Women@Work Local Networks RSS Feed http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/ List of latest articles from WEA Women at Work Inverness: POWER UP, Wed 14 June, 1.30pm - 5.30pm, The Bike Shed http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/760/Inverness-POWER-UP-Wed-14-June-1.30pm-5.30pm-The-Bike-Shed http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/760/Inverness-POWER-UP-Wed-14-June-1.30pm-5.30pm-The-Bike-Shed Power Up 2 is a hands-on workshop for those who have already attended one of our Power Up workshops. This workshop with Joni Phippin will focus on everyday DIY issues. Attendees must have previous experience using a power drill and jig saw. Skills covered will include: Creating a jig. Cutting plasterboard Raw plugs – types and uses Hanging a curtain pole Hanging coat hooks Repairing a hole in plaster Locating joists Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ullapool - Be Confident, Be You Mon 12 June, 10am to 3pm, Macphail Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/758/Ullapool-Be-Confident-Be-You-Mon-12-June-10am-to-3pm-Macphail-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/758/Ullapool-Be-Confident-Be-You-Mon-12-June-10am-to-3pm-Macphail-Centre Be Confident, Be You, will help you build your confidence, empowering you to take positive action so that you can live your life to its full potential.  PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH.The morning session will focus on confidence-building using various approaches including self exploration and visualisation.  In the afternoon each participant will create a personal statement that can be used in situations such as applying for a job, as part of a CV, applying for board positions, and as a positive affirmation to challenge limiting beliefs, maintain focus and build confidence. The personal statement could also be used as a basis for applying for a further education course.   Outline of Workshop Introduction Power of Values and Beliefs Who do you want to be?  What is Stopping You? Action! Visualisation Lunch Personal Statements Overview Create a Skeleton Personal Statement  Interview Confidence Feedback and Close The workshop will be led by Morven Da Forno. Morven worked in Human Resources for over 20 years and is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She has a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming and is a qualified Life Coach. Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ullapool - Be Confident, Be You Sun 11 June, 10am to 3pm, Macphail Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/757/Ullapool-Be-Confident-Be-You-Sun-11-June-10am-to-3pm-Macphail-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/757/Ullapool-Be-Confident-Be-You-Sun-11-June-10am-to-3pm-Macphail-Centre Be Confident, Be You, will help you build your confidence, empowering you to take positive action so that you can live your life to its full potential.  The morning session will focus on confidence-building using various approaches including self exploration and visualisation.  In the afternoon each participant will create a personal statement that can be used in situations such as applying for a job, as part of a CV, applying for board positions, and as a positive affirmation to challenge limiting beliefs, maintain focus and build confidence. The personal statement could also be used as a basis for applying for a further education course.   Outline of Workshop Introduction Power of Values and Beliefs Who do you want to be?  What is Stopping You? Action! Visualisation Lunch Personal Statements Overview Create a Skeleton Personal Statement  Interview Confidence Feedback and Close The workshop will be led by Morven Da Forno. Morven worked in Human Resources for over 20 years and is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She has a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming and is a qualified Life Coach. PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH. TEA & COFFEE WILL BE PROVIDED. Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Ullapool - Interview Skills Tue 13 Jun, 10am to 3pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/759/Ullapool-Interview-Skills-Tue-13-Jun-10am-to-3pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/759/Ullapool-Interview-Skills-Tue-13-Jun-10am-to-3pm This workshop will take you through the interview process and will cover: Preparing for the interview from job advert right through to the interview location How to conduct yourself during the interview Personal presentation Leaving on a positive note You will leave the workshop with improved confidence and knowing how to be at your best during an interview. This WEA Women@Work workshop will be led by Morven Da Forno. Morven worked in human resources for over 20 years, providing training, development, coaching and advice to managers in hotel and retail businesses across the UK. She is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as a Masters Degree in Hotel and Catering Management. In 2015 she qualified as a life coach. PLEASE BRING A PACKED LUNCH. TEA & COFFEE WILL BE PROVIDED. Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Fort William: FIND YOUR INNER WRITER, Mon 5 June, 11am - 2pm, Lochaber Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/755/Fort-William-FIND-YOUR-INNER-WRITER-Mon-5-June-11am-2pm-Lochaber-Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/755/Fort-William-FIND-YOUR-INNER-WRITER-Mon-5-June-11am-2pm-Lochaber-Hope Find Your Inner Writer - a writing workshop for women. In this meditative writing workshop with Orla Broderick, you will learn how to find, use and believe in your own unique inner writing voice. During this workshop you will explore the concept of meditation and discover how to use it to find your inner writing voice. The workshop will include periods of meditation, visualisation and free writing. You will also have the opportunity to explore the unique writing voices of other women. Orla is the author of The January Flower and is an experienced workshop facilitator. Tea and coffee will be provided. Participants should bring a packed lunch. Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Fort William: SPEAK UP 2, Fri 9 June, 10am - 1pm, Lochaber Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/756/Fort-William-SPEAK-UP-2-Fri-9-June-10am-1pm-Lochaber-Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/756/Fort-William-SPEAK-UP-2-Fri-9-June-10am-1pm-Lochaber-Hope The discussion began in the the Speak Up workshop. In Speak Up 2, the debate continues. The first Speak Up workshop with Conor O'Hara covered the following subjects: Looking back at a particular moment and wishing that you'd said something different. Difficulty in speaking up when you know you have something valid to say. Overcoming shyness. In Speak Up 2, Conor will recap and look at the subject in more depth. NB Don't worry if you missed Speak Up - you can still join Speak Up 2. Opening the discussion about why it's good to SPEAK UP leads to a wonderful range of possibilities for your life and how you wish to proceed with it. Look forward to seeing you there! Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nairn: FIND YOUR INNER WRITER, Fri 26 May & Fri 2 June, 10am - 1pm, Nairn Community & Art Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/752/Nairn-FIND-YOUR-INNER-WRITER-Fri-26-May-Fri-2-June-10am-1pm-Nairn-Community-Art-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/752/Nairn-FIND-YOUR-INNER-WRITER-Fri-26-May-Fri-2-June-10am-1pm-Nairn-Community-Art-Centre Find Your Inner Writer - a writing workshop for women.   In this meditative writing workshop with Orla Broderick, you will learn how to find, use and believe in your own unique inner writing voice.   During this workshop you will explore the concept of meditation and discover how to use it to find your inner writing voice. The workshop will include periods of meditation, visualisation and free writing. You will also have the opportunity to explore the unique writing voices of other women.   Orla is the author of The January Flower and is an experienced workshop facilitator.   PLEASE NOTE - this workshop will take place over two sessions. The first on Friday 26 May, the second on Friday 2 June, 10am - 1pm. In order to get the most out of this explorative workshop, participants should attend both sessions. Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Inverness: STEP UP, Sat 27 May, 10am - 1pm, Spectrum Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/753/Inverness-STEP-UP-Sat-27-May-10am-1pm-Spectrum-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/753/Inverness-STEP-UP-Sat-27-May-10am-1pm-Spectrum-Centre Do you have dreams you haven't yet realised? This workshop based on themes of confidence and leadership will help you discover what is stopping you. Led by Shona Macpherson, Step Up will help you find how to push through the barriers and step up to be the person you can be. Shona is a health coach and personal trainer, working to help her clients find health, fitness and happiness. A former nurse and qualified counsellor, Shona takes a holistic view of health and fitness and is passionate about helping people to achieve their fitness goals. In December 2016, she won an award for The Art of Communication from Lift The Bar, an organisation for personal trainers. Please note - this workshop will take place in the Concourse Room on the ground floor. Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Inverness: FIND YOUR INNER WRITER, Sat 27 May & Sat 3 June, 10am - 1pm, Room 5, Spectrum Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/754/Inverness-FIND-YOUR-INNER-WRITER-Sat-27-May-Sat-3-June-10am-1pm-Room-5-Spectrum-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/754/Inverness-FIND-YOUR-INNER-WRITER-Sat-27-May-Sat-3-June-10am-1pm-Room-5-Spectrum-Centre Find Your Inner Writer - a writing workshop for women. In this meditative writing workshop with Orla Broderick, you will learn how to find, use and believe in your own unique inner writing voice. During this workshop you will explore the concept of meditation and discover how to use it to find your inner writing voice. The workshop will include periods of meditation, visualisation and free writing. You will also have the opportunity to explore the unique writing voices of other women. Orla is the author of The January Flower and is an experienced workshop facilitator. PLEASE NOTE - this workshop will take place over two sessions. The first on Saturday 27 May, the second on Saturday 3 June, 10am - 1pm. In order to get the most out of this explorative workshop, participants should attend both sessions. The workshop will take place in Room 5 at the Spectrum Centre. Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Fort William: SMALL STEPS TO BIG STEPS, Thur 1 June, 10am - 3pm, Lochaber Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/750/Fort-William-SMALL-STEPS-TO-BIG-STEPS-Thur-1-June-10am-3pm-Lochaber-Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/750/Fort-William-SMALL-STEPS-TO-BIG-STEPS-Thur-1-June-10am-3pm-Lochaber-Hope Small Steps to Big Steps: whether or not you have taken steps with WEA Women@Work’s busy programme in the last few months, this workshop is designed to help you to take stock, learn and recognise new skills and bring the rest out of the cupboard. Together we will look at the Big Steps we can take now, thanks to the small steps we took before. Includes: Learning how to recognise your skills Motivational discussion Confidence building Exploring business ideas This workshop will be led by Alyson Smith. Alyson runs Lochaber Hope Lifeskills Centre in Fort William, where part of her role is developing a new Women's Space. She was previously a student on a WEA Opening Doors course and is excited to be working with the WEA Women@Work project. If you have any questions about the workshop please email Alyson - alyson.smith@lochaberhope.org.uk or call her at Lochaber Hope - 01397 704836 Tea and coffee provided. Please bring a packed lunch. Tue, 9 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Fort William: NEXT STEPS, Fri 2 June, 10am - 3pm, Lochaber Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/751/Fort-William-NEXT-STEPS-Fri-2-June-10am-3pm-Lochaber-Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/751/Fort-William-NEXT-STEPS-Fri-2-June-10am-3pm-Lochaber-Hope For today’s women: what are your Next Steps going to be? It's time to take your coat off and get down to business. Let's find out where this series of WEA Women@Work workshops have been leading you. This workshop will be led by Alyson Smith. Alyson runs Lochaber Hope Lifeskills Centre in Fort William, where part of her role is developing a new Women's Space. She was previously a student on a WEA Opening Doors course and is excited to be working with the WEA Women@Work project. If you have any questions about the workshop please email Alyson - alyson.smith@lochaberhope.org.uk or call her at Lochaber Hope - 01397 704836 Tea and coffee provided. Please bring a packed lunch. Tue, 9 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Inverness: POWER UP, Sat 20 May, 10am - 2pm, The Bike Shed http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/748/Inverness-POWER-UP-Sat-20-May-10am-2pm-The-Bike-Shed http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/748/Inverness-POWER-UP-Sat-20-May-10am-2pm-The-Bike-Shed Power Up is back at the Bike Shed! Would you love to handle power tools with confidence? Get to grips with the basics of using a power drill or jigsaw in a supportive and positive environment. This hands-on workshop is led by Joni Phippin. No experience required. Please bring a packed lunch. Wed, 3 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nairn: Social Media for Business, Tue 13 June, 10am - 1pm, Nairn Community and Art Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/749/Nairn-Social-Media-for-Business-Tue-13-June-10am-1pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/749/Nairn-Social-Media-for-Business-Tue-13-June-10am-1pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre This workshop will look at popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and show how each platform can work best for your business. The workshop will be led by Brigitte Vallance of Mhor Collective and will be moulded to suit individual needs on the day. Mhor Collective is a community interest group which aims to encourage digital inclusion and support wider digital participation in communities and for individuals. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE Wed, 3 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Inverness: GET INSPIRED, Thur 18 May, 10am - 2pm, Highland Print Studio http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/744/Inverness-GET-INSPIRED-Thur-18-May-10am-2pm-Highland-Print-Studio http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/744/Inverness-GET-INSPIRED-Thur-18-May-10am-2pm-Highland-Print-Studio Get Inspired - a workshop for women. We find inspiration in all sorts of places - a song lyric, a picture or even from someone's life story. This creative workshop will explore different sources of inspiration and look at how you can use them to create new beginnings. You will learn how: to find the inspiration you are looking for you can use it to achieve your potential you can stay inspired Please bring a packed lunch. Tue, 2 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nairn: GET INSPIRED, Fri 19 May, 10am - 2pm, Nairn Community & Art Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/745/Nairn-GET-INSPIRED-Fri-19-May-10am-2pm-Nairn-Community-Art-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/745/Nairn-GET-INSPIRED-Fri-19-May-10am-2pm-Nairn-Community-Art-Centre Get Inspired - a workshop for women. We find inspiration in all sorts of places - a song lyric, a picture or even from someone's life story. This creative workshop will explore different sources of inspiration and look at how you can use them to create new beginnings. You will learn how: to find the inspiration you are looking for you can use it to achieve your potential you can stay inspired   Please bring a packed lunch. Tue, 2 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Dingwall: Interview Skills, Mon 5 June, 10am - 1pm, Dingwall Community Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/746/Dingwall-Interview-Skills-Mon-5-June-10am-1pm-Dingwall-Community-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/746/Dingwall-Interview-Skills-Mon-5-June-10am-1pm-Dingwall-Community-Centre Interview Skills - a workshop for women This workshop will take you through the interview process and will cover: Preparing for the interview from job advert right through to the interview location How to conduct yourself during the interview Personal presentation Leaving on a positive note You will leave the workshop with improved confidence and knowing how to be at your best during an interview. This WEA Women@Work workshop will be led by Morven Da Forno. Morven worked in human resources for over 20 years, providing training, development, coaching and advice to managers in hotel and retail businesses across the UK. She is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as a Masters Degree in Hotel and Catering Management. In 2015 she qualified as a life coach. Tue, 2 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nairn: Interview Skills, Wed 7 June, 10am - 1pm, Nairn Community and Art Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/747/Nairn-Interview-Skills-Wed-7-June-10am-1pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/747/Nairn-Interview-Skills-Wed-7-June-10am-1pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre Interview Skills - a workshop for women This workshop will take you through the interview process and will cover: Preparing for the interview from job advert right through to the interview location How to conduct yourself during the interview Personal presentation Leaving on a positive note You will leave the workshop with improved confidence and knowing how to be at your best during an interview. This WEA Women@Work workshop will be led by Morven Da Forno. Morven worked in human resources for over 20 years, providing training, development, coaching and advice to managers in hotel and retail businesses across the UK. She is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and has a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as a Masters Degree in Hotel and Catering Management. In 2015 she qualified as a life coach. Tue, 2 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nairn: Basic Computer Skills, Tue 16 May - Tue 6 June, 10.30 - 12.30, Nairn Community and Arts Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/743/Nairn-Basic-Computer-Skills-Tue-16-May-Tue-6-June-10.30-12.30-Nairn-Community-and-Arts-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/743/Nairn-Basic-Computer-Skills-Tue-16-May-Tue-6-June-10.30-12.30-Nairn-Community-and-Arts-Centre Learn basic computer skills and how to use them confidently in this friendly and informal workshop for women. PLEASE NOTE - To get the most out of this course, participants should attend each of the four workshops from Tuesday 16 May - Tuesday 6 June. Each workshop begins at 10.30am and lasts for 2 hours.   This practical workshop will cover basic digital skills and show you how to use them in everyday life.   Includes:   using search engines shopping online getting the best prices downloading from the internet using email and apps finding information completing forms online   This workshop will be delivered by Brigitte Vallance of Mhor Collective, a community interest group which aims to encourage digital inclusion and support wider digital participation in communities and for individuals. Places will be limited to ensure that everyone gets the most out of this workshop.   PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE   This WEA Women@Work event is free to attend. Tea and coffee will be available.   If you have any questions, please call Brigitte on 07824143034. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nairn: GET ONLINE, Fri 21 April, 10am - 1pm, Nairn Community and Art Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/740/Nairn-GET-ONLINE-Fri-21-April-10am-1pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/740/Nairn-GET-ONLINE-Fri-21-April-10am-1pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre Learn how to get online safely and confidently in this friendly and interactive workshop. This practical workshop will cover basic digital skills and show you how to use them in everyday life. Includes: using search engines shopping online getting the best prices downloading from the internet using email and apps finding information completing forms. This workshop will be delivered by Brigitte Valance of Mhor Collective, a community interest group which aims to encourage digital inclusion and support wider digital participation in communities and for individuals. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE Wed, 5 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Dingwall POWER UP, Tues 25 April, 10am - 2pm, Dingwall Community Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/731/Dingwall-POWER-UP-Tues-25-April-10am-2pm-Dingwall-Community-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/731/Dingwall-POWER-UP-Tues-25-April-10am-2pm-Dingwall-Community-Centre Would you love to handle power tools with confidence? Get to grips with the basics of using a power drill or jigsaw in a supportive and positive environment. This hands-on workshop is led by Joni Phippin. No experience required. Please bring a packed lunch. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nairn, POWER UP, Wed 26 April, 10am - 2pm, Nairn Community and Art Community Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/732/Nairn-POWER-UP-Wed-26-April-10am-2pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Community-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/732/Nairn-POWER-UP-Wed-26-April-10am-2pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Community-Centre Would you love to handle power tools with confidence? Get to grips with the basics of using a power drill or jigsaw in a supportive and positive environment. This hands-on workshop is led by Joni Phippin. No experience required. Please bring a packed lunch. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Inverness, POWER UP, Thur 27 April, 10am - 2pm, The Bike Shed, Merkinch http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/733/Inverness-POWER-UP-Thur-27-April-10am-2pm-The-Bike-Shed-Merkinch http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/733/Inverness-POWER-UP-Thur-27-April-10am-2pm-The-Bike-Shed-Merkinch Would you love to handle power tools with confidence? Get to grips with the basics of using a power drill or jigsaw in a supportive and positive environment. This hands-on workshop is led by Joni Phippin. No experience required. Please bring a packed lunch. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Fort William, POWER UP, Tue 2 May, 10am - 2pm, Lochaber Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/734/Fort-William-POWER-UP-Tue-2-May-10am-2pm-Lochaber-Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/734/Fort-William-POWER-UP-Tue-2-May-10am-2pm-Lochaber-Hope Would you love to handle power tools with confidence? Get to grips with the basics of using a power drill or jigsaw in a supportive and positive environment. This hands-on workshop is led by Joni Phippin. No experience required. Please bring a packed lunch. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Thurso, STEP UP, Thur 4 May, 11am - 3pm, North Highland College http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/735/Thurso-STEP-UP-Thur-4-May-11am-3pm-North-Highland-College http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/735/Thurso-STEP-UP-Thur-4-May-11am-3pm-North-Highland-College Do you have dreams you haven't yet realised? This workshop with Shona Macpherson will help you discover what is stopping you. Find out how to push through the barriers and step up to be the person you can be. Please bring a packed lunch. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Fort William, SPEAK UP, Sat 6 May, 10am - 1pm, Lochaber Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/729/Fort-William-SPEAK-UP-Sat-6-May-10am-1pm-Lochaber-Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/729/Fort-William-SPEAK-UP-Sat-6-May-10am-1pm-Lochaber-Hope Do you ever look back at a particular moment and wish that you'd said something different? Do you have difficulty in speaking up when you know you have something valid to say? Are you a bit shy? Then the SPEAK UP workshop with Conor O'Hara is for you. Opening the discussion about why it's good to SPEAK UP leads to a wonderful range of possibilities for your life and how you wish to proceed with it. Looking forward to seeing you there! Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Broadford, SPEAK UP, Sat 13 May, 10am - 1pm, Broadford Hotel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/730/Broadford-SPEAK-UP-Sat-13-May-10am-1pm-Broadford-Hotel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/730/Broadford-SPEAK-UP-Sat-13-May-10am-1pm-Broadford-Hotel Do you ever look back at a particular moment and wish that you'd said something different? Do you have difficulty in speaking up when you know you have something valid to say? Are you a bit shy? Then the SPEAK UP workshop with Conor O'Hara is for you. Opening the discussion about why it's good to SPEAK UP leads to a wonderful range of possibilities for your life and how you wish to proceed with it. Looking forward to seeing you there! Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Fort William, BE CONFIDENT, BE YOU, Fri 12 May, 10am - 3pm, Lochaber Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/738/Fort-William-BE-CONFIDENT-BE-YOU-Fri-12-May-10am-3pm-Lochaber-Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/738/Fort-William-BE-CONFIDENT-BE-YOU-Fri-12-May-10am-3pm-Lochaber-Hope Be Confident, Be You - a workshop to empower and motivate women Includes confidence-building exercises, interview confidence and how to create a personal statement useful for CVs and job, college and board applications. Be Confident, Be You, will help you build your confidence, empowering you to take positive action so that you can live your life to its full potential.   The morning session will focus on confidence-building using various approaches including self exploration and visualisation.  In the afternoon each participant will create a personal statement that can be used in situations such as applying for a job, as part of a CV, applying for board positions, and as a positive affirmation to challenge limiting beliefs, maintain focus and build confidence. The personal statement could also be used as a basis for applying for a further education course.   