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Join IEDC in New Orleans, one of America's most economically resilient and culturally diverse cities, for the 2016 Leadership Summit. We'll discuss the latest trends and hot topics for our profession and challenge leaders to think anew about the meaning of resiliency. We'll also explore the partnerships communities must develop, the latest techniques to improve EDO performance, and your leadership role in achieving economic growth.

With a focus on economic equity, a prepared workforce, the built and natural environment and fully optimized EDOs using technology, this Summit will demonstrate what can be achieved under visionary leadership.

Attendance is limited to senior managers of economic development organizations and Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

Keynote Speaker Spotlight

Previously named the #1 most powerful physician executive in the nation, Dr. Patrick J. Quinlan is the CEO of Ochsner International, a division of the New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System. Ochsner owns, manages or is affiliated with 25 hospitals and more than 50 health centers across the region and has 2,700 affiliated physicians.

Ochsner was named #2 in the country and #1 in Louisiana for Overall Hospital Care and, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, its leadership team received the National Top Leadership award in 2006 from Health Leaders Magazine.

Training Course: Economic Development Strategic Planning

Link: Economic Development Strategic Planning Training Course• Work in small teams to help understand the complexity of strategic planning.
• Learn to build consensus among board members, stakeholders and the community as a whole, creating a unified vision for the future.
• Learn the quantitative techniques used to better understand your community, including: location quotients, shift share, input-output and cluster analyses.
• Explore project assessment methods for setting priorities and measuring your plan's impact.

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