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Who Cares? We Care!

11:30a.m. to 12:00p.m.
ashgill care home
milton
Glasgow GB

Learn about how to make your care home a valuable part of the community.

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Charlotte Otter

SCIF Providers Café

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Scottish Youth Theatre
Scottish Youth Theatre,
Glasgow GB

A networking evening for providers with the aim of finding out more about the impact of SDS and personalisation within providers in Glasgow

Bring one of the following:
Cakes, biscuits and sandwiches
Cups, plates and napkins
spoons
sugar and milk
Tea/ coffee/ light refreshments

About the teacher, Marc Tuffley

Marc Tuffley is the manager of Ashgill Care Home in Milton, Glasgow

Scottish Youth Theatre
Scottish Youth Theatre,
Glasgow GB

A bold title I know! However if you come through the door with an open heart and mind and commit to the tools and techniques I am offering, you will begin the process of making some positive changes in your life. Together we will set a powerful goal on a chosen life area and build your motivation to achieve this goal. This is a very interactive workshop. In order for you to get the most out of the session, there is an expectation that the group are willing to share (as little or as much) of what they are working on throughout the session. This is facilitated in a safe, supportive and non- judgemental way. So why not join me on the start of your journey towards a better life. Be Your Best!

Bring one of the following:

About the teacher, Marc Tuffley

Marc Tuffley is the manager of Ashgill Care Home in Milton, Glasgow

Glasgow Volunteer Centre
Glasgow Volunteer Centre
Glasgow GB

Social media has many different meanings and interpretations depending on your point of view. One thing that is a fact though is that the arrival of social and collaborative technologies has very profound implications for organisations. This no nonsense session will introduce you to the world of social media, what it is, why it matters, how it is different and what it means for you and your organisation. Leading to further sessions of practical hands on advice and guidance this session will be suitable for the social media novice and those that want to know more. <br> <br><b>Please note:</b> Glasgow Volunteer Centre has 10 computers which can be used by people for the class. There is also room for four extra people to come along if they bring a laptop (free wifi is avialable). If you are able to bring a laptop, please tick <b>'laptop'</b> as one of your barter items. Thank you! We are also sorry to say that Glasgow Volunteer Centre does not have disabled access.

Bring one of the following:
japanese green tea
laptop
local vegetables
old dvds
sofa cover
web design advice

About the teacher, Twintangibles

twintangibles is a research led business advisory firm that helps organisations understand how to respond to and create value from the advent of disruptive social technologies. We also brought Social Media Week to Glasgow - the worlds largest social media event.

Scottish Youth Theatre
Scottish Youth Theatre,
Glasgow GB

'Sectarianism': a big word in every way and one we hear more and more these days. But do we know what it actually means? What is the difference between 'banter' and 'bigotry'? Can you be a '90 minute bigot'? Is there such a thing as 'white collar' sectarianism? Do we define sectarianism by what offends us rather than how we ourselves may offend others? If you want to discuss these questions, listen to the views of others and most importantly ask these questions of yourself this class, led by Nil By Mouth's Campaign Director, is for you

Bring one of the following:
All we ask is you bring a piece of paper (sealed in an envelope) with no more than a paragraph stating what 'sectarianism' means to you.

About the teacher, Nil By Mouth

There are lots of possible reasons why you might have come looking for us – whatever those reasons, we’re glad that you did and we hope you will find some useful information here. Nil by Mouth is a registered Scottish Charity (SCO 30375), existing for the sole purpose of achieving a society free from sectarianism where cultural and religious diversity is respected and celebrate by everyone. We believe that Scotland can succeed in this goal if we unite together to tackle the problem as a nation. Nil by Mouth is concerned with the destructive social impact that sectarianism has upon our lives and upon our society. Nil by Mouth is based in Glasgow and works throughout Scotland. Nil by Mouth is not a religious organisation. Nil by Mouth is about challenging intolerance and prejudice Nil by Mouth provides awareness raising workshops to schools, workplaces and other groups.

Scottish Youth Theatre
Scottish Youth Theatre,
Glasgow GB

'Sectarianism': a big word in every way and one we hear more and more these days. But do we know what it actually means? What is the difference between 'banter' and 'bigotry'? Can you be a '90 minute bigot'? Is there such a thing as 'white collar' sectarianism? Do we define sectarianism by what offends us rather than how we ourselves may offend others? If you want to discuss these questions, listen to the views of others and most importantly ask these questions of yourself this class, led by Nil By Mouth's Campaign Director, is for you

Bring one of the following:
All we ask is you bring a piece of paper (sealed in an envelope) with no more than a paragraph stating what 'sectarianism' means to you

About the teacher, Nil By Mouth

There are lots of possible reasons why you might have come looking for us – whatever those reasons, we’re glad that you did and we hope you will find some useful information here. Nil by Mouth is a registered Scottish Charity (SCO 30375), existing for the sole purpose of achieving a society free from sectarianism where cultural and religious diversity is respected and celebrate by everyone. We believe that Scotland can succeed in this goal if we unite together to tackle the problem as a nation. Nil by Mouth is concerned with the destructive social impact that sectarianism has upon our lives and upon our society. Nil by Mouth is based in Glasgow and works throughout Scotland. Nil by Mouth is not a religious organisation. Nil by Mouth is about challenging intolerance and prejudice Nil by Mouth provides awareness raising workshops to schools, workplaces and other groups.

