Fundamentals Course - Continuous Model
The BREI Fundamentals Course is designed to provide the participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a Business Retention and Expansion Visitation program and improve the economic state of their community. BRE develops economic strategy recognized and utilized worldwide. BRE Fundamentals covers the essential information to coordinate a BRE program through an intensive, four session course. BRE practitioners and academics worldwide developed workshop materials by identifying the basics needed to implement and maintain a successful BRE program. A variety of visitation program types will be covered and each type will be discussed with regard to its impact on community capacity building.
This course is built on the Continuous Model, which is designed to survey and understand the needs of local businesses and corporations. Economic Developers will use this model to derive the ways to support, retain, and expand local businesses according to their needs.
After the BRE Fundamentals course, you will know:
- If your community is ready to implement a BRE program
- What approach best suits your community
- Evaluation techniques
- The next step
- The BRE Fundamentals course educates through lectures, group discussions, group exercises and Q&A with established BRE practitioners.
Upon successful completion of the course, attendees earn the title of BRE Coordinator. This certification is a prerequisite to continuing training in other BRE programs.
This course will be held in person as a pre-conference workshop ahead of the 2019 BREI Annual Conference at the Embassy Suites in Ridgeland, MS (Jackson, MS).
You can register for the course on this page, or as an add-on to your annual conference registration by clicking here.