Due to popular demand, the Landscape Institute’s CPD Days are back. The next CPD day will be on Monday 2 October 2017 at The Studio in Birmingham, which is a few minutes’ walk from New Street Station.

Book your place here.

LI CPD days are an excellent and affordable way for LI members and landscape-related professionals to develop their professional knowledge and expertise. Our CPD days offer delegates a variety of sessions throughout the day, covering a wide range of subjects.

The cost of attendance includes lunch, tea/coffee, and networking opportunities. Registration opens at 9 am for a 9:30 am start and the event closes at 5 pm.

Booking your session

The final timetable for the event will be available shortly.

CPD Days allow delegates to pick up to five sessions across the morning and afternoon. Sessions confirmed so far are as follows:



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.
Mathew Haslam, Managing Director at Hardscape, Dave Lowe, Commercial Director at Hardscape, and Graham Woodward, Regional Head (Midlands) at AtkinsHow the selection of paving materials and design detail enable transport links to be incorporated into the public realm. Informative guided site visits to Birmingham New Street Station (am) and Snow Hill Midland Metro and Commercial District (pm)
Marcus Grant, Expert Advisor to WHO European Healthy Cities Network, Design Council CABE and SHINE Bristol Health PartnersHumans, habitat and health: the role of the landscape profession. An outline of the public health world and discussion about barriers to the creation of healthier human habitats, and how to align our work with other stakeholders for success.
Sue Illman, Owner of Illman Young Landscape Design Ltd and Past President of the Landscape Institute SuDS – ‘Getting it right’ on site. An introduction to the new SuDS construction guidance from its lead author that will help delegates understand the key issues in SuDS construction and management, deal with site problems and avoid ‘what can go wrong’.
David McKenna, Studio Associate Director at IBI GroupInclusive design and inclusivity appraisals. An introduction to inclusivity appraisals as best practice for landscape design and public realm projects, promoting a balanced and qualitative approach to design that improves the experience of all users.
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.
Mike Shilton, Product Director at Keysoft SolutionsHow to engage in a BIM project. An explanation of how BIM can help deliver better-performing landscapes, on time and to budget; the challenges of implementing BIM within the design and management of landscapes; how the LI has supported BIM within the profession to date; and the opportunities BIM offers for the future.
Tim White, Senior Associate at Tim O’Hare AssociatesPractical applications of soil science to landscape construction. An introduction to a range of soil topics, including the basic principles of soil science, tree pit considerations and soil depths, systems used for trees in hardscape, and soil requirements for wildflower grassland establishment.
Peter Wilder, Director at Wilder AssociatesMarketing yourself as a landscape professional. A quickfire presentation covering brand, market targeting and effective communication to help landscape professionals raise their profile in a market increasingly saturated with information.

Book your place here.

Because sessions may become over-subscribed, we will ask you to choose a first, second and third choice for each time slot. We will place you on a waiting list if your preferred session is unavailable, and offer you your second or third choice in the meantime. We recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment!

You do not need to wait until the full timetable is released to book your place. When all sessions are confirmed, you will be able to log in to your Eventbrite account and amend your preferences. We will ask you to indicate your preferences a couple of weeks in advance of the event, so please check for email updates.



About CPD days

Part of the LI’s role is to ensure that the highest standards of professional competence and knowledge are upheld by its members. To this end, the LI Code of Conduct requires all corporate member to complete a minimum of 25 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) learning each year.

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