Open to anyone working in Scotland’s public and third sectors – ideal for leaders, people managers, HR and people and change specialists, diversity specialists, workforce development
25 May 2017 | 8.45am-2pm (including lunch)
Scottish Government Building, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ
Free of Charge
These are incredibly challenging times for Scotland’s public and third sectors and we must find innovative and cost effective solutions, which enable your organisations do more with the resources available. Your people are your most valuable resource, and to face these challenges head on, organisations need an engaged, productive and diverse workforce, providing high quality services.
An effective solution for the public and third sectors is to provide family friendly and flexible working. More and more workers in Scotland are seeking this way of working, for many different reasons, mostly associated with balancing work and family caring responsibilities.
Family friendly and flexible working provides huge benefits for employees and employers, our economy and society.
Never has it been more important to create a workplace culture that will help get the best from your people in order to get the best out of your organisation and maximise resources
If you are keen to explore how your organisation can reap the benefits of becoming more family friendly – attend this free event and you will have the opportunity to:
• Hear from enterprising leaders – from across sectors- about how they put family friendly working into practice to benefit their organisation
• Engage in a lively panel discussion featuring public sector CEOs
• Take part in conversation labs with peers to share learning
0845 – Registration and networking
0915 – Opening speakers including address from Mark McDonald, MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Childcare and Early Years
Good Practice Employer Case Studies – Family Friendly Working in Action
West Dunbartonshire Council
The Scottish Government
Spotlight on Paying the Scottish Living Wage and Achieving Gender Equality
Panel Discussion – Innovative Solutions
Rachael Brown, CEO of Cultural Enterprise Office
Harvey Tilley, COO Independent Living Fund for Scotland
University of the West of Scotland
Share ideas and challenges while exploring family friendly working with peers
About FFWS – Family Friendly Working Scotland
FFWS works with employers, government, families and others to promote a flexible and family friendly working culture. This is a way of working which enables employers to get the best from employees and enables working families to have a good balance between work and family life.
Spanning boundaries between private, public and third sectors, we offer practical support to employers and share best practice. We also raise awareness of the issues and benefits around work life balance and flexible, family friendly working.
Acting as nucleus, FFWS promotes innovative and sustainable ways of working that are good for families and the Scottish economy.
FFWS is led by a steering group of partners: Working Families, Fathers Network Scotland, Parenting across Scotland and The Scottish Government, which also offers core funding support.