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Event Series Event Series: Training for Community Landowners

Training for Community Landowners in Glasgow

20 November * 9:30 am - 21 November * 3:30 pm


Intensive training available this Autumn 

Community landowners implement the needs, aspirations and energy of their communities,  while also running financially successful organisations.  This community-led approach is one of the main strengths of the community land model but it can also create unique challenges.

We are offering a set of intensive in-person trainings this Autumn which will cover key topics for community landowner staff and board members, and access to one to one coaching. Join us to build your knowledge, and your network,  as you plan for the future.


What’s on offer? 


 November  21 (9.30-15:30) 

Finance for non-financial staff
A refresher course on finance for non-financial staff. We will discuss management accounts, VAT, and other key topics.

Additional 1 to 1 support available from James, by the hour, for attendees.



28 September (9.30-15:30) – Building Stronger Boards
We looked at board processes (decision making, writing agenda, reporting, meeting, chairing, managing staff) as well as board/staff dynamics (succession planning, managing your CEO, recruitment and induction, effective decision making.).

29 September (9.30-15:30) – Strategic Planning Day 1
How to approach long-term strategic planning from a community-led perspective.  The follow up session will develop these plans.

20 November  (9.30-15:30) – Strategic Planning Day 2
Developing and implementing your long-term strategic planning.  This is only available to those who attended the first session in September.



The training is structured to provide intensive support over two days in September and  two days in November. The sessions on Stronger Boards and Finance are ‘stand alone’ and may have different attendees.  The same attendees have signed up for both days of Strategic Planning for continuity.

James Hilder will be providing the training. He is a very experienced social enterprise consultant, trainer and Trustee, involved in numerous community buyouts and social enterprises.

Training sessions are open to communities who either own or are about to acquire land and/or assets. Both Board members and employees are encouraged to attend, but numbers will initially be restricted to two people per organisation, per seminar.  If there is substantial interest, priority will be given to community groups in the Clyde Valley.

The training will take place in the Billiard Hall at the Pearce Institute in Govan.

Travel and caring cost bursaries are available.



Register using the RSVP below.

Once we have received your registration we will check that your organisation meets the criteria  and will be in touch with you to confirm your place. Spaces are available on a first come first serve basis.

Contact Heather at with any queries.


Training for Community Landowners
This event is part of Community Land Scotland’s on-going series of training sessions for community owners, and is focused in Glasgow in 2023 as part of our project Community Ownership Hub: Glasgow and Clyde Valley. Individual topics covered in the series will include Strategic Planning, Recruiting and Managing Staff, Finance, Handling Conflict Constructively, and more to be announced.


20 November * 9:30 am
21 November * 3:30 pm


The Pearce Institute
840-860 Govan Rd
Glasgow, G51 3UU
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