Forthcoming Holyrood Events

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...

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-...

Safeguarding children and young people: Next steps for preventing abuse

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...

Connect Conference 2017

21 June 2017
Holyrood’s 6th Annual Connect Conference will bring together ICT professionals from across the public sector and beyond to examine how to drive forward integration of digital technologies in the...

Pupil Equity Funding: Planning, Best Practice and Next Steps for Delivery

21 June 2017
This timely briefing will explore the impact of the £120 Million Pupil Equity Fund on raising attainment for the most socio-economically disadvantaged students; providing an overview of...

Connect Awards 2017

21 June 2017
Welcome to the 4th Annual Connect ICT Awards, Scotland’s only event which celebrates excellence in public sector ICT. The Awards aim to recognise the achievements of Scotland’s leading public sector...

Local Government Explained

22 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...

The National Health and Social Care Standards in Scotland

27 June 2017
Scotland’s new Health and Social Care Standards will set out what we should all expect when using any part of the care system. Written from the perspective of someone experiencing care, the...

Developing The Early Years Workforce

27 June 2017
This event will reflect on the changes introduced since the publication of the Independent Review of the Scottish Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Workforce and Out of School Care (OSC) Workforce...

Recycling and Waste Management Briefing 2017

28 June 2017
This briefing will examine the latest developments and good practice in the recycling and waste management sector. Context In 2015, Scottish local authorities recycled 44.3% of the household...

Enriching Learning through Responsive Child Protection Case Reviews

29 June 2017
This event will consider the next steps for Case Reviews in Scotland, drawing upon the Welsh Multi-Agency Practice Reviews to consider how existing practice can be improved. The event The...

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

29 August 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...

The Teaching Profession in Scotland: Attraction, Recruitment and Retention

30 August 2017
Underpinning all ambitions for education provision in Scotland is an ongoing and evolving demand on teachers. They are at the heart of the Attainment Challenge and the Curriculum for Excellence and...

Next Steps for Tourism in Scotland

31 August 2017
Tourism is increasingly seen as Scotland’s most important industry. Tourism is the heartbeat of the Scottish economy and supports communities throughout the year across the country. The National...