Whiteinch Community Centre
Whiteinch Community Centre,
Glasgow GB

Calling Residents of Scotstoun! Woud you like to: · Hear and share stories about the good things that are happening in your community? · Find out about good places to meet people? · Learn about about what others have to offer and what you may be able to contribute to your community? If so this event, using ABCD Community Building Tools, is for you. Remember - Our Neighbourhood Needs You!!!

Bring one of the following:
Biscuits
Coffee
Enthusiasm
paper cups
Positive stories from Scotstoun
Sugar
Teabags

About the teacher, Neighbourhood Networks

Neighbourhood Networks is an organisation rooted in communities in Glasgow. We develop peer support Networks of vulnerable adults living close by one another and develop opportunities for members to develop skills and experiences to make an active contribution to where they live and develop support networks to stay safe and maintain wellbeing.

Speaking with Confidence

1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Holiday Inn Express,
Holiday Inn Express,
Glasgow GB

This class is for those wanting to improve their confidence and effectiveness in communicating and influencing change - at work, in communities and in life! It is for those who have to speak at meetings, events or just in everyday conversation. Confident speakers can inform, motivate, persuade and even entertain their audience. But how confident do you feel when you have to speak? How do you get your message across? How do you deal with any nerves? This interactive workshop will support you with tips and techniques to be a more effective speaker. It is delivered in a supportive, friendly and positive environment and participants will be encouraged to speak, listen and to contribute to the encouraging feedback. Come and join us to Speak Up Speak Out!

Bring one of the following:
A4 notebooks/pads
Coloured pencils (various colours)
felt-tip pens (various colours)
Food item for Pot Luck event on 17 November 2012
Post-it notes
Sweets/chocolates to share with participants

About the teacher, Jane Cameron

Jane has championed the cause of effective communication in Scotland through her work with speaking clubs and the charity Speakers Trust. She believes that everyone has the potential to "find their voice and make a difference". Jane knows through her own journey of personal growth that confident communication can bring real benefits - in our personal and professional lives. Jane was a founding member of Speakers Trust in Scotland and she supports children, young adults and adults in the voluntary and 3rd sectors to develop and improve their communication skills. Jane enjoys walking, sailing, reading and relaxing with family and friends

Deafblind Scotland
21 Alexandra Ave
Lenzie, GB

This class is for you if you are interested in communication with someone who is sensory impaired: Deaf, Blind or Deafblind. <br> This interactive workshop will give you an understanding of the challenges which face sensory impaired people and also simple communication techniques. How can you identify if a person is deaf, blind or deafblind? What is the best way to approach them or talk to them? Learn the deafblind alphabet as a communication tool. <br>This taster session is very upbeat and thought provoking. <br><b>Who would benefit from this course?</b> Anyone who is likely to come into contact with a sensory impaired person.

Bring one of the following:
Stationary items: Flip chart pens, A4 paper, envelopes, use your imagination!

About the teacher, Stephen Joyce

Stephen has worked for the charity Deafblind Scotland as Training Manager for 14 years and delivers deafblind awareness training and qualifications all over Scotland. He uses real life situations to enrich the quality of training for guide/ communicators and support workers. He has recently been appointed Signature Scottish Teacher of the Year 2012’ Deafblind Scotland believes in “a society in which deafblind people have the permanent support and recognition necessary to be equal citizens."

Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

This class is for you if you'd like to improve your confidence and effectiveness when communicating at meetings, events or in everyday conversation. Confident speakers can inform, motivate and even entertain their audience. How confident do you feel when you have to speak? How do you get your message across? How do you deal with any nerves? This interactive workshop will provide tips and techniques to be a more effective speaker. It is a friendly and positive session and particpants are encouraged to speak, listen and join in. Come and join us to Speak Up Speak Out!

Bring one of the following:
A smile!
A smile!
A smile!
Coloured felt pens (any colour)
Coloured felt pens (any colour)
Coloured felt pens (any colours)
Coloured pencils (any colour)
Coloured pencils (any colour)
Coloured pencils (any colours)
Note books (any size)
Note books (any size)
Note books (any size)
Sweets to share
Sweets to share
Sweets to share

About the teacher, Jane Cameron

Jane has championed the cause of effective communication in Scotland through her work with speaking clubs and the charity Speakers Trust. She believes that everyone has the potential to "find their voice and make a difference". Jane knows through her own journey of personal growth that confident communication can bring real benefits - in our personal and professional lives. Jane was a founding member of Speakers Trust in Scotland and she supports children, young adults and adults in the voluntary and 3rd sectors to develop and improve their communication skills. Jane enjoys walking, sailing, reading and relaxing with family and friends

