Further training for economic development agencies
NRW.INVEST offers a further training program which is aimed at all employees of the economic development institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia. The seminars are developed by NRW.INVEST in collaboration with the Association of Economic Promotion and Development Agencies in NRW and the Municipal Economic Development Association NRW. Feel free to contact us!
Goals of further training
The purpose of the seminars is to provide information on important new developments in economic development, to discuss economic development concepts and to jointly work out solutions. During training, newcomers as well as economic development professionals and managers acquire new skills and insights, deepen their existing knowledge, familiarize themselves with practical examples and receive new stimuli for successful work in the field. The program includes basic, specialist and management seminars, for example on planning and building law, business formation and development, location marketing, communication and negotiation skills or event management.
Structure of further training
Participants can attend individual one- or multi-day seminars or learn the various aspects of economic development systematically in a modular or building block system and graduate with the "NRW.INVEST Economic Development Certificate".
The NRW.INVEST Economic Development Certificate
As the people working in the economic development agencies have very different professional qualifications, NRW.INVEST has developed the "NRW.INVEST Economic Development Certificate", a practical further training course designed specifically for working in North Rhine-Westphalia. The various aspects of economic development have now been taught systematically on a modular basis in the NRW.INVEST further training program since 2011. In order to obtain the "NRW.INVEST Economic Development Certificate", participants must also write a scientific paper and pass an oral examination. The certificate documents the successful completion of the practical training by economic development specialists in North Rhine-Westphalia, also for future managers. For more information: Link to the pdf-version.
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