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From a hunch to a prototype

I’m Katy McNeil. I work in the Scottish Government as an Improvement Adviser. I became involved with ulab back in 2015 to explore how I could blend ideas and tools from ulab with ideas and tools from improvement. There is overlap, and I’ve found that considering where I, and the projects I support are at […]

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Peace after a long journey

Continuing our series of blog posts shining a light on the new Scottish content of u.lab (or the SMOOC), Kuladharini shares the insights she gained from her 500 mile walk around Scotland in the summer. An unravelling is taking place in me at some level during these moments of presencing, bits of identity are falling off […]

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I have trouble with words

Today’s guest blogger is Linda Hunter. Linda is a coach, working with people and teams across the Scottish Government, sharing her experience and building other’s capability to make change centred on people and outcomes. Linda has been part of the Scottish u-lab community for 2 years and has been busy this year bringing together her […]

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Tackling inequalities prototypes

In the final of the series of blog posts on prototyping we return to the NHS Lanarkshire Hub who began our impact stories series.  All the members have individual prototypes that they have been working on, although they are linked through the theme of tackling inequalities.  The groups’ ideas cover work within citizen’s advice bureau […]

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From “stuck at the bottom of the U” to action

Valerie Jackman is a lecturer at Edinburgh College.  In this film, Valerie talks of how she moved from feeling “stuck at the bottom of the U” to taking action on her idea. Many people we talk to also experience being stuck at the bottom of the U.  It’s perhaps understandable when many of us don’t […]

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The personal and professional

Eleanor Ogilvie is a Programme Manager with See Me (https://www.seemescotland.org/), Scotland’s programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.  When I spoke to her about her motivation for taking part in u.lab she spoke of looking for something that would help her with big system change around ending mental health stigma for people with mental […]

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Connecting back to yourself

This week,  we talk to Stephen Gallagher, Deputy Director of Public Bodies and Public Service Reform, Scottish Government as we move further down into the u.process to the Presencing stage or “the bottom of the U”.  Presencing is one of those words that doesn’t always sit easily with people but is a blend of sensing […]

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