PIEs community of practice forums - lunchtime discussions

Season 3 -  September to December 2021

The PIEs practice working lunchtime discussion forums resume, with Season Three, in the autumn of 2021. These sessions will again run regularly, from 12.30 to 2pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, aiming to cover both ends of the week.

But to keep abreast of a fast-changing world and new opportunities, there may well be additional sessions, where there is a clear demand for it.   For example, we had the opportunity for an extra session on Trauma-Informed Design, with Jill Pable of Design Resources for homelessness (HERE); and another, co-hosted with Housing First England, to continue the discussion on PIEs, Housing First, and community integration (HERE).

Watch this space.

Season Three Topics

We are currently discussing with close colleagues the highest priorities and the best balance of topics for the autumn discussions.

In Season Three, therefore, we may be continuing with some of the popular (and perennial) themes from Seasons One and Two - 'Psychologically informed boundaries' and 'Top to to PIE embedding', and 'Finding a service user-friendly language'.

There will be at least one session to accommodate a growing interest in PIEs and research.  There will also be some sessions for introductory, 'open mic' or 'advice surgery' discussion, where anyone can bring questions or issues to discuss.

In addition, we will begin an exploration of how the PIEs approach may play out differently under different jurisdictions, in

  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Southern Ireland

All topics and dates t.b.c.

Joining a discussion

These 'conversation' sessions remain small and informal. But in addition to these smaller scale forums, in the autumn we anticipate being able to scale up to webinar style discussions. These will allow greater capacity - but less active participation. Hence we will continue with BOTH formats, side by side. Please do check carefully for the specific joining details for each.

To join these discussions, email to forums@pielinink.net , and we will send on details. 

NB: but please DO check your spam filters and settings, to be sure you do receive our emails (ie. anything formatted *@pielink.net), as we have had an unusually high number of 'no shows' and 'email blocked' messages. You can join without being a registered member; but it is far better to be in communication. (If you do NOT receive a reply - watch the video opposite, for joining instructions)


Further background reading/listening/viewing

Forums Season Two:  All joining information for participants is in the video above

PIElink on-line forum pages

Psychologically informed boundary setting : HERE

Top-to-toe PIE embedding : HERE

PIEs, Housing First and community integration : HERE

Finding a service user-friendly language : HERE

PIEs and research : HERE

Exploring the PIE Abacus (for PIE leads) : HERE

Trauma informed design and working with the built environment; a Q&A with Jill Pable ( HERE )


Other background - pages

Is the PIE evolving? (summary) : HERE

PIEs 1, 2 - and 3? : HERE

The Inner Game of PIE : HERE


Discussions, questions and forums : (PIElink sections)

  • Discussions : (HERE)
  • Questions : (HERE)


Other background - Library items

Learning and Enquiry and the cycles of practice-based learning : HERE