Glasgow Volunteer Centre
Glasgow Volunteer Centre
Glasgow GB

We hear scare stories about Twitter and Facebook. While there are risks we should keep them in perspective and remember that we don't live in a risk free world. <br><br> We learn to manage risk in our everyday lives: we call it being streetwise. You can become streetwise with social media too - but you need to roll up your sleeves and experience it. <br><br> And there is a lot more to social networking than Twitter and Facebook. <br><br>This workshop will introduce a number of tools that will save you time: - social bookmarking - share ideas<br> - collaborating with Google docs<br> - Creating your own news feed<br> - Microblogging - Twitter<br> - Photosharing - Flickr<br>

Bring one of the following:
A social media question or problem
A social media question or problem
After the two weeks tell us about which tools you've found useful and how you're using them
After two weeks tell us about which tools you've found useful and how you're using them

About the teacher, Ian Watson

Ian Watson works as a Programme Manager for IRISS - Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services. <br><br> His background is in the technical and legal aspects of knowledge and information sharing. <br><br><i> "Social media is revolutionising the way we use and share knowledge, yet corporate IT policies often prevent people from experiencing - and therefore understanding and creatively using - tools such as Youtube and Twitter. We need to trust professional people to use their desktop computer they way they want to." </i> <br><br> His current interests are social media, Creative Commons, linked data information literacy and exploiting Wikipedia for knowledge sharing in the social services. <br><b> Previously:</b> The Herald newspaper - Rights and Information Manager; The Turing Institute; and the Planning Exchange (now Idox Information)

Touchbase
43 Middlesex Street,
Glasgow GB

This class is aimed at anyone who is interested to learn more about information and resources available and how to work with black & minority ethnic communities and other equality groups. <br> It covers some basic stress awareness and would be also be suitable for individuals who would like general information on mental health resources. <br>Covers the Mosaics of Meaning Model, Beyond Prejudice DVD, online information and resources. Mosaics of Meaning was a five-year programme which involved training local community workers in research skills and mental health issues, and using community development principles to address stigma at ground level.

Bring one of the following:
An open mind
Cakes to share
Fruit to share (eg Bananas, Apples, Satumas etc)
second hand books

About the teacher, Tina Yu

Tina Yu is currently working as a Policy Officer with Sense Scotland with Partners in Communication which is a new inclusive communication project to improve the involvement and inclusion of people with complex communication needs across Scotland. <br> With over 5 years working in the mental health field as Policy & Service Improvement Manager, she has expertise in setting up and managing projects, policy, development and working with a wide variety of partner organisations. <br> Also has experience working in race equality as a health development officer and project worker in the statutory sector working directly with communities.

Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

If that random bus gets you, would anyone know your wishes? <br> Who would take on planning your funeral? <br> Have you done all the things you wanted to do? Said all the things you wanted to say? <br> Are your finances neatly planned so that no-one has to worry about paying for your funeral? Will dependents be OK? Can you save money later if you plan now? If you lose the ability to make decisions, who will be making them for you? <br> If you like to be in control of your own decisions, it's worth checking out the facts and considering your options. <br> A spirited look at options, expert advice and the chance to start plans there and then. With Lynn Burns of Suddenly Single Money and Stuart Pelling of McLure's Solicitors.

Bring one of the following:
Bring a lap top and we'll help you start planning NOW
Share a photo - great and small life moments (see Final Fling for inspiration)
Share a story of your experience

About the teacher, Barbara Chalmers, Founder of FinalFling.com - the award-winning website for end of life planning Lynn Burns, Suddenly Single Money - financial expert Stephen Vallance, Legalbot - legal expert

FINAL FLING is the UK’s only one-stop-online-shop for end of life planning. We offer a spirited, bold, pragmatic and creative approach to a treacly subject: death. Barbara trained as an independent celebrant with Dead Good Guides. For fun she plays in Beat That, a women’s samba band. She is a Board Member for The Arches, "Europe's coolest arts venue" and Kinning Park arts and community complex. The films below show how she brings together communication skills, coaching and creativity to create rich, life-enhancing - and sometimes life-changing - experiences for people: see Hooks+Bites and HumDrum project films below. For the longer version of Barbara's background, see Busy B below.

Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

A bold title I know! However if you come through the door with an open heart and mind and commit to the tools and techniques I am offering, you will begin the process of making some positive changes in your life. Together we will set a powerful goal on a chosen life area and build your motivation to achieve this goal. This is a very interactive workshop. In order for you to get the most out of the session, there is an expectation that the group are willing to share (as little or as much) of what they are working on throughout the session. This is facilitated in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental way. So why not join me on the start of your journey towards a better life. Be Your Best!

Bring one of the following:
A chosen life area you want to improve/change
A surprise
Enthusiasm and an open mind
Milk and sugar
Tea and coffee (I will bring the biscuits!)

About the teacher, Susan Campbell

Susan Campbell is a Life Coach and Community Worker. She offers 1-1 and group coaching programmes in life coaching and employability skills to the public, voluntary and private sector with both staff and people who use services. She has worked with SCIF on several projects including The Dragons Den and The Inspirers Project. Susan has a great passion for self-development and loves working with people and supporting them reach their goals and dreams.

Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

A practical and interactive session packed with life-enhancing tools, techniques and take-aways. - Be inspired to take a completely fresh look at yourself and your life; - Recognise and develop strengths and resources already within you; - Target negative thinking and behaviour patterns that are holding you back; - Boost your motivation and spark your creativity; - Gain increased confidence and focus, ready to take that first exhilarating step out of your comfort zone!

