7th Annual Scottish Transport Conference: delivering reliable joined-up transport for Scotland in a climate of global uncertainty

Tuesday 17th January 2023
7th Annual Scottish Transport Conference: delivering reliable joined-up transport for Scotland in a climate of global uncertainty

Scotland needs a vibrant, joined-up, reliable transport system to fuel economic success and nurture thriving, stable communities. However transport provision and future development now face threats from post-COVID adjustment, new work patterns, outcomes of war-driven economic uncertainty, global inflation and the likely spending consequences of high public debt. So what really lies ahead for transport and where and how should we plan and invest for resilience, reliability and growth in our transport systems and services? How does Scottish transport deliver on demand, affordability and net zero when faced with both a climate of global uncertainty and global uncertainty on climate?

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This conference will take place online.

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9th Annual Care of Older People in Scotland Conference

Tuesday 13th December 2022
9th Annual Care of Older People in Scotland Conference

How we care for our older people is one of the most basic indicators of whether a society and its services are functioning well. However in less than twenty years 25% of Scotland's population will be 65 or older and those over 70 will be living with an average of three chronic conditions. So, are we caring for our older people well now? Are we prepared for the increased demand ahead? What can we learn from current trends and good practice and what needs to happen next in spending and service evolution to prepare for both the challenges we face now and those that are imminent?

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This conference will take place online. 

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12th Annual Scottish Rail Conference: the future for rail in Scotland (online)

Tuesday 22nd November 2022
12th Annual Scottish Rail Conference: the future for rail in Scotland (online)

Scotland’s railways have a critical role to play in supporting the wider economy, our communities and Scotland’s push for Net Zero. However, the impact of the past two years presented a fundamental challenge to the scope, viability and purpose of rail as passenger numbers plummeted and travel patterns altered. What therefore needs to happen next to ensure rail in Scotland’s long-term sustainability?

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The Scottish National Care Service Bill: what’s in it, what do you need to know?

Tuesday 06th September 2022
The Scottish National Care Service Bill: what’s in it, what do you need to know?

The Scottish Government’s Bill to establish a Scottish National Care Service has now been published. However, original discussion and proposals have now grown to cover adult, child, justice, substance misuse and some mental health services – and this new service would be accountable to Ministers. So what do you or your organisation need to understand about what’s in the Bill in order to plan and prepare for what is coming next with the creation of the Scottish National Care Service?

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Build motivation, credibility and wellbeing: achieve RED hot confidence

Wednesday 31st August 2022
Build motivation, credibility and wellbeing: achieve RED hot confidence

Everyone wants to be able to motivate, focus and present themselves as effectively as possible in any situation, both in person and online. Being able to do so directly affects how we are perceived at work and is also important for personal relationships. Therefore, understanding how to unlock your confidence, positivity and self-belief is an essential tool in setting and reaching professional and personal goals.

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Scotland’s housing/energy cost crisis: how do we fix it?

Tuesday 23rd August 2022
Scotland’s housing/energy cost crisis: how do we fix it?

Access to an affordable home and the ability to live in it without financial anxiety is one of the most basic needs for any individual or family. However, in Scotland we face a dual crisis - insufficient supply and lack of affordability in housing coupled with a spiralling energy cost emergency. The housing crisis is driven by structural failures in supply. The energy cost crisis results from massive price rises, energy company failures and instability in energy markets. The combination of both of these is toxic to the finances and life chances of families and individuals throughout Scotland. How do governments, local authorities and housing and energy suppliers act to fix this?

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Planning, Place and 20 Minute Neighbourhoods in Scotland - what is the recipe for success? (conference online)

Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Planning, Place and 20 Minute Neighbourhoods in Scotland - what is the recipe for success? (conference online)

The Scottish Government wants to partner with Scottish councils and others to deliver 20 minute neighbourhoods in Scotland. Its intent to do so is included in the 2020-21 Programme for Government and many places in Scotland do seem to have the building blocks needed to become 20 minute neighbourhoods. However the same is also true of many other communities globally – and yet few have so far succeeded. So what does it take to move from just proposing 20 minute neighbourhoods to really delivering them on the ground in Scotland?

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Scottish public services user engagement: managing relationships, preventing and resolving complaints (conference online)

Tuesday 24th May 2022
Scottish public services user engagement: managing relationships, preventing and resolving complaints (conference online)

Every public sector body wants and needs satisfied service users. People happy with the services they receive attach value to both the services and the organisation delivering them. However a negative experience can mean service users have toxically different views from the producer’s perception. Left unaddressed, complaints become grievances which cost time, money and potentially severe reputational damage. So what should organisations do to develop positive relationships with their service users? Is your service protecting itself effectively by valuing service users, fostering person-centred engagement and then intervening fast and well when complaints arise?

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Online

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A Scottish National Care Service: understanding how care will change (conference online)

Tuesday 17th May 2022
A Scottish National Care Service: understanding how care will change (conference online)

Scotland’s care system is in desperate need of overhaul - capacity, funding, staffing and quality of care are all stretched beyond limits. The Scottish Government wants to address these challenges by creating a Scottish National Care Service. The proposals now cover adult, child, justice, substance misuse and some mental health services. And this new service would be accountable to Ministers. Is this the right approach, what exactly is being proposed, what would it mean for the delivery and quality of care services and what are the implications for your organisation?

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Online

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Behaviour change and achieving Net Zero after COP: the roles of consumers, companies and public bodies (webinar)

Monday 14th March 2022
Behaviour change and achieving Net Zero after COP: the roles of consumers, companies and public bodies (webinar)

Achieving Net Zero will require big investment in sustainable infrastructure and services. It will mean new approaches to how communities are planned and function. It also demands very substantial change in consumer behaviour. However, while public concern about climate change is now at its highest level, this has not resulted in large scale changes in citizen and consumer behaviour. There is a wide gap between wanting to do our bit, but not doing enough. How therefore can consumers get from anxious to active? How can companies and organisations better drive - and be driven by - transformational consumer behaviour?

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Online

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