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Adults with Incapacity – understanding the legislation and how to use it effectively

THURSDAY 21 MARCH 2019, ABERDEEN

Applying Adults with Incapacity legislation is becoming more and more commonplace but knowing how and when to make best use of the legislation can often be very challenging. Developed in partnership with Sandra McDonald, the former Public Guardian in Scotland, these half day masterclasses will provide practitioners with the information required to help and advise adults with incapacity and those supporting them.

Mental Health Champions – Class Teacher programme

FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2019, EDINBURGH

Led by Place2Be, and endorsed by SCEL and the GTCS, this programme is designed for teaching staff who have an interest in developing their knowledge around children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing and how to work with this in the classroom.

Adults with Incapacity – understanding the legislation and how to use it effectively

FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2019, EDINBURGH

Applying Adults with Incapacity legislation is becoming more and more commonplace but knowing how and when to make best use of the legislation can often be very challenging. Developed in partnership with Sandra McDonald, the former Public Guardian in Scotland, these half day masterclasses will provide practitioners with the information required to help and advise adults with incapacity and those supporting them.

Sexting – understanding the culture of sharing intimate images amongst children and young people and the risks involved

THURSDAY 31 JANUARY 2019, EDINBURGH

The sending of nude selfies is now one of the most fundamental aspects to many young people’s sexual development and relationships, with around half of UK children surveyed having self-produced sexual images. This one-day conference will encourage participants to explore the sexting culture amongst children and young people and how we can provide them with effective support and guidance in this area and help them to understand the risks.

Digital Care – Supporting care workforce development in digital skills and capabilities

TUESDAY 29 JANUARY 2019, CLYDEBANK

This free-to-attend conference will encourage participants to explore how colleges and care service providers can work together to develop workforce training in digital skills and capabilities, helping underpin the successful uptake and use of technologies across care.

Health and Social Care Integration in Scotland: sharing experiences so far, planning next steps

TUESDAY 11 DECEMBER 2018, GLASGOW

With an opening session led by Audit Scotland, this event will explore the integration journey so far; review how the reforms have been implemented to date and consider how Integration Authorities, Councils, NHS Boards and Government can work together to realise the full potential of integrated health and social care services.

The 2018 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Scotland’s Schools conference

WEDNESDAY 07 NOVEMBER 2018, EDINBURGH

With keynote interactive sessions led by Audit Scotland and SAMH, this year’s annual conference will encourage participants to share their ideas and experiences of providing mental health and wellbeing support to young people – What works, what could be improved upon and what are the impediments to getting it right?

Engaging boys to make positive life choices

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WEDNESDAY 03 OCTOBER 2018, EDINBURGH

As part of our ongoing conversation around ‘Supporting Boys’, this half-day training seminar will offer a particular focus on how we can ensure boys are fully engaged and supported to make positive life choices.

Why sleep matters – educating young people on the importance of sleep

WEDNESDAY 06 JUNE 2018, EDINBURGH

This half-day training conference will focus on the importance of providing young people with good sleep education – helping young people understand the critical role of sleep and the ‘sleep cycle’ to their wellbeing; to recognise good sleep-related behaviours; and to be able to assess and change their own sleep habits and routines accordingly.

Leadership and governance in high stakes situations – Recognising the behaviours that undermine our effectiveness and our relationships

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WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2018, EDINBURGH

At this Board Development seminar, we will explore our behavioural preferences when we get into ‘high stakes’ – when we are under pressure, when problems emerge, when things go wrong. Delegates will discover their own behavioural profile; understand which behaviours they are likely to adopt in high stakes situations and the likely consequences for themselves and their fellow Board Members; and learn how to lower the stakes in such situations.

Boys to Men – building relationships to support boys’ learning, wellbeing and development

WEDNESDAY 07 FEBRUARY 2018, GLASGOW

This one-day training conference will create a series of interactive discussion forums for those working with boys and young men around behaviour, relationships, sexual development and mental health and consider how we can ensure boys are fully engaged and supported in these areas and, through such empowerment, better able to make the right choices.

Stress Control in Schools – approaches to support young people, teachers and parents

WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2017, PERTH

Specially designed in partnership with Dr Jim White, the Consultant Clinical Psychologist behind ‘Stress Control’, this half-day training seminar will offer delegates a taster of the Stress Control in Schools programme, exploring the advantages of training and supporting young people to become more emotionally resilient; to understand stress and to be able to manage their own feelings and thoughts.

