Forthcoming Holyrood Events

Improving Employee Engagement: Priorities, Potential and Good Practice

25 January 2018
Engaged employees are one of the greatest assets your organisation can possess. However, this potential is often not realised. At this event, we will examine priorities and good practice for...

Improving BAME Outcomes in Further and Higher Education

30 January 2018
Students from minority ethnic backgrounds often have a different experience of education from their peers. At this event, we will examine what actions institutions can take to shape how BAME students...

Protecting Children and Young People from Alcohol-Related Harm: At Home, in the Community and through the Justice System

30 January 2018
  Every child in Scotland has the right to grow up without being affected by alcohol harms – but how can this ambition be achieved? The context Scotland’s refreshed Alcohol Strategy and...

Good Corporate Governance: Improving Practices, Processes and Performance

30 January 2018
This briefing considers the latest thinking, principles and good practice in effective corporate governance. The context Good corporate governance is the responsibility of everyone in...

Taking a Trauma-Informed Approach in Children’s Services

31 January 2018
Discover how taking a trauma-informed approach can make a tangible difference to the support provided to a child who has experienced hardship.  Early bird rate available until Friday 24 ...

Eating Disorders in Scotland: Prevention, Early Intervention and Promoting Recovery

31 January 2018
More than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder. However, it is often difficult to quantify the number of sufferers as many go undiagnosed. The context Anyone can develop...

Private Renting in Scotland – Navigating the New Regulatory Framework

1 February 2018
The Private Rented Sector is undergoing significant regulatory change, this briefing will consider the latest developments and good practice. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE 20% discount on all...

International Students in Scotland: Attraction and Support

6 February 2018
As a nation committed to internationalism and boasting a world-renowned Higher Education sector, Scotland continues to be an attractive destination for international students. However, with the...

Palliative and End of Life Care: Improving Partnership Working

7 February 2018
56,000 people in Scotland die every year, with 46,000 people needing some form of palliative or end of life care. However, it is thought that a quarter of these people do not get the care that they...

Scotland's Libraries: Supporting Communities and Improving Outcomes

7 February 2018
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...

Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness Across the Life Course

13 February 2018
Over 1.1 million Britons are lonely. Moreover, those who experience loneliness are 50% more likely to die prematurely than people with a good social network. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE 20%...

Improving Mental & Physical Wellbeing in Schools: Wellbeing in Curriculum for Excellence

20 February 2018
Curriculum for Excellence ‘emphasises the importance of nurturing learners to help them develop the knowledge and skills they need for positive mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing.’...

Digital Health & Care Scotland

20 February 2018 to 21 February 2018
The Scottish Government has been consulting on an updated Digital Health and Social Care Strategy 2017-22. The draft of the strategy is expected to be available at the end of the summer with the...

Improve Your Communications: Creating Engaging Content

27 February 2018
Creating engaging content is more important than ever.  Websites, emails, reports, letters, and communications with the public need to be written to a high standard, easy to understand...

Improving Mental Health in the Workplace

27 February 2018
Industry research suggests that 56% of employers want to do more to improve staff wellbeing but feel that they don’t have the right training or guidance to do so. At this event we will provide...

Living On The Edge: Helping Struggling Households To Maximise Their Income

28 February 2018
Living costs are rising faster than income. How can those in a position to provide support help households struggling to make ends meet to maximise their income? Early bird rate available until...

Improving Participation for Women and Girls in Sport

28 February 2018
Physical activity is beneficial for the health of the body and mind. Yet, participation rates among women and girls are much lower than for men. 20% discount on all rates before 6pm Friday 24th...

Cyber Security 2018

28 February 2018
With the frequency of cyber-attacks and cost per breach rising rapidly, public bodies, businesses and third sector organisations need to assess their cyber defences urgently. Public bodies...

STEM Scotland 2018

20 March 2018
Join Holyrood on March 20th as we examine key issues for the future of STEM in Scotland. Sessions will take a comprehensive view of the STEM education landscape from early years through enthusiasm to...

Cyber Security Northern Ireland

29 March 2018
In October 2017, National Cyber Security Centre CEO Ciaran Martin revealed in October that Northern Ireland has been hit by "significant" online attacks from hostile nations. From accusations of...