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Introduction to Local Economic Development CPD Course

February 3, 2021 @ 9:30 am - February 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

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.


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This course on Introduction to Local 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 – most notably the economic impact of COVID-19 but also other issues such as Brexit and the evolving powers of the Scottish Parliament.


The course takes place over a 3-week period.

3 February (09.30am- 11.30am),

10 February (10am – 12noon) &

17 February (10am – 12noon)


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About the Course Tutor

Professor Graeme Roy is Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde. Graeme is a former Senior Civil Servant in the Scottish Government where he was both a Senior Economic Adviser and Head of the First Minister’s Policy Unit.


Bookings Policy 

Bookings are non-refundable. However, a substitute may attend in place.



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February 3, 2021 @ 9:30 am
February 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
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Alison Jones