Bring one of the following:
paper & pens
fruit to share
fruit to share
paper & pens
sweets to share
sweets to share

About the teacher, Karen McMillan

Linda Anderson and Karen McMillan are both qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapists working for counselling charities and in private practice. Our training sessions are comfortable, friendly and positive and we very much look forward to welcoming you along and learning from each other.

Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

A special introductory workshop to show you how NLP and gentle hypnosis techniques can manage stress and boost your health and wellbeing. No matter how well we are doing in life, we all know somewhere deep down that life could be easier, better, more enriching! This special, one day workshop will teach you how NLP and gentle hypnosis techniques can help you to create the mind-states that you desire. The day is tailored to help you to better understand how your mind works, and how to create ‘the path of least resistance’ to create more enriching moods and to achieve your goals.

Bring one of the following:
Cookery books
Fruit
Herbal tea
Information on good networking events and opportunities
Packets of Post it notes

About the teacher, Gillian McCamley

The session is presented by Gillian McCamley. Gill’s passion is for helping people to make fast, lasting and positive change, and she has worked with scores of people over the years to help them to build a greater understanding of how the stress response work, how perceptions and behaviours are formed, and how these affect the results that you get in everyday life.

Branding Basics on a budget.

1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

A strong brand can make your business take flight, but how do you unlock its energy? Drawing on her experience with big business Shona gives you five strategies for successfully presenting your brand - on a budget.

Bring one of the following:
Open Mind
Paper
Pens

About the teacher, Shona MacIver

Shona MacIver is the director of LocoFoco Ltd. <br>Locofoco is a creative consultancy specialising in innovative design solutions. We work in partnership with our clients to produce designs that are wholly appropriate for their needs. We understand that every project is unique and approach each one accordingly. <br> Although always thoughtful and intelligent, our design work is often engaging and maintains an edge that reflects contemporary culture. <br> Shona's clients include social enterprises, third sector organizations and businesses, Glasgow North United Communities, Great Glasgow NHS Trust, NHS Fife, Sustainable Scotland, Road Safety Scotland, S1 Homes, S1 Jobs and Play.com, Ubiquitous Chip, Artstore, Everyone Active and Museums Galleries Scotland. <br> <I>“Shona is a capable professional whom I recommend to anyone seeking help with their identity. Shona is an experienced brand consultant and can make your business look good and get results"</i> Dorothy Henke, Falkirk for Business

Facilitation 101

2:00p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

The role of the facilitator is to make things easier by using a range of skills and methods to bring the best out in people as they work to achieve results in interactive events. <br> This class will outline the best methods to do this and offer a range of useful and informative tips and ideas to make sure you feel confident and capable when hosting events of your own.

Bring one of the following:
Experiences you want to share with the group
Fresh ideas
Tea/ coffee/ light refreshments

About the teacher, Laura McNaught

Laura McNaught, HR Advisor with a Charity (related to two public-bodies). <br> She has experience of public and private sector including 20 years in most of the Human Resources sections but a large part of that in Learning & Development. <br> I'm looking forward to meeting new people and learning a lot from them! <br> If you want more information on the course, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

A bold title I know! However if you come through the door with an open heart and mind and commit to the tools and techniques I am offering, you will begin the process of making some positive changes in your life. Together we will set a powerful goal on a chosen life area and build your motivation to achieve this goal. This is a very interactive workshop. In order for you to get the most out of the session, there is an expectation that the group are willing to share (as little or as much) of what they are working on throughout the session. This is facilitated in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental way. So why not join me on the start of your journey towards a better life. Be Your Best!

Bring one of the following:
A chosen life area you want to improve/change
A surprise
Enthusiasm and an open mind
Milk and sugar
Tea and coffee (I will bring the biscuits!)

About the teacher, Susan Campbell

Susan Campbell is a Life Coach and Community Worker. She offers 1-1 and group coaching programmes in life coaching and employability skills to the public, voluntary and private sector with both staff and people who use services. She has worked with SCIF on several projects including The Dragons Den and The Inspirers Project. Susan has a great passion for self-development and loves working with people and supporting them reach their goals and dreams.

Deafblind Scotland
21 Alexandra Ave
Lenzie, GB

This class is for you if you are interested in communication with someone who is sensory impaired: Deaf, Blind or Deafblind. <br> This interactive workshop will give you an understanding of the challenges which face sensory impaired people and also simple communication techniques. How can you identify if a person is deaf, blind or deafblind? What is the best way to approach them or talk to them? Learn the deafblind alphabet as a communication tool. <br>This taster session is very upbeat and thought provoking. <br><b>Who would benefit from this course?</b> Anyone who is likely to come into contact with a sensory impaired person.

Bring one of the following:
Stationary items: Flip chart pens, A4 paper, envelopes, use your imagination!

About the teacher, Stephen Joyce

Stephen has worked for the charity Deafblind Scotland as Training Manager for 14 years and delivers deafblind awareness training and qualifications all over Scotland. He uses real life situations to enrich the quality of training for guide/ communicators and support workers. He has recently been appointed Signature Scottish Teacher of the Year 2012’ Deafblind Scotland believes in “a society in which deafblind people have the permanent support and recognition necessary to be equal citizens."

Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

This one of session is aimed at anyone who has wondered how to deal with a concern they had about a child or young persons’ safety in the community. <br><br> • How do you deal with it? <br> • What can you do? <br> • How can you <i>DO SOMETHING, </i> while keeping yourself safe? <br> <br>This session will raise awareness of safeguarding children and young people. <br><br>Using a community engagement approach to build community capacity to ensure children are safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected and included.

Bring one of the following:
contacts for local community groups
ideas on who would like to receive the training
tea, sugar, coffee

About the teacher, Fiona McBride, Service Manager Glasgow Area and Theresa Marsili, Community Engagement Coordinator, Glasgow

At CHILDREN 1ST, our vision is a happy, healthy, safe and secure childhood for every child and young person in Scotland. We have 125 years experience of working with children and families, previously as the Royal Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (RSSPCC). Today, we support families under stress, protect children from harm and neglect, help them to recover from abuse and promote children's rights and interests. ‘Members of the public have an important and undeniable part to play in protecting children. They should feel confident in referring any concerns about child abuse and neglect that they may have. But in order to do this they need clear information on how to access information about how to access services and what they and the child and family can expect to happen.

Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

For people who want get the presentation over as quickly as possible – presentations can be both terrifying and illuminating at the same time. <br> Let’s be nervous wrecks together!

Bring one of the following:
Ideas and experiences to share with the group
Interesting tools that you use to present with at the moment
Tea/ coffee/ light refreshments

About the teacher, Laura McNaught

Laura McNaught, HR Advisor with a Charity (related to two public-bodies). <br> She has experience of public and private sector including 20 years in most of the Human Resources sections but a large part of that in Learning & Development. <br> I'm looking forward to meeting new people and learning a lot from them! <br> If you want more information on the course, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Gain Confidence in the Kitchen

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

Stuck in a rut when it comes to food? <br>Learn new ways to cook your favourite ingredients at this ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ style class! <br>Expect lots of ‘hands on’ cookery activity, within a fun and friendly environment.

Bring one of the following:
Paper and pen – so that you can note down handy tips and recipes
Your favourite ingredient/s.

About the teacher, Jamie Farquharson and Matt Dawson

Albany Cafe chefs Jamie Farquharson and Matt Dawson. In addition to providing catering for events, Jamie and Matt deliver cookery classes as part of The Albany Centre Community Programme. They are both passionate about sharing their culinary skills and creating healthy meals on a budget.

Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

Understanding the skills involved in creating something from nothing. <br> Using great tools like Google, not reinventing the wheel and basically relying on sweat, chewing gum and the Blue Peter way of making things out of sticky-back plastic and washing up liquid bottles! <br> Please bring your 'lets have a go' attitude!

Bring one of the following:
Can-do attitude
Experiences and ideas to share with the group
Tea/ coffee/ light refreshments

About the teacher, Laura McNaught

Laura McNaught, HR Advisor with a Charity (related to two public-bodies). <br> She has experience of public and private sector including 20 years in most of the Human Resources sections but a large part of that in Learning & Development. <br> I'm looking forward to meeting new people and learning a lot from them! <br> If you want more information on the course, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Come and try Gaelic singing

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

Have you always wanted to try Gaelic singing? Do you already know a few songs but would like to expand your repertoire? Maybe you just love singing and sharing songs in a group. It's easy to learn Gaelic songs even if you don't know the language. No experience necessary.

Bring one of the following:
1 hour help with tending my vegetable beds at Woodlands community garden
Advice or help with vocal exercises
Contacts of musicians or singers who might like to collaborate
Dried (or fresh!) nettles, cleaver, wild garlic or other edible/medicinal herbs or weeds!
Homegrown veggies, fruit or herbs, or organic from the shops
Houseplants
Teach me a song in a foreign language!
Teach me to follow a knitting pattern

About the teacher, Bethany Halcrow

I learned my first Gaelic song from Julie Fowlis at the Feis Rois in 2004. Since then I have gone to every Gaelic song workshop that I could in Edinburgh, Glasgow and further afield, plus learned from friends and whoever else I've met along the way. I love the purity of Gaelic singing, the sense of history and culture in the songs, and I love singing together with others, sharing songs, stories and tunes. I have performed and recorded with various musicians over the years, and I have completed two years music study at Glasgow University and Stevenson College in Edinburgh. I look forward to singing and teaching Gaelic song with the Trade School! See you there.

Don’t Worry Be Happy

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

An introduction to positive psychology showing, Happy the film with a question and answer session at the end. “Happy” the 2011 film (76mins) “Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.” Wadi rum Films inc

Bring one of the following:
Pick & Mix
Plastic Cups
Pop Corn
Post it Notes
Soft Drinks

About the teacher, Lyn Ryden

Lyn Ryden Senior Operations Manager with Carr Gorm Worked within Carr Gomm since 2004 as a Service Manager then Operations Manager. Previous to this for 10 years worked for two different local authorities in homelessness services and spent 10 years in Australia where I worked coordinating quality assurance in the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

A bold title I know! However if you come through the door with an open heart and mind and commit to the tools and techniques I am offering, you will begin the process of making some positive changes in your life. Together we will set a powerful goal on a chosen life area and build your motivation to achieve this goal. This is a very interactive workshop. In order for you to get the most out of the session, there is an expectation that the group are willing to share (as little or as much) of what they are working on throughout the session. This is facilitated in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental way. So why not join me on the start of your journey towards a better life. Be Your Best!

