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LED Product Offering and Short Learning Programmes

Module title

Purpose of the Short Learning Programme

Introduction to Local Economic Development (LED)

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of LED managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government level and other institutions to understand the background, philosophy and the principles underlying local economic development in order to promote economic development, create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery.

Applied Strategic Planning for Local Economic Development (LED)

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of LED managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government and other institutions to be able to apply their knowledge to draw up a strategic plan for local economic development (LED) to promote economic development, in order to create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.

Business Retention and Expansion for Local Economic Development (LED)

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of Local Economic Development (LED) managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government and other institutions to design and execute a business retention and expansion programme to promote economic development, in order to create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.

Applied Entrepreneurship for LED

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of Local Economic Development (LED) managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government level and other institutions to train and support entrepreneurs and small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMME’s) to promote economic development, in order to create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.

Enabling Mechanisms for Local Economic Development (LED)

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of LED managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government level and other institutions to effectively apply the enabling mechanisms for local economic development to promote economic development, create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.

Investment Promotion for Economic Development

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of LED managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government level and other institutions to initiate and implement investment promotion strategies for a local area to promote economic development, in order to create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.

Leadership in Sustainable Local Economic Development (LED)

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of LED managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government level and other institutions to become leaders in sustainable local economic development to promote economic development, in order to create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.

LED Quantitative Analysis: Compiling a development profile

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of LED managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government level and other institutions to be able to undertake research and use Microsoft Excel to develop an economic profile for a local area to promote economic development, create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.

LED Quantitative Analysis: Strategies from Statistics

The purpose of this SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of LED managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government level and other institutions to be able to develop strategies and programmes for a local area (guided by data) to promote economic development, in order to create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.

Applied Public Private Partnerships (PPP’s) for Local Economic Development (LED)

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of LED managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government level and other institutions to be able to identify and facilitate public-private partnerships for local economic development to promote economic development, in order to create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.

Applied Trade and Industrial Policy for Local Economic Development (LED)

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of LED managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government level and other institutions to be able to apply the South African Trade and Industrial Policies to promote economic development, in order to create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.

Applied Project Management for Local Economic Development (LED)

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of LED managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government level and other institutions to apply project management principles and tools to promote economic development, in order to create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.

Managing a local economic development (LED) unit in South Africa

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of LED managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government level and other institutions to be competent to set up and manage a local economic development unit that will promote economic development, in order to create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.

Mentorship for Local Economic Development (LED)

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of LED managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government level and other institutions to become mentors in local economic development to promote economic development, in order to create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.

Workforce development for Local Economic Development (LED

The purpose of the SLP is to broaden and deepen the knowledge, understanding, insight and skills of LED managers and practitioners and others involved in LED-related activities who are working at local government level and other institutions to ensure workforce development in a local area to promote economic development, in order to create employment opportunities, reduce poverty and improve service delivery to local communities.