Events

How to communicate with impact

4 Jul 2017

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?

1 Jun 2017

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. 

How to communicate with impact

30 May 2017

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:

Keeping it real: service user and carer involvement in professional education

26 Apr 2017

A national conference to share and promote best practice in service user and carer involvement in professional education. The conference will bring together service users and carers, students, educators, professionals and policy-makers.

It will be relevant to social work, health, education and other areas of professional education, at qualifying and post-qualifying levels. The conference sets out to:

Gypsy Travellers, human rights and social work's role launch event

24 Mar 2017

“Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people.” It incorporates principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversity." (International definition of social work)

Eligibility criteria and critical need

15 Mar 2017

This free workshop will explore the topics of eligibility criteria and critical need. It is a follow up to our first Iriss SEEDS workshop held in November.

The workshop will be interactive and provide reflection time and a safe space to explore key challenges from your contexts. It will also surface what we know about strengths, successes, existing good practice and build on 'what works'.

Robert White, Head of Social Work from Independent Living Fund Scotland, will co-facilitate the day. 

Forum: Debates for student and newly qualified social workers

7 Dec 2016

Being a social worker is both a rewarding and challenging job. How do you stay safe, motivated, resilient, informed and heard?

We invite student and newly qualified social workers to the Forum to debate what matters to YOU and to identify what we can do together. It will offer discussion, peer support and sustenance! (Pizza and coffee will be available from 6.30pm).

This free event will provide attendees with the opportunity to share their experiences in a safe and honest space independent of local authority and university. It will support:

A watershed for social work in Scotland?

30 Nov 2016

Audit Scotland recently concluded that social work in Scotland is at a ‘watershed’, with fundamental decisions needing to be taken on how services are provided in the future. They stressed that the public and people who access the range of social work services provided across Scotland must be more involved in shaping future provision, with a debate required 'on the level, the nature and affordability of services.'