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.
Upcoming Dates and Further Information
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.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Parts 3, 4 & 5, take place 27 January (14:00-16:00), 24 February (14:00-16:00) and 17 March (14:00-16:00), taking a more in-depth look at core principles through the lens of currently developing Action-Based Learning across Scotland.
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