What  Works Scotland is organising three final conferences to share the findings of our research on public service reform.

Each free event has a specific focus, reflecting the key themes which have arisen throughout our collaborative action research with community planning partners and on other topics.

Empowering People and Places: What Works?

  • Date: Tuesday 6 November 2018, 9.45am – 4pm
  • Location: Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh

The aims of this conference are to:

  • share learning and resources developed by What Works Scotland
  • foster connections between researchers, citizens, practitioners and policy workers
  • think together about what’s next for democratic innovation in Scotland.

The conference will focus 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.

This event is currently fully booked, but you can join the waiting list. Register on Eventbrite

Research for Change – Beyond What Works

  • Date: Wednesday 14 November 2018, 9.30am – 1.30pm
  • Location: The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Data and evidence are key components in the development, design and delivery of good, effective public services. In this seminar we will draw on our experiences of working across and with community planning partnerships to explore:

  • the type of evidence used by those who work in our public services
  • the role and place of experiential data and statistical data
  • how decisions are made about whether, when and how we evaluate
  • how this process can be made more transparent, systematic and collaborative.

Book a free place on Eventbrite

The final event is Effective Leadership and Networked Governance on 4 December in Glasgow, the final What Works Scotland conference.

Details of the programme and booking information will be published soon – look out for a What Works Scotland newsletter and announcements on Twitter.