Forthcoming Holyrood Events

Supporting Women in the Workplace

26 September 2017
Despite making up half of the population women continue to be underrepresented in the workforce, more so in traditionally male-dominated industries and senior management. Yet with stifled talent...

Digital Justice 2017

27 September 2017
​The Scottish Government is committed to utilising digital technology to provide simple, fast and effective justice for all at best cost. Holyrood’s Digital Justice Scotland 2017 will bring...

10 Years of the Adult Support and Protection Act (Scotland) 2007: Sharing Learning Across Scotland

28 September 2017
This event will reflect on the past 10 years of the Adult Support and Protection Act (Scotland) 2007 and explore how it has benefited adults at risk of harm n Scotland. In doing so we will share...

The Future of Apprenticeships and Training: Tackling Scotland’s Skills Gaps

28 September 2017
With the recent introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy the Scottish Government have committed to a distinct approach to apprenticeships and wider skills development in order to drive closer...

Improving Health and Wellbeing Through Our Natural Health Service

3 October 2017
Scotland's natural environment is an under-utilised asset for the promotion and improvement of physical and mental health and wellbeing. In particular, green exercise which denotes an active and...

Ambition 2030: Next Steps for Scotland’s Food and Drinks Industry

11 October 2017
After a record year for Scotland’s food and drinks sector, the industry announced ‘Ambition 2030’ in March 2017 – backed by a total of £10 million in funding from itself, the Scottish Government, and...

GDPR: The Future of Data Protection

11 October 2017 to 18 October 2017
GDPR will come into effect in the UK on the 25 of May 2018, regardless of Brexit. By this time organisations must be able to show how they are compliant with the regulations in order to avoid...

Next Steps for Libraries in the 21st Century

11 October 2017
This briefing will examine the role of libraries in the 21st century to deliver services, meet the needs of communities and help support national and local priorities The context In an era of...

Commissioning Explained

17 October 2017
Commissioning is a relatively complex concept and process which is fundamentally about service reform, re-design or re-configuration.  The context Commissioning is rooted in...

Scotland’s Blue Economy: Energy, Aquaculture, and Innovation

19 October 2017
The marine sector accounts for a significant portion of the Scottish economy, feeding and formed by several sectors within society. From aquaculture and tourism to shipping and energy – getting...

Our Digital World: Children, Young People and Online Safety

24 October 2017
This event will explore the benefits and risks of the digital world for Scotland’s children and young people and ask how we can empower the younger generation to be safe online and take control of...

Improving Complaints Handling: Putting People at the Centre of Services

25 October 2017
Effective and proper handling of complaints is vital for organisations seeking to drive improvements and restore positive relationships with people who have felt let down. Handling complaints...

Excellence In The Early Years Through Creative Play

25 October 2017
At this event we will explore how creative play including the expressive arts can support child development and look at how we can make creative play available for all children both in early years...

Preventing and Reducing Homelessness in Scotland

26 October 2017
This briefing will examine the latest developments and practice in preventing and tackling homelessness in Scotland. The context In 2015/16, Scottish local authorities received around 35,000...

Improving Online Engagement: Measuring Impact and Performance

26 October 2017
New communication channels have opened between organisations and public citizens thanks to increased connectivity, new technology and use of social media.  This can be both an opportunity and...

ASN Provision In Education: Priorities, Potential, and the 10-Year Strategy

31 October 2017
In May of this year, the Scottish Government launched a consultation to its ten-year strategy for the learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs. Our event...

Child Witnesses: Interviewing, Supporting, Protecting

31 October 2017
By better supporting child witnesses we can minimise the risk of further trauma and improve the evidence informing our justice system. This event will explore how we can improve the support provided...

Socitm Scotland

9 November 2017
Published in March 2017, the Scottish Government’s new Digital Strategy realising Scotland’s full potential in a Digital World commits Scotland to ‘put digital at the heart of everything we do...

Essential Finance Skills 2017

14 November 2017
Regardless of industry, many managerial roles now require individuals to have a rudimentary grasp of organisational finances. Increasingly financial management is no longer the preserve of CFOs...

Staying The Course: Support and Retention in Further Education

14 November 2017
In June 2017, the launch of a new national improvement programme to raise attainment and improve retention in Scotland’s colleges was announced by the Minister for Further Education, Shirley-Anne...