Outline of Workshop Introduction Power of Values and Beliefs Who do you want to be?  What is Stopping You? Action! Visualisation Lunch Personal Statements Overview Create a Skeleton Personal Statement  Interview Confidence Feedback and Close The workshop will be led by Morven Da Forno. Morven worked in Human Resources for over 20 years and is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She has a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming and is a qualified Life Coach. Please bring a packed lunch. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Thurso, BE CONFIDENT, BE YOU, Fri 26 May, 10am - 3pm, North Highland College http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/739/Thurso-BE-CONFIDENT-BE-YOU-Fri-26-May-10am-3pm-North-Highland-College http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/739/Thurso-BE-CONFIDENT-BE-YOU-Fri-26-May-10am-3pm-North-Highland-College Be Confident, Be You - a workshop to empower and motivate women Includes confidence-building exercises, interview confidence and how to create a personal statement useful for CVs and job, college and board applications. Be Confident, Be You, will help you build your confidence, empowering you to take positive action so that you can live your life to its full potential.   The morning session will focus on confidence-building using various approaches including self exploration and visualisation.  In the afternoon each participant will create a personal statement that can be used in situations such as applying for a job, as part of a CV, applying for board positions, and as a positive affirmation to challenge limiting beliefs, maintain focus and build confidence. The personal statement could also be used as a basis for applying for a further education course.   Outline of Workshop Introduction Power of Values and Beliefs Who do you want to be?  What is Stopping You? Action! Visualisation Lunch Personal Statements Overview Create a Skeleton Personal Statement  Interview Confidence Feedback and Close The workshop will be led by Morven Da Forno. Morven worked in Human Resources for over 20 years and is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She has a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming and is a qualified Life Coach. Please bring a packed lunch. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Lairg, SPEAK UP, Sat 22 April, 10am - 1pm, Lairg Learning Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/728/Lairg-SPEAK-UP-Sat-22-April-10am-1pm-Lairg-Learning-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/728/Lairg-SPEAK-UP-Sat-22-April-10am-1pm-Lairg-Learning-Centre Do you ever look back at a particular moment and wish that you'd said something different? Do you have difficulty in speaking up when you know you have something valid to say? Are you a bit shy? Then the SPEAK UP workshop with Conor O'Hara is for you. Opening the discussion about why it's good to SPEAK UP leads to a wonderful range of possibilities for your life and how you wish to proceed with it. Looking forward to seeing you there! Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Fort William: STEP UP, Thur 6 April, 11am - 3pm, Lochaber Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/725/Fort-William-STEP-UP-Thur-6-April-11am-3pm-Lochaber-Hope http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/725/Fort-William-STEP-UP-Thur-6-April-11am-3pm-Lochaber-Hope Do you have dreams you haven't yet realised? This workshop with Shona Macpherson will help you discover what is stopping you. Find out how to push through the barriers and step up to be the person you can be. A light lunch will be provided. Tue, 7 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Dingwall: SPEAK UP, Sat 8 April, 10am - 1pm, Dingwall Community Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/726/Dingwall-SPEAK-UP-Sat-8-April-10am-1pm-Dingwall-Community-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/726/Dingwall-SPEAK-UP-Sat-8-April-10am-1pm-Dingwall-Community-Centre Do you ever look back at a particular moment and wish that you'd said something different? Do you have difficulty in speaking up when you know you have something valid to say? Are you a bit shy? Then the SPEAK UP workshop with Conor O'Hara is for you. Opening the discussion about why it's good to SPEAK UP leads to a wonderful range of possibilities for your life and how you wish to proceed with it. Looking forward to seeing you there! Tue, 7 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nairn: STEP UP, Thur 20 April, 11am - 3pm, Nairn Community and Art Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/727/Nairn-STEP-UP-Thur-20-April-11am-3pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/727/Nairn-STEP-UP-Thur-20-April-11am-3pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre Do you have dreams you haven't yet realised? This workshop with Shona Macpherson will help you discover what is stopping you. Find out how to push through the barriers and step up to be the person you can be. A light lunch will be provided. Tue, 7 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nairn: SPEAK UP, Tues 18 April, 10am - 1pm, Nairn Community and Art Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/724/Nairn-SPEAK-UP-Tues-18-April-10am-1pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/724/Nairn-SPEAK-UP-Tues-18-April-10am-1pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre Do you ever look back at a particular moment and wish that you'd said something different? Do you have difficulty in speaking up when you know you have something valid to say? Are you a bit shy? Then the SPEAK UP workshop with Conor O'Hara is for you. Opening the discussion about why it's good to SPEAK UP leads to a wonderful range of possibilities for your life and how you wish to proceed with it. Looking forward to seeing you there! Tue, 7 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Thurso, SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOU, Mon 27 March, 10am - 1pm, Park Hotel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/720/Thurso-SOCIAL-MEDIA-AND-YOU-Mon-27-March-10am-1pm-Park-Hotel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/720/Thurso-SOCIAL-MEDIA-AND-YOU-Mon-27-March-10am-1pm-Park-Hotel This workshop will cover the key platforms and themes of social media. This will include Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. We can look at them from both a personal and business angle and how each platform can work best for you and/or your organisation. Learning Outcomes: Participants will have the opportunity to explore any social media of their choice Participants will discover the pros and cons of each platform Participants will learn how best to use each platform and how to use privacy settings Participants can be walked through each step of setting up a social media account and can leave the workshop with a new account should they wish to do so. The workshop will be moulded to suit individual needs on the day. Other possible aspects which may be looked at are blogging, Vlogging, Online dating apps and fitness apps and how to make the most of them. This workshop will be led by Shona Munro of Mhor Collective, a community interest group which aims to encourage digital inclusion and support wider digital participation in communities and for individuals. This workshop is interactive and Shona will answer any questions you have on the day. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Inverness, SPEAK UP, Sat 25 March, 10am - 1pm, Spectrum Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/722/Inverness-SPEAK-UP-Sat-25-March-10am-1pm-Spectrum-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/722/Inverness-SPEAK-UP-Sat-25-March-10am-1pm-Spectrum-Centre Do you ever look back at a particular moment and wish that you'd said something different? Do you have difficulty in speaking up when you know you have something valid to say? Are you a bit shy? Then the SPEAK UP workshop with Conor O'Hara is for you. Opening the discussion about why it's good to SPEAK UP leads to a wonderful range of possibilities for your life and how you wish to proceed with it. Looking forward to seeing you there! Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Inverness, STEP UP, Thur 30 March, 11am - 3pm, Spectrum Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/723/Inverness-STEP-UP-Thur-30-March-11am-3pm-Spectrum-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/723/Inverness-STEP-UP-Thur-30-March-11am-3pm-Spectrum-Centre Do you have dreams you haven't yet realised? This workshop with Shona Macpherson will help you discover what is stopping you. Find out how to push through the barriers and step up to be the person you can be. A light lunch will be provided. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nairn, SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOU, Tue 28 March, 10am - 1pm, Nairn Community and Art Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/721/Nairn-SOCIAL-MEDIA-AND-YOU-Tue-28-March-10am-1pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/721/Nairn-SOCIAL-MEDIA-AND-YOU-Tue-28-March-10am-1pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre This workshop will cover the key platforms and themes of social media. This will include Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. We can look at them from both a personal and business angle and how each platform can work best for you and/or your organisation. Learning Outcomes: Participants will have the opportunity to explore any social media of their choice Participants will discover the pros and cons of each platform Participants will learn how best to use each platform and how to use privacy settings Participants can be walked through each step of setting up a social media account and can leave the workshop with a new account should they wish to do so. The workshop will be moulded to suit individual needs on the day. Other possible aspects which may be looked at are blogging, Vlogging, Online dating apps and fitness apps and how to make the most of them. This workshop will be led by Irene Mackintosh of Mhor Collective, a community interest group which aims to encourage digital inclusion and support wider digital participation in communities and for individuals. This workshop is interactive and Irene will answer any questions you have on the day. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Dingwall BE CONFIDENT, BE YOU, Fri 24 March, 10am - 3pm, Dingwall Community Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/716/Dingwall-BE-CONFIDENT-BE-YOU-Fri-24-March-10am-3pm-Dingwall-Community-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/716/Dingwall-BE-CONFIDENT-BE-YOU-Fri-24-March-10am-3pm-Dingwall-Community-Centre Be Confident, Be You - a workshop to empower and motivate women Includes confidence-building exercises, interview confidence and how to create a personal statement useful for CVs and job, college and board applications. Be Confident, Be You, will help you build your confidence, empowering you to take positive action so that you can live your life to its full potential.   The morning session will focus on confidence-building using various approaches including self exploration and visualisation.  In the afternoon each participant will create a personal statement that can be used in situations such as applying for a job, as part of a CV, applying for board positions, and as a positive affirmation to challenge limiting beliefs, maintain focus and build confidence. The personal statement could also be used as a basis for applying for a further education course.   Outline of Workshop Introduction Power of Values and Beliefs Who do you want to be?  What is Stopping You? Action! Visualisation Lunch Personal Statements Overview Create a Skeleton Personal Statement  Interview Confidence Feedback and Close The workshop will be led by Morven Da Forno. Morven worked in Human Resources for over 20 years and is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She has a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming and is a qualified Life Coach. Please bring a packed lunch. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Thurso, DAILY DIGITAL, Mon 20 March, 10am - 1pm, Park Hotel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/717/Thurso-DAILY-DIGITAL-Mon-20-March-10am-1pm-Park-Hotel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/717/Thurso-DAILY-DIGITAL-Mon-20-March-10am-1pm-Park-Hotel Basic Digital Skills - What they are and how to use them This practical workshop will cover key digital skills and show you how to use them in everyday life. Includes: using search engines shopping online getting the best prices downloading from the internet using email and apps finding information completing forms. This workshop will be delivered by Shona Munro of Mhor Collective, a community interest group which aims to encourage digital inclusion and support wider digital participation in communities and for individuals. This workshop is fully interactive and Shona will answer any questions you have on the day. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Lairg, DAILY DIGITAL, Fri 31 March, 10am - 1pm, Lairg Learning Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/719/Lairg-DAILY-DIGITAL-Fri-31-March-10am-1pm-Lairg-Learning-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/719/Lairg-DAILY-DIGITAL-Fri-31-March-10am-1pm-Lairg-Learning-Centre Basic Digital Skills - What they are and how to use them This practical workshop will cover key digital skills and show you how to use them in everyday life. Includes: using search engines shopping online getting the best prices downloading from the internet using email and apps finding information completing forms. This workshop will be delivered by Irene Mackintosh of Mhor Collective, a community interest group which aims to encourage digital inclusion and support wider digital participation in communities and for individuals. This workshop is fully interactive and Irene will answer any questions you have on the day. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Inverness BE CONFIDENT, BE YOU Fri 17 March, 10am - 3pm, Spectrum Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/715/Inverness-BE-CONFIDENT-BE-YOU-Fri-17-March-10am-3pm-Spectrum-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/715/Inverness-BE-CONFIDENT-BE-YOU-Fri-17-March-10am-3pm-Spectrum-Centre Be Confident, Be You - a workshop to empower and motivate women Includes confidence-building exercises, interview confidence and how to create a personal statement useful for CVs and job, college and board applications.   Be Confident, Be You, will help you build your confidence, empowering you to take positive action so that you can live your life to its full potential.   The morning session will focus on confidence-building using various approaches including self exploration and visualisation.  In the afternoon each participant will create a personal statement that can be used in situations such as applying for a job, as part of a CV, applying for board positions, and as a positive affirmation to challenge limiting beliefs, maintain focus and build confidence. The personal statement could also be used as a basis for applying for a further education course.   Outline of Workshop Introduction Power of Values and Beliefs Who do you want to be?  What is Stopping You? Action! Visualisation Lunch Personal Statements Overview Create a Skeleton Personal Statement  Interview Confidence Feedback and Close The workshop will be led by Morven Da Forno. Morven worked in Human Resources for over 20 years and is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). She has a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming and is a qualified Life Coach. A light vegetarian lunch will be provided. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Broadford, BOUNCE BACK, Wed 1 March, 10am - 4pm, Broadford Hotel, Skye http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/710/Broadford-BOUNCE-BACK-Wed-1-March-10am-4pm-Broadford-Hotel-Skye http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/710/Broadford-BOUNCE-BACK-Wed-1-March-10am-4pm-Broadford-Hotel-Skye Bounce Back - a day-long workshop on rhythms of resilience Loss and gainJoy and sorrowPraise and blameCome and go like the windTo be happy, sit like a great treeIn the midst of them all                                                -The BuddhaWe all know that life is full of ups and downs, so how can we be happy even when stuff happens? How do we bounce back?This workshop offers tried and tested tools that can help us make the most of the good times and be more resourced to deal with the bad times. Over the course of the day, Margot Henderson will share a few simple practices to help calm the mind, relax the body and build our natural resilience. Activities include: Body mind mapping 5 a day feel-good factor Breathing-space Deep relaxation Mindfulness and movement Margot is an experienced tutor and workshop facilitator with a history of working with the WEA. A Scots - Irish poet, storyteller and community artist with a background in community education and integrative arts therapy, Margot also practices and teaches mindfulness meditation.  Wear comfortable clothing.A light lunch will be provided. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Dingwall, BOUNCE BACK, Tue 14 March, 10am - 4pm, Dingwall Community Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/711/Dingwall-BOUNCE-BACK-Tue-14-March-10am-4pm-Dingwall-Community-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/711/Dingwall-BOUNCE-BACK-Tue-14-March-10am-4pm-Dingwall-Community-Centre Bounce Back - a day-long workshop on rhythms of resilience Loss and gainJoy and sorrowPraise and blameCome and go like the windTo be happy, sit like a great treeIn the midst of them all                                                -The BuddhaWe all know that life is full of ups and downs, so how can we be happy even when stuff happens? How do we bounce back?This workshop offers tried and tested tools that can help us make the most of the good times and be more resourced to deal with the bad times. Over the course of the day, Margot Henderson will share a few simple practices to help calm the mind, relax the body and build our natural resilience. Activities include: Body mind mapping 5 a day feel-good factor Breathing-space Deep relaxation Mindfulness and movement Margot is an experienced tutor and workshop facilitator with a history of working with the WEA. A Scots - Irish poet, storyteller and community artist with a background in community education and integrative arts therapy, Margot also practices and teaches mindfulness meditation.  Wear comfortable clothing.Tea and coffee will be available. Please bring a packed lunch. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Inverness, BOUNCE BACK, Wed 22 March, 10am - 4pm, Spectrum Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/712/Inverness-BOUNCE-BACK-Wed-22-March-10am-4pm-Spectrum-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/712/Inverness-BOUNCE-BACK-Wed-22-March-10am-4pm-Spectrum-Centre Bounce Back - a day-long workshop on rhythms of resilience Loss and gainJoy and sorrowPraise and blameCome and go like the windTo be happy, sit like a great treeIn the midst of them all                                                -The BuddhaWe all know that life is full of ups and downs, so how can we be happy even when stuff happens? How do we bounce back?This workshop offers tried and tested tools that can help us make the most of the good times and be more resourced to deal with the bad times. Over the course of the day, Margot Henderson will share a few simple practices to help calm the mind, relax the body and build our natural resilience. Activities include: Body mind mapping 5 a day feel-good factor Breathing-space Deep relaxation Mindfulness and movement Margot is an experienced tutor and workshop facilitator with a history of working with the WEA. A Scots - Irish poet, storyteller and community artist with a background in community education and integrative arts therapy, Margot also practices and teaches mindfulness meditation.  Wear comfortable clothing.A light lunch will be provided. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Nairn, BOUNCE BACK, Wed 29 March, 10am - 4pm, Nairn Community and Art Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/713/Nairn-BOUNCE-BACK-Wed-29-March-10am-4pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/713/Nairn-BOUNCE-BACK-Wed-29-March-10am-4pm-Nairn-Community-and-Art-Centre Bounce Back - a day-long workshop on rhythms of resilience Loss and gainJoy and sorrowPraise and blameCome and go like the windTo be happy, sit like a great treeIn the midst of them all                                                -The BuddhaWe all know that life is full of ups and downs, so how can we be happy even when stuff happens? How do we bounce back?This workshop offers tried and tested tools that can help us make the most of the good times and be more resourced to deal with the bad times. Over the course of the day, Margot Henderson will share a few simple practices to help calm the mind, relax the body and build our natural resilience. Activities include: Body mind mapping 5 a day feel-good factor Breathing-space Deep relaxation Mindfulness and movement Margot is an experienced tutor and workshop facilitator with a history of working with the WEA. A Scots - Irish poet, storyteller and community artist with a background in community education and integrative arts therapy, Margot also practices and teaches mindfulness meditation.  Wear comfortable clothing.A light lunch will be provided. Wed, 8 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT W@W Conference Closing Date - Sun 26 Feb http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/709/WW-Conference-Closing-Date-Sun-26-Feb http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/709/WW-Conference-Closing-Date-Sun-26-Feb This year's WEA Women@Work Annual Conference, Take the Lead, will take place in Nairn on 8 March, International Women's Day. Come along to this friendly, informal event and enjoy a day brimming with engaging speakers, lively discussion, and enjoyable workshops. The theme of this year's conference is Leadership. What do we mean by leadership? What are the barriers? What do you need? What would help? This year's keynote speaker is Amanda Millen, Festival Director of XpoNorth, Scotland's leading creative industries festival. There will be a choice of four workshops to choose from on the day.  Lunch and light refreshments are included  Be inspired, enjoy, participate.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Brora: Want to enhance your job and economic opportunities? Tue 15 Nov 10am to 12noon, Royal Marine Hotel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/696/Brora-Want-to-enhance-your-job-and-economic-opportunities-Tue-15-Nov-10am-to-12noon-Royal-Marine-Hotel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/696/Brora-Want-to-enhance-your-job-and-economic-opportunities-Tue-15-Nov-10am-to-12noon-Royal-Marine-Hotel Come along to this FREE event and chat about how you could enhance your opportunities. A conversation cafe for women in Brora. Meet with Jane Dixon (Manager at the Lairg Learning Centre), June Crombie (Global Highland Recruitment) and Lorraine Davidson (Open Doors) and find out more. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Wed, 9 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Inverness: Ever Wanted to Help Shape Your Community? Thu 3 Nov 2016 -12.30pm to 2pm Inverness College UHI http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/695/Inverness-Ever-Wanted-to-Help-Shape-Your-Community-Thu-3-Nov-2016-12.30pm-to-2pm-Inverness-College-UHI http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/695/Inverness-Ever-Wanted-to-Help-Shape-Your-Community-Thu-3-Nov-2016-12.30pm-to-2pm-Inverness-College-UHI Come along to this FREE event and chat (over lunch) about increasing your confidence and finding practical ways to get involved. Sian Jamieson, Social Media Manager, Scottish Provincial Press Isle O’Reilly, Scottish Green Party candidate and Lindsay Brown, Director, Play Pieces Arts Ltd. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Nairn: The Confidence Gap, 26 Oct, 11am - 1pm, Nairn Arts and Community Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/694/Nairn-The-Confidence-Gap-26-Oct-11am-1pm-Nairn-Arts-and-Community-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/694/Nairn-The-Confidence-Gap-26-Oct-11am-1pm-Nairn-Arts-and-Community-Centre The Confidence Gap - What’s holding you back? A conversation cafe for women.Come along to this informal FREE event and chat with three women offering diverse strategies for increasing your confidence and taking steps forward. Avril Soutar, Emergents Creatives Claire Divine, Highland Employability Jenni Martin, Wild Things Bushcraft TrainingThis event is free to attend but booking is essential. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Thurso: Want to enhance your job and economic opportunities? Fri 11 Nov 1pm to 3.30pm UHI Thurso http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/697/Thurso-Want-to-enhance-your-job-and-economic-opportunities-Fri-11-Nov-1pm-to-3.30pm-UHI-Thurso http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/697/Thurso-Want-to-enhance-your-job-and-economic-opportunities-Fri-11-Nov-1pm-to-3.30pm-UHI-Thurso Do you want to improve your chances of employment, advance your career or get advice on starting your own business? Come along to this FREE event. A conversation cafe for women in Thurso. Come along to this FREE event and chat to Caithness Chamber of Commerce, Business Gateway, Grianan Consulting, HIE and others tbc. