CLDSC Member Bulletin – 09 June 2021

Advanced Learning Covid Recovery Group

Alan Sherry, Chair of CLD Standards Council, has been invited to become a member of the Advanced Learning Covid Recovery Group.  The Group’s remit is to provide advice and guidance for CLD, colleges and universities as learning restarts.  Further information will be included in future newsletters. 

CLD Standards Council Member Survey 

As we continue our CLD Career Pathways work, we have created a Member Survey which will help 

  • to identify demand for training and qualifications to help us to work with providers and funding bodies to secure the opportunities needed by CLD Practitioners.
  • in the development of a nationally agreed and endorsed framework to guide employers regarding the recruitment of appropriately qualified CLD staff 
  • create a Workforce Strategy for CLD practitioners in discussion with key stakeholders.

Please complete the Career Pathways Survey by Friday 18 June 2021.

CLDSC Members’ Meet Up Monday 28 June 2021 1-2pm

This month’s discussion topic is up for grabs – what’s hot on your agenda that you’d like to share with colleagues?  Bring your cuppa, your ideas and your experience and have a blether with fellow CLDSC Members.

You can register to attend the Meet Up on Eventbrite

World Community Development Conference places still available! 

We still have 7 places available at the World Community Development Conference for CLDSC members. The event takes place from 21-23 June 2021 and is fully online. The theme is ‘Our Connectedness, Resilience and Empowerment’. No programme is available as of yet, but check the website and twitter(#WCDC2021) for updates.

If you’re interested in attending, please email by 11 June 2021. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

National Numeracy CLD Network

The next Network meeting, chaired by Education Scotland and Learning Link Scotland, will take place on 10th June at 10am. Hear about the small grants fund and communities section of Maths Week Scotland. Chat about activities from National Numeracy Day, share resources, network and connect with others. To attend the meeting please register on Eventbrite.

For further information please contact Laura Starkey Education Scotland or Jackie Howie, Learning Link Scotland

Commonwealth Higher Education Consortium for Youth Work Virtual World Café 17th June

The Commonwealth Secretariat on behalf of the Commonwealth Higher Education Consortium for Youth Work, the Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work (PALYCW) and the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) will be hosting a virtual world café on the 17 June 2021 from 2.00-4.30pm.

This event is an opportunity for Commonwealth colleagues to reflect and engage in dialogue on emerging themes in relation to teaching and practising youth work under COVID-19.

Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Share and reflect on their experiences and challenges during the global outbreak;
  • Learn from each other about creative responses and innovations in the teaching and practice of youth work;
  • Explore ways of thinking critically and reflectively about youth work; and
  • Forge connections, extend networks, share resources, and establish effective collaborations.

The Association has been working with Commonwealth Higher Education Consortium for Youth Work on a number of tailored international events and this is the first of what we hope will be regular open events to facilitate engagement across teaching institutions throughout the Commonwealth

To join the online Café event you can register on Eventbrite.