Inside Iriss

What we're up to right now!

A coaching approach

Asking new questions, hearing new things

Last Autumn I started a coaching course with the Institute of Coaching Studies. Over six weeks, a small group of us from all over the world spent two half days a week online together. Led by an excellent tutor, we worked through the course and practiced coaching from the very first session. I thought I knew what coaching was but I soon realised the depth of skill involved in what seems like having a natural conversation. 

The learning behind the Lab 

Sharing the ideas and thoughts that encouraged us to host the Ideas Lab

If you’re familiar with Iriss work, you will know that we have had projects running for a year in three thematic areas - Space to Practice, Day-to-Day Dignity and Foundations for Change. Last week, we ran an Ideas Lab event, that brought together new organisations and teams that had submitted an expression of interest in working with us as partners in 2024/2025.

Holly and Sam reflect on the recent ASPire conference

An audience looking at a screen with the word ASPire projected

Iriss was delighted to host the in-person ASPire conference on the 22nd of February 2024 on behalf of the National Adult Support and Protection Coordinator and the Learning and Development Network. 100 of you lovelies gathered at The Barracks Conference Centre in Stirling to learn and chat about Sextortion, Undue Pressure and Learning Reviews.  


Josie, one of our Development Leads, reflects on her Iriss journey

Today is a big day for me, my last day working at Iriss. I wanted to spend some time reflecting on my journey with the organisation. I joined Iriss in 2016, when I had just graduated from my master's in Visual Communication, and I was full of naive enthusiasm for making change through design. I joined the team to support the delivery of a large-scale co-production project called Pilotlight