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Local Network Coordinators http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/693/Local-Network-Coordinators http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/693/Local-Network-Coordinators We have seven networks across the Highlands, each with a Local Network Coordinator (LNC). Local events will be taking place across our networks from October 2016 - May 2017.LNCs can be contacted through their network Facebook Pages. Caithness - Ellie Watts Sutherland - Lorraine Davidson Ross-shire - Debbie Mathews Skye & Lochalsh - Alyson Smith Lochaber - Alyson Smith Inverness - Lindsay Dunbar Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey - Orla Broderick Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Local Network Coordinators http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/680/Local-Network-Coordinators http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/680/Local-Network-Coordinators There was a great response to our call for new Local Network Coordinators and we are delighted to announce that we now have a full team in place.LNC profiles will be updated in the days ahead. Keep checking back for up-to-date information, and watch out for information on events in your area. Lorraine ThomsonProject Coordinator Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Local Network Coordinator Wanted - Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/673/Local-Network-Coordinator-Wanted-Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/673/Local-Network-Coordinator-Wanted-Inverness The Workers' Educational Association Women@Work project aims to dismantle the barriers caused by rural isolation, poverty, and inequality, and to give women a voice in the home, at work and in the community.The role of Local Network Coordinators ensures that equality and diversity happens at grass roots level. From April 2015 - June 2016, over 400 women took part in 42 events across the Highlands. This is your opportunity to play an active role in this exciting and dynamic project. You will be: interested in women's equality issues; a good team player; enthusiastic. You will have: excellent communication skills; good working knowledge of social media, particularly Facebook.This is a part-time position, approx 80 hours per annum.  For an application pack, email Lorraine Thomson, WEA W@W Project Coordinator: l.thomson@weascotland.org.uk For more information call 01463 710577 or 07748 623452Application packs must be requested by 21 July 2016 Thu, 7 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Local Network Coordinator Wanted - Caithness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/670/Local-Network-Coordinator-Wanted-Caithness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/670/Local-Network-Coordinator-Wanted-Caithness The Workers' Educational Association Women@Work project aims to dismantle the barriers caused by rural isolation, poverty, and inequality, and to give women a voice in the home, at work and in the community.The role of Local Network Coordinators ensures that equality and diversity happens at grass roots level. From April 2015 - June 2016, over 400 women took part in 42 events across the Highlands. This is your opportunity to play an active role in this exciting and dynamic project. You will be: interested in women's equality issues; a good team player; enthusiastic. You will have: excellent communication skills; good working knowledge of social media, particularly Facebook.This is a part-time position, approx 80 hours per annum.  For an application pack, email Lorraine Thomson, WEA W@W Project Coordinator: l.thomson@weascotland.org.uk For more information call 01463 710577 or 07748 623452Application packs must be requested by 21 July 2016 Wed, 6 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Local Network Coordinator Wanted - Ross-shire http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/672/Local-Network-Coordinator-Wanted-Ross-shire http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/672/Local-Network-Coordinator-Wanted-Ross-shire The Workers' Educational Association Women@Work project aims to dismantle the barriers caused by rural isolation, poverty, and inequality, and to give women a voice in the home, at work and in the community.The role of Local Network Coordinators ensures that equality and diversity happens at grass roots level. From April 2015 - June 2016, over 400 women took part in 42 events across the Highlands. This is your opportunity to play an active role in this exciting and dynamic project. You will be: interested in women's equality issues; a good team player; enthusiastic. You will have: excellent communication skills; good working knowledge of social media, particularly Facebook.This is a part-time position, approx 80 hours per annum.  For an application pack, email Lorraine Thomson, WEA W@W Project Coordinator: l.thomson@weascotland.org.uk For more information call 01463 710577 or 07748 623452Application packs must be requested by 21 July 2016 Wed, 6 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Building Our Network http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/667/Building-Our-Network http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/667/Building-Our-Network Now that the WEA Women@Work project has received funding for another year, we will be looking to build on past successes by strengthening our network. In the coming weeks we will be advertising for Local Network Coordinators in several areas. Watch this space... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Ullapool, BREAKING THE MOULD, Tuesday 14th June, 12:30-14:00 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/665/Ullapool-BREAKING-THE-MOULD-Tuesday-14th-June-1230-1400 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/665/Ullapool-BREAKING-THE-MOULD-Tuesday-14th-June-1230-1400 A fascinating insight into the Women's Suffrage movement in the Highlands. Did it happen here? Yes it did!There are no books, no articles and few references, yet a WEA project researching the Women's Suffrage movement in the Highlands has discovered an active and vibrant campaign which touched the lives of many women and men. This is a story which deserves to be better known.Talk by Susan Kruse followed by Q&A.This is a womens event and is free. Light lunch included. Wed, 8 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Inverness, Maximise Your Media Coverage, Wednesday 15 June 10.00am-12.30pm, Spectrum Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/660/Inverness-Maximise-Your-Media-Coverage-Wednesday-15-June-10.00am-12.30pm-Spectrum-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/660/Inverness-Maximise-Your-Media-Coverage-Wednesday-15-June-10.00am-12.30pm-Spectrum-Centre Are you a woman running your own business? Perhaps you are a writer, an artist or maker.Want to know how to maximise media coverage? This workshop is for you.This workshop with Nicola McAlley will cover different methods and issues for businesses to consider when aiming to get their stories "out there" whether for newspapers, radio or television.Workshop and refreshements are free. Please book online to secure your place.   Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Fort William, Facebook Masterclass, Friday 17 June 10.30am-1.00pm, West Highland College (UHI) http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/662/Fort-William-Facebook-Masterclass-Friday-17-June-10.30am-1.00pm-West-Highland-College-UHI http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/662/Fort-William-Facebook-Masterclass-Friday-17-June-10.30am-1.00pm-West-Highland-College-UHI Back by popular demand! A valuable opportunity to learn how to use your Facebook Business Page more effectively. Workshop includes:  Managing your Page  Constructing posts  Scheduling posts  Boosting posts  Sharing content  Time-saving tips  Increasing engagement  Increasing likes  Strategy & tips With tutor, Anisha McDermid. Workshop and refreshments are free. Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Nairn, Breaking Barriers, Tuesday 7th june 10am-1230pm Nairn community centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/659/Nairn-Breaking-Barriers-Tuesday-7th-june-10am-1230pm-Nairn-community-centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/659/Nairn-Breaking-Barriers-Tuesday-7th-june-10am-1230pm-Nairn-community-centre Want to learn how to become a successful businesswomen?A business woman with integrity? A business woman that people believe in?Off course you do !! Then why not join us for Breaking Barriers !! We will explore the 9 principles of Public Life as defined by the Scottish Government. using this ethical framework to build in ourselves as businesswomen.Discover how your integrity, honesty and respect can carry you through both your public and business dealings."Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other women who have her back" - anonA free event for women in business or a public role.Tea and coffee provided  Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Ullapool, Breaking The Mould, Tuesday 14 June 12.30am-1.45pm, Macphail Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/657/Ullapool-Breaking-The-Mould-Tuesday-14-June-12.30am-1.45pm-Macphail-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/657/Ullapool-Breaking-The-Mould-Tuesday-14-June-12.30am-1.45pm-Macphail-Centre A fascinating insight into the Women's Suffrage movement in the Highlands. Did it happen here? Yes it did! There are no books, no articles and few references, yet a WEA project researching the Women's Suffrage movement in the Highlands has discovered an active and vibrant campaign which touched the lives of many women and men. This is a story which deserves to be better known. Talk by Susan Kruse followed by Q & A. This event is free. Light lunch included.         Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT Auchertyre, You CAN Do It! Monday 13 June 10.30am-2.30pm West Highland College (UHI) http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/647/Auchertyre-You-CAN-Do-It-Monday-13-June-10.30am-2.30pm-West-Highland-College-UHI http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/647/Auchertyre-You-CAN-Do-It-Monday-13-June-10.30am-2.30pm-West-Highland-College-UHI Take charge.  Banish procrastination and self-doubt. Workshop content: Understanding the impact of your values and beliefs. Exploring life-limiting beliefs. Considering your life-changing goal. Making it real using NLP techniques. Self-motivation and evaluation Maintaining your progress. Workshop led by Morven DaForno       Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Brora, Confidence & Leadership Skills, Wednesday 8 June, 10:00-12:00, Royal Marine Hotel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/645/Brora-Confidence-Leadership-Skills-Wednesday-8-June-1000-1200-Royal-Marine-Hotel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/645/Brora-Confidence-Leadership-Skills-Wednesday-8-June-1000-1200-Royal-Marine-Hotel The workshop will cover: What is a leader? The difference between a Manager and a Leader. What sort of Leader are you? Developing your Leadership Skills.   Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Wick, Confidence & Leadership Skills, Thursday 9 June, 10:00-12:00, Pulteney Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/646/Wick-Confidence-Leadership-Skills-Thursday-9-June-1000-1200-Pulteney-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/646/Wick-Confidence-Leadership-Skills-Thursday-9-June-1000-1200-Pulteney-Centre The ability to lead effectively is based on a number of key skills.  These skills are highly sought after by employers and people working in public life as they involve dealing with others in such a way as to motivate, enthuse and encourage. The workshop will cover: What is a leader? The difference between a Manager and a Leader. What sort of Leader are you? Developing your Leadership Skills. Workshop and refreshments are free but places must be booked.  Please book online now to secure yours. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Brora, Small Business Start-up, Monday 23 May, 2pm—4pm, Royal Marine Hotel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/643/Brora-Small-Business-Start-up-Monday-23-May-2pm4pm-Royal-Marine-Hotel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/643/Brora-Small-Business-Start-up-Monday-23-May-2pm4pm-Royal-Marine-Hotel Business planning is a vital part of setting and achieving goals. The workshop will cover: Business Planning Sole Trader, Partnership & Ltd. Company models and structure Marketing Workshop and refreshments are free but places must be booked. Please book online now to secure yours.   Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Wick, Small Business Start-up, Tuesday 24 May, 10am—12 noon, Pulteney Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/644/Wick-Small-Business-Start-up-Tuesday-24-May-10am12-noon-Pulteney-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/644/Wick-Small-Business-Start-up-Tuesday-24-May-10am12-noon-Pulteney-Centre Business planning is a vital part of setting and achieving goals. The workshop will cover: Business planning Sole Trader, Partnership &   Ltd. Company models and structure Marketing Workshop and refreshments are free but places must be booked.  Please book online now to secure yours Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Gairloch, You CAN Do It! Monday 9 May, 10.30am-2.30pm, West Highland College http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/642/Gairloch-You-CAN-Do-It-Monday-9-May-10.30am-2.30pm-West-Highland-College http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/642/Gairloch-You-CAN-Do-It-Monday-9-May-10.30am-2.30pm-West-Highland-College Take Charge, Banish Procrastination and Self Doubt.  Learn to Empower Yourself and Achieve what Matters in Your Life.  Content: Understanding your values and beliefs as triggers to drive you forward Exploring life limiting beliefs Considering your life changing goal Making it so real you can almost touch it using NLP techniques Self motivation and evaluation Maintaining your progress The workshop will be led by Morven Da Forno. Morven is a qualified Life Coach with a Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming and has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for over 20 years. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Inverness, Unlock Your Potential, Tuesday 26 April 10.00am—12.30pm, Spectrum Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/641/Inverness-Unlock-Your-Potential-Tuesday-26-April-10.00am12.30pm-Spectrum-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/641/Inverness-Unlock-Your-Potential-Tuesday-26-April-10.00am12.30pm-Spectrum-Centre Are you a woman returning to the workplace or thinking about starting your own business? Are you in need of clarity, confidence, motivation and support? If so, this workshop could be for you.During the session you will: Gain a greater understanding of the link between confidence, motivation and self-esteem. Identify your confidence sappers and ways to deal with them. Explore your personal drivers and understand what motivates you. The workshop will be facilitated by Jo Adams.  Jo is an experienced coach and facilitator who works with individuals and organisations who want to achieve their potential. The workshop is free.  Please book online to secure your place. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT Fort William - Facebook Masterclass, Friday 22 April 10.30am—1.00pm West Highland College (UHI), http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/640/Fort-William-Facebook-Masterclass-Friday-22-April-10.30am1.00pm-West-Highland-College-UHI http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/640/Fort-William-Facebook-Masterclass-Friday-22-April-10.30am1.00pm-West-Highland-College-UHI A valuable opportunity to learn how to use your Facebook Business Page more effectively with tutor, Anisha McDermidWorkshop includes:Managing your pageConstructing postsScheduling postsBoosting postsSharing contentTime-saving tipsIncreasing engagementStrategy & tipsCourse and refreshments are free.  Please book online to secure a place. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT AWARD IN LEADERSHIP - 6 DAYS - STRATHPEFFER - STARTS 16th SEPTEMBER 2015 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/571/AWARD-IN-LEADERSHIP-6-DAYS-STRATHPEFFER-STARTS-16th-SEPTEMBER-2015 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/571/AWARD-IN-LEADERSHIP-6-DAYS-STRATHPEFFER-STARTS-16th-SEPTEMBER-2015 Effective leadership is central to the growth and sustainability of a third sector organisation.  This programme will allow you to invest time on identifying and developing your leadership strengths as you take forward your organisation.  This is a one-off programme aimed at women in,  or aspiring to be in, leadership roles.  Please click here for more information.  To download leaflet click here Tue, 2 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Brora - Women’s Suffrage in the Highlands - Brora Community Centre, 18 May 2015, 7:30pm, FREE. All Welcome http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/560/Brora-Womens-Suffrage-in-the-Highlands-Brora-Community-Centre-18-May-2015-730pm-FREE.-All-Welcome http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/560/Brora-Womens-Suffrage-in-the-Highlands-Brora-Community-Centre-18-May-2015-730pm-FREE.-All-Welcome Brora - Women’s Suffrage in the Highlands - Brora Community Centre, 18 May 2015, 7:30pm, FREE. All Welcome.  All Welcome.  Many people think that the campaign for women’s suffrage barely touched the Highlands. However a series of classes run by the WEA in Inverness and Nairn have shown that it was a vibrant and spirited campaign, touching most places of the Highlands, including southeast Sutherland. In this illustrated talk Susan Kruse will outline what is known so far. If interest exists, we will then arrange classes to explore what happened in the local area Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Local Network Co-ordinators WANTED in Inverness, Caithness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/562/Local-Network-Co-ordinators-WANTED-in-Inverness-Caithness-Nairn-Badenoch-Strathspey http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/562/Local-Network-Co-ordinators-WANTED-in-Inverness-Caithness-Nairn-Badenoch-Strathspey Local Network Co-ordinators WANTED in Highland areas:- Inverness/Caithness/ Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey.  Do you have:- An interest in women’s equality issues e.g. women in public life, women in business and in enterprise?   Excellent organisational and people skills?  Good working knowledge of social media platforms e.g. Facebook/Twitter? This vacancy is a paid seasonal post.  Contract of 80 hours per year, term time only, approx 8 Months x 10 hours.   Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Inverness - National Social Enterprise Summit - 10th and 11th June at the Kingsmills Hotel Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/555/Inverness-National-Social-Enterprise-Summit-10th-and-11th-June-at-the-Kingsmills-Hotel-Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/555/Inverness-National-Social-Enterprise-Summit-10th-and-11th-June-at-the-Kingsmills-Hotel-Inverness Inverness - National Social Enterprise Summit - 10th and 11th June at the Kingsmills Hotel Inverness.  "50 years of supporting businesses and communities" This two day event will bring together social entrepreneurs, public sector and commercial representatives from across the UK to discuss the challenges and opportunities for rural social enterprises in achieving longterm sustainability. Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Women and History, Open Morning at Oban Library - Saturday 14th March 2014 10.30am – 1pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/549/Women-and-History-Open-Morning-at-Oban-Library-Saturday-14th-March-2014-10.30am-1pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/549/Women-and-History-Open-Morning-at-Oban-Library-Saturday-14th-March-2014-10.30am-1pm Women and History, Open Morning at Oban Library - Saturday 14th March 2014 10.30am – 1pm. A chance to hear and share stories about women in History.  Storytellers include:- Elaine McChesney sharing Helen Crawfurd’s story about women’s suffrage, Liza Bourne – sharing the story of her involvement in the women’s CND movement around Faslane.     Mon, 9 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Blythswood Care, Deephaven, Evanton - International Women’s Day Clothing, Clear-out Coffee & Cake Mon. 9th March 10-12 noon http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/543/Blythswood-Care-Deephaven-Evanton-International-Womens-Day-Clothing-Clear-out-Coffee-Cake-Mon.-9th-March-10-12-noon http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/543/Blythswood-Care-Deephaven-Evanton-International-Womens-Day-Clothing-Clear-out-Coffee-Cake-Mon.-9th-March-10-12-noon Blythswood Care, Deephaven, Evanton - International Women’s Day  Clothing, Clear-out Coffee & Cake Mon. 9th March 10-12 noon.  Ladies—why not Spring Clean your wardrobe and bring along any unneeded items.  These will benefit other women.  Enjoy:- Argentinean cakes, Fair trade goodies, Fun quiz and more. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Brora - The Work/Life Balancing Act - Monday 2nd March 2015, 10.00—15.00 Brora Community Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/541/Brora-The-WorkLife-Balancing-Act-Monday-2nd-March-2015-10.0015.00-Brora-Community-Centre http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/541/Brora-The-WorkLife-Balancing-Act-Monday-2nd-March-2015-10.0015.00-Brora-Community-Centre Brora - The Work/Life Balancing Act -  Monday 2nd March 2015, 10.00—15.00 Brora Community Centre. Participants in this workshop will:  Learn how their individual approach influences the way they manage their time.  Understand how to create and prioritize high-value goals.  Develop a strategy for aligning their daily activities to support their goals.  Improve productivity and effectiveness through a range of techniques · Learn techniques to overcome time stealers and beat procrastination.  Produce a personal action plan to achieve your objectives. Mon, 9 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Be Creative workshop - Aviemore Youth Hostel Sat 28 Feb 2015, 10.00am —3.00pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/537/Be-Creative-workshop-Aviemore-Youth-Hostel-Sat-28-Feb-2015-10.00am-3.00pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/537/Be-Creative-workshop-Aviemore-Youth-Hostel-Sat-28-Feb-2015-10.00am-3.00pm Be Creative workshop - Aviemore Youth Hostel Sat 28 Feb 2015, 10.00am —3.00pm Come and have a fun day being creative. No experience necessary! Small groups for informal atmosphere. Experiment with mixed media art techniques and enjoy the creative process. Materials included.  Enjoy exploring words through fun exercises and discover ways to be inspired. Whether a beginner or someone with more experience. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Women@Work Network Survey Winter 2014/15 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/533/WomenWork-Network-Survey-Winter-201415 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/533/WomenWork-Network-Survey-Winter-201415 Women@Work Network Survey Winter 2014/15 -The WEA Women@Work (W@W) Project provides information, training and opportunities for women in the Scottish Highlands.   We aim to help women to become more able to speak out about things that matter to them at home, at work and in the community.   Your answers to this survey will help us to ensure that our programme of activities meets your needs and will help us to make our topics relevant and useful to you in the future.  The final date for response is Saturday the 7th March 2015 (which is International Womens Day). If you respond you will be entered into a prize draw for a £50.00 voucher that can be spent in various retail shops or online. You will find details of how to enter the Competition through EventBrite at the end of this survey. Access the survey here and Access the competition here.   Thu, 8 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Campbeltown Library, Aqualibrium - Therapeutic Writing Course,Friday 16th January 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/530/Campbeltown-Library-Aqualibrium-Therapeutic-Writing-CourseFriday-16th-January-2.00-pm-to-3.00-pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/530/Campbeltown-Library-Aqualibrium-Therapeutic-Writing-CourseFriday-16th-January-2.00-pm-to-3.00-pm Campbeltown Library, Aqualibrium - Therapeutic Writing Course,Friday 16th January 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm Course Beginning Friday 16th January 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm, Free course for 6 weeks* Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT The Highland Violence Against Women Partnership Inverness -Thursday 22nd January, 10am – 4.30pm, and Thursday 19th February, 10am – 4.30pm. Venue to be confirmed. http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/525/The-Highland-Violence-Against-Women-Partnership-Inverness-Thursday-22nd-January-10am-4.30pm-and-Thursday-19th-February-10am-4.30pm.-Venue-to-be-confirmed http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/525/The-Highland-Violence-Against-Women-Partnership-Inverness-Thursday-22nd-January-10am-4.30pm-and-Thursday-19th-February-10am-4.30pm.-Venue-to-be-confirmed White Ribbon Scotland is part of an international campaign which involves men in tackling violence against women. The organisation’s Speaker Training is an interactive day which provides participants with the knowledge, skills and resources to speak out against violence against women.  The training also provides an opportunity for participants to become speakers within their organisation or community and become an active member of the White Ribbon Scotland Network.  Please see below for more information and forward to anyone who may be interested.  This training is for men only of all ages, from all workplaces, communities and backgrounds. No previous knowledge or training on the subject is required.  If you would like to attend please complete the attached form or contact Johann Roden, Violence Against Women Support Officer.   Tue, 2 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT 2014 Annual Conference - How to Fund Your Future, Women and Economic Activity, Eden Court Inverness, 27th November 2014 - 9:00 am - 15:00 pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/516/2014-Annual-Conference-How-to-Fund-Your-Future-Women-and-Economic-Activity-Eden-Court-Inverness-27th-November-2014-900-am-1500-pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/516/2014-Annual-Conference-How-to-Fund-Your-Future-Women-and-Economic-Activity-Eden-Court-Inverness-27th-November-2014-900-am-1500-pm 2014 Annual Conference - How to Fund Your Future, Women and Economic Activity, Eden Court Inverness, 27th November 2014 - 9:00 am - 15:00 pm.  Workshops Include:  Transforming lives through social impact-New Start Highland.  Find that job!-Global Resources,  Local work: Global Impact- Inverness Fairtrade,  Social Media for business  by Tuminds.  Highland Council Budget consultation,  Change Management and leadership– Karen Darke,  Business Gateway workshop and meet Inverness Business Woman Victoria Erasmus.  Stalls:- providing information and a chance to network.  Please book online to secure a place Limited Spaces Available, FREE Admission includes lunch.  