Thursday, 18 May 2017

Newsflash! Strathclyde Business School and Melting Pot Edinburgh Speakers to Present Workplace Innovation Case Studies, 30/5 - Book Today!

Expert Seminar to Demonstrate 'What Works' in Workplace Innovation and How to Support New Workplace Practices 

A learning workshop from the Economic Development Association Scotland and the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, 2pm - .4.30pm, 30 May 2017, SUII Centre, University of Strathclyde. 

A workplace innovation expert from Strathclyde Business School and the founder of the Melting Pot co-working centre in Edinburgh will speak at a unique event exploring the benefits of new workplace practices for businesses, employees and wider society in Scotland. 

Also featuring speakers from Scottish Enterprise and Oxfam Scotland, this event will highlight case studies of workplace innovation in practice, as well as exploring how economic development practitioners can support initiatives to improve workforce engagement, harness employee potential, and embed co-working and fair work practices in businesses throughout Scotland. See full information and speaker list below and reserve your place today

Dr Colin Linsday of Strathclyde Business School will talk about 'what works' in workplace innovation, drawing upon a recent collaborative research project on this topic. He will give insight into various examples of workplace innovation in Scotland, and share a video of employers talking about their experiences of workplace innovation. Dr Lindsay has been researching and teaching on employability, skills, public management and social policy for more than fifteen years, and is a contributing author to Workplace Innovation in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises in Scotland (2015).

Claire Carpenter
 is founder and managing director of The Melting Pot co-working centre in Edinburgh. Claire will discuss The Melting Pot as a case study of work-space innovation, and how the creation of a co-working space has helped organisations and social entrepreneurs share knowledge and develop their businesses. This talk will give insight into the Melting Pot, the Co-Working Accelerator Network, and the difference these projects are making to the social enterprise community more broadly.

Other speakers at this event are: Clare Alexander, Head of Workplace Innovation, Scottish Enterprise; Francis Stuart, Research and Policy Adviser, Oxfam Scotland; and (Event Chair) Charlie Woods, Director, SUII & Vice-Char, EDAS. See full information below. 

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