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Description

Course begins September 25 and ends November 27, 2019. This BRE course teaches a community economic development approach. The course takes 2–4 hours per week over an 8-week period. You can work at times convenient for your schedule (asynchronous) but you need to stay involved on a weekly basis. There are weekly videos/readings, activities, and discussion forums. A key learning activity is a BRE visit to interview a business near you. Occasional live discussions feature various topics. The course "capstone" project is planning your community or region’s BRE initiative. FMI: z.umn.edu/BREcourse

Standard registration through September 4th, 2019: $500
Late registration September 5th-24th, 2019 : $600

Full refund minus handling fee of $50 if request received by September 18th. 50% refund if received by September 23rd. No refunds after September 23rd.

Community Team Discount:

Community-led BRE is all about teamwork, so bring a team to this training if possible. To induce this, we offer discounts for team attendance.

A community team of two can register together for $750 ($900 after September 4th), and a community team of three to five individuals can register together for $1,000 ($1200 after September 4th). The discount is only for groups from a city, county, school district, or other groups of contiguous communities. This discount is available for either the online or the in-person version of the course.

For a team discount contact Michael Darger at darger@umn.edu or 612-625-6246 PRIOR to registering.

Outline

Weekly Topics

Week 1: Introducing the BRE process

Week 2: Strategic Considerations for your BRE

Week 3: Getting your BRE off the ground

Week 4: Building your team

Week 5: Getting Going on Business Visits

Week 6: Responding to Business Concerns

Week 7: Analysis – Decision-making – Action!

Week 8: Building & sustaining credible BRE initiatives over time

Instructors

  • John Bennett
  • Michael Darger
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Section Title
Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Online Training
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Sep 25, 2019 to Nov 27, 2019
Delivery Options
Instructor Led Online  
Course Fee(s)
BRE Standard non-credit $500.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 25, 2019 to Sep 23, 2019
Transfer Request Deadline
No transfer request allowed after enrollment
Instructors
  • John Bennett
  • Michael Darger
Section Details

COURSE CONTACTS
Michael Darger
darger@umn.edu
612-625-6246

John Bennett
jbennett@umn.edu
218-343-6742
 

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE
ext-reg@umn.edu


GUEST ACCOUNT/PASSWORD HELP
HELP@umn.edu
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