Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services Podcast (2008-2014)

Research seminars and events of interest to social work and social services in Scotland.

From 2014 this podcast has been superceded by IRISS.FM.

Personal learning networks introduction - Malcolm Wright

Personal learning networks

NES Chief Executive Malcolm Wright. The social use of knowledge is an important strand of the Knowledge into Action strategy which aims to make finding and using knowledge a routine part of everyday work. By social use of knowledge we mean the tools, techniques and skills that connect people so that they can share experience and find ways of applying knowledge.

Personal learning networks introduction - Alison Petch

Personal learning networks

The knowledge management strategy for the social services highlights the vital role of social media and urges organisations to encourage and nurture the innovative use of web-based interactive tools for communication, collaboration and learning.

Pilotlight co-design team discussion

Iriss Champions network meeting

Members of the Pilotlight co-design team in Moray discuss the pathway to self-directed support for people with mental health problems. Discussion facilitated by Alison Petch.

Recorded at the Iriss annual Champions event.

Driving through culture change in difficult times - Angela Morgan

Exploring culture change: approaches and challenges

Angela Morgan, Chief Executive of Includem, shares her experience and lessons in leading a small, innovative organisation through difficult economic times and changes while remaining true to its core purpose and vision.

Recorded at Exploring culture change: approaches and challenges.

Culture change and self-directed support: a clear vision - Henry Simmons

Exploring culture change: approaches and challenges

Henry Simmons, Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland, explores culture change in relation to self-directed support. He talks about the need for a clear vision based on the principles of human rights as a driver for successful change.

Recorded at Exploring culture change: Approaches and challenges.

Culture change in the public sector: an evidence review - Michelle Drumm

Exploring culture change: approaches and challenges

Michelle Drumm (Iriss) talks about her Insight on the evidence around culture change in the public sector, viewed through the lens of the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) Highland Pathfinder.

Recorded at Exploring culture change: approaches and challenges.

IRISS.FM - Ian Watson

Iriss Champions network meeting

Ian Watson, Programme Manager at Iriss, speaks about IRISS.FM, internet radio for Scotland's social services.

He also speaks about access to social media in the workplace.

Recorded at the Iriss Champions network meeting.