The Silent Launch – First Speaker Announced!

The first of our series of speakers at The Silent Launch has been revealed! We are proud to announce that we will be joined by Jo Horton, Program Manager at Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program & Director of Go Jo.

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Currently the Program Manager of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at The University of Edinburgh, she is also the Director of Go Jo and Cofounder of Penny in Yo’ Pants, CycleHack, TEDxPortobello, TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh, and Tbilisi’s first ever Race for the Cure. She is also on the board of Tribe Porty and Edinburgh Tool Library.

Johanna has spent over 15 years creating cultures, programmes, and experiences that are rooted in values.  She has worked all over the world and across numerous sectors including higher education, international development, active transport, sports & culture, and design.

If you would like to hear Jo, and our brilliant line up of speakers, join us for The Silent Launch on 29 January 2018 by registering now.


Fire Starter Festival Programme 2018

Our latest programme is available below and on our eventbrite page. New events are being added every week, and there are still plenty of opportunities to join in and host your own event during the festival. For more information please contact Ingage@gov.scot

Monday 29 January 2018 

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The Silent Launch  9.30 – 13.00 – Glasgow

Join us for ‘Silent Launch’ to kick the Fire Starter Festival off in style! Hear from lots of exciting & engaging speakers on the ‘fires of change’ they’ve sparked & be inspired to spark your own! Sign up today!

Voices Scotland Kilmarnock 10.00 – 12.30 – Kilmarnock
Join The Scottish Health Council in Kilmarnock for the first Voices Scotland Showcase event and learn how you can help shape Health and Social Care services in your community. Sign up today

Tuesday 30 January 2018 

Enterprising Recovery 14.00 – 16.00 – Glasgow
Want to meet the bright sparks that are running some of Scotland’s newest recovery social enterprises? Join Scottish Recovery Consortium for ‘Enterprising Recovery’ and learn more about how we can create different economies and new ways of working and healing. Sign up today.

Wednesday 31 January 2018 

Breakfast Club 8.30 – 10.00 – Edinburgh
Join us for the Fire Starter Breakfast Club – the creative way to start your day! This is a great informal way to meet other mischief makers and system shakers. Join us at Starbucks, Leith St, Edinburgh – sign up today.

Education for Young People – Revolution or Evolution? 9.30 – 12.30 – Edinburgh
Passionate about education? Join the conversation at Edinburgh College, Sighthill for ‘Education for young people – Revolution or Evolution?’ to explore the future role of colleges in giving young people the skills and support they need for the future. Sign up today!

voices scotlandVoices Scotland Kirkwall 13.30 – 16.00 – Orkney
Join The Scottish Health Council in Kirkwall for a Voices Scotland Showcase event and learn how you can help shape Health and Social Care services in your community. Sign up today

Thursday 1 February 2018 

Voices Scotland Glasgow 10.00 – 12.30 – Glasgow
Join The Scottish Health Council in Glasgow for a Voices Scotland Showcase event and learn how you can help shape Health and Social Care services in your community. Sign up today

Voices Scotland Forth Valley 13.30 – 16.00 – Falkirk
Join The Scottish Health Council in Falkirk for a Voices Scotland Showcase event and learn how you can help shape Health and Social Care services in your community. Sign up today 

Data – The Final Frontier 10.00 – 12.00 – Edinburghstars
Data is the next big thing. Come and find out how National Records Scotland, NHS Information Services Division and the Scottish Government are using data to support public services in Scotland. Sign up today!

Testing Big Ideas in a Safe Place 13.30 – 16.30 – Edinburgh
How can computer models help us tackle wicked problems & improve public services? Join us and explore how modelling can unravel complexity, help decision-making and reveal Surprising and counter-intuitive truths can be revealed! Sign up today!

Friday 2 February 2018 

Reigniting Evaluation – When are you ever not prototyping? 9.30 – 12.00 – Edinburgh
Innovation sounds exciting, but what about simply getting evidence into practice? Join Research for Real for ‘Reigniting Evaluation – When are you ever not prototyping’  and explore how best to create a culture of embedded learning & evaluation. Sign up today!

Leadership Exchanges 12.30 – 13.30 – Edinburgh
Join ACOSVO for free lunchtime session at the National Library to learn more about Leadership Exchanges – a great chance to learn more about other sectors & reflect on your own leadership. Sign up today!

Monday 5 February 2018 

Coaching Approaches 10.00 – 14.30 – Edinburgh
Interested in having better conversations? Want to support your staff & colleagues more? Join the Scottish Coaching Collaborative for a Coaching Approaches workshop at the Scottish Parliament and learn about how you can use coaching skills at work. Join today.

