Forthcoming events

Effective leadership and networked governance: Public service and community leadership – What works and why?

A seminar to draw together some of the key findings from the What Works Scotland research on public service and community leadership. This will be a forum for discussion and the development of ideas and responses to develop leadership that takes our public services and the leadership agenda to the next level.

  • Date: 4 December 2018, 10-1pm
  • Location: The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Past events

See details of past events. Get access to speakers’ presentations and event reports.

Research for Change – Beyond What Works

NEW! Presentations and resources available. Conference which explored the role and use of data and evidence as key components in the development, design and delivery of good public services.

Webinar: Transforming communities? Exploring the roles of community anchor organisations in public service reform – supporting, leading and challenging?

NEW! Presentation from the webinar available. This webinar drew from the recent What Works Scotland research report on community-led, holistic community organisations – in particular as community development trusts and community-controlled housing associations.

Empowering People and Places: What Works?

NEW! Presentations and resources available. Conference focused on engaging with research insights into what works and what does not, in community empowerment, as well as discussing implications for the future of policy and practice in Scotland.

Webinar: Participatory budgeting and its potential for community empowerment and social justice

NEW! Audio, slides and transcription available. This webinar looked at what needs to happen to ensure that the mainstreaming of PB simultaneously carves out space for more complex participatory and deliberative processes in local government decision-making.

Britain after Brexit: the political and economic choices ahead

Sir Martin Donnelly, former permanent secretary at the UK Department of International Trade, gave this Policy Scotland lecture.

Research, collaboration and inspection: towards a research-informed system

In this seminar Professor Daniel Muijs, Head of Research at OfSTED, spoke about encouraging the development of evidence-informed approaches across the education sector.

Evidence to Action: what works for public service reform

Seminar which presented key What Works Scotland learnings from Evidence to Action projects and practical advice and tools for incorporating the use of evidence in decision-making and public service delivery.

All of What Works Scotland past events

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