Economic Development Certification

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Economic Development
Certification
Cliff Krut , Senior Economic Development Rep,
Gulf Power Company;
Lindsey Ballas Kimball, SVP Infinity Global Solutions;
Mary Jane Stanley, President & CEO, Stanley Advisory
Associates
4/13/2015
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Preparing For the
CEcD Exam
Florida Economic Development
Council – Annual Conference
Presented By:
Cliff Krut, CEcD, Gulf Power Company
Lindsey Ballas Kimball, CEcD, Infinity Global Solutions
Mary Jane Stanley, CEcD, Stanley Advisory Associates
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Florida Economic Development Council
IEDC’S MISSION
Provide leadership and
excellence in economic
development for our communities,
members, and partners
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CEcD PROGRAM MISSION
Mission is to advance and help
assure a high overall quality of
professional services in the
economic development field
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Certification is Based on
Professional Development
•To create a body of knowledge for
economic development
•Requires a broad based knowledge of
economic development
•Certification recognizes those who made
a personal and professional commitment
to economic development
•A CEcD is viewed as having a broad
based knowledge of the profession
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Florida Economic Development Council
Who Provides Professional
Development?
•Practitioner Based Training Opportunities
•IEDC
•IEDC Offers 12 Courses
•Offered at various times and location
•Accredited Partners
•BEDC
•EDI, GA Tech.
•NDC, SIOR
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What are the Goals of Professional
Development
•Courses are designed to help you gain
knowledge and learn best practices, tools,
and techniques for every day use.
•Courses focus on economic development
building blocks, providing up-to-date tools,
and techniques to meet the challenges of the future.
•Development track in pursuit of the certification
•The content of the EDI and the IEDC courses can
also be used for professional development not solely
to prepare you for the CEcD exam.
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Certification
• Tests broad knowledge and mastery of principle skills
in economic development
• Practitioner Based Exam: no amount of studying can
substitute for experience
• Ideal balance of theory and practice
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CEcD Exam Requirements
• Experience as a practitioner
– Minimum of four years of full-time economic
development related experience
– Practitioners with five or more years of
experience are entitled certain waivers
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CEcD Exam Requirements (Contd)
• Professional development
– Required to demonstrate developmental training in
six course areas
• Distinctions/certifications that are related
to the competencies of economic
development
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IEDC Training Courses
*Required Course for Exam
Introduction to Economic Development *
Business Retention and Expansion *
Economic Development Finance *
Real Estate Development and Reuse*
Managing Economic Development Organizations
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IEDC Training Courses (Contd)
Neighborhood Development Strategies
Technology-led Economic Development
Economic Development Marketing
Entrepreneurial and Small Business
Development Strategies
Economic Development Planning
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Exam Application
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Complete CEcD application w/ resume
Application deadline - 60 days prior to exam
Approval or non approval notice
$495 for members
$695 for non-members
• Fees cover exam and certification maintenance
cost
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Preparing for the Exam
• Professional Development Courses
• IEDC Training Manuals
• Study Networks
• CEcD Mentors
• Non-IEDC Prep Course
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New IEDC Manuals
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In-depth reading for the courses
Guidelines for ED Professionals
Manuals are included in registration fee
$55 for members and $75 for non-members
Manuals may be ordered online at
www.iedconline.org
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Exam Format
• Two – Day Process
• Saturday
– Short Answer and Multiple Choice
– Essay
• Sunday
– Oral Exam – taken only after candidate has passed
both written portions of the exam
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Information on the Exam
The exam covers nine competency topic areas :
Strategic Planning
Marketing/Attraction
Community Development
Workforce Development
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Dev. Strategies
Economic Development Finance
Management
Business Retention and Expansion
Real Estate Dev. And Reuse
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Exam Retake
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Graders feedback for the essay portion
Retake the portion of the exam failed
Retake application
Retake fee for portion failed $150 members,$200
non-members
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Recognition
• CEcD Packet
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CEcD Pin
CEcD Certificate
Congratulatory Letter
Announcements
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Recertification
• 3 year cycle
• Remain active in professional development in the
ED field
• Attend IEDC, regional, and state events
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Upcoming CEcD Exams
Charlotte, NC – September 17-18, 2011
- IEDC 2011 Annual Conference
San Antonio, TX – January 28-29, 2012
- IEDC 2012 Leadership Summit
Alexandria, VA – March 17-18, 2012
- IEDC 2012 Federal Economic Development
Forum
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Development Council
Thank You for
Attending!
Contact: Kobi Enwemnwa for More Info
[email protected]