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October 24 - 26, 2022 | Bloomington, Indiana

Location

Graduate Bloomington, 210 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408

Join us in Bloomington for the 2022 Best Practices Forum. Reserve a room for $109 a night at the Graduate Bloomington. 

There’s ‘economic development,’ then there’s INDIANA Economic Development. After you have been to the Basic Course, it’s time to get into the specifics of how we do economic development in Indiana. The Best Practices Forum (formerly Practitioner’s Course) is designed to highlight best practices in, and the unique aspects of, practicing economic development in Indiana. The Forum will also help you build your network of peers and professionals to help you going forward.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2022

 8:00 am Registration
 8:35 am  Introductions/Opening Remarks
 9:00 am  Effective Leadership Part I: AEM Cube Assessment
Hutcheson & Associates
 11:00 am  Time Management/Delegation/Setting Priorities
 12:00 pm Lunch
 1:00 pm Effective Leadership – Part II: Imposter Syndrome
HRD Advisory Group
 3:00 pm Break
 3:15 pm  Building Successful Relationships: Internal & External
Chris Pfaff, Knox County Development Corporation
 4:15 pm  Civil Discourse “Facilitating Community Discussions Around Difficult Topics
Wabash College Democracy and Public Discours
 5:15 pm Break
 6:00 pm Group Dinner


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2022

 7:15 am  Breakfast
 8:00 am  Dynamic World of Economic Development: “This Ain’t Your Grandma’s E.D. Strategy”
 10:00 am  Break
 10:15 am  BR&E/ Business Attraction/Importance of Inventory Development “What it Means to be Prepared”
Jason Hester, Greater Columbus Indiana EDC
 12:30 pm  Lunch
 1:30 pm  RFI Best Practices | Creating a Memorable Site Visit
Sarah Salisbury, IEDC
Leslie Wagner, Ginovus
 3:00 pm Break
 3:15 pm  Incentives & Tools Experiential Exercise
Baker Tilly, Barnes and Thornburg, IEDC
 5:30 pm  Break
 6:00 pm  Group Dinner


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2022

 7:15 am  Breakfast
 8:00 am  Innovation in Talent Attraction
MakeMyMove – Mayor Joshua Marsh, City of Greensburg and Bryan Robbins, EDC of Greensburg/Decatur County
Blaine Zimmerman, INVets
Vision3Connect
 9:00 am Quality of Life Infrastructure: Childcare – Working Models & Advocacy
Facilitator – Cheryl Morphew
Panelists: Perry County, Jasper County, Montgomery County
 10:30 am  Break
 10:45 am  Effectively Telling Your Community’s Story (Pending)
Facilitator: Misty McCammack, Duke Energy
Panelists: Heather Tallman, American Dairy Association Indiana Inc.
Stacie Marotta, Bloomington Economic Development Corporation
Misty Weisensteiner, Radius Indiana
 12:30 pm  Wrap-up

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