Please download the paper here. Tue, 4 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Case Study Wives of Army Personnel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/464/Case-Study-Wives-of-Army-Personnel http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/464/Case-Study-Wives-of-Army-Personnel A group of potential learners was first identified when the WEA Women at Work Project Coordinator,  Catherine Findlay, made contact with the Welfare Officer of the Army Welfare Centre in Wimberley Way,  Inverness. Initially, a consultation meeting was set up to give the army wives an opportunity to express their views on their learning needs and interests. Unfortunately, poor attendance at that session meant that decisions about the way forward had to be based on the attendance records of previous classes provided by WEA Scotland. From those records, it was found that sessions which focused on crafts had been most. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT Inverness - Ways into Wellbeing - 1pm-3pm a 6 course weeks from 2nd – 30th June, The Spectrum Centre Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/461/Inverness-Ways-into-Wellbeing-1pm-3pm-a-6-course-weeks-from-2nd-30th-June-The-Spectrum-Centre-Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/461/Inverness-Ways-into-Wellbeing-1pm-3pm-a-6-course-weeks-from-2nd-30th-June-The-Spectrum-Centre-Inverness A chance to try out some simple ways of feeling happier and healthier in the middle of the ‘hale clamjamferry’ of all life brings to us.  Each week we will learn some simple but effective practices that can support our well-being · deep relaxation to help ease stress and tension · gentle movement to keep joints supple and improve circulation · mindfulness meditation to help quieten the mind and calm anxiety · drawing on inspiration to help build our resilience · exploring creative pathways for self expression Wed, 28 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ross-shire, 2 Day Business Start-Up Course for Women at Tulloch Castle Hotel, Dingwall, 5th & 6th June 9:30-16:30 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/450/Ross-shire-2-Day-Business-Start-Up-Course-for-Women-at-Tulloch-Castle-Hotel-Dingwall-5th-6th-June-930-1630 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/450/Ross-shire-2-Day-Business-Start-Up-Course-for-Women-at-Tulloch-Castle-Hotel-Dingwall-5th-6th-June-930-1630 Over the 2 Days you will understand the need for a Business Plan in starting and running a successful business, be able to describe your business and learn how to present your plan. You will be able to manage a profit and loss account, produce a cash flow and understand the main sources of finance. You will be able to describe the role of marketing in the business, identify your potential customers and understand the marketing mix. You will be able to identify and complete the market research required to support your business plan.   Tue, 6 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Lochaber, Leading Ladies- You're now leading the way…Lochaber Hope, Fort William, 9th May for 4 weeks 11:00am - 01:00pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/448/Lochaber-Leading-Ladies-Youre-now-leading-the-wayLochaber-Hope-Fort-William-9th-May-for-4-weeks-1100am-0100pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/448/Lochaber-Leading-Ladies-Youre-now-leading-the-wayLochaber-Hope-Fort-William-9th-May-for-4-weeks-1100am-0100pm Day 1 Confronting Issues Assertively How to face pressing issues in a way that you can manage and achieve a ‘win – win’ situation Day 2 Setting boundaries  How to recognise your limitations and set boundaries to guide and protect yourself. Day 3 Body language Basic body language and what we say to others without realising. Day 4 Start Stop Continue Taking Action - What I am going to start doing, stop doing and continue doing to achieve the best of and from myself. Mon, 5 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Free Online Language awareness course for front-line staff http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/447/Free-Online-Language-awareness-course-for-front-line-staff http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/447/Free-Online-Language-awareness-course-for-front-line-staff Language / communication barriers are usually the principal difficulties encountered when delivering services to migrant communities.This short language awareness course explores simple but effective ways of making spoken and written English more understandable to non-native speakers. It is aimed at front-line staff from a variety of public and voluntary service providers. This course is delivered online over a period of two weeks. Participants are invited to download weekly tasks and take part in online forum discussions. Mon, 5 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT Dingwall - Women’s Suffrage in the Spotlight Introductory talk: Highland Family Heritage Festival Dingwall Academy Saturday: 26th April 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/446/Dingwall-Womens-Suffrage-in-the-Spotlight-Introductory-talk-Highland-Family-Heritage-Festival-Dingwall-Academy-Saturday-26th-April-12.30-pm-1.30-pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/446/Dingwall-Womens-Suffrage-in-the-Spotlight-Introductory-talk-Highland-Family-Heritage-Festival-Dingwall-Academy-Saturday-26th-April-12.30-pm-1.30-pm In the years leading up to World War 1, women and men throughout the Highlandcampaigned vigorously to gain the vote for women.  This story still remains to be researched and told.  When we first started looking at suffrage in the Highland there was no book or article to consult.  But by looking at newspapers and journals we found the opposite to be true.  For example, in October 1913, over 500 people attended a rally in Dingwall alone.  But most of these people lobbied for change by law rather than militant protest, so their story has been forgotten.  This course will be investigating women’s suffrage in Inverness to look at newspapers and suffrage journals and to collect memories and photographs. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Get ready to vote - 16 and 17 year olds will be able to vote for the first time. http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/442/Get-ready-to-vote-16-and-17-year-olds-will-be-able-to-vote-for-the-first-time http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/442/Get-ready-to-vote-16-and-17-year-olds-will-be-able-to-vote-for-the-first-time September is getting closer and in the upcoming referendum 16 and 17 year olds will be able to vote for the first time.   It is important that young people are prepared to cast their vote by being registered to vote by 2 September.  Learners should also be encouraged to think critically about the information they are reading and hearing, and advice on how to enable them can be found in theCurriculum for Excellence briefing paper no. 14.  Education Scotland’s Political Literacy website contains a wealth of resources which can be used to equip young people for their participation in a democratic society. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Argyle and Bute - Benderloch by Oban -Wool Festival 17th - 19th July http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/440/Argyle-and-Bute-Benderloch-by-Oban-Wool-Festival-17th-19th-July http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/440/Argyle-and-Bute-Benderloch-by-Oban-Wool-Festival-17th-19th-July Argyle and Bute - Benderloch by Oban -Wool Festival 17th  - 19th July traditional fibre skills ancient to modern.  Come and join us and share or passion for shearing, fleeces, carding, dying, knitting, weaving, felting etc. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Food and Film Festival-Oban Monday April 28th 11:00am - 3:00pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/437/Food-and-Film-Festival-Oban-Monday-April-28th-1100am-300pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/437/Food-and-Film-Festival-Oban-Monday-April-28th-1100am-300pm Food and Film Festival-Oban Monday April 28th 11:00am - 3:00pm Invites you to the Launch of Oban Perfect.  This day is for accomodation providers, producers of local foods, owners of local business and people who want to get into the sector. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Argyle and Bute - Craignish Village Hall, Ardfern - Saturday 19th April 2 shows at 4pm and 7:30pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/438/Argyle-and-Bute-Craignish-Village-Hall-Ardfern-Saturday-19th-April-2-shows-at-4pm-and-730pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/438/Argyle-and-Bute-Craignish-Village-Hall-Ardfern-Saturday-19th-April-2-shows-at-4pm-and-730pm Jeremiah Reynolds draws us into this very real and human story with a performance of total and intimate authenticity’ Must See The Stage.  ‘Beautifully believable, there was a genuine tear in my eye’ **** Three Weeks.  ‘use the time to take a deep breath and reconnect with what it really means to be told a story: it will be ninety minutes well spent.’ ****Broadway Baby .  ‘Jeremiah Reynolds holds us in the palm of his hand for the entire show’ ****SGfringe.  Jeremiah Reynolds Nominated for The Stage Award for Acting Excellence ‘Best Solo Performer’ Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Argyle and Bute - Spring into Easter Achnabreac forest car park, Monday 21st April 12:00 noon - 2;00pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/439/Argyle-and-Bute-Spring-into-Easter-Achnabreac-forest-car-park-Monday-21st-April-1200-noon-200pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/439/Argyle-and-Bute-Spring-into-Easter-Achnabreac-forest-car-park-Monday-21st-April-1200-noon-200pm Argyle and Bute - Spring into Easter Achnabreac forest car park, Monday 21st April 12:00 noon - 2;00pm.  Easter fun trail, face painting, craft making while you meet the forest bunny and beaver.  All activites are free easentail booking for a car space see poster Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Creating Confidence Course: Nairn Tuesday 13th May 9:30am -11:30am http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/435/Creating-Confidence-Course-Nairn-Tuesday-13th-May-930am-1130am http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/435/Creating-Confidence-Course-Nairn-Tuesday-13th-May-930am-1130am Creating Confidence 4 week course: Nairn Tuesday 13th May  9:30am -11:30amCreating confidence using crafting  Make an altered art journal, learn simple printing techniques and uncover your qualities and skills. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Bite-size Assertiveness Workshop: Royal Marine Hotel, Brora 31st March 2pm-4pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/427/Bite-size-Assertiveness-Workshop-Royal-Marine-Hotel-Brora-31st-March-2pm-4pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/427/Bite-size-Assertiveness-Workshop-Royal-Marine-Hotel-Brora-31st-March-2pm-4pm This workshop provides an essential introduction to the skills and techniques you need to communicate with confidence and clarity, make you more assertive and help you project that calm, positive and capable image you desire. Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Community Resource and Asset Mapping Survey http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/424/Community-Resource-and-Asset-Mapping-Survey http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/424/Community-Resource-and-Asset-Mapping-Survey Please respond by 13th MArch Healthy, happy communities: know what resources they have use them well have a say in how they are developed WHAT ARE WE ASKING FOR?      We hope you can; fill in our survey cascade the survey form to others ·give us your database or spreadsheet of resources and information WHY? We aim to create a database of shared information.  The plan is that further down the line you will be able to use it to create your own information or use the information services of others, supported by the database. WHAT RESOURCES or ASSETS ARE BEING MAPPED? from informal groups  in a local church hall to support groups to that walk along the shore or singing group from the community nurses to the community café youth groups, toddler groups, older people’s groups, sports groups, drama groups…  PLEASE FILL IN THE SURVEYMONKEY – that way the data comes direct for us for loading into the database. One survey for each resource/asset. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WQBLBKK Sun, 2 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Time Management: Brora Friday 14th March 9.30am - 12.45pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/413/Time-Management-Brora-Friday-14th-March-9.30am-12.45pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/413/Time-Management-Brora-Friday-14th-March-9.30am-12.45pm A time management course being run by Cath Sutherland 9.30am - 12.45pm Friday 14th MarchBy the end of the course participants will be able to: Control your thoughts with the right attitude so that you maximise your time efficiency Plan efficiently for your goals and your mission Organise your life efficiently and free your mind of little tasks Respond to an interruption confidently and get maximum results Say No and be loved for it! Delegate tasks at the appropriate level and maximise your efficiency. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Beginners Sewing Group: Aviemore http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/411/Beginners-Sewing-Group-Aviemore http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/411/Beginners-Sewing-Group-Aviemore Do you want to learn how to sew?  Come along to this 4 week course.  Registration essential. Tue, 4 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Creative Confidence:Nairn - postponed until after Easter http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/410/Creative-ConfidenceNairn-postponed-until-after-Easter http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/410/Creative-ConfidenceNairn-postponed-until-after-Easter Being rearranged to start after Easter.Creative Confidence is a 4 week course.  Crafting techniques will be used to make an Altered Art Journal. Uncover your qualities and skills.  Learn simple printmaking skills Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Independence debates, Oban and Tarbert http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/409/Independence-debates-Oban-and-Tarbert http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/409/Independence-debates-Oban-and-Tarbert Under its Building Community Bridges workstream Argyll Voluntary Action are holding a number of debates on Scottish Independence7th February, Argyllshire Gathering, Oban, 1.30 - 3.30pm26th February, Tarbert Academy, 3 - 6pm Tickets are free but in limited supply. Contact Senga@argyllvoluntaryaction.org.uk, 01631 564839 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT A Taste of Facebook:Lochaber http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/399/A-Taste-of-FacebookLochaber http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/399/A-Taste-of-FacebookLochaber A Taste of Facebook at Voluntary Action Lochaber.  Do you want to get started on Facebook?Do you have a Facebook account but don't know how to use it?Do you want to share things with your family but not the whole world?Come along and get some tips. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mapping Memorials to Women, Tuesday 18th March in Oban, 10am – 3pm, venue TBC http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/397/Mapping-Memorials-to-Women-Tuesday-18th-March-in-Oban-10am-3pm-venue-TBC http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/397/Mapping-Memorials-to-Women-Tuesday-18th-March-in-Oban-10am-3pm-venue-TBC Mapping Memorials to Women, Tuesday 18th March in Oban, 10am - 3pm, venue Argyll College in Oban In partnership with Glasgow Women's Library. Who are the women who helped to build Scotland? How are they remembered? What about women in Oban and elsewhere in Argyll? Join Glasgow Women's Library and WEA women@work for these informal hands on sessions looking at women's heritage in Argyll and Bute. You can come along to one or both sessions and lunch will be provided. All sessions are free of charge. Session 1: Introductory session on the women of Scotland website. This website, developed in partnership by Women's History Scotland and Glasgow Women's Library, has now logged the stories of over 300 memorials to women. Find out about some of the women already featured on the website and get started on logging any memorials you know of in your own local area. Session 2: Celebrating women's heritage in Argyll Women's History quiz Introduction to the different ways women's heritage has been celebrated Make your own map of local women who should be memorialised Ideas generation for women's heritage project in Argyll Tue, 7 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Illuminated letters and Women of Scotland, 30th April, 10am-1pm,Timespan, Helmsdale http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/398/Illuminated-letters-and-Women-of-Scotland-30th-April-10am-1pmTimespan-Helmsdale http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/398/Illuminated-letters-and-Women-of-Scotland-30th-April-10am-1pmTimespan-Helmsdale Illuminated letters and Women of Scotland, 30th April, 10am-1pm,Timespan, Helmsdale In partnership with Glasgow Women's Library.Morag Smith of the Glasgow Women's Library will be leading this writing/craft workshop. Use beautiful gems, embellishments and other craft materials to create an illuminated letter. The letter can be as long or as short as you like. We can help you write it and you don't need any artistic or craft experience. Glasgow Women's Library's illuminated letters project is asking women from all over the world to celebrate the life of a real woman from the past who inspires them. We are inviting women and girls locally, nationally and internationally to create their own illuminated letters to lost heroines: women who are no longer alive but whose histories and achievements deserve to be remembered. You can write to someone from our list of 100 inspirational women, you can write to a local  woman or you can write to another woman who has been important and inspirational in your life. Free of charge but booking is essential.   Tue, 7 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Argyll and Bute 3rd Sector Grants Deadline 3rd February http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/396/Argyll-and-Bute-3rd-Sector-Grants-Deadline-3rd-February http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/396/Argyll-and-Bute-3rd-Sector-Grants-Deadline-3rd-February Community groups and organisations are being encouraged to apply now for Argyll and Bute Council’s Third Sector Grants for 2014/15. .  Applicants should note that the closing date for the return of completed application forms for a decision in April at the Area Committee meeting is Monday 3 February 2014. The Third Sector Grants programme is aimed at supporting communities and vulnerable people, and helping to kick start new projects and events.  Applicants can apply for up to £4,000. Applications for larger amounts will be considered only if there are exceptional circumstances. A total of 125 community groups and organisations across Argyll and Bute benefited from the Council’s £140,000 Third Sector Grants programme in 2013/14.For more information phone 01546 604189 or email communitydevelopment@argyll-bute.gov.uk. or go to http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/community-life-and-leisure/funding-and-support Mon, 6 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Friends of Oban Community Playpark - AGM 17th January at 11am in the Function Room in Atlantis http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/395/Friends-of-Oban-Community-Playpark-AGM-17th-January-at-11am-in-the-Function-Room-in-Atlantis http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/395/Friends-of-Oban-Community-Playpark-AGM-17th-January-at-11am-in-the-Function-Room-in-Atlantis We're going to have a busy 2014 with turbo charged fund-raising. Please get involved - our AGM is Friday 17th January at 11am in the Function Room in AtlantisNo fear - all key posts have people ready and willing to fill them, but we still need all the support we can for local fund-raising. See you there! And spread the word please Find out how to donate, what's happening, example designs, our constitution, membership form, community survey and video and much much more...http://www.atlantisleisure.co.uk/playpark Mon, 6 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Time to Shine Funding Creative Scotland - Scotland’s Youth Arts Strategy 0-25yrs – Hub Development Fund http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/394/Time-to-Shine-Funding-Creative-Scotland-Scotlands-Youth-Arts-Strategy-0-25yrs-Hub-Development-Fund http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/394/Time-to-Shine-Funding-Creative-Scotland-Scotlands-Youth-Arts-Strategy-0-25yrs-Hub-Development-Fund A new fund to help boost youth arts provision across Scotland will go live on Monday 6 January 2014 with an application deadline of 5pm, Friday 28 February 2014. The £3.5million Hub Development Fund will support partnerships between national and regional youth arts and other youth service providers, to deliver youth arts provision across a range of artforms.The new fund comes on the back of Scotland’s recently launched arts strategy for young people aged 0-25yrs, Time To Shine. The strategy sets out a vision and recommendations to enable Scotland’s children and young people to flourish and achieve, through the arts and creativity. http://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/youth-arts-hub-development-fund Mon, 6 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT SAVE OUR GREEN AREAS, BEFORE ITS TOO LATE! http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/392/SAVE-OUR-GREEN-AREAS-BEFORE-ITS-TOO-LATE http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/392/SAVE-OUR-GREEN-AREAS-BEFORE-ITS-TOO-LATE Residents of Glencruitten and Polvinister have joined forces to object to the Proposed Local Development Plan to build hundreds of houses on the land which was previously designated as a green area, never to be released for development.Green Land which residents of Oban now enjoy for leisure pursuits such as running, cycling, horse riding, hill walking, dog walking etc will soon disappear under a development of 100's of new houses if the Local Council get their way. The green area around Glencruitten and Polvinister, including Glencruitten Golf Course, will all be released for housing, putting more strain on roads which are dangerous for pedestrians and traffic as it is! More housing will have an adverse affect on existing house prices, which are already badly hit by the recession. If you have a view on it, and would like to keep a beautiful area unspoilt for future generations, down load an objection form at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/ldp Local Development Plan | Argyll and Bute Council www.argyll-bute.gov.uk Sun, 5 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT FULL MEETING OF THE "USERS" OF THE LOCHGILPHEAD COMMUNITY CENTRE TUESDAY 14 JANUARY 2014 AT 7.00PM IN THE CENTRE http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/391/FULL-MEETING-OF-THE-USERS-OF-THE-LOCHGILPHEAD-COMMUNITY-CENTRE-TUESDAY-14-JANUARY-2014-AT-7.00PM-IN-THE-CENTRE http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/391/FULL-MEETING-OF-THE-USERS-OF-THE-LOCHGILPHEAD-COMMUNITY-CENTRE-TUESDAY-14-JANUARY-2014-AT-7.00PM-IN-THE-CENTRE MAIN ITEM FOR DISCUSSION: LCCA BUSINESS PLAN 2014 - 2019Following a period of community consultation and discussions with a range of stakeholders, a series of six initial developments have been identified which include a Soft Play Area and a Drop-in  IT facility.At the meeting on the 14 January, we would like to discuss the status of the proposed six developments and other aspects of the report; and, in addition, the involvement of any members of groups who use the Centre or the public who would like to be involved in the carrying out of these suggested developments. For more information or a copy of the business plan contact mail@sortedbymandy.co.uk Thu, 2 Jan 2014 00:00:00 GMT Budget 2014 Communication and Consultation http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/390/Budget-2014-Communication-and-Consultation http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/390/Budget-2014-Communication-and-Consultation Argyll and Bute Council are asking residents of Argyll and Bute to take a few minutes to answer their survey on services that matter to them and on the priorities that will help Argyll and Bute Council meet the overall challenge in securing a prosperous future for Argyll and Bute – increasing its population.Your responses will assist in the short and longer term financial planning of the council. 2014/2015 and 2015-2016 will be a period of relative financial stability for Argyll and Bute Council. The need to make significant savings which has impacted on our budget in previous years does not apply to the same extent in these two years.Our savings target is 1% in each year which we expect to reach without affecting service priorities. However funding levels are projected to reduce significantly from 2016/17 onwards. We are asking you please to take a few minutes to answer our survey, on services that matter to you and on the priorities that will help us meet the overall challenge in securing a prosperous future for Argyll and Bute – increasing our population. Your responses will assist in the short and longer term financial planning of the council. We would also like to know how you would like to receive news and information from the council. http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/budget Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT Free energy awareness training available – stay warm, stay well! http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/383/Free-energy-awareness-training-available-stay-warm-stay-well http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/383/Free-energy-awareness-training-available-stay-warm-stay-well There are a number of courses nationwide. The only Argyll one is in Lochgilphead and has been rescheduled for 14 February, depending on having 10 people signed up by mid January!More information on course content can be found on the attached flyer Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT Heritage Crafts Workshops http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/384/Heritage-Crafts-Workshops http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/384/Heritage-Crafts-Workshops Historic Kilmun are delighted to announce 3 days of fascinating workshops by North Yorkshire’s Heritage Crafts Alliance, perfect for both professionals and interested amateurs. Workshops run from the 10th-12th January and are Completely Free! Location: Friday 10th, Community Education, Edward Street, Dunoon Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th, Guide Hall, 164 Victoria Road Day 1: Dealing with Damp Timber repair in traditional and historic buildings, and how to overcoming problems of damp in masonry. Causes of damp Identifying the effects of damp Methods of curing damp Days 2 & 3: Lime Mortars and Plasters What is building lime? How to choose the right materials Mixing mortars and plasters (hands on!) Repairing brick and stone with lime Pointing with lime (hands on!) Plastering with lime (hands on!) For further details, or if you would like to book a place on one, two, or all three of the days, please contact:   Fiona Lochhead, Events Co-ordinator, Historic Kilmun, Tel: 07501 764 059 email: fiona.lochhead@btinternet.com Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT A Bright Future for Women in STEM: WICK - was held on 13th November http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/360/A-Bright-Future-for-Women-in-STEM-WICK-was-held-on-13th-November http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/360/A-Bright-Future-for-Women-in-STEM-WICK-was-held-on-13th-November We welcomed people from a variety of professional and educational organisations including Golspie, Thurso and Wick High Schools to the event.  