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CS Local Scotland looks back

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What are you up to this summer? Got a holiday planned? Enjoying the Scottish sunshine?

Here at CS Local Scotland we are taking a step back to re energise, plan and organise the rest of our action packed year.

So what have we done so far in 2019?

26 discovery sessions to 963 civil servants based in Scotland. How did we do this?

In February on the SW coast and the seaside town of Ayr we delivered our CS Local awareness sessions showcasing the work we do and how they could get involved.

February also saw us in Aberdeen 'Meeting the Neighbours' and making lots of new connections.

Into March and it was the inaugural Scottish Leaders of the Future Academy. 49 AA to EOs from 9 government departments came together in Dundee to spend 4 days developing their leadership potential. To pre-register your interest for the next Leaders of the Future Academy 2020  email Robert Warrington. Please discuss with your line manager before you register.

A World of Wellbeing event in Glasgow put together by our Wellbeing Network included a session on the A-Z of Wellbeing from Team Chaffinch. Our Wellbeing network then went north to Inverness in April to share a second session.

Following the launch of the Counter Fraud Profession qualification we collaborated with Cabinet Office to develop a Government Counter Fraud Profession discovery session which was held in Glasgow Laurieston. From this session a Counter Fraud network group has been created.

We then travelled to the Kingdom of Fife, Kirkcaldy and delivered another awareness session in April.

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Phew, are we there yet!

May: we joined learning at work weeks in the Ministry of Justice and HM Courts and Tribunals Service in Glasgow.

Success Profile sessions were delivered in Glasgow UC service centre, and due to the popularity we will be in Perth on 17 September, watch this space for more details.

Then on to Edinburgh, we're still in May, and we showed you the work and opportunities in the Competition and Markets Authority  Its aim is to make markets work well for consumers, businesses and the economy.

Moving on we were at the Department for International Development in East Kilbride and the Department for Work and Pensions in Dundee where we collaborated with the Immigration Enforcement Leaders in Action team to deliver sessions on Neuroscience and  Personal Resilience.

Most recently at Civil Service Live in Edinburgh it was great to meet so many of you at our stall where we were pleased to share all the opportunities that are coming up.

It’s been a busy few months to say the least. Keep an eye on our blogs to get involved in all the amazing opportunities we have with CS Local Scotland in the coming months.

If you would like to find out more or get involved please email:

Have a great summer!

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  1. Comment by Gill Straiton posted on

    Wow what a fabulous six months when you see it all like that !

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      Comment by Heather Flanagan posted on

      Yes, Gill it blew us away when we put it all down on paper!

  2. Comment by Rozanne Kidd posted on

    Wow wow wow -what a year already!
    I am very proud to be SRO for such a fantastic network and the achievements of everyone who has contributed has been inspiring, inclusive and plain brilliant right across the country touching many, many civil servants. You really are making a tremendous difference and sharing your experiences, knowledge and expertise fully demonstrates the commitment of CS Local Scotland to making this a brilliant civil service serving our community with heart. Thank you and an extra thanks to our CS Local co-ordinator team -Julie, Heather and Sonia and welcome aboard Gill as our newbie

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      Comment by Heather posted on

      Thank you from all of us, when we are working day to day you just don't realise that you are contributing to making #abrilliantcivilservice

  3. Comment by Cathie posted on

    CS Local Scotland has come a long way and in a short time, well done all of you for your efforts to bring these events out to the wider CS Community and keeping it alive! I've attended events to learn and as a result continue to grow in leadership, resilience, CS networking and much more.... The SC Local Scotalnd community inspired me to deliver events to share my knowledge while enabling others to learn and grow. I am looking forward to see the delights that await us after the summer break..... #brilliantcivilservice

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      Comment by Heather Flanagan posted on

      Thank you Cathie, we are really pleased that you promote CS Local within departments and continue to learn from our events
      Your continued support is appreciated, #flythe flag

  4. Comment by Loudelle posted on

    As a delegate on the inaugural Scottish Leaders of the Future Academy I would thoroughly recommend registering for this programme. It is a great personal development opportunity and has allowed me to meet and work with lots of talented people from across so many different Government departments.