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Our bulletin features essential information for those working in communities in Glasgow.  Read the latest community learning & development news and updates for organisations, staff and volunteers. Please circulate to your colleagues and organisations in your networks.

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July 2018

CLD News
The latest CLD news stories and updates that may be of interest to organisations working in communities in Glasgow.

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  • Digital learning
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  • Vulnerable People and Families
  • Youth
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Workforce Development Plan

The new partnership plan aiming to improve the co-ordination of workforce development opportunities at national and regional level in community learning and development across Scotland was launched recently. Read more…

CLD Managers Scotland Annual Conference

The Community Learning and Development Managers Scotland Annual Conference will take place on Wednesday 31 October 2018 in West Park Conference and Events Centre, 319 Perth Road, Dundee, DD2 1NN
The Theme for this year’s conference is; Community Learning and development’s Role in closing the Poverty Related Attainment Gap Further details to follow.

North West Learning Partnership  - 22 August 2018

Join us at COPE Drumchapel  on 22 August 2018 (10am start) for one of our regular practice-sharing session with colleagues in NW Glasgow.
Margaret Anne  Prentice, a Community Links Practitioner based in Drumchapel will introduce attendees to this valuable service. 
Bring your own good ideas to share and there will be time to discuss concerns too!
Book your place here

Providers' Network  - 11 September 2018

Come along to this session on 11 September 2018 (starting at 10am), here In the Albany Learning & Conference Centre designed for Community Learning & Development providers in Glasgow to keep up to date with local and national initiatives and network with colleagues.

At this session, Audrey Sutherland from Glasgow Life will introduce their e-library offer and advise how you and your learners can access it.
Book your place here

Professional Development

Capacity Building Training (Funded by IGF) - Summer programme (daytime & evening) - Contact Phil - for further details!

The GCVS Capacity Building Team is delighted to offer a range of FREE daytime and evening training workshops during August and September 2018, designed to support you and your organisation.
Costing Your Service -  29 August 2018
If you charge for your services then this practical half-day session is a perfect introduction to help you understand your costs and develop effective and realistic costing structures.
Book your place here
Employer’s Responsibilities – 31 August 2018
For organisations employing staff, this practical session will explore what it means to be ‘an employer’, focusing on your legal duties and discussing best practice in dealing with staff. 
Book your place here
Pricing Your Service – 6 September 2018
Setting prices for your service(s) can be a complicated business. In this half-day session you’ll learn about the 3 critical factors in pricing:
Market Value – What is your service worth to customers? Cost Structure – What does it cost you to provide your service? (covered in-depth in earlier session) Competition – Do you have any competitors and what do they charge?
Book your place here
Sustainability – 18 September 2018
Sustainability is not just about ensuring that you have enough money to keep your organisation going. Although having sufficient funding to keep providing services is obviously important; other, equally important factors need to be taken into consideration to ensure your organisation’s long term viability and; ultimately its survival, particularly through difficult economic times.
Book your place here
“Successfully Engaging Trustees and Board Members” – 21 August 2018
We all know how difficult it can be to get people to agree to join your Board or Committee and, even when you do get them, are they the right people for the organisation? Is the organisation right for them? Even after answering these questions, how will you manage to keep them if they are the right people?
 Book your place here
“Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships” – 29 August 2018
What is the difference between governing and managing an organisation? What are the different roles and responsibilities within each of these areas, and why is it important to understand what they are? 
Book your place here

The STEM (Sciences, Technologies, Engineering & Mathematics) Strategy

One of the key actions contained in the Strategy is around professional learning/ training in STEM subjects and Education Scotland are keen to hear about the types of professional learning that would make the greatest impact on you and your learners. They would also like to know more about the best way for you to access career-long professional learning and would appreciate your help in completing a brief survey. Please find link to the  CLD STEM Professional Learning Survey here. 

Everyone’s Children – Training & CPD Opportunities
Child Protection Awareness Training CERTIFICATED COURSE

Tuesday 21st August 9.30am -12.30pm The Albany Centre (GCVS), Glasgow
This training is aimed at people who come into contact with children and young people in the course of their work, perhaps through working with their parents. The aim of this course is to raise awareness of staff and/or volunteers about their responsibilities to protect children from harm, so that they can respond appropriately to concerns about children.
Book Child Protection Awareness training here
Case Conference Attendance Workshop Wednesday 25th July and Thursday 14th August 9.30am - 12.30pm
The course is intended for staff who may be required to attend Child Protection Case Conferences. It is assumed participants will have an understanding of GIRFEC and child protection processes. The format will be a mixture of presentations and group discussion. Places are limited to one per organisation but if you would like more staff to receive this training please email to arrange this.
Book July session here
Book August session here
Solihull Parenting Approach Training
Click here to find the training schedule for Solihull Foundation 2 Day Training taking place between July and December 2018. There are 5 places allocated on each training date for Voluntary Sector staff. All places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To secure your place please email  A confirmation email will be sent to prior to the training taking place.
Learning / ALN / Digital

Statement of Ambition for Adult Learning - Consultation on Strategy

Please complete this survey to contribute your ideas and thoughts on a strategy for adult learning. You can find the link here: Adult Learning Consultation 

Launch of Cyber Resilience Third Sector Action Plan

Deputy First Minister John Swinney launched the Cyber Resilience Third Sector Action Plan recently. Read more…

"Get on Board"

This link offers info for Third Sector organisations looking for new Board members or for pro-bono assistance on specific pieces of work. Read more… and for information on potential volunteers likely to be interested/suitable for Trustee/Board roles and pro-bono opportunities. Read more here…

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Criminal Justice

Amplifying the Voice of Young People

Amplifying the Voice of Young People (AVoYP) is a Positive Prison? Positive Futures programme aiming to create a space for Scotland’s justice experienced young people (16-25) to have their views, ambitions and dreams for the future of the system and services they have encountered heard and acted upon. Read more…

AVoYP "Taster" Session

To support understanding and encourage the participation of young people in the Amplifying the Voice of Young People (AVoYP) programme, Positive Prison? Positive Futures are hosting an interactive, informal ‘taster’ session on 9 August 2018.  This invitation is targeted at young people aged 16-25, who have experience of living with a criminal conviction. Registration is now open. Young people and ‘plus ones’ can register for their FREE tickets via the Eventbrite page

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Health & Equalities

Universal Credit In Glasgow

Glasgow City Council are investing in Financial and Digital Inclusion services in preparation for ensuring support is in place for citizens impacted by the full rollout of Universal Credit in Glasgow in 2018. Please come along for a short information and discussion based event on 14 August 2018.
The link for the event is;

British Sign Language (BSL) Consultation on BSL Action plan 2018-21

Information video: with a link to the consultation questionnaire below it: Survey closes on 22nd July 2018 Read more…

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Kibble Develops Foster Care for Traumatised Children

A Scottish charity and university have worked together to create a ground breaking foster care service for seriously traumatised children. Read more...


Democracy Matters

The Scottish Government has launched the next phase of its Local Governance Review, inviting people to join a conversation called 'Democracy Matters'. The review encourages people to hold conversations in their communities to discuss Democracy Matters and includes a community engagement fund where groups can apply for £100 - £300 to help make conversations happen

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