Forthcoming events

Taking a Deliberative Approach to Complexity: What can we learn from the Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit?

Tuesday 23 January 2018, Edinburgh 

This seminar will examine what we can learn from the experience of holding a Citizens’ Assembly about Brexit and consider the role of participatory processes like this in current decision-making in Scotland.


Past events

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

Hard-to-reach or easy-to-ignore? A review of evidence about equality in community engagement

This event shared the findings of an evidence review exploring the intersection between community engagement and equality.

Co-production and public service reform

This seminar looked at the role of co-production, its role in reforming public services and how co-production can best be used to help develop sustainable and effective public services. Part of Co-production Week Scotland 2017.

A life-first approach: What citizens want from support services

This partnership event with Carnegie UK Trust and the University of Edinburgh discussed the findings of the What Do Citizens Want? research on how support services fit into people’s day to day lives.

Why Attitudes to Poverty Matter: What the Evidence Says

This policy seminar explored how we can use evidence to challenge stereotypes and address poverty. It brought together Scottish Government policymakers, third sector actors, and academic researchers working on poverty, and was part of our contributions to Challenge Poverty Week 2017.

Leadership, Collaboration and Public Service Reform – What Works?

Successfully reforming public services calls for a kind of leadership that fosters and promotes partnerships and collaboration within, between and beyond individual services. In this seminar we discussed some of the key concepts that underpin collaborative leadership in public service settings and reflected on what this means for practitioners.


All of What Works Scotland past events

What Works Scotland holds seminars, workshops and conferences to share our research findings and promote discussion. We also organise events with partners.

Our latest events will be listed here. They are free but ticketed.

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