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Everyday Skills Event 2023

The 2023 Everyday Skills Event was held on Thursday, 23rd February, in Impact Arts in Glasgow. The title of the Event was Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace.

The Event was chaired by Catherine Garvie, SUL Senior Development Officer with a specific remit for Everyday Skills. The Event was addressed by Wendy Burton, Director of Scottish Union Learning; Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Fair Work, Just Transition, and Employment; and Philippa Cochrane, Head of Reading Communities at Scottish Book Trust.

Delegates attended workshops on the following topics:

Financial Wellbeing in the Workplace, led by Jenny Pittams and Craig Syme of Money Advice Scotland.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, led by Elaine Hamilton of ENABLE Works.

Improve your Digital Wellbeing in the Workplace with a Data Detox, ran by Craig Steele and Daniel Devine of Digital Skills Education.

Delegates had the opportunity to visit exhibition stalls at the breaks and close of the Event; these were staffed by STUC, ENABLE Works, Scottish Pensioners’ Forum, Scottish Book Trust, and Scottish Hazards.

This was the first time since 2020 that the Everyday Skills Event had taken place in person, and feedback from delegates was overwhelmingly positive, including that the Everyday Skills Event was “fantastic”; contained “excellent presentations”; and even “I am motivated to use the ideas and training in my role as union learning representative.”

You can access the presentation from Phillipa Cochrane, Scottish Book Trust, by accessing the “Related Resources” box on this page.