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2018-2019 Training Program for Emerging Leaders

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NADO Research Foundation Seeks Applicants for Round 3 of Training Program for Emerging Leaders in EDA Austin Region

Deadline is April 13, 2018

The NADO Research Foundation is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for round three of our Training Program for Emerging Leaders (TPEL).  With generous support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration Austin Regional Office, this training program is designed for staff of Economic Development Districts (EDDs).  The goal of the program is to provide EDD staff members with the education and skills required to lead a high-performing EDD.  The curriculum is designed for planning directors, deputy directors, and others who may be interested in becoming an EDD executive director.  Staff from all EDDs in the five-state EDA Austin Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply.

Click here to access the application form.

In October 2016, the first TPEL class completed their training and was recognized by former Assistant Secretary Jay Williams and Austin Regional Director Jorje Ayala during NADO’s Annual Training Conference in San Antonio.  The 10 participants found the program to be incredibly educational and useful in their current roles and as they look to moving along on their career paths.  The 2017 – 2018 class has five participants and will conclude their training in July, 2018.  We are aiming at having up to seven participants in the 2018 – 2019 class.  The program will include up to three site visits to EDDs in three states (within the Austin region as well as possibly outside the region) and webinar-based training.  This round will kick off with a webinar in June 2018 and will be followed with the SWREDA conference in Baton Rouge in July 2018.  Other web-based training and site visits will occur between August 2018 and July 2019.

A major focus of the program is to provide the participating emerging leaders a unique opportunity to learn about successful community and economic development approaches of other EDDs in the five-state region through on-site workshops and web-based training.  TPEL is also an opportunity to create a peer network across the Austin Regional Office service area that can add value to EDD activities long after the training program is finished.

We are inviting interested EDD staff to apply for the 2018 – 2019 round of the TPEL.  Applications are due April 13 and the training will be completed by July 2019.  Costs will mostly be covered by the NADO Research Foundation although we are asking each participating EDD to cover minimal costs related to travel.  Please review the application package for more details.

Please feel free to contact NADO Deputy Executive Director Laurie Thompson ([email protected] or 202.624.5948) with questions.