We've made a commitment to stay on top of economic development trends and technologies. We take that seriously. In that same spirit, Golden Shovel Agency frequently conducts online webinars.

Training Webinars

Golden Shovel's training webinars focus on best practices in using social media and the Economic gateway. Training webinars are led by GateKeeper representatives.

Expert Webinars

Expert webinars are a way to share the latest trends and technologies with you. We focus on current technologies and thought leaders so we can all learn from one another.

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Rise of the Flexible Economy


"Going to work” is not what it used to be. The old model of employer-worker dynamics has been fundamentally altered.

The labor market for professionals is increasingly defined by flexibility in how, where, and when people work. This transformational change is driving rapid growth of remote workers, an expansion of “gig economy” (1099) employment opportunities, and major disruptions in the real estate market, which by the way, are all connected.

In this webinar Jon Roberts and John Karras of TIP Strategies will discuss the new realities of work and how economic developers can respond.

The webinar will be held March 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM CST. Save your seat today, the webinar is free but space is limited and registration is required.



Using LinkedIn to Build Genuine Relationships


In a technologically connected world, how can we use LinkedIn as a tool to enhance our professional relationships, while still having genuine connections?

Dana Healy, a Boston transplant, will discuss in this webinar how she built a strong professional network from zero people in the Minneapolis area, to over 500 connections that she has personally met or spoken to. She will walk through the lesser known features of LinkedIn that assisted her journey, as well as sharing her formula to building relationships while using this platform. From the novice to the professional networker, this webinar will provide value on all levels of experience.

Dana Healy is the Executive Director of CTV North Suburbs, and the CEO of the North Suburban Communications Commission. She leads a team of Emmy-award winning professionals who produce and distribute video content with a purpose. A recent transplant from Boston, Healy had no connections or network in the Minnesota area. She went from knowing no one, to building a strong network of community leaders, legislators,

The webinar will be held March 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM CST. Save your seat today, the webinar is free but space is limited and registration is required.



In the meantime, you can watch some of our previous webinars from the list below. Check them out!

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