Bring one of the following:
A chosen life are you wish to improve/change
A surprise!
Enthusiasm and an open mind
Willingness to openly participant in the generated discussions

About the teacher, Susan Campbell

Susan Campbell is a Life Coach and Community Worker. She offers 1-1 and group coaching programmes in life coaching and employability skills to the public, voluntary and private sector with both staff and people who use services. She has worked with SCIF on several projects including The Dragons Den and The Inspirers Project. Susan has a great passion for self-development and loves working with people and supporting them reach their goals and dreams.

Time for you

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

How often do you make time for you? Often we put ourselves last in the queue! What are you doing to make yourself feel good and energise your life? When we value ourselves, we begin to create change in our life. This workshop will give you some fun tools and techniques to experiment and play with to create more time, space and energy to enjoy the things you love.

Bring one of the following:
10 tips for great SEO
A garden plant
A surprise
Chocolate
Flip chart paper
Open minds
Water/Juice

About the teacher, Sue MacGillivary & Laura Borland

Sue MacGillivray Sue is an accredited Glasgow based Life Coach, with experience in Counselling and Psychology, Confidence Building, Mental Health, Assertiveness, Dating Psychology and Relationships, Addiction, Body Language and Communication, Image and Personal Style and Positive Parenting. She is realistic, goal oriented, motivated by people and enthusiastic about success. Laura Borland Laura is an accredited coach. Her background is in leadership and she has a passion for people. Laura believes that change always begins with ourselves and if we change, then things begin to change around us. She loves connecting with people and seeing people make choices that mean they have more freedom and autonomy in their lives.

Boost Your Body Image!

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

Boost Your Body Image! Do the numbers on the scales determine how you feel about yourself? Are you convinced you need to be thinner, curvier, or more toned in order to be attractive, acceptable or healthy? Beginning with an enlightening look at body image through the ages, we’ll explore how today’s advertising strategies and media messages encourage an unrealistic and unhealthy attitude to body image and impact adversely on our self-esteem. Drawing from cognitive behavioural therapy, positive psychology and NLP, we will introduce you to a range of tools and techniques to help you develop a more empowering sense of yourself and finally make peace with that mirror!

Bring one of the following:
Paper
Sweets to share

About the teacher, Linda Anderson and Karen McMillan

Linda Anderson and Karen McMillan are both qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapists working in the voluntary sector and in private practice.

Blues Guitar

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

Learn the basic of blues guitar in a fun environment. It would be better if you had some knowledge of guitar. You will need to bring an acoustic guitar with you.

Bring one of the following:
blues music
guitar
plectrum

About the teacher, Samuele Manno

I have been playing guitar for over 20 years and playing in bands 15 years. I can play and teach a range of styles.

The Glass is Half Full

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

An Introduction to Positive Psychology: In Recent times there has been a lot of difficult challenges with double dips in the economy and tight times for most of us we could use a fresh perspective and way of seeing the positive again. The science of happiness or to put it simply, discovering what makes happy people happy has increasingly been a subject of great interest and study. Fortunately, many of these studies point to specific ways of thinking and acting that can strongly impact our happiness. So come along to the class and find out more about living a happy life.

Bring one of the following:
Bring a Surprise
Pack of biscuits
Pack of Post it notes
Small note books
Tea & Coffee

About the teacher, Lyn Ryden

Lyn Ryden Senior Operations Manager with Carr Gorm Worked within Carr Gomm since 2004 as a Service Manager then Operations Manager. Previous to this for 10 years worked for two different local authorities in homelessness services and spent 10 years in Australia where I worked coordinating quality assurance in the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

Correct Natural Breathing For All

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

Improve your life, bin your frustrations and re-gain a lifetime's riches in confidence, health, creativity, energy inspiration and joy. Practical, down-to-earth and with immediate effect. Loose, comfortable clothes, bring pen and paper. Classes run by Great Big Trust Trustees and practitioners; Karen Campbell, Anne Freeburn, Anne Marie Gorman, Heather Monteith, Anne Shearer and Mary Winters classes run from 6.30 - 8.00 pm

Bring one of the following:
admin skills
graphic design skills
Office furniture
premises
research skills
volunteers

About the teacher, The G.R.E.A.T. Big Trust (Global Respiratory Educational Advancement Trust)

The Great Big Trust is a Registered Charity set up by a dedicated group who have personally experienced the transformative power of Correct Breathing and who have realised the truth of the statement that 'very few people breathe correctly'. The Trust runs workshops, one-to-one sessions, gives talks, runs research and produces literature on Correct Breathing. The Trust believe that this is an unrecognised universal problem throughout all professional and public bodies responsible for education, wellbeing and health in all its aspects. This concern has been the motivating energy in taking up the challenge of teaching Corrective Breathing into the public sphere, believing as with Margaret Mead the truth of the words "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has"

Making Sense of Communication

12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Albany Centre
44 Ashley St,
Glasgow GB

What is inclusive communication? Who in your community have communication support needs and how can we better support everyone to be fully involved in their own communities? This workshop will give you some tools and approaches on inclusive communication that you will be able to use in your everyday life or at work. Provide information on organisations that have other inclusive communication resources available.

