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Elected Members' Webinar Series


David Barr

Project Manager

Tel. 01506 283778

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The Elected Members' webinar Series has been developed by the IS to provide elected members with further development opportunities. Webinars are held live and elected members are encouraged to join in and participate on the day. Webinars are also recorded, so elected members that couldn’t join in on the day, can access and view the content.


A list of our upcoming and archived webinars are below.


Upcoming webinars


Community Participation

Friday 22 March 2019, 10.00-11.00am

This webinar will explore:

  • Policy context and drivers for community participation
  • What good community participation looks like and why it is important for public services
  • How to scrutinise and evaluate community participation work

Dave Allan from the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) will be presenting this webinar.

Register for the Community Participation webinar here

Past webinars


Introduction to the planning system for elected members

Christina Cox, planning and building standards manager at Stirling Council presents an overview of the document 'The Planning System in Scotland: A guide for Elected Members'. This webinar is will help give an understanding of what the planning system in Scotland seeks to achieve, and the processed used in decision making. The presentation given is followed by a Q+A session with current elected members.

Engaging with constituents through the use of social media

Hosted by Ross McCulloch of Third Sector Lab, this webinar looks at how elected members can use social media to engage with their constituents.

Digital Transformation

Hosted by David Barr with speakers Martyn Wallace and Colin Birchenall from the Digital Office - Scottish Local Government, this webinar discusses Digital Transformation in local government.

Child Poverty

Hosted by David Barr with speakers Dr Rachel McAdams from NHS Health Scotland and Hanna McCulloch from the Improvement Service.


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