A ‘How to’ Guide to Community Wealth Building Workshop Series
Community wealth building is a practical and outcome focused approach to economic development that can help deliver on Scotland’s wellbeing economy and inclusive growth aspirations. It does this by working with local authorities and other ‘anchor institutions’ (such as the NHS, higher education institutions and large private businesses) to influence how they spend, procure and recruit so more benefits go to the places they are located within. In doing this, it seeks to simplify delivery on the ground, so we focus on jobs, enterprise and community benefits. It requires work across boundaries, and flexibility in systems to respond to local need.
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A ‘How to’ Guide to Community Wealth Building Workshop Series:
Part 1: 7 December (14:00 – 16:00) – What is Community Wealth Building? An Introduction
Part 2: 15 December (13:00 – 15:00) – How to Action Community Wealth Building in your Place: The Action Plan Process. Featuring action-based learning examples, including, Debbie Carter, Economic Development Policy Officer, Clackmannanshire Council.
Training will be delivered by international leaders in Community Wealth Building; the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES). Across five sessions, tutor, Neil McInroy, will share, an introduction; the action plan process; and through showcasing action-based learning case studies, will introduce examples of the five core principles of CWB – progressive procurement; fair employment and just labour markets; shared ownership of the local economy; socially just use of land and property; and making financial power work for local places.