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The SENs: Friday 21st October 2016
As a member of the Scottish Community Alliance, Senscot, can access the Community Learning Exchange (CLE) Fund for SEN members. We are currently coordinating three CLE visits over the coming weeks. On the1st Nov, we head to the Fife Employability and Training Consortium (ETC) - an example of organisations working successfully together to deliver employability services in Fife. On 3rd Nov, a Joint Thematic SEN Learning Exchange in Elgin will provide a space for in-depth discussion; strategic thinking; making broader connections; sharing good practice; and developing ideas and/or new pieces of work. Finally, on 7th Nov, we head to Liverpool to visit Can Cook to learn from theirenterprising and sustainable approach to tackling food poverty. All costs for the visits are covered but numbers are limited - further information and booking via the links above.
“Keep it local; Strength in numbers” is the working title of Senscot’s national event this year. It takes place at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh on Wed 23rd November - and is being run in partnership with Social Firms Scotland, Community Enterprise and the Scottish Community Alliance. The event will begin with a session on the impending SE Strategy for Scotland and Cabinet Secretary, Angela Constance, has been invited to share her reflections on the Strategy and, in particular, the contribution social enterprise can make within local communities. The theme for the rest of the day will explore how – through greater collaboration - these contributions can be strengthened. In keeping with our previous events, the day will end on a social note - with a drinks reception and dinner in the evening. Places are being allocated on a first come, first served basis - over 80 signed up so far. To book, see booking form and draft programme.
Mel Young, co-founder of the Homeless World Cup, has written a powerful piece for the World Economic Forum on how a simple initiative can change the lives of thousands of people using a ball. A stand-out quote, “We have sent rockets to the moon, invented the internet and developed driverless cars, yet we haven’t been able to ensure everyone has a roof over their heads.” Read more.
CRNS (Community Resources Network Scotland) led a successful bid of 17 members to provide 34 reuse items through a Reuse Lot on the Scotland Excel Framework. CRNS are now seeking to appoint a Consortium Co-ordinator for an initial period of 2 years, see more.
Sorry to hear that a fire has resulted in the temporary closure of the Bike Station in the Edinburgh. The ESEN member was due to celebrate its 15th anniversary this weekend but plans have had to be shelved after the incident. Chris Horne, Chairman, has said they “welcome all help and donations”. See more.
Glasgow SEN member MAKLab is reaching out to the community across Scotland to support and help it build a ‘sustainable future of making’. A £50k crowdfunding campaign is in full swing and ends midnight tomorrow (Saturday). If it doesn’t secure the full target it won’t receive anything but if it does it will launch a number of special events, new developments and give special prizes in thanks to its supporters. See more.
Inverclyde SEN, 25th Oct
FREE Negotiation Skills Workshop
Whether dealing with customers, suppliers, contractors, colleagues or Board Members, good negotiating skills are crucial to obtaining acceptance of your ideas or agreeing to contract terms. This beginner’s course aims to increase your chances of achieving “yes” on terms more favourable to you! We review the psychology behind the process and discuss how to take control of the meeting and end deadlock.
Date: 2016-10-25 ...more
New Rights, New Resources and Revenues
What New Rights do we have as communities? What New Resources are out there to help us in terms of funding? And, how will we bring in some Revenue to keep the asset sustainable? This event will take place in Aberdeen.
Date: 2016-10-26 ...more
Joint Thematic Social Enterprise Learning Exchange
Senscot is hosting a Social Enterprise Learning Exchange in Elgin in partnership with Social Firms Scotland, Highland & Islands Enterprise, tsiMORAY, Highland TSI, Aberdeen SEN and Aberdeenshire TSI.
Date: 2016-11-03 ...more