Upcoming Events

SIAA facilitates many training events, roundtables, and information sharing sessions specifically intended for independent advocacy organisations. These events are member-only and designed to provide you with new skills, build organisational capacity and provide an opportunity for you to share your views on key policy topics relevant to human rights and independent advocacy.

SIAA also run regular online peer support sessions. The peer support sessions are informal opportunities for you to meet colleagues from across the sector, share ideas and provide mutual support. We run sessions for managers and sessions for staff once a month.

Find out more about upcoming events and peer support sessions, and sign up below!

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SIAA Training – Communication and Dementia

Online

The Communication and Dementia training, led by Age Scotland, will focus on giving you knowledge, tools and strategies to improve communication with people who live with dementia.

SIAA Training – Communication and Dementia

Online

The Communication and Dementia training, led by Age Scotland, will focus on giving you knowledge, tools and strategies to improve communication with people who live with dementia.

SIAA peer support for staff – Maintaining independence

Online

In this session, members can reflect on the ways they work to maintain independence within the advocacy practice. There will be lots of space to share the challenges that come up around this as well as instances where particular approaches have worked well.

SIAA peer support for staff – Children and young people

Online

In this session, members will have the opportunity to share best practices and exchange ideas around gathering children’s views and supporting young people to have their rights upheld, as well as identifying the barriers to working with children and young people.

SIAA peer support for staff – Explaining independent advocacy

Online

The session will be an opportunity for independent advocates from across Scotland to discuss how they explain their work to advocacy partners, their families, and other professionals outside of advocacy. Members often tell us that independent advocacy can be misunderstood, so this session will be an opportunity to talk about the challenges around this and share best practices from across Scotland.

Thank you for facilitating the recent sessions, myself and the team members who participated real enjoyed them and found it very valuable in this new working environment.

SIAA member, 2020

This was really interesting, a great way to gather views and get people involved in discussing views. I would welcome seeing more of this way of working. Good Job SIAA.

SIAA member, 2020

I found it really helpful to be connected to a larger group and to hear the variety of perspectives from others as we all face the impact of the coronavirus on our organisations, people, clients and key stakeholders.

SIAA member, 2020

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