PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

Fostering Leadership Competencies

  • 05/07/2014
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Online Webinar (Log-in credentials will be provided to registrants in advance of the session.)


Registration is closed

This session is recognized by the Pennsylvania Economic Development Institute and by the EDP certification program of the Northeastern Economic Developers Association (NEDA).

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Developing  leadership skills and relevant professional competencies in an economic development organization (EDO) has long been a daunting task, but never more so than today.  The economic development profession is very dynamic in nature and tends to draw professionals from a broad array of backgrounds and professional expertise.

This web seminar will present an overview of a competency model initiative created through a successful collaboration of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the consulting firm of Colarelli, Meyer & Associates (CMA).  Among others, the seminar will examine such critical areas as:

  •          Talent Acquisition
  •          Talent Development
  •          Organizational Talent Review

Detailed explanations of competency models and how to effectively incorporate the use of these tools in an EDO will be explored and some specific case studies will be shared to help participants grasp opportunities for application to their own organizational circumstances.

It is highly recommended that professional level members of non-profit, public and private economic development organizations – including current and future leaders and board members, those involved with the development of policies and procedures, and those involved in hiring, training and evaluation processes – register for this web seminar.

Darrell Auterson has been in the economic development profession for over 30 years. His background includes positions in county and city government as well as various non-profit organizations. He has accumulated knowledge and expertise in numerous areas of economic development endeavor. As a community visionary and innovator, he has created and led numerous successful economic and community development initiatives, including the recent merger of the York County Economic Development Corporation with the York County Chamber of Commerce to form the York County Economic Alliance. In addition to his current role, Mr. Auterson has held positions in Indianapolis, IN, Champaign-Urbana, IL, Warrick County, IN, Rockingham County, NC, Long Beach, CA, and Terre Haute, IN. Mr. Auterson, a Board member of IEDC, has been a long time active participant in the organization and presently serves on the International Committee and the Economic Development Research Partners. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Economic Development Council in 1999-2000 and presently serves on numerous local, regional and state boards and committees. He is a graduate of Indiana State University with a BS degree in Urban Regional Studies and a specialization in economic development.

Dana Borchert, Ph.D., is a Consultant at CMA, a St. Louis-based consulting team of industrial psychologists serving organizational clients worldwide. Her work focused on areas such as: strategic planning, competency modeling, selection and development assessments, survey development, training, executive ethical decision making audit, focus group facilitation and team building.

Dana earned a Ph.D. and a Masters of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from St. Louis University with a minor in Statistics. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Iowa with an emphasis in Neuroscience. 

Prior to joining CMA, Dana performed consultation and project management services for a human resource consulting firm where she developed leadership simulations, conducted needs assessments, board evaluations, strategic planning and focus group facilitation.  For a large international pet food and products company, she conducted a needs assessment for marketing training, developed and implemented training for senior marketing executives, and facilitated and coordinated training for marketing associates.  While pursuing her graduate studies, she served as a consultant for St. Louis University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Sciences.  Her consulting assignments included:  leading and managing an ethical audit for senior executives of a global footwear company.

Dana has co-authored publications and presented professional papers on a variety of subjects including emotional intelligence for the Praeger Handbook of Human Resource Management; dealing with stress for adult students for the Adult Education Quarterly; validation of the Personality-Related Position Requirements Form for the Academy of Management; and Individual Differences and Executives Recognition of Ethical Violations, for the American Psychological Association.

Dana is active in community affairs with organizations where she serves as the Board Chair for the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Young Friends Board and as the Communications Chair for St. Louis Women in HR. She is also an active member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Academy of Management.

Attention Certified Providers: This course is approved to provide 1.5 organizational PDUs (Organizational Management) as explained in the Guidelines for Certification of Economic Development Organizations issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and in the Institute’s Policies and Procedures.

*Note: We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel this offering.  In the event of a cancellation, a refund will be provided to registrants.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

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