82 people including 52 pupils, 4 Teachers, 3 University Students, 5 STEM North of Scotland Ambassadors, 3 Speakers, 8 Partners (University of Highlands and Islands, SRC Napier University, North Highland College- UHI, Dounreay, Global Highland, Environmental Research Institute, Institute of Physics, Highlife Highland) and 5 WEA Staff.  We received formal feedback from 55 of the participants and one school is developing their own press article which will be incorporated in our own Event Report which will be produced in the next few weeks.In September 2012 there was the first ever Scottish Women's Employment Summit where evidence highlighted women are under represented in employment areas that require education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We were encouraged to hold an event in Wick after our STEM conference in Inverness during March received a very good response.  The aim was, with the support of partners, to focus on providing a variety of strong role models and information for women to access STEM education and employment.  We were delighted to have STEM North of Scotland Ambassadors, three workshops and three inspirational speakers at the Wick Event. Dyan Foss, Deputy Managing Director, Dounreay Dyan has over 23 years of clean-up experience in the hazardous waste and nuclear clean-up business. She is a geologist by training with international and domestic experience specialising in programme management, safe and effective project delivery, and people oriented solutions. In her previous role, Dyan managed the largest and most complex soil and groundwater remediation project in the United States. Prior to this, she worked at the Sellafield Site as the Head of End State and Demolition Delivery and several nuclear and non-nuclear sites across the Western United States.   Dyan studied at Texas A&M University in College State, Texas, and the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.   Alison McLure, National Officer (Scotland) Institute of Physics  Following graduating in physics from the University of Aberdeen, she went on to work for the Meteorological Office for ten years. Her variety of jobs included researching and developing instruments for the tops of mountains and forecasting the weather for the RAF, the BBC and British Antarctic Survey. Her next job was to manage a yacht marina in the West Coast of Scotland, before returning to the city to join the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department. She was seconded to the Scottish Leadership Foundation as their People Exchange Manager, before applying for her current post in the Institute of Physics. She has a postgraduate Diploma in Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education and is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.     Dr Elizabeth Masden, Environmental Research Institute With a wide range of fieldwork and research experience, Elizabeth will recount her career as an environmental researcher (from Australia to Thurso), outlining what she loves about her current work and provide some tips for those considering a career in environmental science.     Workshops by:- STEM North of Scotland  - Ambassadors and Experiments Scottish Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology - Does Gender Matter in SET (Science, Engineering and Technology)? Environmental Research Institute - Environmental science -Investigating the minutiae of life! Photographs from the day can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/100258496@N04/sets/72157638076966455/The STEM Topic Briefing Paper written by Jennifer Boyle is updated to reflect this event. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT Illuminated Letters - write to a real woman who inspires you: Oban http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/341/Illuminated-Letters-write-to-a-real-woman-who-inspires-you-Oban http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/341/Illuminated-Letters-write-to-a-real-woman-who-inspires-you-Oban Morag Smith of the Glasgow Women's Library will be leading this writing/craft workshop.8th November, 10am-12noon. Oban Fire StationUse beautiful gems, embellishments and other craft materials to create an illuminated letter. The letter can be as long or as short as you like. We can help you write it and you don't need any artistic or craft experience.Glasgow Women's Library's illuminated letters project is asking women from all over the world to celebrate the life of a real woman from the past who inspires them. We are inviting women and girls locally, nationally and internationally to create their own illuminated letters to lost heroines: women who are no longer alive but whose histories and achievements deserve to be remembered. You can write to someone from our list of 100 inspirational women, you can write to a local Renfrewshire woman or you can write to another woman who has been important and inspirational in your life. All the letters from this project will be exhibited at Glasgow Women's Library on International Women's Day in March 2014.   Fri, 8 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT Consultation launches for new Oban High School preferred site http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/372/Consultation-launches-for-new-Oban-High-School-preferred-site http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/372/Consultation-launches-for-new-Oban-High-School-preferred-site Argyll and Bute Council has confirmed the launch of a consultation on the preferred site for a new high school for Oban.Five sites have been shortlisted from 14 following a detailed options appraisal Argyll and Bute Council has confirmed the launch of a consultation on the preferred site for a new high school for Oban.Five sites have been shortlisted from 14 following a detailed options appraisal. Detailed information about the preferred site and the other shortlisted locations will be available soon on the council's website, within local schools, in Oban Library and Corran Halls. People can also find out more at consultation events where members of the team who have been working on the process will be available to answer questions and hear their views.See attached for more information Tue, 5 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT South Mull community wins right to buy Tiroran Forest http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/373/South-Mull-community-wins-right-to-buy-Tiroran-Forest http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/373/South-Mull-community-wins-right-to-buy-Tiroran-Forest The application to the National Forest Land Scheme, made on behalf of the community by Ross of Mull and Iona Development Group, has been approved by Forestry Commission Scotland. We now have 18 months for business planning and to secure funding before the transfer of land. The application to the National Forest Land Scheme, made on behalf of the community by Ross of Mull and Iona Development Group, has been approved by Forestry Commission Scotland. We now have 18 months for business planning and to secure funding before the transfer of land. The application to the National Forest Land Scheme, made on behalf of the community by Ross of Mull and Iona Development Group, has been approved by Forestry Commission Scotland. We now have 18 months for business planning and to secure funding before the transfer of land. Envisaged community benefits include a productive forest which is actively managed and will produce a variety of employment opportunities, woodland crofts to give local people more access to land and wider access for locals and visitors enabling them to enjoy the areas of the forest which are rich in archaeological remains, natural history and landscape heritage. This is an ambitious project for the communities and the next 18 months will be crucial, with much hard work and due diligence involved.  Once we have clarified the appropriate corporate structure for the community forest we will then be in a position to advertise for and appoint directors. See attached for more information or visit http://www.ruralgateway.org.uk/en/node/8306# Tue, 5 Nov 2013 00:00:00 GMT Health in Woods Seminar - Lochgilphead Monday 18th November 2013 9.30am – 4.00pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/370/Health-in-Woods-Seminar-Lochgilphead-Monday-18th-November-2013-9.30am-4.00pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/370/Health-in-Woods-Seminar-Lochgilphead-Monday-18th-November-2013-9.30am-4.00pm Community Woodlands Association is running a free Health in Woods seminar in partnership with Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise and Abriachan Forest Trust. It will include presentations from partners involved in delivering health-based activities within community woodlands plus workshops and discussions including how to set up activities, practical activity sessions and a site visit to Blarbuie Woods.This seminar aims to highlight the benefits of community woodland experiences for people with poor mental and/or physical health. Teas, coffees and lunch will be provided. Special needs can be catered for if forward notice is given.Additional information and booking form attached. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT SSE Engagement Event with Argyll and Bute Communities and Businesses , Tarbert Village Hall, Wednesday 6 November http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/371/SSE-Engagement-Event-with-Argyll-and-Bute-Communities-and-Businesses-Tarbert-Village-Hall-Wednesday-6-November http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/371/SSE-Engagement-Event-with-Argyll-and-Bute-Communities-and-Businesses-Tarbert-Village-Hall-Wednesday-6-November .SSE Engagement Event with Argyll and Bute Communities and Businesses 10:00 to 16:00, Tarbert Village Hall, Wednesday 6 November An information day to meet local businesses of all sizes and understand the services that they can offer. SSE's 'Open4Business' team will be present to answer queries, discuss opportunities,and introduce local suppliers and service providers to their new online business portal: www.sseopen4business-highlands.com There will be a drop in session throughout the day with the additional opportunity for one to one discussion with representatives from key areas of the business. This will provide a great opportunity to meet SSE and find out how your business can benefit. To make a 1 to 1 appointment please email the "Open4Business" team at sse.open4business.highland@sse.com Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT Argyll and Bute Delivering Choice Programme for palliative and end of life care - 25 November 2013 ,10:30 am to 1:00 pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/369/Argyll-and-Bute-Delivering-Choice-Programme-for-palliative-and-end-of-life-care-25-November-2013-1030-am-to-100-pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/369/Argyll-and-Bute-Delivering-Choice-Programme-for-palliative-and-end-of-life-care-25-November-2013-1030-am-to-100-pm Marie Curie invite local patients, carers and professionals from the healthcare, social care, independent and voluntary sectors to join a  stakeholder event on 25 November in the Loch Fyne hotel, Inveraray, to hear about their exciting plans for new palliative and end of life care initiatives in Argyll and Bute. The event will feature a range of speakers who will discuss improvements that are being developed as part of the Argyll and Bute Delivering Choice Programme. These improvements include: increasing public awareness and community involvement around the issues of death, dying and bereavement palliative nursing care and support for patients cared for at home information and training to support carers support for care homes in the delivery of palliative care Following lunch, there will also be networking opportunities with colleagues from the different care sectors and various information displays on show. Sat, 26 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT Illuminated Letters and Mapping Memorials: Day event at Lochaber http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/343/Illuminated-Letters-and-Mapping-Memorials-Day-event-at-Lochaber http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/343/Illuminated-Letters-and-Mapping-Memorials-Day-event-at-Lochaber Illuminated Letters and Mapping Memorials: Day event at Lochaber. 11am - 4pm. Lochaber Hope, Fort William. Free including lunch. Both sessions will be lead by Morag Smith of the Glasgow Women's Library. Illuminated letters - write to a real woman who inspires you Use beautiful gems, embellishments and other craft materials to create an illuminated letter. The letter can be as long or as short as you like. We can help you write it and you don't need any artistic or craft experience. Glasgow Women's Library's illuminated letters project is asking women from all over the world to celebrate the life of a real woman from the past who inspires them. We are inviting women and girls locally, nationally and internationally to create their own illuminated letters to lost heroines: women who are no longer alive but whose histories and achievements deserve to be remembered. You can write to someone from our list of 100 inspirational women, you can write to a local Renfrewshire woman or you can write to another woman who has been important and inspirational in your life. All the letters from this project will be exhibited at Glasgow Women's Library on International Women's Day in March 2014. Mapping Memorials Training on how to add to the website resource which maps memorials honouring women in Scotland. "About the project All over Scotland, in towns, villages and in the countryside, there are many types of memorials, large and small, commemorating the lives and achievements of women. Some names are well known, others have been forgotten. All the women have contributed in some way to the life of the country we know today. The Women of Scotland website was set up to record this information and make it available to all, and we need your help to find these memorials. Perhaps you know of a memorial to a woman in your area that hasn't been marked on our map? Or maybe you know the story behind a name? We need you to find the monuments, landmarks, street names and buildings that mark the lives and achievements of women (whether famous, humble or notorious) who helped to shape Scotland." (Taken from Mapping Memorials website)   Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway: Brora http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/350/Feel-the-Fear-and-Do-it-Anyway-Brora http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/350/Feel-the-Fear-and-Do-it-Anyway-Brora Feel the Fear and do it anyway to be held in Royal Marine Hotel, Brora. 22nd October 10am-3pm. Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway® is the registered trademark of Susan Jeffers Ph.D. and is being used with her express permission. These workshops are licensed and based on the teachings of Susan Jeffers Ph.D. as contained in her international bestseller.Diane Nicholson will be running the course. How would you feel if you could step through the challenges which hold youback? Would you be more confident, communicate in a clearer manner or beable try new things? This workshop is designed to help you identify and break through all thesebarriers, and more.   Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway: Grantown on Spey http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/340/Feel-the-Fear-and-Do-it-Anyway-Grantown-on-Spey http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/340/Feel-the-Fear-and-Do-it-Anyway-Grantown-on-Spey Feel the Fear and do it anyway to be held in Garth Hotel, Grantown on Spey. 1st October 9.30am-2.45pm.Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway® is the registered trademark of Susan Jeffers Ph.D. and is being used with her express permission. These workshops are licensed and based on the teachings of Susan Jeffers Ph.D. as contained in her international bestseller. Diane Nicholson will be running the course.How would you feel if you could step through the challenges which hold youback? Would you be more confident, communicate in a clearer manner or beable try new things? This workshop is designed to help you identify and break through all thesebarriers, and more.   Tue, 1 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway: Argyll http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/339/Feel-the-Fear-and-Do-it-Anyway-Argyll http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/339/Feel-the-Fear-and-Do-it-Anyway-Argyll Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway:Argyll. 10am - 3pm. Friday 27th Sept. Lochgilphead Community Centre  Run by Diane Nicholson the event  and includes a free lunch.How would you feel if you could step through the challenges which hold youback? Would you be more confident, communicate in a clearer manner or beable try new things? This workshop is designed to help you identify and break through all thesebarriers, and more. Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway® is the registered trademark of Susan Jeffers Ph.D. and is being used with her express permission. These workshops are licensed and based on the teachings of Susan Jeffers Ph.D. as contained in her international bestseller.Eventbrite is a third party application that is secured by passwords.  Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway: Lochaber http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/337/Feel-the-Fear-and-Do-it-Anyway-Lochaber http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/337/Feel-the-Fear-and-Do-it-Anyway-Lochaber Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway: Lochaber a workshop run by Diane Nicholson10am - 3pm including free lunch.  Venue Lochaber HopeHow would you feel if you could step through the challenges which hold youback? Would you be more confident, communicate in a clearer manner or beable try new things? This workshop is designed to help you identify and break through all thesebarriers, and more. Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway® is the registered trademark of Susan Jeffers Ph.D. and is being used with her express permission. These workshops are licensed and based on the teachings of Susan Jeffers Ph.D. as contained in her international bestseller.We are using EventBrite to manage our events - it is a password protected third party database. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT Local Consultation: Brora http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/351/Local-Consultation-Brora http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/351/Local-Consultation-Brora Local consultation in Brora 24th September 10 -2pm.  Come along and help influence the types of events we put on in your local area. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT Argyll and Bute Local Services Initiative http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/362/Argyll-and-Bute-Local-Services-Initiative http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/362/Argyll-and-Bute-Local-Services-Initiative The aim of the Local Services Initiative was to: Identify key success factors for social enterprise delivery of public services. Create a set of recommendations that empower social enterprises and public sector to better deliver local services in Argyll and Bute. Provide an evidence base with which to influence key policy makers and decision makers. In order to achieve these aims ABLSI steering group identified and worked with a number of local services that would benefit from the project.Argyll and Bute Local Services Initiative are proud to have a vibrant third sector in Argyll and Bute delivering a wide range of services and amenities, from social care to cinemas, across our mainland and our 25 inhabited islands. We believe that working in partnership with the third sector, communities and our customers is key to ensuring that services are based on need and are delivered in the most sustainable way. The aim of the Local Services Initiative was to: Identify key success factors for social enterprise delivery of public services. Create a set of recommendations that empower social enterprises and public sector to better deliver local services in Argyll and Bute. Provide an evidence base with which to influence key policy makers and decision makers. In order to achieve these aims ABLSI steering group identified and worked with a number of local services that would benefit from the project. These included: Children and Families Coast and Countryside Trust ArtsQwest Kintyre Recycling Adult Care Services For more information go to http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/community-life-and-leisure/ablsi-report or see the attached report. Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway: Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/336/Feel-the-Fear-and-Do-it-Anyway-Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/336/Feel-the-Fear-and-Do-it-Anyway-Inverness Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway an event to be held at the Palace Hotel, Inverness 10am - 3pm with free lunch.  Diane Nicholson will be leading the event.How would you feel if you could step through the challenges which hold youback? Would you be more confident, communicate in a clearer manner or beable try new things? This workshop is designed to help you identify and break through all thesebarriers, and more. Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway® is the registered trademark of Susan Jeffers Ph.D. and is being used with her express permission. These workshops are licensed and based on the teachings of Susan Jeffers Ph.D. as contained in her international bestseller.Eventbrite is a third party database that is password protected. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT Believe in Yourself and Be Heard: Self-Empowerment and Assertiveness - Broadford, Skye http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/332/Believe-in-Yourself-and-Be-Heard-Self-Empowerment-and-Assertiveness-Broadford-Skye http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/332/Believe-in-Yourself-and-Be-Heard-Self-Empowerment-and-Assertiveness-Broadford-Skye 13th Sept, Broadford Hotel, Broadford, Skye. 10am - 3pm. Free including lunch.Broadford: Learn how to communicate effectively - in a way that takes care of your own needs while being respectful of others. Learn how to communicate effectively - in a way that takes care of your own needs while being respectful of others.Your details will be held in a password protected database in order for us to register your place. Please find details of security at the link below. http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/security/ Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT Believe in Yourself and Be Heard: Strathpeffer http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/334/Believe-in-Yourself-and-Be-Heard-Strathpeffer http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/334/Believe-in-Yourself-and-Be-Heard-Strathpeffer Strathpeffer - Learn how to communicate effectively - in a way that takes care of your own needs while being respectful of others. 10 September. 10am -3pmLearn how to communicate effectively - in a way that takes care of your own needs while being respectful of others. Your details will be held in a password protected database in order for us to register your place. Please find details of security at the link below.http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/security/ Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT Railways in the Highlands http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/354/Railways-in-the-Highlands http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/354/Railways-in-the-Highlands Railways in the Highlands 4th October 10:00 - 15:00 Highland Archaeology Festival free event.  As part of the Highland Archaeology Festival we will be hosting a one day event 'Railways in the Highlands'.  Talks, archive display, and 'Was Your Ancestor a Railway Man ?'  Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT CashBack for Creativities - Creative Identities Dance Fund http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/353/CashBack-for-Creativities-Creative-Identities-Dance-Fund http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/353/CashBack-for-Creativities-Creative-Identities-Dance-Fund The Dance Fund is a strand of Creative Scotland's CashBack for Creativity programme which is being delivered in partnership with YouthLink Scotland. It is a part of the Scottish Government's CashBack for Communities programme which reinvests the proceeds of crime back into communities to benefit Scotland's young people.A total of £100,000 will be invested in community based dance programmes with individual proposals being able to access awards of up to £5,000.  For more info on CashBack for Creativity visit: http://www.creativescotland.com/investment/cashbackforcreativity Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT Generations Working Together - Training the Trainer Course: Fort William 25th June 1013 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/288/Generations-Working-Together-Training-the-Trainer-Course-Fort-William-25th-June-1013 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/288/Generations-Working-Together-Training-the-Trainer-Course-Fort-William-25th-June-1013 This event is being held by Generations Working Together. It is to be held at Conference Room, VAL, An Drochaid, Claggan Rd Fort William PH33 6PH  and is free. Contact to venue to book. