CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) IN LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Many of the organisations that undertake research and consultancy work in the field of local economic development provide forums to disseminate their findings and promote good practice and activities in CPD for practitioners in the field of local economic development. The organisations listed below represent those that also have an explicit CPD brief. It is also notable that many of the training providers offering postgraduate courses listed in Appendix 1, also offer single modules which could function as CPD in some cases.
1 BURA (British Urban Regeneration Association)
33 Great Sutton Street
London EC1 0DX
Tel 0171 253 5054
The professional body promoting good practice in urban regeneration through its programme of events (conferences, seminars, workshops) and good practice awards.
2 Centre for Local Economies (CLES)
Barclay House, 35 Whitworth Street West,
Manchester M1 5NG
Tel 0161 236 1891
A policy development organisation which organises a rolling programme of events and a summer school for practitioners in local economic development.
3 Centre for Urban & Regional Studies (CURS)
School of Public Policy, University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT
Tel 0121 414 5028
Runs specialist short courses and a programme of post experience seminars (40 in 1996/97) for practitioners.
4 Community Development Foundation
60 Highbury Grove,
Islington N5 2AG
Tel 0171 226 5375
Organises conferences and short courses on community development and community economic development issues.
Dept of Local Government Studies,
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT
Tel 0121 414 4994
INLOGOV has an annual programme of seminars and conferences for
6 LEPU (Local Economy Policy Unit)
School of Urban Development & Policy,
London SW8 2JZ
Tel 0171 815 7798
Runs an extensive one day seminar programme for policy makers and practitioners in local economic development issues. Publishes a quarterly journal Local Economy.
7 The Planning Exchange
8 Gordon Street,
Glasgow G1 3PL
Tel 0141 248 9441
Promotes the exchange of knowledge and information about good practice in local economic development. Publishes a weekly Bulletin about new publications, information, reviews and notices of current events (seminars, workshops, conferences etc). Provides search and enquiry facilities and a monthly journal Economic Development Today.
8 Policy Research Institute (PRI)
16 Queen Square
Leeds LS2 8AJ
Tel 0113 283 3225
The PRI runs a series of one day policy-related seminars for practitioners.
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