Success through Collaboration: A Regional Conference for Southeast Ohio

Sep 20, 2019 | Events, News, Newsletter

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.

From honing hard skills like facilitation and strategic planning to refining best practices in relationship building and community development, this regional conference will equip participants with both the skills and knowledge to work together for the betterment of our region.

Session topics include: Setting the Stage: Facilitating Collaborative Working Relationships; Workforce Re-Entry & The Role of Employers; Collaboration to Positively Impact Population Health; Building Communities with Strategic Planning; Demystifying “How” Communities & Small Business Collaborate; Solsmart: Renewable Energy for Sustainable Impact; and Placemaking & Storytelling.

Jeff Finkle, President & CEO of the International Economic Development Council will give the opening keynote on the role of collaboration in economic development. As President and CEO of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Jeff Finkle is a recognized leader and authority on economic development. With the formation of IEDC in 2001 following the merger of the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED) – where he was president for 15 years – and the American Economic Development Council (AEDC), Jeff set the course for a more effective and influential organization. Today IEDC is the world’s largest economic development membership organization and is a $5 million annual operation that is renowned for its leadership in professionalizing and diversifying the field of economic development.

Registration for the conference is $35, which includes all conference materials, sessions, and lunch. Registration is available online at https://www.buckeyehills.org/calendar

Buckeye Hills Regional Council is a council of governments dedicated to improving the lives of residents in southeast Ohio. By working collaboratively with elected officials across Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, and Washington counties, we grow strong communities through our five divisions: Aging & Disability, Community Development, Mapping & Data, Population Health, and Transportation Planning.

Register Today for the Ohio Economic Development Institute’s Real Estate Development Course

This two-day course is designed to provide the Ohio economic development professional with the critical steps of real estate development and a comprehensive understanding of how a deal progresses through to completion. Attendees will analyze the anatomy of a real estate deal and learn how each component stage impacts the next, and how real estate development is practiced in Ohio. This understanding will help the ED professional recognize the challenges (and often barriers) to advancing a new development in their community and to more thoughtfully understand approaches in helping close the deal.

read more

Register now for the 2020 Ohio Basic Economic Development Course!

The Ohio Basic Economic Development Course is an intensive training experience for economic development practitioners, community leaders, local government officials and others committed to building healthy economies for their communities. The course is appropriate both for people who are new to the economic development profession as well as those more experienced who are seeking a refresher on basic practices and principles.

read more