Bring one of the following:
Email us in one month’s time how you have improved communication when working with people with communication support needs in your workplace or everyday life.

About the teacher, Jacky Smith & Tina Yu

Jacky has worked for Sense Scotland since 1995, directly supporting people with communication support needs in Housing Support Services. During that time she has had a special interest in communication and person centred planning, and has brought these interests together by joining the Partners in Communication project in September 2012 as Communications Development Practitioner. The Partners in Communication Project is an inclusive communication project to improve the involvement and inclusion of people with complex communication needs across Scotland. Tina joined Sense Scotland in August 2012 as Policy Officer with Partners in Communication Project. She has worked in mental health working with a wide variety of partner organisations including managing an older people volunteer peer mentoring project and developing consultations and guidance on self- directed support for people with mental health problems.

East End Campus, Glasgow Kelvin College, Room MG20
2 Haghill Road
Glasgow, G31 3SR GB

"When chapman billies leave the street, And drouthy neibors, neibors, meet;" Just before Hallowe'en bring along the family to our pumpkin carving class. Enjoy some warming soup and take away a soup making kit!

Bring one of the following:
pumpkin for carving and a black felt tip pen, for the teachers: seeds for the garden, candles, logs for the fire, great jam making recipes

About the teacher, Alison Mechan

Making bath-bomb gifts

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
East End Campus, Glasgow Kelvin College, Room MG20
2 Haghill Road
Glasgow, G31 3SR GB

Mix up your own fragrant bath bombs - cheap and simple gifts!

Bring one of the following:
A random act of kindness!
Biscuits for the class
Bring along your own essential oils
Coffee
Milk
Scented candles
Tea bags, coffee,

About the teacher, Michelle Kilgraff

Michelle makes soap, bath bombs and other treats. She also breeds and cares for Maine Coon cats with her mum. Dog trainer and groomer.

Make up and Hair Tips

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
East End Campus, Glasgow Kelvin College, Room MG20
2 Haghill Road
Glasgow, G31 3SR GB

Make up can be a confidence enhancer.....from hiding a blemish to looking glam! This is a fun informal class intended to give an overview of how to do basic make up techniques like skin prepping to facial contouring! At this class we want people to come forward to be one of our models! We also want this to be a fun mixer, where people share skills and tips! Book now, before it books out!

Bring one of the following:
Cat treats
Facial wipes
Make up recommendations
Recommendations for pubs, gigs and restaurants
Teabags, coffee, sugar, sweetners, milk

About the teacher, Gayle Fitzpatrick

Gayle lives cats, makeup, gigs, food and lovely stationary

East End Campus, Glasgow Kelvin College, Room MG20
2 Haghill Road
Glasgow, G31 3SR GB

Tips on positivity Coaching and Mentoring language

Bring one of the following:
tea, coffee, biscuits, Christmas snack recipes, positive quotes on postcards

About the teacher, Andrea Reid

Unscrooged at Christmas

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
East End Campus, Glasgow Kelvin College, Room MG20
2 Haghill Road
Glasgow, G31 3SR GB

Unscrooged at Christmas – simple Christmas gift making – enjoy making Christmas gifts with a bowl of stovies, mince pies, hot chocolate and some festive music Bring donations for local food bank in return for class!

Bring one of the following:
donations for food banks, mince pies and choc logs for snacking at class

About the teacher, Andrea Reid and Gayle Fitzpatrick

Get ready. Get Fit.

11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Drury Street Bar and Kitchen
Drury Street
Glasgow G25AP GB

Organised by two Physical Education specialists. Get some tips on the best approach to get fit for life. How do you start? What are the best forms of exercise? How much should we do? How do we sustain exercise? Whether you're already on the fitness road or just want some ideas to get moving - you should find something helpful here. Maybe even a couple of wee exercises might get tried out!!

Bring one of the following:
Any kind of chocolate or bars of chocolate or sweets or snacks - the teachers need to keep their energy up!

About the teacher, Lesley Stewart and Rachel Stirling

Lesley and Rachel are experienced Physical Education Specialists working at local authority level to take forward government Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport initiatives. Both have worked with children, young people and adults in their own sports and across other areas of sport.

