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2014 Fall Conference

The Fall 2014 CNED Conference was a success!

Conference Website Here

Dates: Wednesday, September 10 to Friday, September 12, 2014

Location: Dawson City

About  50-75 participants from across the territory including the community speakers participated in the conference.

Keynote Speaker: Maury Foreman

Presentation Topics on:Economic Development: Know It When You See It” and “The Eight Commandments of a Healthy Community

Maury Foreman

Maury Foreman

Maury Forman is the Senior Manager for the Washington State Department of Commerce. His focus is on creating healthy downtowns and a culture of entrepreneurship in rural communities. He is also the founder and director of the award winning Northwest Economic Development course at Central Washington University where over 2000 practitioners have graduated. He currently serves on the Board for the Bollinger Foundation, which raises and allocates funds for the education and support of children of a deceased parent that has worked in community or economic development.

Maury is the author and editor of numerous books on economic development, including: The Ten Commandments of Community Leadership (4th printing), The 25 Immutable Rules of Successful Tourism (third printing),  Learning to Lead (third printing), Washington Entrepreneurs Guide, Community Wisdom, How to Create Jobs Now and Beyond 2000, and Journey to Jobs.

Highlighting Yukon Communities and First Nations:

The conference highlighted community and First Nation presentations on economic development initiatives including:

  • Programs/activities that are effective (and not);
  • Employing strategies to create businesses/entrepreneurship;
  • Awareness of funding opportunities;
  • Methods of community engagement and goal setting;
  • Training and development opportunities.

Economic development practitioners from around the talked about what development activities are happening with their businesses and organizations in their communities, and what’s working or not working. In other words ‘Tales from the Trenches’ of community economic development. The conference also provided an opportunity for local Yukon businesses, non-profit organizations or individuals to provide information to participants through short “elevator pitch presentations”.

See program here: CNED_Conf_Agenda_Sept4

Participation in this conference can be used as credits towards EDAC certification (EcD) . EDAC

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