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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-6246 PRIOR to registering.
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
- John Bennett
- Michael Darger