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Description

This BRE course features a community economic development approach with broad-based community involvement (i.e. volunteers + professionals). In addition, the course now infuses new discussion and content on professional, continual BRE visitation approaches -- examining the relationship and differences between continuous BRE methods and the 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 but staying involved on a weekly basis optimizes your experience. There are weekly videos/readings, activities, and discussion forums. Occasional live discussions feature various topics. The course will help you create a plan for your community or region's new BRE initiative or to improve your existing program.

FMI: z.umn.edu/BREcourse

 

COURSE FEE
$500*

COURSE DATES
March 11 - May 6, 2020

COURSE LOCATION
canvas.umn.edu
(available beginning March 11)

COURSE INSTRUCTORS
Michael Darger
612.625.6246
darger@umn.edu

John Bennett
jbennett@umn.edu

REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE
ext-reg@umn.edu

GUEST ACCOUNT / PASSWORD HELP
612.301.4357
help@umn.edu
 

*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, and a community team of three to five individuals can register together for $1,000. 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.

Instructors

  • John Bennett
  • Michael Darger
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Section Title
Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Online Course
Type
Online, instructor led
Dates
Mar 11, 2020 to May 06, 2020
Delivery Options
Instructor Led Online  
Course Fee(s)
BRE Online Tuition non-credit $500.00
Instructors
  • John Bennett
  • Michael Darger
Section Details

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

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