Events and workshops

Promoting best practice

Our forum delivers regular learning opportunities through events, workshops, conferences, and through visits to outstanding green spaces.  We are continually planning future events and workshops with partners and collaborators.

All events are focused on the skills and competencies identified as essential for the green space sector, and are themed around Midlands Parks Forum’s Skills and Competencies Framework.



Our learning framework has six key skills areas – as detailed above.  Within those skills are 60 sub-groups – from Partnerships to Protected Landscapes, from Leisure Strategies to Landscapes, from Access to Allotments, from Play to Project Management, from Horticulture to Habitat Management.

See our forthcoming events for 2023


  • January Webinar – Play sport, health and social prescribing

  • March Webinar with The Landscape Institute – Historic Parks and Collaboration

  • March Learning Visit – Sandwell Valley Country Park and West Smethwick Park

  • April Learning Visit – Coombe Abbey Park CPD day on protected landscapes

  • May Learning Visit – Snibston Colliery Country Park on manging risk and visitor safety

  • June Learning Visit – Ryton Pools, Coventry CPD Day on Biodiversity Net Gain

  • September Learning Visit – Arrow Valley Country Park on Leisure and Sport Strategies

  • October – Learning Visit TBC

  • November – Annual Conference, Chester House Estate, North Northamptonshire.

  • December – Webinar TBC









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