate Emergency

4 June @ AEST 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Climate change is affecting us all.  It requires everyone in our community to act – including individuals, businesses, community groups, and all levels of government and to vigilantly work together to strengthen our resilience, and leverage  advantages to harness opportunities from the transition economy. During our planning we never imagined the world that we now face and due to COVID-19 the Inaugural SA Climate Ready Regions Conference was cancelled but the messages for the speakers are just as important. In…

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