Voices Scotland Aberdeenshire 13.30 – 16.00 – Aberdeenshire
Join The Scottish Health Council in New Deer, Aberdeenshire for a Voices Scotland Showcase event and learn how you can help shape Health and Social Care services in your community. Sign up today

yoypCollaborate with Young People to Future Proof Scotland 13.00 – 16.00 – Edinburgh
2018 is the Year of Young People. Want to involve young people in the design of your services? Join Young Scot for a session all about Co-design & learn how young people can help shape Scotland for the future. Sign up today!

Digital Health in 2018 and beyond! 13.00 – 15.30 – Glasgow
We know that the future is digital. How can we help people to go digital with health and care and ensure they are getting the information they need to live longer healthier lives? Join NHS Inform to explore – sign up today!

Tuesday 6 February 2018 

Voices Scotland Dundee 10.00 – 12.30 – Dundee
Join The Scottish Health Council in Dundee for a Voices Scotland Showcase event and learn how you can help shape Health and Social Care services in your community. Sign up today

Exploring Performance Part 1 – Impact Heresy 10.30 – 12.00 – Edinburgh
Does using “impact” or “outcomes” for performance management create worse outcomes and increase costs? ‘Impact Heresy’ will examine and seek to understand what happens when we use “impact” or “outcomes” for performance management. Sign up today!

Exploring Performance Part 2 – A Whole New World 13.00 – 16.00 – Edinburgh
If we want to improve performance in complex systems,  how should we fund, commission and performance manage differently? This session will focus on elements such as motivation, letting go of control and creating learning environments – with examples from across Scotland.  Sign up today! 

Voices Scotland Edinburgh 13.30 – 16.00 – Edinburgh
Join The Scottish Health Council in Edinburgh for a Voices Scotland Showcase event and learn how you can help shape Health and Social Care services in your community. Sign up today

Wednesday 7 February 2018 

Breakfast Club 8.30 – 10.00 – Edinburgh
Join us for the Fire Starter Breakfast Club – the creative way to start your day! This is a great informal way to meet other mischief makers and system shakers. Join us at Starbucks, George Street, Edinburgh – sign up today.

Facilitating Change – imagination, breakthroughs and the unexpected 10.00 – 15.30 – Edinburgh
How can an understanding of art, creativity and imagination enhance and develop facilitation of change? Can we use art to provoke, unsettle, provide a new perspective? Can we release the social imagination – the capacity to invent visions of what could or should be? Join the Facilitators Network to explore – sign up today!

Developing an Enterprising Approach 10.00 – 16.00 – Edinburgh

Innovative, creative, enterprising… We all know the meaning of these words – but what do they mean in public and third sector organisations? Could they be applied to how you and your teams lead? How could an enterprising mind-set help you face challenges and seize opportunities? Join the Social Enterprise Academy to explore – sign up today!

Roar – Connections for Life  11.30 – 13.30 – Paisley

Older adults have told us that they can feel quite trapped in a world of appointments, tablets and isolating housing and without companionship and valuable relationships, they can feel quite ambivalent about staying alive let alone looking after their health or taking exercise. Could older people may hold the key to creating motivating messages to help encourage or even inspire their peers to Stay Mobile in order to Stay Connected? Join ROAR in Paisley to explore!

Voices Scotland Hamilton 13.30 – 16.00 – Hamilton
Join The Scottish Health Council in Hamilton for a Voices Scotland Showcase event and learn how you can help shape Health and Social Care services in your community. Sign up today

Thursday 8 February 2018 

The Beehive 9.30 – 12.00 – Edinburgh   We know that it’s tricky to go to every event during the Fire Starter Festival, so why not join us at the Beehive for cross-pollination! This is a fantastic opportunity to reflect on learning from the Fire Starter Festival and consider how this could lead to new ideas and innovation. Sign up today!

Voices Scotland Galashiels 13.30 – 16.00 – Galashiels
Join The Scottish Health Council in Galashiels for a Voices Scotland Showcase event and learn how you can help shape Health and Social Care services in your community. Sign up today

Rural Creative Disruption  15.00 – 17.00 – Glasgow
The average human spends around 18 years of their lifetime at work. With workplaces largely focussed on urban centres, employers and employees are facing growing challenges of working full-time in city-centre office spaces. So, how can we unlock the potential of remote rural locations? Sign up today to hear from some of Scotland’s thought leaders and design ‘do-ers’ on rural economy, workplace design and more

Friday 9 February 2018

Reimagining your city – from parking space to pop up park 11.00 – 15.00 – Edinburgh  

What would our towns and cities look like if we put people at the heart of them?

We all want communities where everyone, including children, can grow and flourish, with opportunities for outdoor play, safe and active travel, clean air and an environment that inspires, nurtures and frees them. Join us in our pop-up park to imagine what our communities would like if we didn’t use them to store so many cars, and see if we can work out together how we get the Scotland we want – sign up today.

 

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