Renfrewshire Council

RenTalks - Learning for Life

RenTalks: Learning for Life

RenTalks is a series of virtual learning sessions for council staff, bringing you key insights from different people across the council and our partners.

Learning and discussion sessions for Renfrewshire Council staff

Want to learn more about our organisation and the important topics of the day? RenTalks is a series of virtual learning sessions, bringing you key insights from different people across the council and our partners.

Join us for around 40 minutes on Microsoft Teams for these friendly sessions where you will hear from and interact with our expert speakers, get the answers to your questions and discuss lots of helpful topics.

With a combination of sessions sessions for all colleagues and sessions for managers, on everything from cyber security, taking care of our wellbeing, employee benefits; to the environment, our values, the future of our digital experience and much more, there's plenty to learn about and discuss.

Here's what's coming up:

Men - Let's talk menopause

A RenTalk session primarily for our male colleagues - Tuesday 24 October at 10am

We have had a great response to the work we're doing to support menopause and our colleague and managers' RenTalks sessions have been very well received. In response to your feedback, we have designed a new session primarily for our male colleagues to help them gain an understanding of menopause, ask questions, and increase their awareness of the support available to colleagues, friends and family who may be experiencing this stage of life. We're inviting questions in advance for this session, as well as on the day, please contact to find out more.

How to join a session

RenTalks take place on Microsoft Teams and if you have a council email address, invitations sessions will be sent directly to you.

If you don't have a council email address, don't worry, we can send invites to your personal email account too. Just send an email to and let us know which sessions you are interested in.

Got a session idea?

RenTalks aim to bring you a programme full of variety with interesting and helpful topics. If you have an idea for a future session you'd like to see, let us know at

Could you host a RenTalk?

Have you ever thought about hosting your own RenTalk? They are an ideal platform to engage with and inform colleagues across the Council. It's a chance to talk about what matters, share your successes and highlight your great work. You can use it to:

  • share advice and key information you want your colleagues to know
  • help others in the organisation connect with you the right way
  • set realistic ideas and expectations about your service
  • dispel any myths or wrong ideas about your service or how you work
  • make new contacts, learn about other services and build good working relationships

Hosts are provided with the tools they need to create memorable and engaging RenTalks and are supported by the internal communications team to promote their session.

To find out more about hosting a RenTalk email