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The Tennessee Managing Economic Development Course is a one-and-a-half-day course that focuses on building an effective economic development organization at local, state and regional levels. Topics include examining organizational models, measuring performance, management approaches, roles of key leaders, political environment, board management and communications strategies.
This course is one of a series provided by UT Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) designed to share best practices and trends with Tennessee’s economic development practitioners, private industry leaders, community leaders and elected officials.
Next course date to be announced in 2019
Registration $395 | Early Registration $345
The registration fee covers course materials, instruction, selected meals and refreshment breaks. It does not cover hotel and other travel expenses. Registration is limited to 35 participants and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Meals provided: Day 1 - Lunch; Day 2 - Breakfast
If you need assistance accessing your account, please contact Carol Jones at 615-253-6371 Carol.Jones@tennesseee.edu
You may also register by submitting a Course Registration Form by email.
Payment needs to reach our office two weeks prior to the class. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations one week or less prior to the first date of class, but credit may be applied towards another UT CIS course.
This link and rate code is only available for class attendees. If this link and special rate is used by someone outside of the class, the reservation will be cancelled and a fee will be applied to the credit card used to book the reservation.
A limited number of scholarships are available to course participants from Tennessee. Applications for scholarships can be downloaded here Scholarship Application.
Scholarships cover $270 of the $345 course tuition cost, and do not include hotel, travel or meals. Scholarship recipients will be required to pay $75 of the tuition cost, which will not be refundable should the participant withdraw from the course. Applications must be received by (TBA) to be considered for a scholarship.
The attire for the course is business casual.
Dr. Dave Kolzow has over 38 years of consulting experience in site selection, real estate development planning, and community economic development. His past clients include numerous communities, states, and some of the largest land developers in the nation. His wide-ranging experience has also made him popular as a speaker and trainer. He served on the faculty of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma from 1985 to 2000, and recently has been the lead instructor for several IEDC courses.
Kolzow has served on the faculty of Basic Economic Development Courses in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Georgia, Arizona, New Mexico, Michigan, Kentucky, California and North Carolina.