Please join Oregon Economic Development Association for a virtual session with former Business Oregon director Chris Harder to explore Resiliency Tools that Economic Developers can use serving businesses and their own organizations.
Coraggio Group, an Oregon consulting firm, has created a Recovery Toolkit that will provide essential guidance to economic development leaders as they sort out their next steps along the path to their organizational resiliency. This toolkit is organized in four straightforward, highly-focused modules with actionable tools and resources to help leaders manage uncertain resources, better engage stakeholders, understand key audiences, and manage communications. Registrants will receive webinar link by email prior to event.
This event is for organizations and communities that are Current or Prospective OEDA Members. Join OEDA As a Member alongside 150 other communities and organizations to access an incredible economic development resource community – year round programs, resources, trainings, professional connection, conference events and policy advocacy as the voice for economic development priorities in Salem.
In this one hour webinar, Coraggio will:
Our presenter is Chris Harder, Principal at Coraggio Group. Chris is an innovative, engaging, and motivated executive with 18+ years of experience designing and implementing organizational strategic plans and managing large scale public finance and economic development initiatives. He was most recently appointed by Governor Kate Brown in March of 2016, to serve as the Director of Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency. In this role Chris led an agency of 140+ professionals, 70 distinct programs, and a biennial budget of more the $1 billion. Prior to Business Oregon, Chris served as the Economic Development Director at Prosper Portland, the City of Portland’s urban renewal and economic development agency, where he led Portland’s efforts to support job creation, entrepreneurship, innovation, and trade. Prior to moving to Oregon, Chris was the Director of Economic Analysis for the North Carolina Department of Commerce and a Senior Budget Analyst for the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management.