PRESS RELEASE: Mickey Dean Completes Advanced Economic Development Program

20 Jun 2019

Press Release

Mickey Dean, with Junction City / Geary County Economic Development, recently completed the Advanced Economic Development Leadership (AEDL) program. AEDL is a two-week executive education course developed by four partner universities (The University of Alabama, Clemson University, Texas Christian University, the University of Southern Mississippi). At graduation ceremonies in Kansas City, Missouri, graduates were awarded the Economic Development Master Practitioner diploma. Mickey Dean is one of fifty-five Economic Development Professional in the nation and the only one in Kansas with this diploma.

The Advanced program is an experiential course that explores economic development subjects that impact communities and states across the U.S. Instructors include site consultants, business leaders, nationally known subject experts and university professors. This world-class faculty discusses negotiation, communication, workforce/education, project management, community development, influencing change, international trade/foreign direct investment and other key subjects that impact quality job creation. “It was truly a valuable learning experience for me as an E.D. [Economic Development] professional. The four universities packed our sessions with talented experts who helped each of us advance our knowledge.” -Mickey Dean