Back by popular demand, the Landscape Institute’s CPD Days help our members maintain the highest standards of professional competence and knowledge. Featuring top speakers on a wide variety of landscape and placemaking topics, these training days are designed to help members complete their minimum 25 hours’ continuing professional development (CPD) learning per year. Professionals in related fields will also find these days a useful and affordable way to develop and hone their professional expertise.

The next LI CPD day will be on Tuesday 30 January 2018 at the Teacher Building in Glasgow, just a few minutes’ walk from Glasgow Central Station.

The cost of attendance includes lunch, refreshments and networking opportunities. Registration opens at 8.30am for either a 9am or a 9.30am start, depending on the chosen sessions. The event closes at 5pm.

Confirmed speakers

David Gourlay, Director at Hall AitkenBetter bid writing – can you afford not to go?
Guidance on how to apply more successfully for project funds, including the principles of good bid-writing, key steps to plan your applications, the wider aspects of investment readiness, and the tools to develop a bid-writing checklist and action plan.
Sue Illman, Owner of Illman Young Landscape Design Ltd and Past President of the Landscape InstituteSuDS – ‘Getting it right’ on site
While getting the design and detailing of SuDS is crucial, construction is equally important, and ‘Getting it right‘ may be a key factor in having your scheme adopted. We all understand the complexities of site works, but SuDS add their own particular requirements and constraints. As lead author for the latest CIRIA SuDS Construction Guidance, Sue will help delegates avoid ‘What can go wrong‘.
Romy Rawlings, UK Business Development Manager at ‎VestreA Nordic approach to street furniture
An introduction to Scandinavian design, technical details of the most commonly used materials, Vestre’s approach to sustainability and a few case studies of Vestre products.
Marc van GriekenContent to be confirmed
HardscapeSite visit (location to be confirmed)

Full timetable to be announced shortly

Booking now open

Delegates will choose up to five sessions across the morning and afternoon. For each time slot, you will indicate a first, second and third choice. In the event that your preferred session becomes over-subscribed, we will place you on a waiting list and offer you your second or third choice in the meantime.

You can book your ticket for the event before the final timetable is announced. If you do so, we will contact you in advance of the event, once the final timetable is available, to ask you to choose your preferred sessions. Sessions are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so look out for email updates and book early to avoid disappointment!



Earlybird discount ends on Friday 12 January. Standard booking ends on Thursday 25 January. More information and tickets can be found via the booking link below.

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