Drury Street Bar and Kitchen
Drury Street
Glasgow G25AP GB

Join us over lunch - find out more about Trade School, pick up some leaflets, have a bite to eat from our buffet and some good chat. If you're interested in the concept of TradeSchool - this is the time to find out more about joining in in and even setting up your own classes. It's also a great opportunity to meet folks on a chilly Saturday in January! There will be a bit of music by Soundsational Community Choir. Founded in 2010, SoundSational Community Music are a not-for-profit Community Arts Organisation.SoundSational Community Music is all about using the arts to bring people together and encourage community cohesion as well as social inclusion. They're fab and they're always looking for new members! http://www.soundsationalcommunitymusic.com/

Bring one of the following:
Post its or bits n bobs of stationery or dreamies cat treats

About the teacher, Andrea Reid and Gayle Fitzpatrick

Conversations with the universe

2:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Drury Street Bar and Kitchen
Drury Street
Glasgow G25AP GB

Learning to use your Intuition for stress management and personal development is here ...are you? Because the greatest investment you can ever make is the investment you make in yourself. Are you ready to invest? Taught by Edd Dougall Edd also sings as Frank Holden! http://www.intuition-coach.com/

Bring one of the following:
Bring along your own pen and paper. Frank would love a small jar of marmite (really) and maybe some lovely bread/crackers/oatcakes to spread it on!

About the teacher, Edd Dougall

Ever since I was a kid, for the most part, I “knew things”... the right pals to have... the right choices to make... the people and things to avoid, etc. I always knew that either someone or something was guiding the decisions I was making, but I could never fully understand it. I just knew that if I wanted to be guided in something – anything – all I had to do was ask... then listen to the answer. It wasn’t till I was in my late teens that I started to look into this more deeply and I discovered that this is what people would call my Intuition. So I started studying things related to Intuition. I did courses... read books... attended seminars, and it was all very interesting stuff but at the same time I didn’t find any of it surprising or a revelation as it all just seemed natural. I continued to “do my thing” and in the 90’s I wrote, produced and delivered a training programme called “Strategies for Life”. This was a training programme for people who were interested in learning about how their intuition worked. I offered it at cost only and presented 5 one-day training courses. I had no intention of this being a business. It was just showing people how to tap into one of the most powerful abilities they have. Something I had been doing most of my life. Later, I was asked whether I could write a training programme for the carers of people who had mental health problems. I had extensive knowledge and experience in this field. This I did, and again delivered 5 one-day training programmes with specific strategies built in for carers. I continue to access and trust my intuition daily and I do trust it implicitly; it is always correct. I continually connect with my intuition and ask every day and get “Guided” on all manner of things and decisions. One of the most important aspects of this is the ability to listen to the message and not to dismiss things as we do. Most people today have learned to not use and trust their Intuition. Even as you read this, remember a time when you had a brilliant idea...a flash of insight...the answer to a problem...and what did you do? ....you ignored it! Well that was your Intuition saying hello! I will show you how to reconnect. I look forward to speaking with you.

Drury Street Bar and Kitchen
Drury Street
Glasgow G25AP GB

Learning to use your Intuition for stress management and personal development is here ...are you? Because the greatest investment you can ever make is the investment you make in yourself. Are you ready to invest?

Bring one of the following:
Edd is currently having a wee think!

About the teacher, Edd Dougall

Ever since I was a kid, for the most part, I “knew things”... the right pals to have... the right choices to make... the people and things to avoid, etc. I always knew that either someone or something was guiding the decisions I was making, but I could never fully understand it. I just knew that if I wanted to be guided in something – anything – all I had to do was ask... then listen to the answer. It wasn’t till I was in my late teens that I started to look into this more deeply and I discovered that this is what people would call my Intuition. So I started studying things related to Intuition. I did courses... read books... attended seminars, and it was all very interesting stuff but at the same time I didn’t find any of it surprising or a revelation as it all just seemed natural. I continued to “do my thing” and in the 90’s I wrote, produced and delivered a training programme called “Strategies for Life”. This was a training programme for people who were interested in learning about how their intuition worked. I offered it at cost only and presented 5 one-day training courses. I had no intention of this being a business. It was just showing people how to tap into one of the most powerful abilities they have. Something I had been doing most of my life. Later, I was asked whether I could write a training programme for the carers of people who had mental health problems. I had extensive knowledge and experience in this field. This I did, and again delivered 5 one-day training programmes with specific strategies built in for carers. I continue to access and trust my intuition daily and I do trust it implicitly; it is always correct. I continually connect with my intuition and ask every day and get “Guided” on all manner of things and decisions. One of the most important aspects of this is the ability to listen to the message and not to dismiss things as we do. Most people today have learned to not use and trust their Intuition. Even as you read this, remember a time when you had a brilliant idea...a flash of insight...the answer to a problem...and what did you do? ....you ignored it! Well that was your Intuition saying hello! I will show you how to reconnect. I look forward to speaking with you.

Drury Street Bar and Kitchen
Drury Street
Glasgow G25AP GB

It's a new year - Kirstie will focus on nutrition for life- healthy eating that fits in with a hectic modern schedule and still tastes good. If you really want to make a change to how you fuel your body - become more healthy and ditch the fad diets - come along! More about Kirstie's work here: http://www.loveenigma.com/about-us/

Bring one of the following:
Kirstie would love anything from the following list; pens, post its, stationery, fruit

About the teacher, Kirstie Rae

Kirsty is a nutritionist, holistic therapist and business coach with over 12 years industry experience. She has a passion for natural living and sharing this with others so they can look and feel their best. Working with businesses and individuals with her company love Enigma, Kirsty's focus is on nutrition for life- healthy eating that fits in with a hectic modern schedule and still tastes good.