ICF Members’ Hour – Forestry’s Contribution to Improving the Outcomes for Scotland

Join us for #MembersHour with Angelika Majdanik (Policy Advisor in the National Performance Unit) & Lesley Thomson (Engagement Lead for Scotland’s National Performance Framework) from the Scottish Government.

About the Speakers

Angelika Majdanik

Angelika works as part of the Performance and Strategic Outcomes Directorate of the Scottish Government, the team that leads on embedding the National Performance Framework and Sustainable Development Goals. Previously, she spent over five years in various roles working for the Forestry Commission in Scotland having joined via the Graduate Development Programme back in 2014. She believes that forestry like no other sector embodies the principles and understands the challenges of sustainable development.

 

Lesley Thomson

Lesley has spent her career trying to make government work better. Taking advantage of the many opportunities offered by the civil service, she has worked in a range of roles in different organisations, although learning and development has been as a theme throughout. She currently has the best job in the civil service – as engagement lead for Scotland’s National Performance Framework.

Session Overview

Forestry supports the delivery of Scotland’s purpose: to focus on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increased well-being, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth. The breadth of the forestry sector across rural and urban areas means that it contributes to many National Outcomes and supports UN Policy priorities. In this #MembersHour session, Angelika & Lesley will explore how the forestry sector contributes to improving the outcomes for Scotland and how integrating the NPF into companies strategies can enable grater collaboration.

What will be discussed?

  • Background to the National Performance Framework (NPF) & the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Forestry’s contribution to the NPF and the SDGs
  • What is an outcomes-based approach?
  • Collaboration: that’s how the magic happens! (examples)
Who Should Attend?

This event is exclusively for members of the Institute. It will be of particular interest to forestry professionals, from both public and private sectors, who would like a greater understanding of the wider Scottish Government policy context and the forestry’s contributions to Scotland’s National Performance. Members from outside of Scotland will also benefit from hearing how the delivery of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is localised in Scotland.

Suggested Pre-Reading

Scotland’s Forestry Strategy

Scotland’s Forestry Strategy Implementation Plan

Scottish Forestry Corporate Plan

Forestry and Land Scotland Corporate Plan

Scottish Government’s National Performance Resources

Scotland’s Wellbeing: Delivering the National Outcomes (Section 2.2 Scotland’s natural and economic resources)

Sustainable Development Goals and the Life on Land Goal

Scottish Supplementary Review (Scotland and the SDGs) and the Life on Land Goal

UK Voluntary National Review (VNR) of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and the Life on Land Goal

UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) Measuring Up Report and the Life on Land Goal


Taking place on Zoom, this presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.

This #MembersHour will take place on Thursday 29 October between 11am and 12pm. You can also join in the chat on Twitter #MembersHour.

If there’s a subject you’d like to discuss, or potentially host, in a future #MembersHour session then please let us know via icf@charteredforesters.org.

Bookings are now open.

October 29, 2020
11:00 - 12:00

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