On 7 November 2019 Matter of Focus organised an event bringing together a group of people that are leading the way in putting Scotland’s outcome approach into action.

The aim of the event was to showcase the work of our clients who have been embedding a meaningful focus on outcomes into their day-to-day work using OutNav. We also wanted to have a conversation about how people are working together to put Scotland’s outcome approach into action.

We invite you to read and share our event report, which provides a short overview of the day and reflects on the main learning points. This report will be of interest to those that attended the event, but also anyone looking to put outcome approaches into action.

Resources from the day referred to within the report can be found further down this page.

Event Report

Focusing on what matters: Scotland’s outcome approach in action.

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Outcomes in action showcasers

For information about the short ‘showcase’ presentations from 14 different organisations and projects using the Matter of Focus approach and OutNav software, see the OutNav showcaser programme (pdf)

Presenter and panellist profiles

A presentation and panel session brought expertise in outcomes from across the system: Professor Carol Tannahill, Director, Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Chief Social Policy Adviser, Scottish Government; Dr Emma Miller, Personal Outcomes Network; Antony Clark, Audit Scotland; Steven Marwick, Evaluation Support Scotland and Jennifer Wallace from the Carnegie UK Trust. See profiles (pdf)

Presentation slides

Focusing on what matters: learning from experience

Ailsa Cook
Co-founder/Director of Matter of Focus

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We later re-ran this presentation as a live webinar –
recording available to watch here.

Scotland’s outcome approach: challenges and opportunities

Carol Tannahill
Director, Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Chief Social Policy Adviser, Scottish Government

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Societal wellbeing outcomes

Jennifer Wallace
Head of Policy, Carnegie Trust UK

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Reflecting on personal outcomes

Emma Miller
Co-ordinating group member, Personal Outcomes Network

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Keep in touch

One of the most overwhelming themes arising from our event was the importance of growing a community of people that are working with outcomes. If this is something you would like to be part of, please join our mailing list to keep in touch or join in the conversation with #OutcomesInAction on social media.

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