SCN Learning Events
The Scottish Co-production Network runs a series of learning events as part of its activity each year. These events bring together network members to learn about practice and ideas from Scotland and beyond. Learning events are held peridocally throughout the year, and we aim to cover a range of different topics and hear from different people across sectors and thematic areas.
Below we have highlighted past learning events, along with the most recent one below.
Co-production and participatory budgeting
SCN Learning Event
Thursday, 20th July 2017
9.30am for 10am start - 2pm, including lunch
The Mews, Edinburgh
This learning event will explore the relationship between co-production, participatory budgeting and commissioning processes and highlight real examples about what works in co-producing budgets.
Co-production is about involving people in the design and delivery of public services, helping to change their relationship with services to be more equal.
Recently, we have seen a surge of activity in Scotland where communities are working together to decide how to allocate funding to community activity through participatory budgeting (PB). But how can we capitalise on this shift of power? How can we ensure that where communities are taking control of local budgets they are engaging in meaningful processes? How do we support a shift in power that enables them to continue to influence change in their communities?
We'll hear from organisations sharing their experience developing participatory budgeting processes in their local communities.
Participants will have the opportunity work with other network members to draw the learning from these examples and have a go at some participatory tools which support working in this way.
Registrations of interest for this event will be open untl 7th July 2017. Places will be limited and we'll confirm places via email.
Previous learning events
Shaping Scotland’s Vision for
SCN Learning event
Tuesday, 14th March 2017
The Studio, Glasgow
Throughout 2016 and in the lead up to Co-production Week Scotland, we asked the network to share with us their vision for co-production in Scotland in order to develop a shared message on what co-production can mean for communities, practitioners and policy makers in Scotland.
Here are some of the visions for co-production:
- "That it's led by communities - by the people in communities and supported by organisations"
- "Co-producing public services becomes the new 'normal'."
- "My vision would be that meaningful co-production is at the core of all initiatives, policies and legislation..."
With this learning event we invited network members to co-produce this shared vision - what it says, how it looks and who it might be aimed at. We presented some of the vision statements we've collected so far and used participative techniques to develop them further.
We also heard from Coproduction Network Wales, who provided an ‘expert listener’ role on the day and shared their reflections about our collective vision, as well as their experience from Wales.
For more information contact email@example.com.
Learning through stories – Co-production Week Scotland Learning Event
Tuesday 15th November, 09.30 – 1.30 including a networking lunch
ayside Deaf Hub, The Old Mill, 23 Brown Street, Dundee, DD1 5EF
Taking place during Co-production Week Scotland, this event invitef participants to explore what can be learned through stories of co-production, and think about how personal and community stories are at the heart of the approach.
When people are involved in making decisions that affect them and their com
Read a full write up this event here.
Housing and Homelessness: Where now for service user involvement?
An opportunity to share your learning and experience around co-production
On Wednesday 20th April members of the Scottish Co-production Network came together with people involved in housing and homelessness groups, networks and services to talk about new ways to develop meaningful service user involvement of people with lived experience of homelessness.
The learning event held in partnership with the Scottish Homelessness Involvement and Empowerment Network and Shelter Scotland attracted 100 attendees, many of whom were people with lived experience.
Colleagues from Perth & Kinross Council, the Simon Community Scotland, NHS Fife, SmartLiving Fife, the Glasgow Participation Project and Navigate shared their experiences across the day. Most valuable was the room given for discussion from which emerged a real appetite to continue to work together to develop a co-productive approach to service user involvement in housing and homelessness.
A core group will hopefully form to take on the work and keep the momentum going, with the SCN’s continued involvement.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the discussions, as facilitators and in sharing their experiences. A massive thank you to excellent event partners SHIEN and Shelter Scotland (who have also produced a fantastic blog on the day which you can read here.)
Co-production: Making it happen
8th December 2016, Perth
A learning event bringing together SCN members to hear about some of the tools, resources and techniques which support co-production.
This SCN learning event attracted more than 45 attendees from across sectors to be involved in practical workshops run by the people and organisations who have develop and used tools as part of their work. Colleagues from People Powered Health and Wellbeing, Independent Living in Scotland (ILIS), Governance International, East Dunbartonshire Council, Iriss, NEF and SCDC shared their experiences and expertise with attendees in the full day session.
This report acts as an overview of the day, as well as detailing some of tools and techniques highlighted in the workshops.
Co-producing Positive Futures – Learning event
Wednesday 28th October, 9.30 – 12.30
IET Teacher Building, Glasgow
This free SCN learning event was chance to come together and learn about how co-productive approaches are becoming part of Scotland’s justice system. The morning will featured group discussion around these issues, with inputs from three organisations with direct experience of this type of work.
Community-led Co-production: What is it and what does it look like?
27th March 2015, Perth
This half day event provided an opportunity to share ideas and learn from people’s experience of community led co-production.