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Book of Kells - Display and Workshops, Dunollie Castle, 1st to 14th July http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/320/Book-of-Kells-Display-and-Workshops-Dunollie-Castle-1st-to-14th-July http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/320/Book-of-Kells-Display-and-Workshops-Dunollie-Castle-1st-to-14th-July Dunollie Castle, Oban are hosting a display of the Book of Kells along with free workshops about celtic knotwork and letter illumination, the art of the Book of KellsThe workshops are suitable for all ages and will take place on the 7th and 14th July, 1 - 4pm. No booking necessary.For more information contact 01631 570550 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT First major repair in 50 years for Oban’s Dunollie Castle http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/319/First-major-repair-in-50-years-for-Obans-Dunollie-Castle http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/319/First-major-repair-in-50-years-for-Obans-Dunollie-Castle The first major repair works for almost fifty years are about to get underway at Dunollie Castle, which is so unstable it has forced the Trust to restrict access - but it will not be closed altogether, even during works.The ivy, which is such a trademark of the castle, is wrenching out large stones, some of which have fallen directly onto the path up from the main road. In addition stones have fallen off the top of walls, and some window lintels are dangerously under-supported.The state of the castle and the path has caused concern for some time, recently accelerated by the forced closure of the path and fencing off of part of the castle following an inspection last month by Historic Scotland, health and safety specialists, and the architect. Rolling repairs are not an option with monuments of this importance, and planning for works is itself a major process which has taken the MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust three years to complete. See attached for additional information Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT The Argyll and Bute Delivering Choice Programme (DCP) Palliative Care Programme - Consultation, 25th June http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/318/The-Argyll-and-Bute-Delivering-Choice-Programme-DCP-Palliative-Care-Programme-Consultation-25th-June http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/318/The-Argyll-and-Bute-Delivering-Choice-Programme-DCP-Palliative-Care-Programme-Consultation-25th-June The Argyll and Bute Delivering Choice Palliative Care Programme Board are holding workshops to develop ideas and solutions for the community based model of palliative care across Argyll and Bute.25th June 2013, 1-5pm Venue TBC, Oban They are inviting members of the public, patients, carers and individuals from all sectors involved in delivering palliative and end of life care in Argyll and Bute. Limited spaces so contact Jennifer.Layden@mariecurie.org.uk by Friday 21st June for the Oban workshop and for more information. The workshops will focus on the following themes: Cultural change towards death, dying and bereavement (health promoting palliative care) Support for carers of people with palliative and end of life care needs Transportation for people and carers with palliative and end of life care needs Out of hours services for palliative and end of life care The role of care homes in palliative and end of life care. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Fergus Ewan MSP Advice Surgery for Constituents http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/316/Fergus-Ewan-MSP-Advice-Surgery-for-Constituents http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/316/Fergus-Ewan-MSP-Advice-Surgery-for-Constituents Fergus Ewan MSP Advice Surgery for Constituents. On Friday 14th June 2013 09:30 - 10:30 am At the Highland Council Service Point Grantown-on-Spey Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT More air services from Oban? http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/313/More-air-services-from-Oban http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/313/More-air-services-from-Oban Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership, and Argyll and Bute Council are looking for people living and travelling about the west Highlands and islands as part of a review of air services.The study is assessing the potential to develop a number of new or enhanced air services using available aircraft capacity.Give your views at https://surveymonkey.com/s/highlands_and_islands_air_services Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT MECOPP Gypsy Traveller Raising Awareness Training in Mid Argyll - 21st May 2013, 10.00-1.00pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/307/MECOPP-Gypsy-Traveller-Raising-Awareness-Training-in-Mid-Argyll-21st-May-2013-10.00-1.00pm http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/307/MECOPP-Gypsy-Traveller-Raising-Awareness-Training-in-Mid-Argyll-21st-May-2013-10.00-1.00pm This FREE training seminar will be lead by gypsy travellers and the aims are: a) To increase understanding of the situation of Gypsy/Traveller carers in Scotland b) To highlight the discrimination often faced by Gypsies/Travellers c) To increase awareness of the legislative and policy framework in Scotland MECOPP anticipate that the seminar will be of relevance to all staff who are interested in looking at their own policies and practices with regard to minority groups and especially those who work with carers. See attached for further details. To book a place please contact Emma-Jane, by Thursday 16th May via email emma-jane@mecopp.org.uk or call 0131 467 2994 Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Events at Kilmartin Museum http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/297/Events-at-Kilmartin-Museum http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/297/Events-at-Kilmartin-Museum Kilmartin Museum has an exciting range of events planned for the coming months. They included; Guided Glen Walks, The Wilds of Argyll Exhibition, Butterfly count and Community Choir.See attached for more information or contact Claire Dangerfield, Visitor Services Officer, 01546 510278 admin@kilmartin.org Thu, 2 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT The Village Vintage Gathering - Fashion Show http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/296/The-Village-Vintage-Gathering-Fashion-Show http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/296/The-Village-Vintage-Gathering-Fashion-Show The Village, a sustainable space in Inverness city centre, allows people to start out in business by offering low rents. It encourages small, independent retailers to work together and promote their business. They are hosting a fashion show at Eden Court, Inverness on the 31st May at 7pm. Please follow this link. http://www.eden-court.co.uk/whats-on/shows/the-village-vintage-gathering-fashion-show Wed, 1 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT A chance to comment on suicide and self harm prevention in Scotland http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/295/A-chance-to-comment-on-suicide-and-self-harm-prevention-in-Scotland http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/295/A-chance-to-comment-on-suicide-and-self-harm-prevention-in-Scotland The Scottish Government is currently reviewing the National Choose Life Strategy in order to decide what Suicide and Self-harm Prevention in Scotland will look like for the next 10 years.They are interested in feedback from anyone with an interest in Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention and have developed a survey with 7 questions. The closing date is the 7th May, you can find the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L66Q2T2.For more information see the attached paper or contact; Tracy Preece, Choose Life Coordinator,Tracy.preece@nhs.net Thu, 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Woolfeis 2013 : Feis Cothlam Market - our Gaelic Wool Festival http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/294/Woolfeis-2013-Feis-Cothlam-Market-our-Gaelic-Wool-Festival http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/294/Woolfeis-2013-Feis-Cothlam-Market-our-Gaelic-Wool-Festival Fibre fun for 3 days in North Argyll, July 18 - 19 - 20th Woolly market(Thursday) Workshops (Friday) and then Fibre Fun extravaganza on Saturday. All are welcome -- from the most experienced crafters to the curious - come and share your passion, come and learn some more.. Just what CAN we get out of a Sheep (food, products, crafts) ... and what other fibres are there to use ? See poster for more information Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT ITALL - Introductory Training in Adult Learning Literacies: Skye & Lochalsh Network http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/285/ITALL-Introductory-Training-in-Adult-Learning-Literacies-Skye-Lochalsh-Network http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/285/ITALL-Introductory-Training-in-Adult-Learning-Literacies-Skye-Lochalsh-Network ITALL: Introductory Training in Adult Learning Literacies: Skye & Lochalsh Network Five Week Training Course from Wednesday 29th May to Wednesday 26th June 1.30 – 5.30 pm in Auchtertyre Old SchoolAdult Learning Literacy Service is part of Highlife Highland. It is the only Service in Highland to provide dedicated literacies learning for adults – people who are over sixteen years of age and have left school.  We provide free, confidential tuition on a one-to-one or small group basis.  It helps people improve their literacy, numeracy and information literacy skills, and encourages personal confidence and lifelong learning.  This includes working with people who speak English as an additional language. To Book contact Highlife Highland Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT The Women's Business and Enterprise Conference 9th May 2013, Crowne Plaza, Glasgow http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/289/The-Womens-Business-and-Enterprise-Conference-9th-May-2013-Crowne-Plaza-Glasgow http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/289/The-Womens-Business-and-Enterprise-Conference-9th-May-2013-Crowne-Plaza-Glasgow More information and booking details at: www.wbeconference.co.uk. Join in on Twitter @wbeconference and @wescotlandChaired by influential Scottish broadcaster, Kaye Adams, the event will feature keynote speakers, a panel debate, a choice of workshops designed to suit different business needs, and an exhibition bringing the delegates a range of organisations who provide support and services for women in business.  The conference will, for the first time in more than eight years, bring together female business owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs, with a range of organisations and agencies providing support and services. Participants will share their stories, join in the dialogue for change and learn from each other - with the unique opportunity to contribute to the forthcoming consultative draft Scottish Framework for Women's Enterprise. For much more information and to book tickets, please visit www.wbeconference.co.uk(Media and general enquiries should be directed to Fiona Fraser, Business Development Manager, Women's Enterprise Scotland: fiona@wescotland.co.uk)Women@Work have 5 subsidised tickets @£30 to give away please email c.findlay@weascotland.org.uk Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Luss Primary School Pupils win ITV Animal Honours Award http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/291/Luss-Primary-School-Pupils-win-ITV-Animal-Honours-Award http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/291/Luss-Primary-School-Pupils-win-ITV-Animal-Honours-Award Luss Primary School in Argyll and Bute has received national recognition for environmental project achievements. Thanks to the pupils' outstanding efforts to save Loch Lomond's native powan fish., they were invited to appear on a television programme which featured the winners from among the UK's animal lovers and animal charities, volunteers and animal welfare organisations.The powan has been under threat since another species of fish, the ruffe, was introduced accidentally to the loch around twenty-five years ago and began to devour the powan's eggs. The future looked bleak for the native fish until funding from Scottish Natural Heritage started local schools hatching powan eggs and returning baby fish to the water.Nominees in a variety of categories were suggested by the public and winners chosen by a jury of thirty animal experts, charities and celebrities.In partnership with the Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust and the Loch Lomond National Park Authority the Luss pupils have raised and released hundreds of this rare whitefish, which in Scotland only occur in Loch Lomond and Loch Eck, to try to save the species from extinction.Lead Councillor for Education and Lifelong Learning Richard Trail said ‘I would like to congratulate Luss Primary School pupils and staff on this recognition for their valiant efforts to help save a native fish species. Projects such as this give our children a great opportunity for active learning and make a valuable contribution to our environment.A key aim of the Women@Work Project is to increase the involvement of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) by highlighting opportunities for women to further education in STEM subjects and employment opportunities utilising these qualifications. Also to encourage those who are not currently considering STEM subjects to consider them when knowing the opportunities they can bring. This was the central theme in this year's conference ‘A Bright Future for Women in STEM'.We would love to hear about other examples of projects or activities with similar aims and to look for opportunities for joint working.  See attached for some additional information. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Save the date: Dunoon Film Festival 14 – 16 June 2013 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/293/Save-the-date-Dunoon-Film-Festival-14-16-June-2013 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/293/Save-the-date-Dunoon-Film-Festival-14-16-June-2013 The first Dunoon Film Festival will take place from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June 2013 Based at Dunoon's historic Burgh Hall,195 Argyll Street Dunoon Argyll PA23 7DD, the Festival will celebrate the best of Scottish film making past and present, with revivals of neglected classics and showcases of emerging talent, whilst showcasing films from around the globe that invite the viewer to travel, explore and dream of distant places. Some special guests will come to Dunoon, and there will be some exciting events for the whole family. Dunoon Film Festival has been made possible by the generous support of Creative Scotland.Full programme details will be announced on 10 May. Updates will appear on www.burghhalldunoon.com and on Twitter: @DunoonFilmFest. Festival web address and Facebook address will be available soon. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Social Media Whizz Kids http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/292/Social-Media-Whizz-Kids http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/292/Social-Media-Whizz-Kids Argyll Voluntary Action (AVA) are developing an exciting new project where young people will employed to run Pop up Social Media Café's across Argyll and Bute. The aim is to teach the older generation how to use Skype (to get in touch with family and friends abroad), Facebook, twitter and other social media sites (alleviating social isolation). AVA will support the young people to do their own advertising and marketing for the Cafés. The young people will undergo around 12 hours of Training (gaining £20 and a certificate on completion) to enable them to deliver effective training. They will then arrange Social Media Pop up Cafes, probably about 2 per month (perhaps more) with any travelling/overnight expenses met by AVA. Should after the six month (estimated time of project) period they wish to continue and "Grow a Business" either individually or collectively AVA will facilitate and support them with regards to funding and on-going support. This project will provide opportunities for young and older people to make connections they wouldn't otherwise have made and to learn from each other's experience. It will also provide valuable work experience for the young people involved as well as the opportunity to develop their own small business, with support. For more information contact Senga Cakebread, Development Worker on 01631 564839 or at senga@argyllvoluntaryaction.org.uk. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Style Me! - Kyleakin, Skye: THIS EVENT IS GOING to be RESCHEDULED http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/271/Style-Me-Kyleakin-Skye-THIS-EVENT-IS-GOING-to-be-RESCHEDULED http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/271/Style-Me-Kyleakin-Skye-THIS-EVENT-IS-GOING-to-be-RESCHEDULED Style Me - Old School, Kyleakin, Skye. 11am - 1pm.  Workshop Free including Tea/Coffee and cakes. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Creative Writing Course: Fort William http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/273/Creative-Writing-Course-Fort-William http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/273/Creative-Writing-Course-Fort-William Creative Writing Course: Fort William Fridays  26th April and 3rd, 10th and 17th May.  1pm-3pm Free including tea and coffee.Pre booking required through the website of phone Alison Wright 07810553211 Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Canny Confident Women: Lochgilphead http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/281/Canny-Confident-Women-Lochgilphead http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/281/Canny-Confident-Women-Lochgilphead CANNY CONFIDENT WOMEN!   A FREE women’s course delivered by Lorna Ahlquist, Empowering Practice   It aims to give you skills to increase your confidence and comfort zone in dealing with everyday life.  This could be home life, work, volunteering, making your voice heard in your community.   Participants should want to build their own confidence.  They should be prepared to work together, explore and go with the gentle flow to create a confidential and supportive environment together where we can gain confidence.    By the end of the course you should: ·         Understand why you are not confident ·         Have more confidence in yourself ·         Have an action plan for building and maintaining your confidence ·         Know where to find resources to help you be more confident   Date – 26th April 2013   Venue – Lochgilphead Community Centre, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead   Time – 10am – 4pm   If you would like to book a place register on the link above. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT First Steps to Employment: workshops based in Campbeltown http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/274/First-Steps-to-Employment-workshops-based-in-Campbeltown http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/274/First-Steps-to-Employment-workshops-based-in-Campbeltown WEA Women@Work workshop series: First Steps to Employment.  Are you thinking about making changes in your life e.g. getting back to work, taking up volunteering, going into further education or training?If you are the Argyll Women@Work Project may be able to help.  We are running some workshop sessions that will look at: 1.  Who are you?  - building a picture of how you see yourself2.  What have you learned from life? - looking at what can be learned from everyday experience3.  What can you do? - identifying your skills and how they could be developed or used in different settings4.  What do you want? - exploring what's important to you and setting goals.To be held in Kintyre Copmmunity Education Centre, Stewart Road, Campbeltown, PA28 6AT.  Free of charge.Initial session on Thursday 7th March 10.30am - 12.30pm.There will be 3 further workshop sessions, on Friday mornings 10am - 1pm onFriday 15th MarchFriday 22nd March andFriday 5th April.Book online through our website. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT Access Issues in Lochgilphead http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/263/Access-Issues-in-Lochgilphead http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/263/Access-Issues-in-Lochgilphead Last year you may remember that a street audit was carried out by AVA and the MS Centre to see how problematic access was in Lochgilphead for older people with disabilities. This work was undertaken as part of Age Scotland's "Walk In Our Shoes, Act on Our Issues" campaign. The project is now to be filmed by Age Scotland, and the film crew are coming to Lochgilphead on the afternoon of Tuesday 26th March. I left our audit as a paper exercise as I have been anticipating a filming = event to conduct the actual assessment. The question for you is - do you know people who would like to take part? Younger, healthy people can don a "Multiple Sclerosis suit" to understand what some of the impairments endured by people with MS feel like. Users of walking aids and wheelchairs, whether motorised or pushed could come along and negotiate their way along a particular route, noting all the difficulties.   The film would increase awareness of the difficulties people with decreased mobility face every day as they go about their daily tasks in a scenic Scottish town, and would encourage businesses and all of us to be more aware. When I have some volunteers, I can then consult with them what route they would like to undertake and what activities they might like to demonstrate to us younger, fitter people! Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested in taking part. With thanks, contact antonia@argyllvoluntaryaction.org.uk for more information or to express an interest Antonia Antonia Baird Community Resilience Officer Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Managing Change: Fort William http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/257/Managing-Change-Fort-William http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/257/Managing-Change-Fort-William Managing Change: Fort William Friday 8 March 10am - 1pm including free lunch.Do you know what you really want to change?How to begin making changes and how to sustain them.Time: 10am - 1pmVenue: The Training Room @ The Hub, Fassifern Road, Fort WilliamCost: Free including lunchSpaces: Need 6 persons minimum in order to run the course Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Options and Choices: Fort William http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/258/Options-and-Choices-Fort-William http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/258/Options-and-Choices-Fort-William Options and Choices: Fort William Friday 15th March 10am - 1pm including free lunchFor anyone who is facing new circumstances or wishing to make a new start and wanting a base from which to decide the next step towards employment or community inclusion.Time: 10am - 1pmVenue: The Training Room @ The Hub, Fassifern Road, Fort WilliamCost: Free including lunchSpaces: Need 6 persons minimum in order to run the course Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Visit to West Highland College: Fort William http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/259/Visit-to-West-Highland-College-Fort-William http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/259/Visit-to-West-Highland-College-Fort-William Visit to West Highland College.A trip for anyone wishing to see what courses and opportunities the College can offer.Meeting place to be decided.Time: 10am - 1pm (to be decided)Venue: The Training Room @ The Hub, Fassifern Road, Fort William (meeting place to be agreed)Cost: FreeSpaces: Need 6 persons minimum in order to run the course Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Consultation in Argyll for WEA Women@Work Project http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/260/Consultation-in-Argyll-for-WEA-WomenWork-Project http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/260/Consultation-in-Argyll-for-WEA-WomenWork-Project Consultation in Argyll for WEA Women@Work Project We would like to invite you to a consultation to help shape this new project for the next 3 years and to look at what role you or your organisation might like to play. The project will focus on: ·     Employability ·     Life & Communication skills ·     Confidence building Lochgilphead Community Centre, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead on the 22nd February 12pm - 2.30pm Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Effective Communication: Fort William http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/256/Effective-Communication-Fort-William http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/256/Effective-Communication-Fort-William Effective CommunicationWhat is it you want to say?  How to ask, respond, tell what is going on for you in a way that is clear concise and avoids misunderstanding?Time: 10am - 1pmVenue: The Training Room @ The Hub, Fassifern Road, Fort WilliamCost: Free including lunchSpaces: Need 6 persons minimum in order to run the course Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland Training Sessions - Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/244/Mapping-Memorials-to-Women-in-Scotland-Training-Sessions-Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/244/Mapping-Memorials-to-Women-in-Scotland-Training-Sessions-Inverness Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland Training Sessions: In conjunction with Glasgow Women's LibraryWho are the women who helped to build Scotland?  How are they remembered?  These training sessions will introduce you to the women of Scotland website which has now logged the stories of over 300 memorials to women.  The sessions will introduce you to some of the women already featured on the website and also get you started in logging any memorials you know of in your local area. http://womenofscotland.org.uk/Monday 25 February 1.30pm - 3.30pm (including free lunch at 1pm)Merkinch Centre Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland Training Sessions - Brora http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/245/Mapping-Memorials-to-Women-in-Scotland-Training-Sessions-Brora http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/245/Mapping-Memorials-to-Women-in-Scotland-Training-Sessions-Brora Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland Training Sessions: in conjunction with Glasgow Women's LibraryWho are the women who helped to build Scotland?  How are they remembered?  These training sessions will introduce you to the women of Scotland website which has now logged the stories of over 300 memorials to women.  