Online Training


Elected Official Economic Development Training

The stakes are high and the expectations are rising for communities to compete, win and retain quality jobs in today’s highly competitive economic development arena.

This one hour recorded webinar engages, challenges, and inspires elected officials and community leaders to realize greater economic development success.

Participants will look at the fierce competition for jobs from the view point of Job Creators, while “Act Now” steps are provided to apply best practices.

The highlight is the Do’s and Don’ts workshop that helps Leaders Stop Stupid Stuff. Examples of how stupid stuff can lose the big deal are identified, including: diversity, confidentiality, risk and speed issues. Actionable steps are identified to prevent the stupid stuff from happening.

The presentation is informative with real life, humorous examples interspersed to hold interest and make the learning memorable.


  • Know How Job Creators Judge Your Community
  • Invest To Crank Your Jobs Engine
  • Your Role On The Economic Development Team
  • Do’s And Don’ts And Elected Official Best Practices

“I had no idea of the importance of prospect confidentiality. I have learned to balance sharing the good economic development news with protecting project confidentiality”

“I’m newly elected in our county and I wasn’t experienced with economic development. After watching this 1 hour webinar I am starting to be a better economic development champion than some of the people that have served for years. Thank you Continuous Dialog for helping me get up to speed to help our community succeed!”

“The diversity training and how to stop the stupid stuff that lose deals was particularly instructive. We saw ourselves in some of the stupid stuff and now we will look smarter and more competitive in the future.”

“Thinking like a Job Creator was such an effective, quick way for us to understand and deliver on our Job Promise.”

“This was invaluable training for me. In my community every point that Ms. Johnson touched on should be learned and utilized by staff and elected officials.”