Advertorial: New housing professionals and future leaders are being given the chance to attend a national conference for free

CIH-Animated-Banner-450-x-120-27-01-16The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland’s annual conference and exhibition, which takes place on 1-2 March in Edinburgh, will focus on welfare reform, politics, wellbeing and innovation.

Speakers include Alex Neil MSP, the Scottish Government cabinet secretary for social justice, communities and pensioners’ rights, Homes for Good director Susan Aktemel and Shelter Scotland director Graeme Brown.

Sessions include what housing can learn from gaming, housing’s role in supporting asylum seekers and refugees, everything you ever wanted to know about universal credit and making the most of social media.

CIH Scotland is offering free places for people who have never attended the event and who have worked in housing for three years or fewer. Senior housing professionals booking a two-day delegate place will be able to bring a colleague who meets the criteria free of charge.

The ‘get experienced’ initiative will also include a networking lunch with CIH President Geraldine Howley, open to first-time delegates only.

Director Annie Mauger said: “We want to make sure our annual conference is open to housing professionals at all levels and of all ages. We hope this initiative will give people starting their career in housing the chance to learn new things, develop their skills and make new contacts. We are very keen to ensure that the future leaders of our profession get a head start in engaging in the debates and discussions and would really encourage organisations to take up this offer.”

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