The sessions will introduce you to some of the women already featured on the website and also get you started in logging any memorials you know of in your local area. http://womenofscotland.org.uk/Tuesday 26 February 2pm - 4pm (including free lunch at 1.30pm)Brora Learning Centre Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT New Year- New You - Nairn Event http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/227/New-Year-New-You-Nairn-Event http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/227/New-Year-New-You-Nairn-Event New Year - New You.   Do you want to update your skills?  Perhaps in life skills, employability, IT, confidence levels? If you live in or near Nairn YOU can help shape the direction of the activities for the Project.  You will need to register to let us know you are coming - it's easy just click on the Register Now button on the Events page of this web site and let us know your contact details. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Beauty Therapy Treatment Summary for November/December 2012 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/225/Beauty-Therapy-Treatment-Summary-for-NovemberDecember-2012 http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/225/Beauty-Therapy-Treatment-Summary-for-NovemberDecember-2012 Looking after ourselves is important.  Why not treat yourself to a bit of pampering and help out the students studying beauty therapy at the same time?   See the attached document for options of treatments. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT Local Network Co-ordinators in post http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/226/Local-Network-Co-ordinators-in-post http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/226/Local-Network-Co-ordinators-in-post Local Network Co-ordinators in post and consultations have begun in local communities.The latest additions to our Local Network Co-ordinator team are Joey Graham in Skye and Lochalsh and Allie Wright in Lochaber.   Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Network Co-ordinators Training http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/224/Network-Co-ordinators-Training http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/224/Network-Co-ordinators-Training Sometime early in 2013 you will have an opportunity to sign up for the local network newsletter and be able to hear of local news rather than more general Highland wide news. Sometime early in 2013 you will have an opportunity to sign up for the local network newsletter and be able to hear of local news rather than more general Highland wide news. Network Co-ordinators are going to receive training on how to add local area content to the website so there can be regular updates. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Paths For All Strength and Balance http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/223/Paths-For-All-Strength-and-Balance http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/223/Paths-For-All-Strength-and-Balance Walk your way to better strength and balance Mon, 12 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT New Local Network Co-ordinators join the team to support Women@Work http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/209/New-Local-Network-Co-ordinators-join-the-team-to-support-WomenWork http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/209/New-Local-Network-Co-ordinators-join-the-team-to-support-WomenWork New Local Network Co-ordinators join the team to support Women@Work.Keep up to date and sign up for our monthly newsletter. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT New ways of working http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/197/New-ways-of-working http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/197/New-ways-of-working The Women@Work project 2012 - 2015 will use social media to support and develop a network of women across the Highlands and Argyll.Social media training courses featured in the previous project and now there are many in the network that have this knowledge we want to use these skills to build our community and support  women working collectively for change. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Acceptable Use Policy for Women@Work posts to social media http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/196/Acceptable-Use-Policy-for-WomenWork-posts-to-social-media http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/196/Acceptable-Use-Policy-for-WomenWork-posts-to-social-media Acceptable Use for Women@Work posts to social media -         Do act in a responsible way to safeguard your own personal information and safety. -         Do respect the different backgrounds, experiences and lifestyles of others. -         Do show respect for others regardless of age, race, gender or disability. -         Do not use any language in that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing or misleading. -         Do not provide or pass on any pornographic material. Should any post not meet these requirements the post will be deleted.  You may be contacted or blocked from further access. If you find any posts that go against these rules please contact Women@Work at your earliest convenience so that remedies can be made. Keep your personal information secure The following information is produced by the Information Commissioners' Office found at http://www.ico.gov.uk/youth/section3/~/~/~/link.aspx?_id=4245A06943834060AD3DCEEF72744CCD&_z=z Wed, 5 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Celebrating and Recognising Women's Achievements http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/182/Celebrating-and-Recognising-Womens-Achievements http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/182/Celebrating-and-Recognising-Womens-Achievements The Cabinet  Office Honours & Appointments Secretariat is keen to raise the profile of the UK Honours system with particular emphasis on obtaining more nominations for females and ethnic minorities.  What you can  do to help celebrate and recognise women's achievements: is there someone you know who deserves a medal? to find out more please click on this link.  http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/UKgovernment/Honoursawardsandmedals/TheUKHonourssystem/index.htm Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W - Presentation skills - Argyll http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/165/WW-Presentation-skills-Argyll http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/165/WW-Presentation-skills-Argyll Venue: Oban Fire Station, Soroba Road Oban PA34 4SB10.00 - 16.00With Lorna Alquist   The course will be delivered by Lorna Ahlquist and is for women who want to build their confidence and skills. It is designed to help you take part in public life and feel you can make a difference in your community.  Participants should; want to build their own confidence and skills and come with some idea about what they want to practice presenting e.g. an issue that is affecting you or your community.  By the end of the course you will have:  ·            had the chance to present yourself and argue your case  ·            enhanced your presentation skills  ·            confidence in yourself The event is free and lunch is available - all women welcome Pre booking is requested and can be made via the online booking form or contact WEA: tel.   01463 710577 or e-mail womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W Being Yourself - International Women's Day Event - Skye http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/164/WW-Being-Yourself-International-Womens-Day-Event-Skye http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/164/WW-Being-Yourself-International-Womens-Day-Event-Skye Enjoy Being Yourself Venue: MacKinnon House Hotel, Kyleakin 13.30 - 16.30 A lighthearted afternoon of looking and feeling good about yourself Choose from: Dress and made up then a photo session (some clothes and accessories available)Hands and Nails  Expressing yourself through dance Women’s journaling Complementary therapy taster sessions Come along and join in the fun and have afternoon tea. All welcome – we look forward to seeing you. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W International Women's Day - Lochaber http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/163/WW-International-Womens-Day-Lochaber http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/163/WW-International-Womens-Day-Lochaber Venue: The Hub, Lochaber 10.00 - 15.00 Celebrating International Women’s Day in Lochaber  Do you remember the last International Women’s Day event at the college? It was a year ago, hard to believe. This means it is time to host the event for 2012.   This year it is in Lochaber Hope’s new premises which we share with Fort William Christian fellowship: The Hub, Fassifern Road. Come along and have a look.  Please see the attached poster with information, I would like to ask all agencies and service provides to come along and bring leaflets and information that can help, support, educate or provide any service or event to Women in Lochaber, if you are a male I’ve sent you this because you have a valuable service to promote or to share this with people you know.  Food and refreshments will be served during the event and there is room to sit and have a chat and a cuppa, alternative treatment therapies will be available free, and information of what’s going on will be being advertised,  a few speakers will present activities they are providing in the community.  All Free - Conatct Alyson Smith, Project co-ordinator,Lochaber Hope, Fassifern Road or call 01397 705007 All women welcome Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W Listening and Hearing - Lochaber http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/162/WW-Listening-and-Hearing-Lochaber http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/162/WW-Listening-and-Hearing-Lochaber HUB, 30 Fassifern Road, Fort William. 12-2pmWith Alyson Smith Do you sometime feel unheard, or do people around you feel unheard?Learn how to meet our needs by listening and what is reflective listening.Cut confusion, chaos and misunderstanding by listening effectively with amazing results. The event is free and refreshments will be available for £3.00Pre booking is requested and can be made via the online booking form or contact WEA: tel. 01463 710577 or e-mail womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. All women welcome - we look forward to seeing you.   Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W International Women's dayRoss-shire Network event http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/161/WW-International-Womens-dayRoss-shire-Network-event http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/161/WW-International-Womens-dayRoss-shire-Network-event Venue: Strathpeffer Community Centre, Strathppeffer12pm - 3.30pmInternational Women's Day celebration - network lunchHosted by Clara Hickey with guest speaker  Carin Schwartz Do you ever walk into a crowded room, knowing nobody and get that sinking feeling of having to speak to strangers? If so, this session will be for you. This is a great chance to find out how to combat your nerves and learn how to feel confident networking with other people. As part of International Women's Day Celebration we want as many women from the Ross-shire area to come along and meet other women. Carin Schwartz will provide some great exercises to relax everyone and make you feel comfortable communicating with each other. What have you got to lose? Lunch is provided free of charge as part of the International Women's Day Celebration.A donation bucket will be available throughout the event with any monies going to The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). This is the International Women's Day official charity partner, empowering girls to become leaders and advocates in their communities and on the world stage. World's largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women.  Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W - Women Talk Money: Perspectives on Economics, Women and Worth http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/147/WW-Women-Talk-Money-Perspectives-on-Economics-Women-and-Worth http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/147/WW-Women-Talk-Money-Perspectives-on-Economics-Women-and-Worth Venue: Highland Council Chambers, Gl;enurquhart Road, Inverness09.30am – 16.00Chaired by broadcaster Lesley Riddoch  A special event to raise awareness, stimulate discussion and explore perspectives on economics, women and worth.Topics include:  The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone  Gender Equality and Economic Performance The Business Case for Gender Equality Gender and Money Management Managing Debt and Credit Public Spending, Women’s Work and Rurality  Women and Credit Unions Hosted by The HIghland Council  To book a place at this free event please register via our website or email womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk or call 01463 710577  Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W Inspiring Viewpoints - Argyll http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/156/WW-Inspiring-Viewpoints-Argyll http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/156/WW-Inspiring-Viewpoints-Argyll Venue: Rosslea Hall Hotel in Rhu, Argyll and Bute12.30Actress and writer Naomi Breeze is bringing her warm and funny one-woman drama about life and love in Argyll and Bute to the Rosslea Hall Hotel in Rhu, on Saturday 3rd March 2012. The WEA Women@Work Project is really pleased to have the opportunity to include this performance as part of their International Women's Day 2012 celebrations.Naomi, Director of Breeze Productions, interviewed dozens of people across Argyll and Bute over several months to help her write her play, called Viewpoint, which is based on her impressions of the places and the people. Naomi said: "I was very moved by many of the tales I heard from the people I interviewed for Viewpoint and it was a privilege to meet them. There's a great strength about the people and the landscape here. Communities are very active and people look after each other, but for some folk the lack of employment and the lure of the cities and the central belt is strong. " "'Some people indicated that there are issues associated with a lack of facilities and transport, and problems with drugs and alcohol. That said, it's clear that the quality of life, strong family ties and friends and the glorious landscape draw many people back and attract newcomers. That's a very rich tapestry for a writer to draw inspiration from so I hope people will come and see the play and enjoy it." Light lunch and refreshments from 12.30pm, the play starts at 1.15pm. There will also be an opportunity to express your own viewpoint. The play will be followed by a discussion around the issues facing women in Argyll. The WEA Women@Work Project would like to include your views in their input to the CEDAW (UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women) Shadow Report on the UK's progress in relation to this. Your views will also inform the future direction of the WEA Women@Work Argyll Network.All women welcome. Admission to the play is free and are funding by Argyll and Islands Leader Programme and tickets may be available on the door but as spaces are limited by the size of the venue to avoid disapointment and be sure of a place please register here or contact womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk or call 01463 710577.   Wed, 1 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W Time Management - Ross-Shire http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/154/WW-Time-Management-Ross-Shire http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/154/WW-Time-Management-Ross-Shire Venue: Strathpeffer Community Centre12.00 - 14.00With Caroline Deacon  Did you know that spending 10% of your day in planning what you are going to do will save 90% of your time overall? Or that 80% of your output is produced by 20% of your input? This session will look at some basic time management techniques that you can apply simply and practically. The aim of the session is to equip you with some very simple tools which you can operate effectively in any situation, work or home. We will spend some time goal setting and then work individually as well as in groups in making those goals achievable.  Learning outcomes – by the end of this session participants will: Have been shown some basic time management principles Have set some personal goals and begun to apply time management principles to these goals.   The event is free and refreshments will be available for £3.00Pre booking is requested and can be made via the online booking form or contact WEA: tel. 01463 710577 or e-mail womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. All women welcome - we look forward to seeing you. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W Speed Reading - Ross-shire http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/155/WW-Speed-Reading-Ross-shire http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/155/WW-Speed-Reading-Ross-shire Venue: Strathpeffer Community Centre12.00 - 14.00With Kate BoydMany people believe that their reading speed, like their IQ, their height and the colour of their eyes, is fundamentally unchangeable. In this workshop, Kate Boyd will introduce you to Speed Reading techniques and show you how to increase your reading speed, comprehension and memory by demonstrating how the brain and eyes work. Join us at our network meeting and learn some new tips to help you clear that paper mountain! The event is free and refreshments will be available for £3.00 Pre booking is requested and can be made via the online booking form or contact WEA: tel. 01463 710577 or e-mail womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W An Introduction to Anxiety Busting - Sutherland http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/150/WW-An-Introduction-to-Anxiety-Busting-Sutherland http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/150/WW-An-Introduction-to-Anxiety-Busting-Sutherland Venue:  Fountain Road Hall, Golspie 12.00 - 14.00with Kate Williams MacKenzie  Anxiety can really get in the way of us achieving what we want.  In this session we will look at some of the many symptoms of anxiety, find out what causes it and explore changing practical day-to-day factors that can make anxiety worse.    You will reflect on how you experience anxiety yourself, share your self-help solutions with others as well as being taught valuable new options, and take away new anxiety-busting tools which you can put to use immediately. The event is free and refreshments will be available for £3.00 Pre booking is requested and can be made via the online booking form or contact WEA: tel. 01463 710577 or e-mail womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. All women welcome - we look forward to seeing you.  Sat, 14 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W Managing Yourself Through Change - Sutherland http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/151/WW-Managing-Yourself-Through-Change-Sutherland http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/151/WW-Managing-Yourself-Through-Change-Sutherland Venue:  Fountain Road Hall, Golspie 12.00 - 14.00With Lynda Benham Once upon a time people viewed change as something that happened occasionally and had to be dealt with before going back to business as usual. However, as the song says, in the world in which we live now, ‘The only thing that stays the same is change…’ This can feel particularly difficult if the changes are unexpected and/or unwanted. Yet your ability to engage with change in a positive and creative way and to use it as an opportunity to learn and to grow, will have a huge impact on your health and happiness. By the end of the session you will :  Understand the stages that people go through in response to change Have applied this to your own experience of change Have explored a range of different perspectives towards change Have identified which ways work for you.   The event is free and refreshments will be available for £3.00 Pre booking is requested and can be made via the online booking form or contact WEA: tel. 01463 710577 or e-mail womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. All women welcome - we look forward to seeing you.   Sat, 14 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Including Intersectional Identities http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/144/Including-Intersectional-Identities http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/144/Including-Intersectional-Identities Venue: Strathclyde University Student Union. 09.30 - 17.00Learn more about including people with intersectional identities in your service. A unique opportunity to engage in discussions on a variety of topics around the inclusion of LGBT people with complex identities. Including Intersectional Identities is a showcase of pioneering intersectional work in Glasgow, Scotland, England and Europe.Lunch will be provided. All access requirements (including dietary requirements) will be met and public transport within Scotland paid for individuals (not organisations) for whom cost is a barrier to attending.Register via Eventbrite or contact lynne@equality-network.org or phone 0131 467 6039. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W Exploring Discrimination - Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/134/WW-Exploring-Discrimination-Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/134/WW-Exploring-Discrimination-Inverness Venue: Eden Court12.00 - 14.00Join Gillian Shaw, employment law solicitor with Harper Macleod LLP, to explore some issues around discrimination in the workplace and beyond.Using a number of real and hypothetical scenarios, Gill will help participants: Identify unlawful discrimination Understand the forms discrimination takes Explore the remedies available and  Consider the impact of the provisions of the Equality Act 2010   The event is free and refreshments will be available for £3.00Pre booking is requested and can be made via the online booking form or contact WEA: tel. 01463 710577 or e-mail womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. All women welcome - we look forward to seeing you.   Fri, 6 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W Participation Skills – Getting Your Point Across - Lochaber http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/132/WW-Participation-Skills-Getting-Your-Point-Across-Lochaber http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/132/WW-Participation-Skills-Getting-Your-Point-Across-Lochaber Venue: West Highland College12.00 - 14.00With Charlotte LeeWhether you're campaigning about an issue that's important to you, involved in planning for the future of your organisation or responding to consultation documents from local or national agencies, it can be difficult to make your voice heard by the people with power. This session with Charlotte Lee will be useful to you whether you are looking to be more involved in decisions which affect you and your community or to improve your skills when involving others. We will look at: Your experience of being involved - positive and negativeLevels of participation - manipulation, information, consultation, deciding together, acting together, supporting independent community interests Who has the power? How to increase and improve participation Local opportunities for involvement Identifying the right person/organisation to approach Deciding how best to make the approach. The event is free and refreshments will be available for £3.00 Pre booking is requested and can be made via the online booking form or contact WEA: tel. 01463 710577 or e-mail womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. All women welcome - we look forward to seeing you. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W Getting Your Message Across Using Social Media - Skye http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/141/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media-Skye http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/141/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media-Skye Venue:   Auchtertyre Learning Centre10.00 - 16.00with Sheree Sartain Whether it's for your business, organisation, pleasure or campaign, you can use social media sites like Facebook to get your message to thousands of potential consumers, members or friends.Keeping in touch with family and friends, reaching customers, promoting your organisation or sharing with like-minded others you can use social media to get your message out there.This all day, practical session will • take you step-by-step through the process of setting up a Facebook site• go through the security measures available to assure your online safety• show you how to collect contacts and information and share with othersFacebook is the most popular social media site - it is also probably the most complicated - this introductory session will enable you to be a confident user of social media and open up a whole new world of online possibilities. Pre booking is essential. Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. Lunch is provided. All women welcome. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W Getting Your Message Across Using Social Media - Argyll - REGISTRATION CLOSED http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/140/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media-Argyll-REGISTRATION-CLOSED http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/140/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media-Argyll-REGISTRATION-CLOSED Venue: Computer Room, Argyll College, Lorne St, Lochgilphead10.00 - 16.00with Sheree Sartain Whether it's for your business, organisation, pleasure or campaign, you can use social media sites like Facebook to get your message to thousands of potential consumers, members or friends.Keeping in touch with family and friends, reaching customers, promoting your organisation or sharing with like-minded others you can use social media to get your message out there.This all day, practical session will • take you step-by-step through the process of setting up a Facebook site• go through the security measures available to assure your online safety• show you how to collect contacts and information and share with othersFacebook is the most popular social media site - it is also probably the most complicated - this introductory session will enable you to be a confident user of social media and open up a whole new world of online possibilities. Pre booking is essential. Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. Lunch is provided. All women welcome. