Our events aim to encourage better conversations through respectful dialogue in the expectation that out of this will come better solutions to some of the most difficult issues we face nationally and locally, corporately and individually.

Forthcoming Events

A “Pop Up Mediation”: A Very Real Family Problem: A Political Allegory

Join us for a “Pop Up Mediation” Grassmarket Community Project 86 Candlemaker Row | EH1 2QA Edinburgh | United Kingdom Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 5:45 PM to 9:30 PM The parents had passed away many years ago. They had left detailed arrangements for the children (two sisters, a brother and twins) and for a… Continue reading A “Pop Up Mediation”: A Very Real Family Problem: A Political Allegory

Events in 2017

Better Conversations Bus Tour 2017

In October 2017, Collaborative Scotland organised a series of public events and business breakfasts and other events in the north-west of Scotland as part of our Better Conversations Bus Tour. The Bus Tour is a new project aiming to build real dialogue and problem-solving capacity, offering an opportunity to discuss in a safe space the… Continue reading Better Conversations Bus Tour 2017

A Day of Storytelling with Ken Cloke

Date: Friday, 29 September 2017 Time: Networking breakfast from 9am. Event will start formally at 9.45am and will conclude at 3.30pm. Venue: Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR

A Pop-Up Mediation: Multi-Party Dialogue using Mediation

Following Nicola Sturgeon’s recent announcement of the intention to start putting procedures for a second referendum on Scottish independence before the Scottish Parliament, around thirty people from a wide cross section of society (mostly from Scotland but also from other parts of Europe and the US) met on 25 May 2017 to have a facilitated… Continue reading A Pop-Up Mediation: Multi-Party Dialogue using Mediation

A Pop-Up Mediation Evening – Brexit: A Constitutional Crisis?

The UK and Scottish Governments – and other devolved administrations – seem to be at loggerheads over how to deal with Brexit – how might a mediation approach deal with the problem? During the Referendum on possible Scottish Independence, Collaborative Scotland and Core Solutions hosted a number of events to illustrate how a different approach… Continue reading A Pop-Up Mediation Evening – Brexit: A Constitutional Crisis?

Events from 2014 and 2015

Why didn’t we have this conversation a year ago?

24-27 August 2015: Mediating Conversations about Conflict at the Festival Fringe: The Church, the Constitution and the Climate An evening of dialogue about conflict, hosted by leading mediator John Sturrock. Featuring music with a house band, food and, more importantly, conversations with distinguished guest speakers about important contemporary issues where conflict abounds. Monday 24th August:… Continue reading Why didn’t we have this conversation a year ago?

Multi-Party Dialogue on the Challenge of Climate Change

Date: Friday 29 May 2015 As we head for the vital COP conference in Paris in December 2015, how can we engage diverse groups in a meaningful discussion about the real interests and issues which the challenge of global warming presents? Join us for a day-long event in which everyone participates, alongside subject matter experts,… Continue reading Multi-Party Dialogue on the Challenge of Climate Change

Multi-Party Dialogue

Thursday 30 October 2014, 6-9.30pm Edinburgh Training Centre, 16 St Mary’s St A Mediated Multi-Party Dialogue about what powers Scotland should now have, in light of the work of the Smith Commission. The session will include: discussion of how to prepare for a multi-party mediation; identification of the parties; conversations in groups, representing the parties… Continue reading Multi-Party Dialogue

Day of Dialogue

The Referendum: Respect and Reconciliation | Thursday 4 September 2014 Click here for the video recording of the Master Class with William Ury. View Programme The Day of Dialogue took place exactly two weeks prior to the referendum, to encourage people to reflect on how to handle the lead up to the referendum, and to look… Continue reading Day of Dialogue

A  Dialogue on the Future of Scotland

Date: Wednesday 21st May 2014 Time: 5.30-9.30 Venue: Edinburgh Training Centre, St Mary’s Street