CLDSC Member Bulletin – 26 October 2022

This Week’s News

This week’s bulletin is all about you! Take a look and get involved in professional learning, networking and developmental opportunities.

We have been busy at the CLD Standards Council promoting all things CLD, with Robbie and Steven off to Glasgow University and University of West of Scotland welcoming student practitioners and encouraging them to register with CLD Standards Council as Associate Members. Ross has been catching up with YouthLink Scotland and the team have been focusing on developmental work such as the National Occupational Standards and the National Discussion on Scottish Education.

If you would like us to visit your organisation or partnership regarding CLD Standards Council membership, to give a talk on the CLD sector or perhaps engage with policy reviews please get in touch by emailing

CLD Standards Council Members Conference 2022 – Have you booked yet?

CLD Standards Council Member Conference 2022

Registration for our Annual Lecture and Members Conference 2022 is now open and it’s ALL ABOUT YOU! 

Annual Members Lecture – Thursday, 1st December (6pm-8pm)
The speaker for this year’s Annual Members Lecture will be Professor Ken Muir who has been leading the review into Education Reform. Come along and hear the implications for CLD professionals, practice, policy and services. 

There are only 60 spaces for the lecture and discounted accommodation is available (see booking page for more details).

Annual Members Conference – Friday, 2nd December (9.30am-4.30pm)
We are delighted to announce today that Sarah Thiam, Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI) will be our keynote speaker at the conference.

Our Lecture and Conference are hybrid this year, but only the plenary sessions will be live-streamed.  So, if you want to get involved in all the action, you need to come along in person to take part in the workshops!  

Book your place at the CLD Standards Council Member Conference 2022.

And don’t forget to follow and comment on Twitter #CLDSCConf2022.

National Occupational Standards (NOS) – Adult Learning, Community Development and Family Learning

We Need YOU! NOS specify the standards of performance individuals must achieve in the workplace, together with the knowledge and understanding required for roles, for most employment sectors across the UK.  National Occupational Standards can be used to complement the CLD Competences in reflecting on, developing and strengthening practice and are also used in the development of qualifications.  Find out more on our NOS webpage.

We had 30 Community Development practitioners take part in the Scotland Focus Group this week. The next two weeks focus on the review of Family Learning NOS as well as creating a whole new suite of NOS for Adult Learning. 

Sign up using the EventBrite links below.

Family Learning NOS Review Focus Group – Monday 31 October, 2-4.30pm, Zoom

Adult Learning NOS Creation Focus Group – Monday 7 November, 2-4.30pm, Zoom

We need your expertise and input!  Don’t miss out on being involved in this exciting developmental work for the CLD Sector.

CLD Standards Council – Member Meet-up November: How CLD Competences can impact Support and Supervision – 2 November, 1-2pm

CLD Standards Council Member Meet-up

Last chance to sign up to join us at the November Member Meet-up session on Tuesday, 2nd November at 1pm, to take a dive into the CLD competences and how they align and inform CLD practitioners work and professional learning.

Register for the November Member Meet-up on EventBrite.

CLD Standards Council: Have Your Say: Improving gender balance and equalities within the CLD sector: review and feedback on draft resources – 11 November, 12.30-1.30pm

CLD Standards Council - Have Your Say Session!

Draft resources have been developed to support CLD providers to take a closer look at policies and practice in relation to gender equality. 

Your feedback on these draft resources is important.

During this session you will have the opportunity to:

  • be introduced to the draft resources
  • take a closer look at, and give feedback on, the draft data guide
  • take a closer look at, and give feedback on, the draft self-evaluation framework

For more information on these resources please visit the Improving Gender Balance and Equalities in CLD: development of new resources webpage.

Register for Have Your Say: Improving gender balance and equalities within the CLD sector on EventBrite.

HMI Community Development Report Webinars

Education Scotland, Responsive, supportive and resilient communities - A review of community development during the pandemic, September 2022

Our colleagues at Education Scotland send their sincere thanks for attending or showing interest in the recent webinars on “Responsive, supportive and resilient communities, a review of community development during the pandemic”

Education Scotland plan to use content from the Padlet exercise from these webinars to help start the conversation about ‘planning for the future and next steps’.  If you have not already offered a contribution, you can add to the Padlet.

Tomorrow (27th October) there are sessions targeted at strategic leaders. Sign up using the links below:

Planning for the future and next steps – 27th October 2022 – 12:30-14:00
Planning for the future and next steps – 27th October 2022 – 16:00-17:30

Following on, there is one last webinar that focusses on Partnership Working and Volunteering, with two interesting speakers from FC Sonas and Strathmore Cricket Club and their Community Café, who feature as a case studies in the report. They will share information about their work in more detail. If you’ve not already signed up, the link for the last session is below:

Partnership working and Volunteering – 2nd November 2022 – 15:00-16:15

If you have attended a webinar, Education Scotland would be grateful if you could complete an evaluation form.