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W Getting Your Message Across Using Social Media - Inverness - REGISTRATION CLOSED http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/139/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media-Inverness-REGISTRATION-CLOSED http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/139/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media-Inverness-REGISTRATION-CLOSED Venue: Merkinch Community Centre, Inverness10.00 - 16.00with Sheree Sartain Whether it's for your business, organisation, pleasure or campaign, you can use social media sites like Facebook to get your message to thousands of potential consumers, members or friends.Keeping in touch with family and friends, reaching customers, promoting your organisation or sharing with like-minded others you can use social media to get your message out there.This all day, practical session will • take you step-by-step through the process of setting up a Facebook site• go through the security measures available to assure your online safety• show you how to collect contacts and information and share with othersFacebook is the most popular social media site - it is also probably the most complicated - this introductory session will enable you to be a confident user of social media and open up a whole new world of online possibilities. Pre booking is essential. Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. Lunch is provided. All women welcome. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT W@W Getting Your Message Across Using Social Media - Caithness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/153/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media-Caithness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/153/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media-Caithness Venue: Thurso College10.00 - 16.00with Sheree Sartain Whether it's for your business, organisation, pleasure or campaign, you can use social media sites like Facebook to get your message to thousands of potential consumers, members or friends.Keeping in touch with family and friends, reaching customers, promoting your organisation or sharing with like-minded others you can use social media to get your message out there.This all day, practical session will • take you step-by-step through the process of setting up a Facebook site• go through the security measures available to assure your online safety• show you how to collect contacts and information and share with othersFacebook is the most popular social media site - it is also probably the most complicated - this introductory session will enable you to be a confident user of social media and open up a whole new world of online possibilities. Pre booking is essential. Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. Lunch is provided. All women welcome. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMT Strathpeffer Community Centre needs you! http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/123/Strathpeffer-Community-Centre-needs-you http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/123/Strathpeffer-Community-Centre-needs-you Strathpeffer Community Centre are now in the final stages of the Energyshare fund. They are competing for funds against 6 other small renewable energy projects and need you to vote for them. A motion at the Scottish Parliament  brought  by Rob Gibson MSP congratulates SCC who are one of only three Scottish projects to make it to the final stage of the competition.The project is to improve the energy efficiency of the centre by improving the roof insulation, putting in sensor lights, automatic front door to reduce heat escape and new temperature controls. Please sign-up and vote for them today. Thu, 1 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Scottish Women's Convention Roadshow Reports http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/124/Scottish-Womens-Convention-Roadshow-Reports http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/124/Scottish-Womens-Convention-Roadshow-Reports This year the SWC once again  travelled to the Highlands to hold its annual roadshows and its reports have now been published.Roadshows in Wick, Thurso and Inverness were held in August and W@W participated at the Inverness session. It was made clear from the outset of discussion that public sector cuts are having an adverse effect on women across Scotland with cuts having a particularly negative impact to service provision in rural and remote areas. Particpants expressed concern about cuts in expenditure on education and care of the elderly.It was felt that cuts are damaging local amenities and service provision which must be protected as much as possible, especially support and crisis services and other services for the vulnerable.   As could be expected, transport, employment and healthcare figured highly in the roundtable discussions of public sector cuts.The UK Coalliton Government's policy reflective by the 'spirit of activism' came in for criticism by many of the women who took part in the discussion and is ably summarised in the Inverness report. "Volunteering is already embedded within the lifestyles of women, although it may not consistently be referred to as such. This is a disrespectful and unrealistic policy which completely disregards the caring commitments women tend to have, as well as the lack of time they have to volunteer." To read more - Inverness, Thurso, WIck. Thu, 1 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT Volunteering – what it can do for you? - Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/118/Volunteering-what-it-can-do-for-you-Inverness http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/118/Volunteering-what-it-can-do-for-you-Inverness Venue: SLG Room, Eden Court, Inverness12.00 - 14.00With Ailene Cameron, SignpostCome along and find out:How you could benefit from giving your time and skills to others What you can contributeWhat you can gainWhat kind of volunteering opportunities are availableWhy you should volunteer Volunteering has something for everyone The event is free and refreshments will be available for £3.00Pre booking is requested and can be made via the online booking form or contact WEA: tel. 01463 710577 or e-mail womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. All women welcome - we look forward to seeing you.     Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT Kilmartin House Museum http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/112/Kilmartin-House-Museum http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/112/Kilmartin-House-Museum In the run-up to the festive season the Kilmartin House Museum has a range of events for you to enjoy if you are in the Argyll area.On November 19 2011, Jae Ferguson returns to the Museum  to teach improver's spinning.  If you're able to card wool, set a wheel and spin unbroken single ply yarn why not come along to improve your skills.  The workshop will run from 10am until 4pm and will cost £35.  The cost includes all materials.  This workshop is booking up fast so early booking is essential as there are only 2 places left.  The Kilmartin House Museum has been shortlisted for a Kids in Museums award this year and would like to improve on this in 2012 if possible.  Therefore they would be very grateful if supporters would once again nominat them as the most Family Friendly Museum in Britain.   Dates for your Diary  3rd and 4th December - Christmas Craft Fair 21st December - Solstice Walk  The museum also has a Cafe which is open between 11.00 and 4.00 every day and the Restaurant will be open this week between 6.00 and 9.00 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Please call on 01546 510278 or email food@kilmartin.org if you want any further information or to make a booking.Christmas lunches and dinners will be on offer to pre booked parties from 8th December.  A menu is attached detailing all the mouth watering choices available to your group to celebrate Christmas in style in the unique ambiance of our green oak conservatory.  Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT W@W Roles and Messages - Women's Development - Skye and Lochalsh http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/111/WW-Roles-and-Messages-Womens-Development-Skye-and-Lochalsh http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/111/WW-Roles-and-Messages-Womens-Development-Skye-and-Lochalsh Venue: Broadford Hotel, Skye18.00 for 18.30Much of our perception of ourselves come from messages that we received from the moment we are born, from people close to us, from the world around us, from the society we were born into, from the books we read as a child, from TV, radio and films, from the way we were dressed, the way people talked to us and more. Which messages have influenced your confidence and self-esteem, the beliefs you have about what you can and can’t do etc.? How might these messages have influenced your expectations, goals, opinions and views about the world? Come along to this workshop and find out. The event is free and refreshments will be available for £3.00Pre booking is requested and can be made via the online booking form or contact WEA: tel. 01463 710577 or e-mail womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. All women welcome - we look forward to seeing you.     Thu, 10 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT W@W It's in the News - Reading Between the Lines - Ross-Shire http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/83/WW-Its-in-the-News-Reading-Between-the-Lines-Ross-Shire http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/83/WW-Its-in-the-News-Reading-Between-the-Lines-Ross-Shire Venue: Strathpeffer Community Centre12.00 - 14300Whether it's Foxy Knoxy, Cheryl Cole or the woman who cut up her husband's clothes, women are the subjects of daily news reports.These representations of women create an impression but do they tell us anything about who the women really are?We can use the news to inform our opinions but we also need to know what ideas underpin news reporting.In this session we will cast a critical eye over the news of the day in order to: Compare the ways different papers report the same story. Explore press reports and identify their political perspectives. Identify the ways these perspectives shape reporting. Discuss the consequence of this for the ways women are represented in the press. This session will draw on ideas about the media and provide you with the tools to get the best from the press. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT W@W Getting Your Message Across Using Social Media http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/92/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/92/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media Venue: Merkinch Community Centre, Inverness10.00 - 16.00with Sheree Sartain Whether it's for your business, organisation, pleasure or campaign, you can use social media sites like Facebook to get your message to thousands of potential consumers, members or friends.Keeping in touch with family and friends, reaching customers, promoting your organisation or sharing with like-minded others you can use social media to get your message out there.This all day, practical session will • take you step-by-step through the process of setting up a Facebook site• go through the security measures available to assure your online safety• show you how to collect contacts and information and share with othersFacebook is the most popular social media site - it is also probably the most complicated - this introductory session will enable you to be a confident user of social media and open up a whole new world of online possibilities. Pre booking is essential. Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. Lunch is provided. All women welcome. Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT W@W Voicing Your Passion and Wisdom - Making Meetings Work for You - Moray http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/91/WW-Voicing-Your-Passion-and-Wisdom-Making-Meetings-Work-for-You-Moray http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/91/WW-Voicing-Your-Passion-and-Wisdom-Making-Meetings-Work-for-You-Moray Venue: Activities Room, Elgin Library12.00 - 14.00At some meetings it can be scary to "put your head above the parapet" to speak about issues which concern you, and other times it can be important and meaningful to speak out and join in with others who want to make a difference. In this session you will have the chance to identify and recognise the things which concern you - which you may, or may not, be able to speak out about. We'll explore - • what can help when communicating your opinions in a range of situations • look at what gets in the way of you expressing your views and involving yourself in change, whether for yourself, your family, professionally or within your community. Come and practise voicing your opinions and expertise in a safe space - everyone's contribution, great or small, does matter. Learn some hints and tips from one another and from the speaker to make speaking out at meetings a worthwhile and rewarding experience for yourself and others. The event is free and refreshments will be available for £3.00Pre booking is requested and can be made via the online booking form or contact WEA: tel. 01463 710577 or e-mail womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know.All women welcome - we look forward to seeing you. Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT W@W Voicing Your Passion and Wisdom - Making Meetings Work for You - Skye http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/85/WW-Voicing-Your-Passion-and-Wisdom-Making-Meetings-Work-for-You-Skye http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/85/WW-Voicing-Your-Passion-and-Wisdom-Making-Meetings-Work-for-You-Skye Venue: SLCVO, Tigh Lisigarry, Bridge Road, Portree18.00 - 20.00At some meetings it can be scary to "put your head above the parapet" to speak about issues which concern you, and other times it can be important and meaningful to speak out and join in with others who want to make a difference. In this session you will have the chance to identify and recognise the things which concern you - which you may, or may not, be able to speak out about. We'll explore - • what can help when communicating your opinions in a range of situations • look at what gets in the way of you expressing your views and involving yourself in change, whether for yourself, your family, professionally or within your community. Come and practise voicing your opinions and expertise in a safe space - everyone's contribution, great or small, does matter. Learn some hints and tips from one another and from the speaker to make speaking out at meetings a worthwhile and rewarding experience for yourself and others. The event is free and refreshments will be available for £3.00 Pre booking is requested and can be made via the online booking form or contact WEA: tel. 01463 710577 or e-mail womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know.All women welcome - we look forward to seeing you. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT W@W Getting Your Message Across Using Social Media http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/81/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/81/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media Venue: Thurso College10.00 - 16.00Whether it's for your business, organisation, pleasure or campaign, you can use social media sites like Facebook to get your message to thousands of potential consumers, members or friends. Keeping in touch with family and friends, reaching customers, promoting your organisation or sharing with like-minded others you can use social media to get your message out there. This all day, practical session will • take you step-by-step through the process of setting up a Facebook site • go through the security measures available to assure your online safety • show you how to collect contacts and information and share with others Facebook is the most popular social media site - it is also probably the most complicated - this introductory session will enable you to be a confident user of social media and open up a whole new world of online possibilities. Pre booking is essential.  Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. Lunch is provided. All women welcome.  Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT W@W Speed Reading - Sutherland http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/44/WW-Speed-Reading-Sutherland http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/44/WW-Speed-Reading-Sutherland Venue: Community hall, Bonar Bridge TIme: 12.00 - 14.00 Many people believe that their reading speed, like their IQ, their height and the colour of their eyes, is fundamentally unchangeable. In this workshop, Kate Boyd will introduce you to Speed Reading techniques and show you how to increase your reading speed, comprehension and memory by demonstrating how the brain and eyes work. Join us at our network meeting and learn some new tips to help you clear that paper mountain! The event is free and refreshments will be available for £3.00Pre booking is requested and can be made via the online booking form or contact WEA: tel. 01463 710577 or e-mail womenatwork-admin@weascotland.org.uk Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. All women welcome - we look forward to seeing you.    Wed, 5 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT W@W Roles and Messages - Women's Development http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/33/WW-Roles-and-Messages-Womens-Development http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/33/WW-Roles-and-Messages-Womens-Development Venue: Fountain Road Hall, Golspie12.00 - 14.00Much of our perception of ourselves come from messages that we received from the moment we are born, from people close to us, from the world around us, from the society we were born into, from the books we read as a child, from TV, radio and films, from the way we were dressed, the way people talked to us and more. Which messages have influenced your confidence and self-esteem, the beliefs you have about what you can and can’t do etc.? How might these messages have influenced your expectations, goals, opinions and views about the world? Come along to this workshop and find out. Tue, 4 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT W@W Negotiation Skills http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/34/WW-Negotiation-Skills http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/34/WW-Negotiation-Skills Venue: West Highland College, Fort William12.00 - 14.00Everyone needs to negotiate – not just diplomats and union officials. To make your working life run more smoothly you just need to reinforce some of your existing skills of communication and assertiveness whilst adding an extra edge. Identify your own negotiation style, practice new techniques and look forward to achieving the outcomes you need, want and deserve on a consistent basis. Negotiation skills also work with teenagers Tue, 4 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT W@W Speed Reading - REGISTRATION CLOSED http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/43/WW-Speed-Reading-REGISTRATION-CLOSED http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/43/WW-Speed-Reading-REGISTRATION-CLOSED Venue: Eden Court12.00 - 14.00Many people believe that their reading speed, like their IQ, their height and the colour of their eyes, is fundamentally unchangeable. In this workshop, Kate Boyd will introduce you to Speed Reading techniques and show you how to increase your reading speed, comprehension and memory by demonstrating how the brain and eyes work. Join us at our network meeting and learn some new tips to help you clear that paper mountain! Tue, 4 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT W@W A Calmer You http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/65/WW-A-Calmer-You http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/65/WW-A-Calmer-You Venue: Lochgair Hotel,18.00 - 20.00 A Calmer You This session with Kerry McKay, Polarity Therapist will show you ways to use your breath, movement, touch and thoughts to reach a place of comfort. It is a completely practical workshop to develop your own anti-stress and anti-anxiety toolkit. Learn simple self-help tools to achieve calm and stillness, let go of emotions and relax your body.· breathing techniques· awareness & emotional release· balancing touch· simple physical exercisesAchieve your potential without tension. Tue, 4 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT W@W Getting Your Message Across Using Social Media - REGISTRATION CLOSED http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/46/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media-REGISTRATION-CLOSED http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/46/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media-REGISTRATION-CLOSED Venue: West Highland College, Fort William 10.00 - 16.00 Whether it's for your business, organisation, pleasure or campaign, you can use social media sites like Facebook to get your message to thousands of potential consumers, members or friends. Keeping in touch with family and friends, reaching customers, promoting your organisation or sharing with like-minded others you can use social media to get your message out there. This all day, practical session will • take you step-by-step through the process of setting up a Facebook site• go through the security measures available to assure your online safety• show you how to collect contacts and information and share with others Facebook is the most popular social media site - it is also probably the most complicated - this introductory session will enable you to be a confident user of social media and open up a whole new world of online possibilities. Pre booking is essential. Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know. Lunch is provided. All women welcome.    Tue, 4 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT W@W Getting Your Message Across Using Social Media - Ross-Shire http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/45/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media-Ross-Shire http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/45/WW-Getting-Your-Message-Across-Using-Social-Media-Ross-Shire Venue: Strathpeffer Community Centre 10.00 - 16.00 Whether it's for your business, organisation, pleasure or campaign, you can use social media sites like Facebook to get your message to thousands of potential consumers, members or friends. Keeping in touch with family and friends, reaching customers, promoting your organisation or sharing with like-minded others you can use social media to get your message out there. This all day, practical session will • take you step-by-step through the process of setting up a Facebook site• go through the security measures available to assure your online safety• show you how to collect contacts and information and share with others Facebook is the most popular social media site - it is also probably the most complicated - this introductory session will enable you to be a confident user of social media and open up a whole new world of online possibilities. Pre booking is essential.  Should you have a special needs requirement please let us know.  Lunch is provided. All women welcome.   Tue, 4 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Canoeing the Zambezi - Sutherland Networkers Face Lifetime Challenge http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/69/Canoeing-the-Zambezi-Sutherland-Networkers-Face-Lifetime-Challenge http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/69/Canoeing-the-Zambezi-Sutherland-Networkers-Face-Lifetime-Challenge In November 2012 Laurence O'Neill and Julia Campbell are setting off down the Zambezi to raise funds for Highland Hospice.They will spend four days canoeing the Zambezi River. The women face long days and a hot and challenging climate but feel that the effort will be worthwhile. Laurence O'Neill said, "Knowing we are helping such a worthwhile charity will help to keep us going."The pair will then spend three days working on a hospice project in Zambia and to help the locals of the area. Julia Campbell said,"We are really excited about being able to help Highland Hospice and also use our time to help another Hospice in Zambia. We would  be extremely grateful if any W@W networkers would like to sponsor us and help Highland Hospice."You can make a donation through JustGiving it is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving and they'll never sell them on or send you unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. Mon, 3 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Local Origins Rural Network http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/66/Local-Origins-Rural-Network http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/66/Local-Origins-Rural-Network For more informationabout LORN Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT “From Ross-Shire with Love” http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/64/From-Ross-Shire-with-Love http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/64/From-Ross-Shire-with-Love One Touch Theatre, Eden Court, Inverness at 7.30pm. Adults £5.00 concessions £3.00, includes refreshments.October 2011 sees a third year for a Highland programme of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. The festival, which has become one of Scotland's most valued cultural events, continues to grow in the Highlands with a wider range of events and locations involving local individuals, charities and organisations passionate about mental health and the arts. The festival aims to take a positive stance on mental health, celebrating artistic endeavour by those with experience of mental health issues and connecting audiences with creative and innovative work.Festival partners have created a wide range of performances, films, exhibitions and workshops aiming to entertain and engage.Rag Tag ‘n' Textile welcome you to our James Bond 007 inspired fashion show.If you miss the shows we have a website www.ragtagntextile.org.uk and shop in Balmacara Square.  Or visit our website or see the podcast. Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Health Issues in the Community http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/35/Health-Issues-in-the-Community http://www.weawomenatwork.org.uk/networks/article/35/Health-Issues-in-the-Community Venue: Lochgilphead Community Centre, Manse Brae, Lochgilphead10.30 - 15.30 Health Issues in the Community Part 2. This is a seven week course organised in conjunction with Argyll & Bute Council starting on 26 october 2011 For more information call 01546 604755 or email kirsty.simpson@argyll-bute.gov.uk Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT