CALED Regional Ambassadors & Training Program
CALED launched the Regional Ambassador program as a way to provide local training and networking opportunities for economic developers in their region. This is also an exciting way for CALED to support our members and highlight regional leaders in California.
2018 Regional Ambassador’s Role
Ambassadors will serve until December 31, 2018 and will be responsible for partnering with CALED on one event to be held prior to September 30, 2018.
The Ambassador will survey his/her peers and other regional economic development stakeholders to identify the region’s needs. You must work with CALED to develop the agenda, invite trainers, and also help secure a venue and coordinate select logistics, as well as promote to your network of economic development practitioners and leaders. Ambassadors must be on site to welcome attendees and assist as needed. Regional Ambassadors receive a complimentary registration to CALED’s 2018 Annual Training Conference, on March 14-16, 2018 in Monterey, CA.
The CALED staff will work with you to identify a training topic that is relevant to you and your economic development peers, and develop the agenda. We can also assist with inviting trainers if needed. We will promote the event to CALED members in your region. A senior staff or board representative will also be on site to assist as needed. CALED will cover up to $600 in expenses for the training.
2018 CALED Regional Ambassadors and Trainings
Israel S. Dominguez – Orange County/South Orange County
Director, Economic & Workforce Development
“It is my privilege to serve as a CALED Ambassador. Highly skilled economic development professionals can make significant contributions in their local economy by providing expertise and a shared vision to the cities, businesses, and priority industry sectors in their region. By hosting regional training events, we can develop strong business attraction, retention and expansion strategies for our regions’ long-term success.”
Southern California Economic Development Symposium: Inform, Innovate, Inspire
Date: August 9, 2018
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Roxann Haynes – Del Norte/Northern Region EDC’s
Executive Director/Loan Administrator
Del Norte EDC
“The role that economic development plays in a community is an ever-changing stage and CALED’s regional training is a vital piece. With CALED’s training you will have access to high-quality information and educational resources designed to create a more knowledgeable and skilled organization that can further help improve the economic success of our communities.”
Del Norte County Regional Ambassador Training
Date: August 24, 2018
Location: Venue TBD
Barry Waite – Los Angeles/Ventura/San Diego
Adjunct Faculty, USC Price School of Public Policy
Principal, Waite Consulting Services
“When it comes to economic development, we are all in this together. Most of us in the profession understand the interconnected nature of the global economy. On the regional level, we are collaborators far more than we are competitors. We can learn and work together to build the economy of our shared future.”
Greater Los Angeles Regional Ambassador Training
Location: USC Campus – Room TBD
Thank you to our 2017 Regional Ambassadors. Click here to view the 2017 Regional Ambassadors.