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 2024


  • March Learning Visit – Clent Hills Visit with National Trust – Understanding the 8 Hills Project

  • April Webinar n Partnership with Parks for London – The Heritage Fund

  • May Webinar – Coffee and Chat to support members

  • June Learning Visit – Markeaton Park and Allestree Rewilding Project – Derby City Council

  • July Learning Visit – Victoria Embankment, with Nottingham City Council

  • August tbc

  • September – Purple Horizons in Partnership with Natural England and Walsall Council

  • Otober – Annual Conference, The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas

  • December – tbc









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