CLDSC Member Bulletin 11 November 2020

CLDSC Conference 2020 – Registration now open!

It’s been delayed by eight months, looks a little different and the programme has been updated to reflect our ever changing practice landscape, but we’re delighted to announce that Conference 2020 registration is now open!

Over the afternoon of 1 December (1.30-4pm) and the morning of 2 December (9.30am-1pm) we’ll take time to reenergise by focussing on our health and wellbeing as practitioners whilst looking to the future of CLD in 2021 and beyond. Gavin Oattes, author, comedian and managing director of Tree of Knowledge is our keynote speaker on the 1st. On the 2nd there will be panel inputs with Q & A sessions and member discussions where we will consider emerging issues for our profession. We’ll be using Zoom as the conference platform and our friends at SCVO are dealing with booking administration. Please register on Zoom to attend.

We look forward to seeing you but meantime, if you’re tweeting, please spread the word using #CLDSCConf2020.

Community Learning and Development (CLD) COVID-19 recovery guidance webinar series

    In partnership with the Scottish Government, leaders from key national CLD organisations are collaborating to provide a series of webinars focussed on the recently updated CLD COVID-19 recovery guidance, and other relevant government guidance and related third sector advice on assessing risk and planning for re-opening safely.

  • The series is designed to address a range of audiences in the CLD sector, both generic and practice specific. The webinars will be of most interest to managers and practitioners in the public, and third sector including community representatives planning the recovery of services, or adjusting recovery plans in light of ongoing changes in local circumstances.
  • The webinars will offer a walkthrough the latest Scottish Government CLD guidance, highlight other related guidance, and provide an opportunity to learn from others’ experiences of interpreting and applying guidance in their context. Insights to the webinars will inform ongoing Scottish Government monitoring and review of the guidance.
  • Delegates are invited to contribute a question in advance of the session, and we will aim to respond to as many of the emerging themes as we can.

Please sign up to the event of most relevance to your area of focus at the link below.

20th November, 3-4pm – CLD COVID-19 recovery guidance webinar for universal CLD audience
Register on Eventbrite for 20th November universal audience

24th November, 5.30 – 6.30 pm – CLD COVID-19 recovery guidance webinar for youth work
Register on Eventbrite for 24th November Youth work

25th November, 3-4pm – CLD COVID-19 recovery guidance webinar for adult learning
Register on Eventbrite for 25th November adult learning

26th November, 10-11:30am – CLD COVID-19 recovery guidance webinar for community development
Register on Eventbrite for 26th November community development

Stay in Scotland – a toolkit for EU citizens and their employers

Are you or is another CLD practitioner or volunteer you know an EU citizen? Perhaps some of the community members, learners or young people you work with are EU citizens. EU citizens must apply to the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 in order to continue living, working and studying in the UK after that date. The Scottish Government’s Stay in Scotland toolkit includes information on the EU Settlement Scheme, details of the application process and requirements, links to other resources and some practical suggestions about how employers can support their EU employees in the workplace.

As part of the Stay in Scotland campaign Citizens Advice Scotland operate a free national helpline on 0800 916 9847 where people with questions about the EU Settlement Scheme can get confidential and impartial advice and support from qualified advisers. CLDSC members can help get this information out to those who need it. Full details can be found on the website.

Introduction to the STEM Ambassador Programme for CLD Practitioners

A webinar on Tuesday 17 November 4-5 pm is being hosted in conjunction with Education Scotland. It is open to anyone delivering CLD services and will provide information about the STEM ambassador programme and how it can support local CLD groups with a focus on young people and family learning.
You can register on Eventbrite for STEM Ambassador introduction.