A ‘How to’ Guide to Community Wealth Building Workshop Series: Part 4 and 5
February 24 @ 2:00 pm - March 17 @ 4:00 pm
Designed for senior practitioners in local authorities, regional economic partnerships and partners working in place-based economic development roles, this series shares how to adopt a community wealth building approach, through the development and use of existing investments and work areas.
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.
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.
Part 4: Community Wealth Building Powers: Inclusive Ownership and Socially Just Use of Land and Property – Wednesday 24 February (14:00-16:00)
Inclusive Ownership: Developing and growing more local and social organisations that are more financially generative, relate more to communities and lock wealth into local places. This includes social enterprise, community organisations, cooperatives, development trusts and municipal enterprises.
Land and Property: Maximising the value that local communities receive from land and property assets. Including extending community use-where public sector land and facilities are viewed as part of “the commons” i.e. land held by public institutions that is owned by everyone for the common good.
14:00 – 14:05 Introduction. Liz McEntee, Chair of EDAS
14:05 – 14:20 Community Wealth Building Powers: Neil McInroy, CEO, CLES
14:20 – 14:35 Inclusive Ownership Context: Linda Gillespie, COSS Programme Manager, DTAS
14:35 – 14:50 Inclusive Ownership Case Study: Simon Poole, MD, Jerba Campervans
14:50 – 15:05 Land and Property Context: Shona Glenn, Head of Policy, Scottish Land Commission
15:05 – 15:20 Land and Property Case Study: Martin Avila, Director, Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow
15:20 – 15:25 BREAK
15:25 – 15:40 Breakout Group Sessions
Facilitated sessions where each group discusses what they have heard and agrees on a question/s to feed back to whole delegation.
15:40 – 16:00 Group Feedback and Discussion (Close 16:00)
Part 5: Title TBA – Wednesday 17 March (14:00-16:00)
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