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  • Building Truly Resilient Communities, One Decision at a Time

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. During this interactive tabletop exercise, participants learned about the value of building local, neighborhood-based relationships to promote community resilience and better prepare for disasters...

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  • Keynote Luncheon: The Invaluable Role of Rural Regions in State and National Economic Development

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Honorable Matt Erskine, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Glenda Humiston, Ph.D., CA State Director, USDA Rural Development Moderator: John Leonard, NADO...

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  • Federal-Local Partnerships to Implement Place-Based Economic Development

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Place-based economic development harnesses the distinctive assets of a town, city, or region—especially its built and natural assets—to strengthen economic competitiveness, create jobs, and...

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  • Engaging Staff During Times of Change

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Challenges for senior staff and executive directors include decreasing budgets, hiring freezes, cutbacks in benefits, and a new workforce that favors nontraditional work places...

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  • Plenary Session: Regional Resilience in Action

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Celebrating the innovative work of NADO members, this fast-paced plenary showcased a number of projects that are making a difference across their regions. Presentations...

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  • Assessing the Value of a Statewide CEDS

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 25, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Statewide collaboration on economic development is an increasingly popular topic among Economic Development Districts and regional councils. Approximately 15 states are engaged in planning...

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  • Executive Director Learning Lab: Successful and Beneficial Evaluation Process

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 25, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants learned new strategies for developing a meaningful and purposeful employee evaluation process. Steve Etcher, Vice President, Community Edge View the presentation below: Practical...

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  • Policy Officials Learning Lab: Defining Your Role

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 25, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants engaged in a lively workshop that helped policy officials that serve on their EDD or regional council boards better understand the many roles...

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  • Incorporating Disaster Plans into CEDS

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 25, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Increasingly, regions are seeing disaster resilience as key to building and maintaining economic competitiveness. When businesses, infrastructure operators, economic development organizations, and government agencies...

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  • Executive Director Learning Lab: Why Audit Quality is Important for Auditees

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 25, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Auditees play a key role in the audit process and are an important factor in the audit quality equation. This session covered the reasons...

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