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Applications open for Fall 2014 Economic Gardening Certification Course

June 25, 2014View for printing

Hi All, We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Economic Gardening Professional Certification training session. If you, or someone you know is interested in becoming a certified Economic Gardening specialist, send them online to apply!

If you would like to attend, please complete the short online form as soon as possible as these sessions tend to fill up very fast. Space is limited to 20 seats. First come-first serve. All applications subject to approval process.

Here's the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EGfall2014

Attached is the information sheet with dates for this session.

All the best,

Jess

Jessica Nelson

General Manager

National Center for Economic Gardening

hosted by the Edward Lowe Foundation

jessica@lowe.org

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Economic Gardening Professional Certification Available EG Disciplines GENERAL TRACK, EGc

Certification includes: Online learning (6 weeks), Retreat (4 days),

• Price: $1200 (retreat lodging and meals included, travel expenses not included)

We think the best advocates for Economic Gardening are individuals who have a deep understanding of the principles and how they apply to growth companies. This track, which includes all aspects of team leader training except for the post retreat mentoring, is specifically designed for the person who will be a local advocate for Economic Gardening. This person may or may not be officially aligned with a local Economic Gardening provider. Once an individual becomes aligned with a specific program and qualifies to be a team leader, they may complete the post retreat mentoring at that time.

TEAM LEADER

Certification includes: Online learning (6 weeks), Retreat (4 days), Post-Retreat (6-8 months)

• Price: $2500 (retreat lodging and meals included, travel expenses not included) This track is specifically designed for the person who will be leading a local EG Strategic Research team. As with all disciplines, the participant will learn the theories and tools behind Economic Gardening, but will also receive in-depth training on how to conduct the interviews with CEOs and how to lead an EG team. The participant is required to conduct 2 live engagements during an “internship” period before full certification can be obtained.

Prerequisites: works closely with business owners, business strategy expert, ability to listen/facilitate and not consult. Resume must be submitted along with application.

GIS, SEO/NEW MEDIA, or MARKET RESEARCH (select only one please)

Certification includes: Online learning (6 weeks), Retreat (4 days), Post-Retreat (approx. 2 months)

• Price: $1800 (retreat lodging and meals included, travel expenses not included) These tracks are designed to teach the participants how to engage their current skills within the EG Strategic Research team model. EG theories and tools will be learned in these track, as well as in-depth training on how to participate in interviews with CEOs and what kind of results/reports are expected. Prerequisites: Applicants must already be experts in their respective field in order to obtain the EG Professional Certification. Resume must be submitted along with application to program.You must also have access to databases as you will be required to do research in the training program and access to databases is not provided.

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Important Dates:

Application/Registration: June 24 – August 8, 2014

Payment deadline: August 8, 2014

Online learning portion: August 12 – September 22, 2014

Retreat portion at BRV in Cassopolis, MI: September 23 – 26, 2014

Experiential/Mentoring (does not apply to General Track): October 1 until complete.

To apply or request additional information, contact Jessica@lowe.org


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