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The Big Conversation Scotland 2019

6 November 2019, The Studio, Glasgow

About the event


The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE

Time - 9.30am – 4.00pm

Kindly sponsored by

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Take control of the day!

Our innovative and unconventional conference style brings together housing professionals from all levels and all functions of the business to allow you to discuss and debate the housing questions that are most important to you and help you develop your career aspirations and ambitions.

With leading names from the sector, we invite you to discuss your interests on your terms. You make it happen! You call the shots!

Get involved, share your opinions and bring your best ideas to help us make The Big Conversation!

This year’s programme includes leading names from the sector, such as

• Dr Beth Watts, Heriott Watt University

• Jehan Weerasinghe, MD of GHA

• Susan Aktemel, Founding Director of Homes for Good (Scotland) CIC

• Evie Copeland, Chair of CIH Futures

• Aileen Evans, CIH Vice President

Benefits of attending

The aim of the event is to help delegates develop their career and maximise their potential.

Topics covered will include:

• Improving your confidence and getting your voice heard

• Making the most of mentoring

• Using social media to raise your career profile

You can view the latest programme here

Hear from previous attendees about their experience at the Big Conversation, as well as what to expect at this year's event:

  • Lindsay Roches, Performance & Service Improvement Officer, Queens Cross Housing Association - Read Lindsay's blog
  • Kerry Clayton, Housing Officer, Elderpark Housing Association - Read Kerry's blog
  • Susan Aktemel, founding director, Homes for Good (Scotland) CIC - Read Susan's blog

Who should attend

  • Current CIH members and non members seeking to develop professionally
  • CIH members working and studying
  • Front line staff
  • First line managers
  • New to Housing

Booking information

Members - The cost to attend this event is £75.00 plus VAT.

Housing Partners - The cost to attend this event is £90.00 plus VAT.

Non-members - The cost to attend this event is £110.00 plus VAT

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