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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

CLD Standards Council Scotland members conference and annual lecture

1 to 2 December 2022
This event took place over 1 year ago
John McIntyre Conference Centre
Edinburgh First
18 Holyrood Park Road
EH16 5AY
Wheelchair accessible
SCVO Events team

Welcome to the CLD Standards Council Scotland members conference booking page!

This year, the conference is ALL ABOUT YOU! The focus is on how best to support and develop the CLD sector workforce – staff and volunteers alike. 

We will host our annual members Lecture on Thursday 1 December (6-8pm) with the main conference taking place on Friday 2 December (9.30am-4.30pm).

If you are joining us virtually the lecture will begin at 6pm and finish at 7.15pm. The conference will be live from 10am till 10:50am and again from 3pm till 4.15pm.

Closing date for in person attendance is Friday 11 November. Closing date for virtual attendance is Monday 28 November.

We’re delighted to be hosting a hybrid event, with 160 places available for delegates who wish to join us in person at the John Macintyre Centre, Edinburgh, as well as the option to join our live streamed keynotes from both days. 

We're pleased to announce 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.

Further information on our keynote speakers and the full agenda for both days will be available soon. In the meantime, please register below and we look forward to seeing you!


There are 7 workshop options at this year's conference, please see more details below.

  • Workshop 1: Know your NOS! - Find out what National Occupational Standards are all about, how they affect your practice. Take part in the review of Community Development and Family Learning NOS, help create a new suite of Adult Learning NOS or take time to consider the existing Youth Work NOS.
  • Workshop 2: CLD PLANS – Workforce Development support - What do you know about how your CLD Plan supports your professional development? A chance to explore priorities and plans.
  • Workshop 3 (only taking place at 11am till 11.50am): Volunteer Strategy Scotland Action Plan - Supporting the Voluntary Workforce in CLD - Explore the relationship between volunteering and CLD, and how CLD practitioners can ensure that volunteers have a positive experience. Look at how the current context is affecting volunteering, particularly the ongoing recovery from Covid-19 and the cost of living crisis. Discuss Scotland’s Volunteering Action Plan and how this could benefit CLD practitioners. Hosted by Volunteer Scotland.
  • Workshop 4: Professional Learning for you from US! - Tasters of each of the professional learning opportunities available to members from CLD Standards Council and the opportunity to sign up for the next cohort.
    • Professional Induction Programme
    • Leading CLD
    • Supporting PL offer – Buddy/Mentor
  • Workshop 5: Professional Learning for you from ES! - Tasters of each of the professional learning opportunities available to members from Education Scotland and the opportunity to sign up for the next cohort.
    • ES Supporting Workforce Wellbeing
    • ES Educator Leadership Programme
    • Building Racial Literacies
  • Workshop 6 (taking place in Centro throughout the day): Reconnections - Time to connect with colleagues, take part in CLD Talks @ CLDSCConf2022
  • Workshop 7 (only taking place at 12.10pm till 1pm): Sustainability - Global Citizens, Local Actions. Join in to find out more about the work of Development Education Centres who support educators to promote global citizenship, shaping a just and sustainable future for all. Hosted by West of Scotland Development Education Centre. 
Who was the event aimed at?

This is a free event for CLD Standards Council Members only

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