Strategic commissioning of health and social care services – the role of communities and the third sector

FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2017, GLASGOW

With a keynote input from Diana Hekerem, Head of Strategic Commissioning Support at the Improvement Hub, this half-day training seminar will focus on the commissioning of Health and Social Care services and the role communities and the third sector can play in this process.

Stress Control in Schools – approaches to support young people, teachers and parents

THURSDAY 09 NOVEMBER 2017, EDINBURGH

Specially designed in partnership with Dr Jim White, the Consultant Clinical Psychologist behind ‘Stress Control’, this half-day training seminar will offer delegates a taster of the Stress Control in Schools programme, exploring the advantages of training and supporting young people to become more emotionally resilient; to understand stress and to be able to manage their own feelings and thoughts.

Child Neglect in Scotland – helping schools in early identification and intervention

WEDNESDAY 01 NOVEMBER 2017, GLASGOW

Featuring keynote inputs from The Scottish Government, the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) and NSPCC Scotland, this one-day training conference will focus on detecting and dealing with cases of neglect and the increasing importance of schools in their early identification and intervention.

Strengthening Community Engagement – How might the Community Empowerment Act improve delivering local services?

FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER 2017, GLASGOW

This half-day seminar will consider how prepared public authorities are for responding to community participation requests following the introduction of part 3 of the Act in April 2017 and what more needs to be done to help local communities to plan and deliver better services and supportive communities and their environments.

Stress Control in Schools – approaches to support young people, teachers and parents

TUESDAY 03 OCTOBER 2017, GLASGOW

Specially designed in partnership with Dr Jim White, the Consultant Clinical Psychologist behind ‘Stress Control’, this half-day training seminar will offer delegates a taster of the Stress Control in Schools programme, exploring the advantages of training and supporting young people to become more emotionally resilient; to understand stress and to be able to manage their own feelings and thoughts.

Everyone needs to Care – developing a highly skilled, supported and engaged care workforce

WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2017, STIRLING

Being held in partnership with College Development Network (CDN), this ‘by invitation’ conference will bring together an invited audience of senior management and workforce leads from across Scotland’s social care services to explore how we can engage, support and upskill our current care workforce and develop career pathways that are attractive to potential care workers of the future.

Inspiring Effective Corporate Governance: Improving the Quality of Boardroom Conversations

WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE 2017, GLASGOW

These half-day board development seminars will encourage delegates to explore the essentials of great boardroom conversations; to discover the impact their default way of speaking may be having on fellow board members and learn how to adjust their language and make the conversational moves that will result in powerful, effective conversations and a more productive and engaged board.

Welfare in Scotland’s schools: a key piece of the attainment jigsaw

WEDNESDAY 24 MAY 2017, EDINBURGH

This national conference aims to bring together education professionals and a range of engaged stakeholders to join up the conversation around welfare and attainment – exploring the increasing role of the school in delivering welfare support and guidance to its children and young people and the importance of this work in helping to close the educational attainment gap.

The 2017 Mental Health and Wellbeing in Scotland’s Schools conference: Getting mental health right for every child

FRIDAY 28 APRIL 2017, EDINBURGH

This year’s Annual Mental Health in Schools conference will highlight the critical role schools play in supporting young people with mental health problems – How can we create a collaborative, whole-systems approach to early intervention, with the school at the centre? And how can we work together to support a positive and proactive approach to mental health and wellbeing in Scotland’s Schools?

Building healthy communities – tackling the key challenges to health improvement in Scotland

THURSDAY 02 FEBRUARY 2017, GLASGOW

Featuring a keynote address from Gerald McLaughlin, Chief Executive of NHS Health Scotland, this half-day conference will explore the impact of five leading public health challenges – obesity, diabetes, long term conditions, mental health and alcohol misuse – and showcase innovative community-led and community-based responses which seek to engage and empower efforts to build healthy communities.

Sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools – Protecting our children through the formative years and beyond

TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2016, EDINBURGH

Chaired by the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Tam Baillie, this training conference will explore the scale of sexual harassment and misogynistic attitudes in our schools and the measures and responses schools and wider intergrated childrens services can adopt to address the issue.

Developing Governance Capacity in Scotland’s Public Sector – Building Brilliant Boards

FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2016, EDINBURGH

Featuring keynote addresses from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution, Derek Mackay MSP and Caroline Gardner, the Auditor General for Scotland, this one-day conference will explore the importance of developing governance capacity in Scotland – with a particular focus on improving board governance, decision-making and performance and ensuring a wide range of perspectives, skillsets and experiences are represented in the boardroom.

