Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM WEST
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The Woodlands Suite, The Albany Conference Centre 
44 Ashley Street
Glasgow G3 6DS
United Kingdom

Driving Directions 


Alison Jones 
07747 772712 

Inclusive Growth Community of Practice Launch 

To help contribute to the achievement of Scottish Government’s twin objectives of boosting competitiveness whilst tackling inequality, EDAS is launching a new Inclusive Growth Community of Practice to help members and other stakeholders improve practice in this area.

Such a community will provide opportunities to explore ways of improving economic outcomes to enhance wellbeing, quality of life and equity in society.  It will provide a platform to help economic development practitioners to share learning on how best to stimulate a growing economy that is more inclusive.  

The community aims to -

(i)                  Share lessons from experience to shape and improve practice.

(ii)                 Provide opportunities for engagement and speaker input to aid a better understanding of policy initiatives, theory and ideas.

(iii)               Provide a conduit to feed back lessons and insights, themes and issues, from practitioners who are responsible for delivering this agenda on the ground.

(iv)               Build on and contribute to other initiatives in this area.



13:30    Arrival and Coffee 

14:00    Welcome and Community of Practice Purpose

EDAS Directors, Liz McEntee, Director of External Affairs, Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector and Charlie Woods, Director, Scottish Universities Insight Institute

14:10    Scottish Government update and the Scottish Centre for Regional Inclusive Growth

Stephen White, Head of Place Based Economic Development Team

14:20    Where are we now?

Professor Alan McGregor, Research Professor of Economic Development, University of Glasgow   

An overview of Scottish Government policy and economic strategy and observations and lessons learned from a long career working on people and place-based regeneration.  Alan will also share news of a new Inclusive Growth CPD course he is developing with EDAS.

14:40    Rhetoric versus Reality - Poverty in Scotland and the Impact of Inequality on People's Lives

Dr David Waite, Research Associate, Glasgow City Deal (Urban Studies), University of Glasgow

An overview of inclusive growth, the factors and issues it presents at city-region and neighbourhood levels, and questioning the impact of silos on policy design and delivery (with reference to recent policy-related research).

15:00    Q & A

15:15    Transfer to

15:25 – 15:55    Working Groups

              In your groups, consider –

(i)                  Does our speakers’ input resonate and in what way(s)?

(ii)                 How might the issues raised inform the work practitioners undertake?

(iii)               Are there collective points and shared views that EDAS could raise on behalf of members to policy makers and politicians?

(iv)               What issues and themes should be explored at future events?

16:05    Feedback & Summing Up

16:15    Networking (close 16:45)



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