Developing momentum with the Scottish Leaders Forum
The Scottish Leaders Forum (SLF) is a body of c.120 individuals comprising of the heads of each Civil Service Directorate, the Scottish Permanent Secretary, Principals of all Scottish universities, Director of each Health boards, Education boards, and emergency service, and other senior public sector decision makers. The SLF meet once a year to forge partnerships and make strategic decisions. The key value of the SLF is it’s the one meeting each year which has the individuals who apply for funding, and those who award it, in the same room on an equal footing.
This was the 2014 SLF, which had particular value and pressure as it came immediately after the independence referendum, and had to be designed and produced prior to the vote. Depending on the outcome of the referendum the discussions might have been very different.
The forum was designed by the Glasgow School of Art to generate positive momentum.
This project was undertaken by a small team from the Glasgow School of Art. Under creative direction from Prof. Irene McAra-McWilliam, and research direction from Dr Lynn-Sawyers McHattie I developed a full design for all elements of a two day conference, and worked with a team of specially recruited interns to deliver it. This was a fantastic opportunity for me to utilise all of my skills, from visual design to 3D design, to wayfinding and build, right up to briefing of 12 co-facilitators and the running of the conference