EDA invites you to be a webinar presenter in 2022

We invite you to share your economic development experience and expertise through EDA’s webinar program. EDA webinars deliver quality professional development through monthly, interactive virtual sessions across a range of themes and topics.

This is a peer to peer resource, offered free of charge to EDA members and delivered voluntarily by economic development professionals wishing to support collegial professional development and share their expertise and learnings. Over 1600 people registered for EDA webinars in 2020-21 with many hundreds more downloading the sessions later.

Webinar presenters who are recognised as Accredited Economic Developers (ACEcD) can earn 5 CPD points for each webinar delivered.

EDA is seeking expressions of interest from professionals who would like to share their knowledge, research and best practice case studies to contribute to the following webinars in 2022.

The proposed topics are a guide only. Other themes and subjects are welcome and will also be considered:

Many States are experiencing a housing shortage which is putting a handbrake on local economic development.  We are seeking presenters who can share their experience with this issue and demonstrate how they are dealing with this challenge in their region or city.

Regional Development – How the regions are positioning for competitiveness
We invite presenters with compelling case studies of regional areas developing and implementing innovative and successful economic development strategies.

Supporting Local Business to Succeed
How can economic development help local businesses survive and thrive?  We invite presenters who can provide winning tactics for economic development practitioners to implement when supporting their local business community.

Indigenous Economic Development
We invite economic development professionals who can demonstrate projects and initiatives which are fostering economic outcomes for Indigenous businesses and / or communities.

The Visitor Economy in a COVID Normal World
The tourism sector is one of the hardest hit by COVID-19.  Prior to COVID-19, the visitor economy was Australia’s fourth largest export sector.   We are seeking presenters who can help economic development professionals identify and leverage the opportunities that arise as borders open up again.

Leverage Your Region’s Micro Businesses
We invite presenters who can demonstrate the important role economic development professionals can play in developing micro businesses

Skills Shortages & Workforce Management
With extended border closures due to Covid-19, Australia is facing a cumulative migration shortfall of more than 375,000 migrants in just one year, and the Government’s Intergenerational Report suggests a shortfall of 830,000 people by 2024. We are seeking presenters that can provide practical advice to local economic development professionals seeking to attract skills and labour to their communities.

Investment Attraction
Economic Development professionals play a key role in retaining and growing local businesses. We are seeking presenters who can demonstrate how they have facilitated investment, business expansion and local economic growth.

Smart Cities, Strong Communities
We are seeking innovative examples of human-centred smart city strategies. How did you co-create solutions with your community to address local challenges and foster growth and engagement?

How to Write a Business Case
Economic Development professionals know the importance of having a well developed business case to advocate for their community and secure funding and investment. We are seeking presenters who can share the secrets to build a strong and influential business cases.

Data Data Data
Economic Development professionals rely heavily on the use of data to understand the drivers, strengths, opportunities and threats to their local economies.

Community Branding and Marketing
How effective is your city or region’s brand? We invite leaders of strong city or regional branding initiatives to share with economic development professionals, the principles of regional marketing and how this can transform their economic development activities.

Economic Development During Major Disruption
How do you support local businesses facing major disruptions due to a large construction project such as a road or a tunnel?

Migration to Regional Locations
We invite presenters with experience and expertise in attracting migration to regional locations throughout Australia. We encourage case studies on how new residents are enticed and retained to cities and / or regions.


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