2015 conference programme now available
Social Enterprise Policy & Practice Conference 2015
Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow
Wednesday 2nd September
0830 - 1600
We are delighted to launch the programme for this year’s Social Enterprise Policy and Practice conference, taking place on Wednesday 2nd September at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.
In its 9th year, CEIS’ annual conference is an anchor event in the Social Enterprise calendar, highlighting the key advances in the sector with presentations from local, national and international enterprises; Government and agency representatives.
But don’t just take our word for it, check out our video from last year’s event including delegates views - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9AJA3W15vk&;feature=youtu.be
This year’s event is not to be missed as we explore significant learning points from the past year including:
- Findings from the much anticipated census of Social Enterprise in Scotland;
- An update from Scottish Government on the vision and strategy for social enterprise in Scotland 2015-2025; first explored at last year’s conference;
- The return of our ever-popular ‘Rising Stars’ session; offering a business snapshot of the most significant social enterprise achievements in Scotland;
- An international and local perspective on social enterprises operating at scale, as we welcome visitors Lebenswelten Catering and Events from Germany and Homes for Good;
- Colour and excitement delivered by social enterprise school programmes as the next generation have their say;
- A debate on what the move to more engaged and empowered communities mean for social enterprise;
- …and much, much more
To download the full programme and register for the event, click the following link –
We look forward to seeing you in September
CEIS Events Team
Knightswood Park Fun Day 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
The event is FREE to attend and there will be lots to see and do.
DRC Environment Trust will be along with our cycle skills course, Dr Bike will be checking over bikes and we will be making pedal powered smoothies. There will also be a chance for the really young kids to learn to ride with Play On Pedals.
This free fun day includes street theatre, drakes of hazard, music stage, bouncy castle, face painting, model boat club and much more. Come along and join in the fun, something to suit everyone.
Free training for small charities - fundraising and back office skills 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
For the first time the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is bringing free training to Glasgow so that all small charities, wherever they are, can access the skills they need to become self sustaining.
Training courses cover a wide range of fundraising techniques and back office skills delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers. Each course has a market value of £325 per delegate place, places are donated to small charities by the sponsors, donors, funders and Trustees of the FSI.
Cost The training provided and all delegate materials are free of charge to FSI Small Charity Members and Associate Members.
Lets collaborate 10:00 AM to 03:30 PM
The TSRF would like to invite you to our upcoming event to help broker third sector and academia relationships. At the event you will hear the latest from the KTN, an Evidence for Success supplementary guide to help you link to academics!
GFT screening: Miss Violence – Film and discussion on childhood sexual abuse 05:45 PM to 12:00 AM
Women's Support Project, in conjunction with Glasgow Film Theatre, present a Screen Debate to mark September as Month of Action to raise awareness of childhood sexual abuse.
Miss Violence is an intense, unsettling and masterfully directed film which was widely acclaimed at the Venice Film Festival, winning Best Director and Best Actor.
On the day of her 11th birthday, Angeliki jumps from the balcony of her family home, falling to her death. When Police and Social Work try to find the reason for this apparent suicide Angeliki's family keep insisting it was a tragic accident, but are they hiding family secrets?
The film will be followed by a panel and audience discussion. Panel members will include Dawn Fyfe from SAY Women and Lucinda Broadbent from media co-op.
Please note that the film is in Greek with English subtitles. BSL interpretation will be provided only for the panel discussion.
All tickets £5
Tickets available from mid-August from the GFT (0141) 332 6535
Free Training for Young Leaders 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Free training course for young leaders that might be of interest to some of the young people that you work with. It is a 3 hour workshop on Global Citizenship and Youth Work.
Dumbarton Road Corridor Environmental Trust AGM invite 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM
DRCET 11th Annual General Meeting
Thursday 17 September 2015
12.30pm to 2.00pm
Yoker Community Campus
10 Kelso Place, Yoker G14 0LL
The 11th DRCET AGM will be held on Thursday 17 September at Yoker Community Campus and you are invited to join us.
Our AGM is a great opportunity to hear about all the work that we have been involved with over the past year as well as to meet up with friends old and new! We will celebrate our projects and achievements, hear from some of our partners and discuss the environmental issues that are of interest and concern for you and your community. There will be a small buffet lunch and refreshments available!
We are currently recruiting for new Board members and if you are interested in becoming a Board member then this needs to be submitted in writing by Wednesday 9 September 2015. Or if you wish to find out more about what is involved then please contact Neil Lovelock, DRCET Project Manager on 0141 433 0427.
We would appreciate it if you could confirm your attendance at the AGM by Monday 14 September and we look forward to seeing you on the 17th!
Agenda for AGM (starting at 1pm)
2. Minutes of Previous AGM (held on 21 Aug 2014)
3. Chair’s Annual Report
4. Project Reports
5. Financial Report for 2014-15
6. Appointment of Auditors
7. Election of Directors
Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown below
Together for Tomorrow – Scottish Social Action Conference 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
eXchange is a one day Social Action conference and focusses on pathways for transforming our communities.
This year's theme is 'Together for Tomorrow'
The keynote speakers include:
• Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners' Rights
• Louise Macdonald OBE, Chief Executive, Young Scot
• Rev Dr Martin Johnstone, Secretary of the Church of Scotland's Church and Society Council
• Dr Alison Elliot OBE, Associate Director, Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Edinburgh
• Iain Gordon, Chief Executive, Bethany Christian Trust
Seminar topics are still to be released, but the topics already confirmed include:
Breakfast and Blether - Community Breakfast Drumchapel 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
In June 2015 over 50 practitioners working in Drumchapel gathered together at our first Breakfast and a Blether session. Feedback from this was positive with a clear call expressed for these to continue.
We hope you will able to join us for our second event and for some breakfast, networking and conversations about life in Drumchapel.
Programme to be confirmed, in the meantime can we ask you to hold the date.
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