Exploring Community Resilience -Taster Workshop

TESS-logo-with-payoffThe EU funded TESS project invites you to a free taster workshop and discussion on Community Resilience on Monday Aug 1st in Edinburgh (12.30-2.30pm). It will also be an introduction to an online, ‘compass of resilience’ tool that community groups can use to assess their current state of resilience and prioritise future action. Book your place here: Resilience Workshop

This workshop forms part of the process of developing a resource package to support facilitators to run resilience workshops in their own communities. This is motivated by the belief that community resilience will be crucial, not just for communities to be able to return to some normality after a crisis but to be able to respond creatively to future challenges and innovate locally appropriate solutions for a zero carbon future in uncertain times.

This package is one of the outputs from the TESS project that is researching the impact of community based climate action groups across Europe. It is based on and inspired by an approach outlined in the two-year action research project ‘Exploring Community Resilience’ run by Nick Wilding and supported by Carnegie UK.

There will be a buffet lunch provided at 12.30pm with the workshop starting at  1pm until 2.30pm.

Drummond Library is in the Edinburgh University GeoSciences building at High School Yards, behind Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, see map here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/maps?building=drummond-library

Book here: Resilience Workshop

We are hiring!

Member/Board support role with Scottish Communities Climate Action Network

Scottish Communities CAN is looking for a part-time self-employed worker to support our organisation and membership over the coming year.

The post is funded for up to one day per week (max. 40 days, approximately 280 hours) until the end of March 2017 at a day rate of £150.

Application deadline: 5pm on Friday 3rd June
Interviews: Tuesday 14th June Continue reading

Training Day in Facilitation Skills and Three Horizons

3HorizonsWednesday 11th May, Perth.

We are excited to be able to offer a training Workshop in facilitation skills and Three Horizons with Tony Hodgson from International Futures Forum on Wednesday, 11th May for a subsidised cost of £100 (including overnight accommodation in Perth for those staying over for the Spring Gathering and AGM). Limited to 12 places only. For more information and register at:  https://3horizonsfacilitation.eventbrite.co.uk.

Spring Gathering and AGM

2015-09-06 12.09.34The Spring Gathering and 2016 AGM of Scottish Communities Climate Action Network will now take place on Thursday 12th May at Salutation Hotel in Perth, 30-34 South Street, Perth PH2 8PH (9:30 for)10am to 2:30pm

Book your place here: https://sccangathering.eventbrite.co.uk.

Following the formal business of the AGM, we will be focussed on the latest draft of our three-year strategy, and particularly on the objective of ensuring the physical and psychological wellbeing of individuals who are involved with the demanding work of community-led climate action. Continue reading

Local People Leading – A Vision for a Stronger Community Sector

sca-badgeScottish Communities Climate Action Network, as a member of the Scottish Community Alliance has joined other members in coming together to produce a shared vision for the future of our sector, and in March launched Local People Leading – A Vision for a Stronger Community Sector. The report highlights the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead and identifies what we believe needs to change if these challenges are to be met. the document highlights the challenges and opportunities faced by the community sector and what needs to change in order to meet these challenges. It is underpinned by four core principles: Subsidiarity; Self-determination; Local by Default; and Equality and Fairness. Over the coming weeks, they will publish a series of short papers highlighting the specific contributions that our sector makes across many different areas of Government policy – and, most importantly, how that impact could be greater.  For further information contact Angus Hardie, Director Email: angus@scottishcommunityalliance.org.uk