“A day of exploration and discovery around U lab and a conversation about what next.” I’m writing this from the point of view of a local Hub host, who wondered about follow through and how to help this, locally, then found himself part of a self-organising team tackling one of the main Firestarter Festival events, […]Read more
Fire Festival update
Hi folks! So many of you came along to the Fire Starter Festival our week of engaging taster sessions, workshops and networking events for those interested in creating better public services. It was a really lively week and we are hoping to continue with events throughout the yearRead more
Beaming in from Scotland
Hi everyone! We are really looking forward to the last U lab event for 2015 this Thursday. If anyone hasn’t booked a place yet here’s the link:- https://ulabscotland17dec.eventbrite.co.uk – there are still spaces available and we shall have mince pies!Read more
Fire Starters Wanted!
It’s been a fantastic journey through the U, getting to know inspiring colleagues, and sensing the creativity and ingenuity of U.lab participants throughout Scotland. I know Keira, Angie and I have found the stories of individual journeys inspiring and moving – without a doubt there is much evidence of an open heart in Scotland. […]Read more
My journey in this U Lab – Michael Butler-Burns
“As soon as I saw you I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.” A.A. Milne Winnie […]Read more
News from U Lab Scotland team
As we go into the last week of the online course, we’ve been reflecting on what’s been happening so far and of course on what our “emerging future” together shall be. We’ve been helped enormously in this reflection by those of you who have very kindly offered us the chance to come into your hubs, […]Read more
Reflections from the Melting Pot at the turn of the “U”
Half-way through the U Lab programme it’s too early to report on outcomes. We’re resting at the bottom of the U. Instead I reflect on the origins of The Melting Pot Hub in Edinburgh and some of the questions that are arising for me as Host. Maybe these questions will resonate with others. Since the […]Read more
An update on the Climate Change U Lab Hub!
Climate Change U.Lab Hub in Edinburgh Our Climate Change focused Hub has met three times now. We met up once to get to know each other a bit and once to watch the first week’s Live Session together. Whilst it’s not been possible for everyone to come to all these sessions (and I am sure we won’t […]Read more
The Times They Are A Changin’ – An Empathy Walk in Leith – by Sarah Taylor
I started my empathy walk from my home in Newhaven. Even before meeting anyone, I noticed how the quality of my experience was different to my usual city walks – more often than not undertaken with a goal of getting to some other place, rendering the walk itself as just a means to an end. […]Read more
Play: a serious role in organisational transformation?
Collective Leadership for Scotland The role of creativity has long been established as pivotal to individual, organisational and business development. Scotland’s national learning creativity plan highlights that creativity is needed to see things differently, find new approaches to the challenges we all face, and understand how it can shape our future. What about the role […]Read more