Quality Scotland have recently announced their Spring 2015 Webinar Programme. 

This is a benefit that is free to members of Quality Scotland, so please do try these out! 

The webinars include:

  • Using the Excellence Model in Practice
  • Planning a Self-Assessment
  • Managing Improvement Projects, and
  • Committed to Excellence


An outline of each of the webinars and how to register are available in the document.

The Public Service Reform agenda outlines the need for public, third sector and private organisations to work more effectively in partnership with communities and each other, to deliver better services for patients and the public.

There is also a clear objective of the change agenda to invest in community-based, person-centred and asset-based approaches which prevent ill-health and dependency on public services.

In order to seek views and opinions into cross-sector working, you are invited to complete the following questionnaire:

Working Across Sectors: Views, Experiences and Perceptions

It also aims to review practical examples and educational provision in the area.

Your input is very much appreciated, and completion of the survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

The information will be used to help review and plan cross-sector working.


Aurion Learning’s Masterclass; E-Learning Made Easy series, visited Dublin, Belfast and Edinburgh throughout September and October with HR, Learning and Development and digital professionals from over 150 organisations attending the free events.

Expertise, advice and tips were on offer that enabled attendees get a better insight into what’s happening in digital learning and how it can help improve performance throughout their organisations.

Run by digital learning experts; Aurion Learning, the half-day sessions also included presentations from client organisations who have ‘walked the talk’ of digital learning. Representatives from Food Safety Authority Ireland, Family Planning Association, Border Lives, Action for Children and Scottish Bakers, who presented at all 3 masterclass events shared their experiences and lessons learnt along the way.

Delegate Helen Bowman from Business in the Community said: “I found the session full of information, the presentations were fantastic and there was plenty of time for people to ask questions. It was also great for networking, meeting new and familiar faces and learning from the experts as well as each other.”

Dr. Maureen Murphy, Managing Director at Aurion Learning said: “It’s been great to see so many organisations come together and hear how other organisations have introduced digital learning as well as learn new ways of doing things that will help improve quality, enhance performance, standardise training, cut delivery costs and make it easier for learners to participate in learning and development.”

She added:
“Feedback from our masterclass series has been extremely positive and our team are already underway to plan a new series of events that will take place throughout Ireland and the UK in 2015.”

Aurion Learning will be exhibiting at the CIPD Scotland Annual Conference and Exhibition in Glasgow on 5 and 6 March 2015.

The CIPD event is the largest annual HR conference in Scotland.

During both days, Aurion Learning will be showcasing and demonstrating its award winning bespoke E-Learning content, mobile learning expertise, platform tools, capacity building and training consultancy solutions. The Aurion team will also be distributing complimentary guides and resources, including their popular, 10 E-Learning Resources and Tips at stand 13.

Gavin Woods, Business Development Manager at Aurion Learning said: “I’m looking forward to sharing best practice solutions and Scottish examples of our creative and innovative work with the conference delegates, which will ultimately help organisations transform their learning and development.”

To pre-book a demonstration with an Aurion Learning expert to discover how Aurion’s solutions can transform learning and development in your organisation email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information about CIPD Scotland, visit:  www.cipd.co.uk/global/europe/scotland/

Kenny Henderson will be joining us at Learning Essentials Conference on 31st October which we're holding at West Lothian College.  During his session, Kenny will look at what's happening across the elearning industry and how we can ensure that elearning remains relevant.

Many of you will know Kenny from his time with BSkyB, where he led the design and delivery of creative learning solutions, before becoming Head of Talent Development Operations.  Now running his own consultancy, Kenny is helping organisations such as Credit Suisse and The Scottish Government understand how their learning & development strategy can deliver improved individual, team and business performance.

In his session at Learning Essentials, Kenny will talk about the work going on across the elearning industry in organisations using learning technology as part of their learning & development strategy. With 8 years experience of working in partnership with some of the UK's leading suppliers, Kenny will also give an insight into what's being done across the wider external supplier market.

Learning Essentials 2014 takes place at West Lothian College on 31st October.  The cost for Alliance Members to attend the days event is only £99 - it's not too late to book your place.


An online learning academy run by Teignbridge District Council is going from strength to strength to offer more learning opportunities for public sector employees.

Teignbridge District Council's e-Academy has seen Exeter City Council joined its ranks, less than six months after welcoming Exmoor National Park Authority and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority onboard.

Teignbridge leads the e-Academy, an online learning programme of more than 200 courses, covering topics including business skills, customer skills, management skills and information management.

The courses give local authority staff the skills they need to provide even higher standards of customer service to residents while remaining cost-effective and efficient.

The e-Academy was launched by Teignbridge in October 2011 together with eLearning provider Learning Nexus. Since then Dartmoor National Park Authority, East Devon District Council, Mid Devon District Council, South Hams District Council, South Somerset District Council, Teign Housing and West Devon District Council have signed up and benefit from the courses on offer.

Cllr Mike Walters, Teignbridge District Council's Executive Spokesman for Corporate Services, said:

"We're delighted to welcome Exeter City Council on board. The e-Academy is a great success story because it gives staff the chance to develop their skills, provide even higher standards of customer service ultimately saving each organisation time and money.

“This collaborative training model means each public sector organisation can focus their efforts on equipping staff with the right skills to help give their customers or residents the things they want most in the best, most cost-effective way possible.”