CLDSC Member Bulletin – 17 June 2020

Virtual Meet-Ups – And Beyond!

At our recent Virtual Meet-Ups, those who attended indicated that it would be useful to have a more instant means of connecting with each other. We’re going to test this out by establishing a Slack group workspace. Slack is essentially a chat room and we can organise different channels for group discussions, share information, files, and more.
You can download the Slack app on a tablet or phone. If you’re interested in joining the Slack workspace, email and we’ll send you the workspace invite!

The next Virtual Meet-Up will take place on Friday 17 July 1-2pm – get the date in your diary! Topic and joining details will be issued soon.

Review of Youth Work SVQ Levels 5 and 6

We’re delighted to announce that Skills Development Scotland have awarded CLDSC the contract to review the SVQ Youth Work Levels 5 and 6. This work will take place between now and March 2021. We’ll be seeking input from those involved in Youth Work so watch this space for consultation opportunities.

IACD unconference – “Co-creating Future Stories of Hope and Action”

Have you ever wanted to attend a huge international conference? Now is your chance to do so from wherever you are in the world!
From 24th – 25th June 2020, IACD is thrilled to support the unconference, – Co-Creating Future Stories of Hope and Action. The theme of this event is, “A “Glocal” Asset and Strengths Based (Un)Conference.”
This is a truly international endeavour and will take place over 48 continuous hours around the globe.
Find more info on the IACD Virtual Conferenece page.

Minister thanks the CLD sector

Mr Richard Lochhead, MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science has sent an open letter of thanks to everyone across Scotland’s CLD sector. We sent the letter out to members, but you might also like to watch the extended video message on Twitter from Mr Lochead.

CLD Standards Council Executive Meeting

The CLD Executive Committee met on Tuesday15th June. Committee Members thanked our Members and the staff team for their efforts. CLD workforce development including qualification pathway and practice placements featured in the discussions.

An opportunity to highlight practice achievements and challenges

The International Association for Community Development (IACD) is currently developing an International Community Development Handbook for practitioners, with a target publication date of June 2021, and is inviting community development practitioners worldwide to register interest in contributing case studies for inclusion in the publication.
You can find further details and a template for case study proposals on the IACD Expressions of interest page.
The deadline for proposals is 30th July 2020.
We’d encourage CLDSC members to consider contributing. If you do, it would be great if you can also share your proposal with us and we will look at how case studies that aren’t included in the IACD publication can be shared on the CLDSC website or other platforms.

Register with the CLD Standards Council

We are still processing registrations so if you or any colleagues are not registered we would encourage you to become members.
You can become Associate or Registered members depending on their qualifications and experience.
Registration details and application form can be found on the i-develop registration page.