After much thought, OU EDI leadership has decided to transition the Fall Institute scheduled in Louisville from an in-person to a virtual event. There are two key reasons. First, there is continued uncertainty for the foreseeable future regarding the safety of 100+ person events held over multiple days. Second, we needed to make this decision far enough in advance to give participants, instructors and EDI staff sufficient time to plan for the selected approach (in-person versus virtual).
We remain committed to in-person events in the future. Following the cancellation of our spring event, our students told us they are ready to continue their journey towards OU EDI and CEcD certification, so the Board felt it critical to help them do so.
Fortunately, OU EDI is part of OU Extended Campus, which offers hundreds of online courses and events each year. We have full access to experienced curriculum and instructional design experts who have made similar transitions over the past five months. We are very confident the level of instruction and participation will be top-quality.
Though we continue to support our in-person approach, this transition does offer unique opportunities:
Whether you are a current or prospective OU EDI participant, OU EDI is happy to help with any questions you may have. Please contact us at email@example.com and let us help you start or continue your progress in your economic development professional journey!
OU EDI Board of Directors