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LGiU Scotland is here to help share policy information for local government across Scotland, so we’re developing a schedule of occasional events to help politicians and officers in local government explore and share policy development. We’ll also post other events that may be of interest.

Our first events took place in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Let us know what events would be useful to you – for example:

  • informal networking meetings?
  • seminars exploring major themes?
  • events on specific new policy/legislation?

And if you can help by hosting, let us know too!

The secret penal system: a panel discussion of benefits and sanctioning in the UK

Panellists will consider the impact of this ‘secret penal system’, which lacks the checks and balances of the mainstream criminal justice system. They will also consider what powers the Scottish Parliament has to mitigate the impact of these sanctions on benefit claimants in Scotland.

EDAS and SUII Event on Workplace Innovation in Scotland

At 2pm on 30 May at Strathclyde University in Glasgow an expert seminar will be held to examine new workplace practices in Scotland, the benefits of these for both enterprises and employees, and how economic development practitioners and others can support workplace innovation.

Unaccompanied Minors: Law, Policy and Practice

Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are a vulnerable group: they live not only in a difficult situation as minor refugees staying in another country, but face other risks due to the absence of their parents. In the final workshop of the series, the theme of the presentations…

Developing an approach to collaborative talent management in Scotland’s public services

Across the last two years, the Improvement Service, Edinburgh Napier University Business School and the University of the West of Scotland’s School of Business and Enterprise have been undertaking research to establish the current nature and status of talent management across Scotland’s public services. They…