Regional Training Events

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
CALED is looking for three Regional Ambassadors to work with us on providing local training and networking opportunities for economic developers and stakeholders in California. Ambassadors selected under this announcement will serve until December 31, 2018 and will be responsible for partnering with CALED on one event to be held in 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.

CALED’s Role
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.


2017 CALED Regional Ambassadors

Dwayne Dalman (East Bay Area)
Economic Development Manager
City of Oakley

“We are all working to improve our local communities. CALED’s regional training allows us to collaborate with others in our region to leverage our individual activities and ideas to make a greater impact for us all.”

Andy Myrick, CEcD, EDFP (Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Area)
Economic Development Manager
City of Salinas

“As the world around us changes ever more rapidly, it is imperative that we continuously update our skills and knowledge to remain effective in creating prosperity in our communities.  Through CALED, lessons learned throughout the State can be brought to local audiences to help ensure that no region gets left behind.”

Dr. Grace Williams (Riverside/Inland Empire)
Economic & Community Development Manager
March Joint Powers Authority

“The national economy is constantly evolving and within the next four years, it is imperative that public agencies are equipped with the right tools to help their communities remain steady through the waves of change.  What more perfect opportunity to build that regional support network for economic challenges ahead, than through CALED’s training?  Thank you CALED!”