Ohio Economic Development Institute

Sep 20, 2019 | News

The Ohio Economic Development Institute (OEDI) is a unique continuing education program designed to meet the specific needs of Ohio’s intermediate and advanced economic development professionals.  Developed in partnership with JobsOhio and Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, OEDI offers high quality, state-specific continuing education opportunities.

The curriculum is designed to prepare professionals and the organizations they serve to be successful and win in the highly competitive state and global economic environment and serves as the pathway for achieving the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) credential.

The Institute offers:

  • A clearly defined Ohio-focused curriculum which ensures time spent in the classroom can be immediately applied in the “real-world” work setting;
  • Interactive course delivery models designed to engage participants and allow flexibility in course structure to ensure the best teaching methodologies for each subject; and
  • A partnership that combines the strengths of three of the state’s top organizations to ensure outstanding course development and delivery.

As a program created by Ohio economic development experts for Ohio economic development professionals, OEDI offers a valuable Ohio-centric curriculum. Every course takes into consideration Ohio’s programs, laws, regulations and reflects an in-depth understanding of the specific challenges and opportunities in the various regions of our state.  The OEDI curriculum aligns with the JobsOhio state economic development model to ensure the knowledge gained returns immediate value to your organization and community.

The interactive delivery model, rather than traditional lecture-style, helps ensure participants will leave with immediately applicable knowledge.  With a focus on participant engagement and interaction, each course has been designed in such a way as to allow for complete flexibility in the delivery method.  Course developers and instructors focus on the inclusion of the best teaching methodology for a given subject as well as the most up-to-date information.  Depending on the course, that may be expert panels, small group discussions, guest speakers, and case studies.

The Institute offers the opportunity to connect with peers, understand the state’s economic development structure and establish important connections with JobsOhio. An outstanding faculty, comprised of experienced and accomplished economic development professionals, provide attendees with real world solutions to the challenges they face.

Congratulations to the 2019 OEDA Annual Excellence Awards Winners and Finalists

The Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) is proud to congratulate the winners and finalists of the 2019 Annual Excellence Awards! Recognition was presented at the 2019 Annual Summit, held at the Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin.

The Ohio Economic Development Association’s Annual Excellence Awards program recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations throughout Ohio in the areas of economic and workforce development.

“The Annual Excellence Awards showcase the best of the best in economic development and gives members of the profession the opportunity to come together and collectively celebrate the success of the economic development profession,” Jennifer Price, OEDA Executive Director, said.

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Call for Governor’s Cup Submissions

Call for Governor’s Cup Submissions: Collectively, you can make a positive impact by submitting your community’s successful economic development projects. The Governor’s Cup submission portal is now open at: https://www.jobsohio.com/govcup-input/

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Success through Collaboration: A Regional Conference for Southeast Ohio

Success through Collaboration: A Regional Conference for Southeast Ohio, is being held on Friday, October 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Buckeye Hills Regional Council in Marietta. This event will bring together community leaders, elected officials, practitioners and more to explore how the power of collaboration has – and will continue to – garner success for southeast Ohio.

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