A ‘How to’ Guide to Community Wealth Building – EDAS Workshop Series

A ‘How to’ Guide to Community Wealth Building Workshop Series 

Five workshops were presented by the Economic Development Association Scotland (EDAS) between December 2020 and March 2021.

These were delivered by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) in partnership with the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA).

You can access these workshops below:

Part 1:  What is Community Wealth Building?  An Introduction 

  • Welcome and Context: Liz McEntee, Chair, EDAS
  • Introduction: What is community wealth building and why is it important? Neil McInroy, CLES
  • Theory: What are the strategies to harness community wealth?
  • Practice: Where has it worked and what has its impact been?
  • Action: Applying community wealth building strategies within your organisations and places.
  • Summing up and Next Time

View this workshop on the EDAS website or on YouTube.

Part 2:  The Action Plan Process 

  • Welcome: Liz McEntee, Chair, EDAS
  • Neil McInroy leads:
    Recap on community wealth building and pillars. Theory of change as regards actioning community wealth building.  Featuring action-based learning examples:
  • Debbie Carter, Economic Development Policy Officer, Clackmannanshire Council
  • Sonia Halliwell, Director, Transformation, Wigan Council and Claire Burnham, Service Lead, Community Wealth Building, Wigan Council
  • The steps of the action plan
  • Devising a method for your place: Choose a pillar to action
  • Actioning the actions!
  • Summing up

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Part 3:  Anchoring Community Wealth Building 

  • Introduction: Liz McEntee, Chair of EDAS
  • The key role of anchors in building community wealth: Neil McInroy, CEO, CLES
  • Anchor network in Birmingham: Conrad Parke, CLES community wealth builder in residence in Birmingham
  • Discussion
  • Anchoring our economy: Neil McInroy
  • Exercise: Assessing role of major anchors in your place.
  • Anchor Organisations in Conversation
  • Health Boards: Lisa Buck, Health Improvement and Inequalities Manager, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Universities: Des McNulty, Assistant Vice Principal (Civic Engagement and Economic Development), University of Glasgow
  • Colleges: Jim Metcalfe, Chief Executive, College Development Network
  • Facilitated discussion led by Neil McInroy
  • Sum up and close

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Part 4:  Community Wealth Building Powers 

  • Introduction: Liz McEntee, Chair of EDAS
  • Community Wealth Building Powers: Neil McInroy, CEO, CLES
  • Inclusive Ownership Context: Linda Gillespie, COSS Programme Manager, DTAS
  • Inclusive Ownership Case Study: Simon Poole, MD, Jerba Campervans
  • Land and Property Context: Shona Glenn, Head of Policy, Scottish Land Commission
  • Land and Property Case Study: Martin Avila, Director, Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow
  • 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
  • Group Feedback and Discussion

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Part 5:  Principles, Progress, Next Steps

  • Introduction. Liz McEntee, Chair of EDAS
  • Recap | Procurement and Financial Powers: Neil McInroy
  • Where we are and What’s Next? Featuring Scotland’s Action-based Learning Examples:
    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar: Calum Iain MacIver, Communities Director
    Fife Council: Gordon Mole, Chief Officer for Business and Employability
    Glasgow City Council: Val McNeice, Programme Manager, Glasgow City Region City Deal
    North Ayrshire Council: Julie McLachlan, Senior Manager, Economic Policy
  • Q & A and Discussion
  • The Future of the Community Wealth Building Programme: future training

View this workshop on the EDAS website or on YouTube.