CLDSC Member Bulletin – 4 November 2020

Updated Covid-19 Guidance for CLD Sector

Scottish Government has published updated guidance for the CLD sector to include reference to the new protection levels which were introduced on 2 November.

Specific information has been included regarding the delivery of Youth Work and Adult Learning in each protection level. Please visit the Scottish Government website for more information.

Information for Community Development delivery can be found on the SCDC website.

Meet Up – Climate Emergency – 13 November 1-2pm

Join in the Climate emergency conversation at our next Virtual Meet Up. As CLD Professionals, our Code of Ethics, competences and values call us to be critically aware, well informed and proactive in addressing inequality and injustice.

Can we do more individually and collectively to address these issues? Does our practice need to change now in order for us to protect democratic, human rights and the natural environment for our own and future generations?

Register to attend on Eventbrite.

CLDSC Conference – 1 and 2 December 2020 – SAVE THE DATES!

Just a reminder that our Conference is back! We’re delighted to confirm that Gavin Oattes, author and managing director of Tree Of Knowledge will be our keynote speaker. Keep look out in your email inbox for registration and programme details.

CLDSC Membership– Tell a pal!

Encourage someone you know to join. If you have a colleague who is not yet a member send them this link to our new membership information video. It is just 2 minutes long and tells them everything they need to know.

Remember there are associate and registered member options. Benefits include taking part in Member meetups, our annual conference (see info above!), learning opportunities, and being part of your recognised professional body, not to mention this newsletter.

Apply online on i-develop.

Intercultural Youth Scotland Covid in Colour report

Intercultural Youth Scotland is “a youth-led movement dedicated to supporting young Black and young People of Colour to share, grow and succeed in their personal lives, at school and at work”. They “aim to give young people a chance to express themselves as well as help to expose the problems they currently face in Scottish society”.

Recognising the issues raised by both the Covid pandemic and the traumatic events leading to the Black Lives Matter movement, in their Covid in Colour research report they aim to tell “what the impact of these uncertain times has been on our Black and POC youth communities”.

Please visit the Intercultural Youth Scotland website for further information.

DTAS conference – 9-12 November 2020

We’re looking forward to attending the Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS) virtual conference and hosting a virtual market stall. As with all things this year, it will be a bit different for us not to attend with our bundles of Competent Practitioner Framework booklets, Code of Ethics and of course, the obligatory CLDSC pens! However, it will be a valuable space to network and hear about the triumphs and challenges of DTAS members.

Visit the DTAS website for more information.

EPALE Conference October 2020 – view videos

The EPALE Community Conference brought together world-renowned policy makers, trainers, and professionals who focus on the powerful potential of our daily choices in teaching, providing education and training programmes for adults in different contexts. Lots of exciting topics were addressed, exploring the problem of how to reach groups at risk of social exclusion and the issues of inequality in accessing digital opportunities, digital inclusion of rural areas and the need to make sure that technological platforms and solutions are inclusive and not exclusive.

All the speeches at the conference touched on participation and engagement as key elements of inclusive education and effective outreach. You can view the speeches, panel and workshops on the EPALE website.