This six-week, practice-oriented, and expert-led online course will explore strategies and tools for local authorities to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth. It will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to assess their local economic environment and – in an inclusive manner – design an effective local economic development strategy.
Unlike most e-courses, this hands-on, interactive course will apply problem–based and collaborative learning methods. Participants will have plenty of space to interact with both each other and with the instructor and will work together to solve practical assignments.
The course takes an asynchronous approach, meaning that participants do not need to log in at set times – which can be difficult due to time differences – but can complete the coursework at times convenient to them. Weekly submission of assignments.
- This course will take place online from 13 April to 22 May 2020.
- The deadline to apply is 10 April.
- The course fee is € 600.
- Space is limited to 25 participants. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
- The course is designed for development workers, local and regional officials, and ministry-level professionals.
- Professionals who complete the course will receive an accredited certificate of achievement.
This course will help you:
Assess the economic and political context for regional development;
Identify challenges and opportunities for strengthening the local economy and job creation together with stakeholders at the local, regional and national level;
Develop approaches to strategic and inclusive local economic planning;
Become acquainted with practical tools for supporting the local economy.
After this course, you will receive a professional certificate of completion from The Hague Academy for Local Governance.