24th May 2022 by Karen Lawson - Collaborative Learning Lead
An ‘open space’ event is a democratic way for people to host a discussion around a topic that they are interested in. Sometimes this is called an ‘Unconference’, as it’s the people who attend who create the agenda and who host the different sessions. Recently, we hosted an open space event around how we engage with young people.
23rd November 2021 by Ellie Snape
This year’s CoProWeekScot is taking place this week (22-26 November) and is a chance for people across Scotland to come together and share their co-production stories and learn from each other. CoProWeekScot is organised by the Scottish Co-production Network, which is in turn run by Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC). SCDC receives funding from the...
19th February 2020 by Niamh Webster
Read Niamh Webster’s presentation from Apolitical’ s online workshop on public engagement in policymaking. Imagine giving a presentation to 700 people all over the world while still wearing your slippers. This happened to me recently. No, not a bad dream, just speaking at a global Apolitical online workshop. Sitting at my kitchen table on video...
19th May 2017 by Alaster Phillips - Digital Strategist
Cultural attitudes and your approach to digital transformation are the key drivers to success or failure.
3rd November 2016 by Donald McBryde
We recently invited Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot, to join us to give a masterclass presentation about using Twitter to senior leaders at the Scottish Government. Having previously been voted in the top 30 UK "Social CEOs" by the Guardian, we were delighted she accepted.
15th July 2016 by Jana Sweeney
I’ve only been in government for nine months and every time I say what I do one of my friends asks “what does that actually mean?” Until now, civil servants have often been seen as a faceless mass behind ministers. That needs to change.
9th June 2015 by Leah Lockhart
We are taking part in Participation Week by putting on some training and digital surgeries and yesterday we held our first session with the super talented Rosie McIntosh of Third Sector Lab on social reporting events.