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Introduction to Economic Development CPD Course
October 27, 2021 @ 9:30 am - November 10, 2021 @ 11:30 am
This CPD course is now at maximum capacity and registration is closed. Please contact [email protected] if you’d like to join the waiting list or to find out first when the next course is available to book.
Recent events have highlighted both the importance of a strong economy and the fragility of our current economic model to sudden change.
In such times, it is all the more important for local economic professionals to be up-to-speed with the latest developments and emerging trends and insights.
This course on Introduction to Economic Development is designed as a refresh and for people new to the role in local authorities, regional and national agencies and other organisations. It will cover key policies and strategies, and institutional arrangements, relevant to the Scottish setting. And it will discuss the future direction of travel, including around the transition to net zero and the drive toward a wellbeing economy.
The course will also provide an accessible introduction into the world of economic development through the lens of the Scottish economy. Key terms and data sources will be covered, alongside a discussion of Scotland’s economic strengths and weaknesses at both a national and local level.
We’ll spend some time talking about ‘hot topics’ of the day – such as the economic impact of COVID-19.
The course takes place over a 3-week period on MSTeams.
- Wednesday 27th October – 9.30-11.30am
- Thursday 4th November – 9.30-11.30am
- Wednesday 10th November – 9.30-11.30am
About the Course Tutor
Graeme Roy is Professor of Economics and Dean of External Engagement in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Graeme is a former Senior Academic Adviser in the Scottish Government and prior to joining Glasgow was Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde and Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute.
Bookings are non-refundable. However, a substitute may attend in place.
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