National partners are collaborating to offer a series of webinars focussed on tools and resources available to complement CLD planning processes.
The webinars may be of interest to local authority officers, teams, and partners involved in producing CLD plans locally, and will commence in early May.
Sessions will be hosted on Teams, and will be recorded. To register follow the links below.
CONSUL – Tuesday 4th May, 13:30 – 15:00
In Scotland CONSUL is being used by local authorities for digital participatory budgeting, community engagement and participation – allowing citizens to collaborate on plans and proposals and communicate in an open and transparent environment. The COSLA CONSUL team will offer an introduction to the platform, and offer insight to examples of implementation in a local authority context. Register here.
Place Standard – Thursday 6th May, 13:00 – 14:30
The recent Scottish Government guidance on Community Learning and Development Plans (2021-2024) identifies a range of resources and well-established online tools available to support engagement at a local level, including the Place Standard. In this webinar Place Standard implementation team will highlight key resources available, and showcase recent practice examples. Register here.
Embedding youth awards in CLD Planning 2021-24 – Monday May 10th, 14:00 – 15:30
An opportunity to engage with the Awards Network to consider how to support young people’s achievements through youth awards in their plans. The session will look at: the contributions of participation in youth awards to key priorities – e.g. in education, employability and community involvement; and will include an opportunity to discuss what ambitious outcomes and measures for youth awards might look like. Register here.
Simple digital tools for online participation and engagement –Wednesday 12th May, 09:30 – 11:00
In many places the pandemic has been a catalyst for online delivery of CLD services, resulting in increased digital capacity of practitioners, learners and communities. This session, led by Education Scotland will offer a walkthrough some digital tools to support online participation and engagement including Jam Board, and Microsoft Forms. Register here.
Workforce Development – Tuesday 18th May, 15:00 – 16:30
This session, led by the CLD Standards Council, will focus on the requirements set out in the Workforce Development component of CLD Plans Guidance Note (2021-24) with particular reference to: Providing practice placements for CLD students; Recruiting qualified CLD practitioners; and, Supporting the CLD workforce to benefit from engaging with the CLD Standards Council through registered membership. Register here.