Workshops Round 1 - 1:30PM-2:30PM

A. How to stand as an MP or MSP - The Parliament Project

Parliament Project logo - “The Parliament Project” reads in black text over a white background

Parliament Project logo - “The Parliament Project” reads in black text over a white background

Have you considered standing for Parliament but not quite taken the plunge? Do you need more information but don't know where to get it? Come along to this workshop to explore what it takes to stand for Scottish or UK Parliament. The Parliament Project is creating the space for you to ask any question you have ever wanted to about standing as an MSP or MP.

B. A day in the life of a Councillor - COSLA

COSLA logo - three overlapping purple circles are above “COSLA” in black text

COSLA logo - three overlapping purple circles are above “COSLA” in black text

What does a day in the life of a Councillor look like? What are the day to day challenges and rewards? Join us to hear from current female Councillors about what their working lives involve, the variety of duties they undertake and how, through these, they are able to influence the way that communities are run.

C. Independent women in politics - Independent Network

Independent Network logo - “independent network” in purple and grey text is to the left of a purple “I” and a grey “n”

Independent Network logo - “independent network” in purple and grey text is to the left of a purple “I” and a grey “n”

Join us for a discussion focused around what it means to stand as an independent candidate and how to overcome the barriers that working outside of the party system presents. We’ll take a look through history of how women’s roles have progressed and the challenges they face as well as what to expect as an independent woman entering politics.

D. Online Digital Resilience - Glitch UK

Glitch UK logo - - “GLITCH” with the “I” as an exclamation point is in large black letters above text reading “Fix the glitch to end online abuse”

Glitch UK logo - - “GLITCH” with the “I” as an exclamation point is in large black letters above text reading “Fix the glitch to end online abuse”

Are you a woman in public life wishing to have a flourishing online presence but still want to keep your personal private? Do you avoid social media because of the fear of online abuse? This workshop is for you!

E. Effectively campaigning - Scottish Youth Parliament

Scottish Youth Parliament Logo - the letters “SYP” are in bold blue text with a yellow background and the words “Scottish Youth Parliament” underneath, atop a 3-dimensional speech bubble

Scottish Youth Parliament Logo - the letters “SYP” are in bold blue text with a yellow background and the words “Scottish Youth Parliament” underneath, atop a 3-dimensional speech bubble

This interactive workshop will share the Scottish Youth Parliament’s youth-led approach to effective campaigns, and will highlight how this methodology can be used in communities and organisations to get people involved, research opinions, influence decision-makers and make a difference!

F. Speaking truth about power & privilege: Claim your voice - take your place - lead your nation - Cecara

“Underusing power makes just as big a mess as overusing power” - Julie Diamond, Ph.D. Everybody has power and the ability to use it. When challenged, why do we feel powerless, alone, and fearful, and judge and blame ourselves and others? This workshop will give you a framework to understand how to own your power, take accountability, build connections and lead with courage.

G. *Deaf women in Scotland’s democracy (workshop offered in British Sign Language) - Deaf Action

Deaf Action logo - “DeafAction - Making the difference” is in navy blue font underneath an abstract illustration representing four individuals in red, green, blue, and purple in a circle

Deaf Action logo - “DeafAction - Making the difference” is in navy blue font underneath an abstract illustration representing four individuals in red, green, blue, and purple in a circle

What are the barriers that *deaf women face in engaging in democracy?  How can we ensure that *deaf women are empowered to fully participate in our democracy?  Join this discussion with Deaf Action to look at how we can improve access to information and support for *deaf women to get more engaged in decision making in Scotland. This conversation will take place in both British Sign Language (BSL) and spoken English.

H. The role of the Scottish Parliament - Scottish Parliament Community Outreach Team

Scottish Parliament Logo - the text “The Scottish Parliament” and “Pàrlamaid na h-Alba” are in purple to the right of the badge, representing the Scottish flag beneath a crown

Scottish Parliament Logo - the text “The Scottish Parliament” and “Pàrlamaid na h-Alba” are in purple to the right of the badge, representing the Scottish flag beneath a crown

Do you know the difference between Parliament and Government? What role do MSPs from different political parties play? What areas of law does the Scottish Parliament currently have power over? The Scottish Parliament's Community Outreach Team will explore these questions in an interactive workshop to ensure participants are aware of the distinct role of Parliament and the way laws are made and scrutinised in Scotland.

 

If you are registered for the event, please refer to your emails where you should have received a form to complete your workshop selections.