Useful Resources

Materials from our change management events, masterclasses and webinars, plus our research and reports.


Change Manager's Networking Event - December 2019

We had our second and last Change Manager’s networking event of 2019 on December 16th at the Tontine Building in Glasgow. The programme consisted of engaging presentations and workshops, opportunities to share stories, network and access practical tools.

The event included key note speeches and workshops from:

  • Dave Hunt, Programme Manager, Clackmannanshire Council
  • Adam Lang, Head of Nesta, ScotlandSteven Kyle, Programme Manager, Dundee City Council
  • Samantha Pairman, Policy Coordinator and Project Manager, Fife Council
  • Avril Dickie, Business Improvement Officer, Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Simon Roberts, Data and Engagement Strategist and Nick Cassidy, Research Manager, Improvement Service
  • Clare Sherry, Interim Manager: Change Management, Improvement Service

All materials from the event are available on the Change Manager’s Network on the Knowledge Hub.
In addition, there is a short blog which summarises the event on LinkedIn.

We are keen to keep the conversations going, watch this space for our next Change Manager’s Networking event.

Change Manager’s Networking Event – June 2019

On 10 June 2019 we held our third Change Manager’s Networking Event in Edinburgh. We had an interactive day with relevant speakers, breakout sessions to access expertise and practical tools to support transformation and plenty of opportunities to share stories and network.

The event included key note speeches from:

  • Gerard McCormack, Interim Head of Change and Partnership Delivery at the Improvement Service
  • Dave Hunt, Programme Manager at Clackmannanshire Council
  • Jamie Shankly and Hannah Urquhart, Transformation Programme Officers at Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Ruth Colston, Commercial Development Officer from East Lothian Council
  • Adam Hall and Lisa Kennedy, Business Analysts from the Improvement Service
  • Clare Sherry, Interim Programme Manager, Improvement Service

A selection of the presentations from the event is available on the Change Manager’s Network on the Knowledge Hub. In addition, there is a short Microsoft sway document which summarises the event.

We are keen to keep the conversations going, watch this space for our next event in December 2019.


Leading Transformation: The English Local Government Experience

The financial pressures faced by public services in Scotland show no sign of diminishing. This pressure, combined with increasing service demand and expectations around how and when services should be delivered continues to challenge leaders across public services. Our response includes developing our workforce and enabling them to be part of the transformation process; working with our communities to ensure they are engaged and able to participate; exploiting opportunities around alternative delivery models and finally taking advantage of the advances in technology.

These issues are not unique to Scotland, and indeed there is much that can be learned from English local authorities, where for some councils, the level of cuts is far beyond what we have experienced in Scotland to date.

Hosted by Annemarie O’Donnell, Chief Executive, Glasgow City Council and one of SOLACE Scotland’s portfolio leads within the Leadership, Governance and Transformation Strategic Theme, this masterclass (which was part of the SOLACE Scotland 2017 Conference) provided delegates with the opportunity to hear from Tony Reeves, Deloitte and ex-Chief Executive, Bradford City Council, Donna Hall, CBE, Chief Executive, Wigan Council, and David Harker, Deloitte, about their experiences


We hold regular webinars featuring guest speakers on a range of topics related to change management. See our most recent one below or visit our Youtube channel to see them all. If you'd like to host a webinar, get in touch.

An Introduction to Social Bridging Finance

Webinar presented by Kenneth Ferguson (Director) and Christine Walker (Head of Social Impact) from the Robertson Trust.

Change Management Team