INFORMATION EXCHANGE EVENT—13TH JUNE 2012 GLASGOW
The Network of Cedar projects, both new and established, met in Glasgow this month, for the first of many information exchange events to be facilitated by the National Cedar team. These quarterly events provide an opportunity for the Cedar Projects across Scotland to come together to share their experiences and expertise, as well as an opportunity to share good practice and discuss challenges. These discussions will be themed to cover areas such as monitoring and evaluation; building partnerships to ensure sustainability, and assessment as engagement.
Participants from the pilot projects, alongside new and existing projects came together to hear about the evolution of Cedar from pilot project to national roll-out across 14 local authorities.
There was information about the learning and evaluation that underpinned the development and success of the pilot projects, as well as an opportunity to find out more about the progress made by individual groups. Kirstie and Sasha, the new National Cedar Development Workers at Scottish Women’s Aid facilitated some short group work tasks to gauge support and training needs and participants began to explore what success will look like and how to gather information to evidence this success.