Forthcoming Holyrood Events

Improving Health and Safety in the Workplace

25 April 2017
The new Scottish Plan for Action on Safety & Health provides a clear focus for the Partnership on Health & Safety in Scotland, chaired by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). A key member...

Widening Access to Taught Postgraduate Study

25 April 2017
Over a year after the publication of the Taught Postgraduate Review Working Group final report, this event will consider progress so far and what more can be done to improve access to and uptake of...

Making the Community Asset Transfer Process Work

25 April 2017
This briefing will consider the latest developments and good practice in the community asset transfer process. Context In January 2017, the asset transfer section of the Community...

The Learner Journey: Aligning Learning, Skills and Career Development

26 April 2017
This briefing will consider the latest developments and good practice in the Learner Journey and how to meet the skill demand required by Scotland's economy.   Context The...

Knowing Your Networks: Strategies for Social Media Success

26 April 2017
The world of social media and digital marketing is fast-paced and constantly evolving. It is vital to keep pace with the latest technology innovations in order to take advantage of the ...

Crisis Communications Scotland

27 April 2017
Gain practical guidance to improve your crisis communications strategy New year, new threats. A crisis can hit your organisation at any time. Whether this is natural or man-made, challenging...

Supporting LGBT People in the Workplace: Equality, Inclusion, and Good Practice

4 May 2017
Scotland is one of the most LGBT friendly nations in Europe. It was the first country in the UK to consult on introducing same-sex marriage and was the first country to host a Transgender and...

The Future of Housing Support in Scotland

17 May 2017
This briefing will examine the latest developments and good practice in helping vulnerable people live as independently as possible in their communities. Context There have been warnings that...

Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

25 May 2017
The Scottish Government's Equally Safe strategy, refreshed in 2016, sets out a vision for tackling all forms of violence against women and girls. The strategy argues in favour of "a relentless...

Enhancing Parental Capacity: taking action to support Scotland’s families

30 May 2017
This event will explore how practitioners can assess parental capacity and share how we can help develop parenting skills to support vulnerable families and ensure all children have the best start in...

Outcome Based Policy Making

31 May 2017
This course helps individuals working in policy environments to consider current practice, benchmark performance, and identify gaps in knowledge, skill and behaviour. From this we can then develop...

Universities and Business: Strengthening the Partnership

31 May 2017
Scotland generates the most university- based research within the UK as a whole, demonstrating the strength of the university sector. However, the NCUB’s final Task Force report published in 2016,...

Next Steps for Co-production: Improving Services Together

31 May 2017
This briefing will examine the latest policy developments and good practice in delivering more inclusive, sustainable and effective services. Context Co-production is the process of utilising...

Supporting Employee Mental Health and Wellbeing

1 June 2017
Digital transformation and increasing diversity within the modern workplace are themes affecting all sectors in Scotland, whilst the challenges of creating and keeping a healthy workforce depend on...

Learning Through Technology

6 June 2017
Join us at Holyrood's 6th annual Learning Through Technology event as we feature a key line-up of speakers who will demonstrate how we can best embed digital technology into school education and...

The Value of Scotland’s Nurses: Improving Health and Delivering Quality Care

7 June 2017
Scotland's Chief Nursing Officer has worked to develop a 2030 Vision for Nursing, due to be published in Summer 2017.  This vision builds on the policy work around Transforming Nursing...

Local Government Explained

8 June 2017
"Scotland’s councils are operating in an increasingly demanding environment. New and returning councillors face major challenges...it is more important than ever that councillors provide effective...

Supporting an Ageing Workforce in Scotland

15 June 2017
The Scottish Government published ‘An Investigation of Pensioner Employment’ in June 2016 which recognised a sharp increase in older people in the workforce fuelled by a rise in the state pension age...

Next Steps for Social Enterprise in Scotland

15 June 2017
This briefing will examine the latest policy developments, trends, support and good practice in the social enterprise sector. Context In December 2016, the Scottish Government published a 10-...

Child sexual abuse in Scotland: how learning from our past can help safeguard our future

20 June 2017
By examining the current issues and the extent of child abuse in Scotland this event, chaired by Jacquie Roberts OBE, Former Chief Executive, Care Commission, subsequently the Care Inspectorate, will...