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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


Public Health Reform

29 May 2019, 10.30 - 11.30am

Eibhlin McHugh (Co-director, Public Health Reform) will provide an overview of the reform programme, public health priorities, public health Scotland and the whole system approach, you will also hear from Jacqui McGinn (Health Improvement & Inequalities Manager, West Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership) who will provide first-hand experience of working with a whole system approach by developing Community Planning West Dunbartonshire  Substance Use Prevention Strategy.


The webinar will cover the following;


  • An understanding of Scotland’s Public Health challenge and the need for reform
  • An understanding of the new Public Health Scotland organisation and how it will work with Local Government
  • An understanding of how Scotland’s public health priorities will focus activity to improve health and wellbeing
  • An understanding of how a whole system approach will build on existing partnership working to deliver long term change for your community


Register for the Public Health Reform webinar.

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.

Community Participation

Dave Allen from the Scottish Community Development Centre speaks about community participation. David Barr from the Improvement Service hosts.


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