Trainings and Events

Business Retention and Expansion International offers both in-person and web-based trainings throughout the year in order to educate and train its members in best practices and skills for BRE.

The continuing education workshops hosted by BREI are written and published by certified BRE trainers (unless expressed otherwise) and are designed specifically for our members’ needs.  Additional non-certification webinars are offered throughout the year to help share ideas and practices from fellow members, sponsors, and experts.

 

Upcoming Events

2023 Business Retention & Expansion International Conference
June 19-23, 2023 | Grande Prairie, Alberta

The Business Retention & Expansion International Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn in downtown Grande Prairie, Alberta. The conference will feature the two-day Fundamentals Course (optional) followed by three days of sessions featuring top issues and opportunities in BRE. Multiple networking opportunities will be available, and a one-time scholarship is being offered to all attendees in 2023. Be sure to take advantage of this great offer and register today!

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Webinar: Innovative Strategies for Workforce Recruitment and Retention
TBD
Virtual Format

This session will feature select business owners who have developed innovative or creative ideas to solve their local workforce recruitment and retention issues. The panel of speakers will detail the solutions that they implemented to solve employee work issues in order to allow attendees to share this information in their local communities to solve similar issues.

Details and registration coming soon…

Workshop: Survey Design and Analysis
TBD
Virtual Format

This full workshop will walk attendees through the methods of survey design, explain easy to use tools for developing, sending, and collecting data, and then analyzing the data in order to draw meaningful conclusions for assisting local businesses with their needs.

Details and registration coming soon…


On-Demand Sessions


BRE Program Evaluation
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2022 Business Retention & Expansion International Conference
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Communications Planning for BRE
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2021 Business Retention & Expansion International Conference
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Collaboration: Work Smarter, Not Harder 
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Customer Service is Critical 
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Data That Helps Keep Businesses Moving
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Business Pulse Check: The Entrepreneur Recovery Journey
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Business Opportunities in Disaster: Supply and Demand 
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A View Inside a Global Plan
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Enhancing Rural Business Development Ecosystems One Conversation at a Time
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Boots on the Ground Business Retention and Expansion
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