Charlie McConnell

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Charlie is the Director of the Schumacher College. "He is also a member of the senior management of The Dartington Hall Trust. Charlie is a political scientist and has worked for over thirty five years in both the UK and internationally around ways in which local communities and civil society can become better organised and more resilient to deal with environmental, social and economic challenges. Former posts include CEO of Carnegie UK Trust, Secretary General of the International Association for Community Development, CEO of the Scottish Community Education Council, European and Public Affairs Director of the Community Development Foundation and Head of Community Development with the Scottish Government. Charlie was the first Chair of the UK’s professional training standards body for community learning and development. He has written and edited several books and advised the Council of Europe, OECD, UK and Scottish governments on engaging communities around social and environmental issues. He joined the college in 2008. [1]

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  1. Staff, Schumacher College, accessed October 18, 2011.