Health and Social Care Integration across the UK – Common Destination, Different speeds

WEDNESDAY 09 NOVEMBER 2016, GLASGOW

Throughout the UK, there is a policy convergence towards health and social care integration, and whilst being undertaken at different speeds and with differing legislative power, common imperatives are driving that change. Sponsored by PwC, this one-day summit will share learning and expertise from across the UK to identify the key elements of what a successful approach to integration looks like from the policy, practice and patient experience perspectives.

Understanding the implications of easily accessible, explicit online content and its effects on the sexual culture of our children and young people

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WEDNESDAY 02 NOVEMBER 2016, GLASGOW

This half day training event will explore how the sexual culture of children and young people is shaped and impacted by pornography; and how professionals responsible for the guardianship and protection of the next generation can provide young people with the necessary support and guidance.

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools – The role of the school in working toward a healthier Scotland

THURSDAY 02 JUNE 2016, EDINBURGH

With the number of young people seeking help for mental health issues on the rise, schools are at the forefront of providing support but also hold the key to prevention in enabling young people.This national conference will examine how schools can develop a proactive, collaborative approach to support positive mental health and wellbeing amongst young Scots.

Health and Social Care Leadership – leading your organisation toward the 2020 Vision

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THURSDAY 26 MAY 2016, GLASGOW

With an opening session led by Audit Scotland, this one-day conference will explore the changing models of health and social care; innovative approaches to service provision, resource allocation and funding; and the leadership skills required to drive effective multi-agency partnership-working and integration.

Data sharing agreements – developing strong information sharing protocols and governance when working between and across agencies

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TUESDAY 10 MAY 2016, ABERDEEN

With a keynote address and a role-play session led by the Information Commissioner’s Office, these half-day training seminars will explore the design and implementation of data sharing agreements and consider what processes and safeguards can be put in place to ensure good information governance, quality and security.

Generation Sext – Why has the sending of intimate images become so prevalent amongst our children and young people?

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WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL 2016, EDINBURGH

Chaired by the Children and Young People’s Commissioner in Scotland, Tam Baillie, this half-day briefing will explore the sexting culture amongst Scotland’s young people; the dangers and impact of sharing sexually explicit images; and how those involved in the care and support of young people can effectively guide them through this minefield.

The role of the ‘public interest’ in effective corporate governance: how public bodies can ensure it is embedded in strategy and delivery

Embedding the Public Interest seminars
WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH 2016, EDINBURGH

How can public sector Boards satisfy themselves that the public interest is embedded in their organisational strategy and delivery? Bringing together senior leaders and Board Members from across the public sector and partner agencies, this half-day training seminar will discuss what good practice in representing the public interest looks like and examine practical ways to make it happen.

Data sharing agreements – developing strong information sharing protocols and governance when working between and across agencies

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WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH 2016, EDINBURGH

With a keynote address and a role-play session led by the Information Commissioner’s Office, these half-day training seminars will explore the design and implementation of data sharing agreements and consider what processes and safeguards can be put in place to ensure good information governance, quality and security.

Designing and transforming public services – the value of consumer insight and understanding user experiences

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MONDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2016, GLASGOW

With keynote addresses from the Scottish Government, the Design Council and the Improvement Service, this conference will explore the value of ‘consumer insight’ – of public bodies gaining a greater knowledge of those who use their services – and it’s potential to help shape and inform the design and transformation of those services.

Data sharing agreements – developing strong information sharing protocols and governance when working between and across agencies

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WEDNESDAY 27 JANUARY 2016, GLASGOW

With a keynote address and a role-play session led by the Information Commissioner’s Office, these half-day training seminars will explore the design and implementation of data sharing agreements and consider what processes and safeguards can be put in place to ensure good information governance, quality and security.

Delivering public services: The role of leadership in achieving customer service excellence

Leadership and Customer Service conference
WEDNESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2015, EDINBURGH

How can those who lead and manage our public services today make customer service integral to their business model? And how can they ensure their entire organization its culture, its strategies and its ways of working are driven by a relentless customer focus? Bringing together leaders and senior managers from across the public sector and partner agencies, this half-day conference will discuss the role of leadership in achieving customer service excellence.

Child Internet Safety: Leading challenges, effective responses and strategies for minimizing risk online

Child Internet Safety conference
WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER 2015, EDINBURGH

Featuring a range of expert speakers, this one-day training conference will discuss how we can strike the right balance between keeping children and young people safe online and ensuring they become highly competent, confident and responsible digital citizens.