Events

Making connections: partnership working with service user and carers in social work education

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When
17 Apr 2018
Where
Grassmarket Community Project, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA

Service user and carer involvement in social work education has been mandatory for nearly 15 years now, with students and graduates valuing this highly.

There is a lot of learning to share - transferrable to educators and practitioners working across a range of public services, and relevant to policy-makers committed to mainstreaming person-centred approaches and power sharing.

‘Working with, rather than doing to service users and carers’ – will be key to delivering the kind of integrated health and social care and self-directed support we all want.

Co-producing cultural competency

Gypsy Travellers
When
7 Mar 2018
Where
Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall St, Glasgow, G41 1BA

Gypsy Travellers experience denial of identity, forced assimilation, racial harassment, daily discrimination, a lack of understanding and respect for cultural difference – all on a regular basis. They also experience poorer life outcomes than the settled community, with poverty clearly related to discrimination experienced.  (Iriss Insight 35, 2017).

Sharing our leadership stories: developing effective supervision

Supervision
When
7 Mar 2018
Where
Wheatley Academy, 150 Ingram Street, Glasgow G1 1DW

A free event for people working in a leadership role within social care and health services.

Over the past year three partners from the third, independent and statutory sector worked with the SSSC and Iriss to explore what good leadership looks like in their organisations. The focus was on the leadership logic model, developed as part of the Enabling Leadership research (SSSC, 2016) and achieving effective supervision. They used SSSC and Iriss supervision resources as a reference point to consider how supervision needed to improve.

Igniting ideas: using co-production to get your ideas off the ground

Igniting Ideas
When
9 Feb 2018
Where
Kinning Park Complex, Kinning Park, Glasgow G41 1BA

Do you have an idea you want to get off the ground? Do you like sharing ideas with others and getting creative?

Iriss, in partnership with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), will host an Igniting Ideas workshop, which will explore how co-production and systems thinking could help you get started. It will offer different approaches to planning projects, ways to overcome challenges, and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard in the process.

How to communicate with impact

Host presenting workshop
When
16 Nov 2017
Where
Dundee Carers Centre (C Gate), Seagate House, 132-134 Seagate, Dundee DD1 2HB

Whatever your form of communication in social services - reports, project proposals, online content, strategy documents, presentations - this two-hour, 'Iriss how' workshop will give you simple techniques to help you get your message across.

It will be fast-paced and participatory, with lots of fun, creative exercises.

What it will cover:

How to communicate with impact

Host presenting workshop
When
26 Oct 2017
Where
Spectrum Centre, Room 5, 1B Margaret Street, Inverness IV1 1LS

Whatever your form of communication in social services - reports, project proposals, online content, strategy documents, presentations - this two-hour, 'Iriss how' workshop will give you simple techniques to help you get your message across.

It will be fast-paced and participatory, with lots of fun, creative exercises.

What it will cover:

How to communicate with impact

Host presenting workshop
When
7 Sep 2017
Where
Brunswick House, 51 Wilson St, Glasgow G1 1UZ

Whatever your form of communication in social services - reports, project proposals, online content, strategy documents, presentations - this two-hour, 'Iriss how' workshop will give you simple techniques to help you get your message across.

It will be fast-paced and participatory, with lots of fun, creative exercises.

What it will cover:

How to communicate with impact

Host presenting workshop
When
1 Sep 2017
Where
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

Whatever your form of communication in social services - reports, project proposals, online content, strategy documents, presentations - this two-hour, 'Iriss how' workshop will give you simple techniques to help you get your message across.

It will be fast-paced and participatory, with lots of fun, creative exercises.

What it will cover:

How to communicate with impact

Host presenting workshop
When
4 Jul 2017
Where
Brunswick House, 51 Wilson St, Glasgow G1 1UZ

Whatever your form of communication in social services - reports, project proposals, online content, strategy documents, presentations - this two-hour, 'Iriss how' workshop will give you simple techniques to help you get your message across.

It will be fast-paced and participatory, with lots of fun, creative exercises.

What it will cover:

What does good leadership look like in Scotland's social services?

When
1 Jun 2017
Where
Renfield Training and Conference Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP

A free event for managers and strategic leaders working in health and social care. It is a partnership event with SSSC and supported by Scottish Care and CCPS. 

The Enabling leadership research (SSSC, 2016) identified what good leadership looks like in Scotland’s social services and includes a logic model which captures the links between inputs, activities and outputs and how these contribute to positive outcomes for people using services.