What Works Scotland and the Robert Owen Centre facilitated a seminar with key stakeholders from within the education system. The session involved in-depth ideas and knowledge exchange designed to support the development of the inspection strategy.
See the reports, thoughts and reactions from the first major participatory budgeting conference in Scotland, which brought together almost 200 people in October 2016 to learn about participatory budgeting (PB) and see how it can help shape democracy in Scotland and beyond.
Sharing insights and working with the third sector was the focus for What Works Scotland researchers at the CVS Inverclyde Third Sector Conference.
The revised National Standards for Community Engagement have been launched following work by What Works Scotland and the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) to undertake a full review and refresh of the original standards.
Scottish Government has invited What Works Scotland co-director Oliver Escobar to bring his expertise on public participation, government and democracy to its Digital Communications Programme.
What Works Scotland has published a report from a Collaborative Learning Day in Aberdeenshire looking at ‘what does it mean to put Christie into action?’ The Learning Day, co-hosted and facilitated by What Works Scotland (WWS) and the Aberdeenshire Community
An overview of place-based working both historically and in the context of current practice across Scotland has been published by WWS partner the Improvement Service. Place-based approaches to joint planning, resourcing and delivery – An overview of current practice in
See details of this exciting new WWS initiative aimed at senior public service leaders here. The research-based degree is designed to develop senior leaders’ capacity for critical and analytical thinking, knowledge and understanding of the intersection between public service leadership and
The report from the Fife collaborative action research home retreat in October 2015 is now available. See the report here
Just published think piece: Community Anchors What Works Scotland Research Associate James Henderson reflects on the potential for community anchors to provide locally-led Scottish public service reform. http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/think-pieces/