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Planning skills in difficult times

Event jointly hosted by RTPI Scotland Grampian chapter and Scottish Young Planners' Network
27 May 2021 at 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM / Scotland / Grampian / Online

27 May 2021 at 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
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RTPI Grampian | [email protected]

This webinar forms part of our RTPI Online series and is brought to you by Grampian Chapter and Scottish Young Planner's Network.

Event speakers:

Sean Kelly – Co-Chair Scottish Young Planners Network

Irene Beautyman - Place & Wellbeing Partnership Lead at the Improvement Service & Public Health Scotland,  Past Convenor RTPI Scotland

The latest unemployment figures show that there are still hard times ahead. For recent graduates and those who are in their final year and planners who may have lost their jobs things may feel uncertain. This event aims to highlight the support and guidance the RTPI community can provide for those who navigate the planning job market during this challenging time by reflecting on lesson learned after 2008 economic downturn, and from those who moved into planning from other sectors.  Draw parallels between the 2008 economic downturn and the recent impact to job security due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we thought it pertinent to hear from those who started their planning career as a result of the 2008 economic downturn.

Also Irene will look to highlight that there are two key differences compared to 2008. The recent report we commissioned from Skills Devt Scotland identifies a shortage of planners of the next few years as the aging demographic of the profession retire. Secondly, we have a host of new duties being asked of us through the Planning Act and a significantly enlarged focus on place as a result of Covid.  So a greatly enhance profile for the profession and hope for the future.

Core CPD Framework

Championing Planning

By attending this event you can:

  • Find out how people arrived at a planning career
  • Learn what advice they would give to those looking to move into a new career/ those who are looking to hire new planners
  • Find out how we can all help and encourage new planners