The Silent Launch

Bonfire Night may be over, but the kindling is just beginning to catch for Fire Starter Festival 2018! Below are just some of the events that will be on offer between 29 January and 9 February 2018.
Got an event you want to add to the programme? Email ingage@gov.scot

Silent Launch

29 January 2018    

The Silent Launch

9.30 – 13.00, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Join us for The Silent Launch – a creative, innovative and interactive event to open Fire Starter Festival 2018.

At this event we will explore Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum alongside the themes of the Year of Young People. We will be sharing an inspiring range of stories and hearing from key speakers with a focus on how we can all play a part in making Scotland the best place for children and young people to grow up and reach their potential.

We guarantee you won’t experience another event like The Silent Launch in 2018!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-silent-launch-fire-starter-festival-launch-2018-tickets-38397996441


 

31 January 2018  

Breakfast Club

8.00 – 10.00 – Starbucks, Leith Street, Edinburgh

Join us for the Fire Starter Breakfast Club – the creative way to start your day! Our monthly Breakfast Club is going to be running every Wednesday in Edinburgh during the Fire Starter Festival!

The Breakfast Club is open to anyone who wants to have a chat about mischief making and system shaking. Come along, buy a coffee (and a pastry is you fancy) and have a chat with a really interesting mix of people about whatever topic emerges that morning.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-club-leith-street-tickets-38426445533


An Introduction to Gestalt Coaching Skills

15.00 – 17.00 – Kinharvie Institute, Glasgow

In a climate where leaders and managers are expected to do more with less, applying your coaching skills with expertise and confidence will help you and those you manage to better thrive, both personally and professionally.

This two hour introductory workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about Gestalt coaching and how the effective use of coaching skills can help individuals determine how to set goals and realise their potential as well as the objectives of the organisation.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-gestalt-coaching-skills-tickets-39478474179


5 February 2018  

An Introduction to Facilitative Leadership

15.00 – 17.00 – Kinharvie Institute, Glasgow

Tired of Command and Control? Join this two hour introductory workshop to explore how the values, skills and practices of facilitation can increase your effectiveness as leaders and to be introduced to some practical tools and techniques for building a collaborative culture.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-facilitative-leadership-tickets-39478577488


6 February 2018  

‘Impact Heresy’ – Exploring Performance – Part 1

10.30 – 12.00 – Edinburgh

 ‘A Whole New World’ – Exploring Performance – Part 2

13.00 – 16.00 – Edinburgh

From the team who brought you ‘performance bonfire’ in 2016 and ‘what matters to me – perspectives on performance’ in 2017 comes the latest instalment in the performance trilogy.

Our idea has caught fire with fellow fire-starters, Newcastle University’s Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise! We will all come together in February to hold two half day events (on the same day) dedicated to performance.

The first, ‘Impact Heresy’ will examine and seek to understand what happens when we use “impact” or “outcomes” for performance management. The second event ‘A Whole New World’’ will focus on elements such as motivation, letting go of control, creating learning environments and building the health of the system. Both will have detailed discussions and feature examples from across

We will be running two sessions on the day. You are welcome to attend one or both is you wish:

  • Impact Heresy – 10.30 – 12.00: Does using “impact” or “outcomes” for performance management create worse outcomes and increase costs?
  • A Whole New World – 13.00 – 16.00: Improving performance in complex systems – how to fund, commission and performance manage differently.

This event is free, open to anyone working across public service who has an interest in exploring performance. Come to this event if you want to be part of a community of practice for people who want to talk with each other about how to work better in complex environments. Hear some ideas about how to embrace the complexity of the work by trusting frontline staff and citizens, creating learning environments, and nurturing healthy systems.

Part 1 – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/impact-heresy-exploring-performance-part-1-tickets-38398895129

Part 2 – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-whole-new-world-exploring-performance-part-2-tickets-39547025217


 

7 February 2018  

Breakfast Club

8.00 – 10.00 – Starbucks, George Street, Edinburgh

Join us for the Fire Starter Breakfast Club – the creative way to start your day!

Our monthly Breakfast Club is going to be running every Wednesday in Edinburgh during the Fire Starter Festival!

The Breakfast Club is open to anyone who wants to have a chat about mischief making and system shaking. Come along, buy a coffee (and a pastry is you fancy) and have a chat with a really interesting mix of people about whatever topic emerges that morning.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breakfast-club-george-street-tickets-38426250951


 

Facilitators Network

10.00 – 15.30 – St George’s West, Edinburgh

Public Service Facilitation Network will be meeting again during Fire Starter Festival! This will be an open space session, so please do bring along topics or questions you want to share or discuss with the network.

Tea and coffee will be provided, but to keep costs to a minimum we ask that all participants bring their own lunch with them.

Our Ethos –  The facilitators’ network provides a safe space to:

  1. explore facilitation in more depth (bring along a live issue about your facilitation you would like to crucially reflect on)
  2. share a method or technique you have found helpful or
  3. test out something you would like to try with your peers.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/facilitators-network-edinburgh-tickets-38425251963


 

Roar – Connections for Life: Stay Mobile – Stay Connected

11.30 – 13.30 – Renfrewshire House, 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.

We explored this topic with a group of older people and senior professionals from NHS, Scottish Government, Trading standards and GCU School of Health and Life Sciences. There was unanimous agreement that 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.

Roar’s participative film making group gets under way in November. The participants are all older adults who have been selected based on their willingness and interest in all aspects of this project. They will be enabled to express what is important to them in later life, share their experiences of overcoming physical and physiological challenges and how this has enabled them to continue to have company and companionship beyond the walls of your home.

The film that they produce will be launched at this Fire Starter Festival event. Those with an interest in Falls Prevention, Community Safety, Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation or Community Empowerment would find this event particularly useful.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/roar-connections-for-life-stay-mobile-stay-connected-tickets-39253031875


 

8 February 2018  

The Beehive

9.30 – 12.00 – Edinburgh

We know that not everyone can 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 all the events during Fire Starter Festival and consider how this cross-pollination could lead to new ideas and innovation.

Could we be more creative, more effective and have a greater impact on our collective work if we shared our learning, cross-pollinated and focused on the creative outcome rather than individual contribution, agency or organisation? Join us and we’ll find out.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-beehive-tickets-39543161661


 

Rural Creative Disruption

15.00 – 17.00 – Graven, Albion Street, 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. This model is unsustainable as generations are affected by lack of affordable housing, rural and social isolation, access to services and amenities, and the cost of commuting associated with living and working in urban centres.

But the Scottish Government’s ambitious superfast broadband rollout plans, the advent of the Digital Nomad and virtual/augmented reality technologies could unlock currently underused remote rural locations as viable workplaces.Hosted at Graven’s studio, this event brings together disruptors and innovators asking the question: how can we unlock the potential of remote rural locations?

Expect to hear from some of Scotland’s thought leaders and design ‘do-ers’ on rural economy, workplace design and more.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rural-creative-disruption-tickets-39550945944

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