Start-up School Case Study: Cory Jones, WASaBED
Cory Jones is the Founder of WAsaBED, a social enterprise that aims to be at the heart of the circular economy by recycling retired bed linen into useful products. From creating job opportunities to reducing pollution, it is great to see the impact of social businesses across the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
Start-up School Case Study: Cara Cameron, Lochview Rural Training
How could 1-1 coaching, networking sessions and webinars help you develop your social enterprise? Cara Cameron shares her new community-focused business which helps people come together to learn a variety of rural and employability skills, and how the Start-up School has provided valuable business support.
SEA Q&A with...Rona MacKay from Community Energy Scotland
How can we empower more women to take on leadership roles? We caught up with Rona, Chair of Benbecula Community Council and Head of Operations & Governance at Community Energy Scotland.
Courageous Conversations for Women in the Highlands
We’re supporting WEA’s Women in the Highlands project, who are enabling their members in the Inverness area to get involved in their own communities. Our Courageous Conversations programme inspired by the empowerment of women in rural areas offers a safe and supportive space to take strength from one another.
SEA Q&A with...Wendy Fleming from Financial WorX
What is it like to take time out and develop your leadership practice? We caught up with social entrepreneur Wendy Fleming to find out.
Women in Leadership: Time to try something different?
Dona Milne, Chair of Youth Scotland's board, shares how the organisation has achieved their 50:50 gender split three years ahead of schedule.
60 Seconds with Elspeth McCoull
As Head Teacher of Glendale Gaelic Primary, Elspeth reflects on the leadership challenges facing Gaelic speaking teachers and educational practitioners in this 60-second interview.
Positive Prison? Positive Futures: Adapting leadership styles
"For most of the people I work with the experience of being treated as an equal is new. They often tend to feel they are disadvantaged or only see what they can’t do. Suddenly their voice is heard."
YWCA Glasgow Centre: Embracing change
“Turns out I am the world’s biggest reflector! It made me wonder if I expected the people I work with to be the same, but having been on the programme, it helped me to consider what their learning style was and consider their views to develop our services as a team.”
Peebles CAN: Building community resilience
“Motivating people is a big part of my job. What I learned on the programme gave me a better understanding of myself. I am a natural starter and love to initiate new things but am not so great at finishing! So I look out for that.”
St Andrew's First Aid Training & Supplies Ltd: Building a vision
I understood that I couldn’t change everything and I couldn’t make everything all right all of the time... We had an open conversation about how we worked. I walked away and thought it doesn’t matter if I can’t fix it. What’s important is that we have been open and we can adapt.”
Developing an inner well of resilience
A recent learner on our Leading Edge programme, Ewan shares the importance of embracing reflection in developing effective and resilient leadership.
Hope Café: Stamping out stigma
Stigma can be a massive barrier when trying to drive change in communities through conversation. We look for more creative ways to overcome them, like Donna did, at Hope Café Lanarkshire.
We’re supporting WEA’s Women in the Highlands project, who are enabling their members in the Inverness area to get involved in their own communities. Our Courageous Conversations programme inspired by the empowerment of women in rural areas offers a...