CLDSC Member Bulletin – 10 November 2021

REGISTER TODAY! CLDSC Conference – Covid-19 Recovery: CLD Identity, Support & Wellbeing

Don’t forget to register for our annual member Conference taking place on 
2 December (1.00-4.30pm) and 3 December (9.30am-1pm)

Using the framework of the four harms (Health – Covid; Health – non-Covid; Society; Economy), identified by Scottish Government, we will consider the impact of and support requirements for our professional CLD practice in the recovery phase.  

We’ll be using Zoom as the conference platform and our friends at SCVO are dealing with booking administration, so book your place at the CLDSC Member Conference. And don’t forget to follow and comment on Twitter #CLDSCConf2021.

Education Reform CLDSC Final Consultation Event

On 19 November 11am-12pm, we are offering a final chance to comment and add information to the response we will submit on behalf of CLDSC. This session will focus on feeding back the key messages we’ve gleaned so far from our consultations with CLD practitioners for the Scottish Government consultation on the Education Reform plans, which include replacing the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and reforming Education Scotland (ES).

You can view some of the comments so far on this Padlet – why not add your own too? Register for the Education Reform CLDSC Final Consultation event on Eventbrite.

Share, Sustain, Shape – Reminder 

Check out the Share, Sustain, Shape events page to see and register for the varied range of free professional learning events taking place during November and December which are open to all CLD practitioners. Find out what your colleagues in other areas are doing, share practice and increase your professional learning networks! 

Nature as a resource for CLD Event

This Education Scotland webinar on Friday, 19th November 10am-11:30am will highlight the value of nature, wellbeing and green health partnerships as ways to link with CLD. Lots of interesting information, resources and examples of delivery to learn from with links to Learning for Sustainability and outdoor learning. Agenda includes the following along with breakouts for discussion:

  • Policy context, green health projects supporting CLD, awards schemes that support CLD, (John Muir) and volunteering

Book a place at the Nature Scot and CLD Outdoor Learning event.

Open Space Opportunity – Breaking the mould of participation with Young People

Collective Leadership for Scotland is continuing to offer an inquiring space for sharing learning, raising challenges and increasing our understanding of how we are working together to ensure young people can take up their role as systems leaders. As part of these conversations they are hosting an open space session on Wednesday, 1 December 2021 at 10am to explore some of the practices, experiences, questions around how we are breaking the mould in engaging young people as change makers.

Join the session with a practice, question, observation and a willingness to host a conversation around what matters most to you. 

Register for the Open Space session on Eventbrite

Climate Justice, COP 26 and the Challenge for Community Development 

The International Association for Community Development has issued a statement calling for the incorporation of climate justice as a core and key foundation of the discipline across all areas of community development practice, policy, advocacy and education. You can read the full statement on the IACD website

To support this, IACD is organising a webinar on working for climate justice, human rights and community development, scheduled for International Human Rights Day, 10th December 2021. Watch this space for joining information. 

New e-learning resource for youth workers from Scottish Association for Mental Health

By its nature, youth work supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. It puts them in a good position to recognise and respond in an appropriate manner to a child or young person who may be experiencing a mental health problem. This is why the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) has developed ‘We all have mental health: an introduction for youth workers. The e-learning aims to provide youth workers across Scotland with an introduction to mental health; equip them with the skills and knowledge to recognise and respond to a child or young person who is experiencing a mental health problem; and lead a conversation about positive mental health.