Community Capacity Building: what, when, why, how?

CLDMS has adopted a very brief statement expressing its understanding of what community capacity building means in Scotland today: What is it, when and why is it important and how is it delivered?

Presentations from CLDMS conference

The presentations made to the CLDMS annual conference in Dundee in October 2012 are available here. On 18 October the theme was ‘Prevention and Early Intervention: Why Community Learning and Development can play a key role’. On 19 October the conference looked at a wide range of ‘New Opportunites and Challenges for CLD’.

Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill – our response

The response by Community Learning and Development Managers Scotland to the Scottish Government’s consultation on a proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill can be read here.

Statistics and Stories – report and CPD programme

CLDMS has published the report of the ‘Statistics and Stories’ project. This looked at current practice in gathering and using evidence. Also available is the CPD programme that has been developed as a result of that project. This can be used to help people make the best use of both quantitative and qualitative evidence.

Examples of local CLD services in action

We have added a page to the site on which we will  provide  links to reports on or descriptions of CLD services in action from local authorities around Scotland.

Curriculum for Excellence – the movie

 The North Alliance, of Community Learning and Development services and organisations in the North of Scotland, has  produced this short animated film which explains the background to the Curriculum for Excellence and how it links to Community Learning and Development principles. The film is narrated by Keir Bloomer, a member of the original Curriculum Review […]

CLD Strategic Guidance – CLDMS response

The CLDMS response to the Scottish Government consultation on proposed new Strategic Guidance for CLD is available here. We argue that the three most important issues that should be addressed are: Clarity and definition: It should help to provide clarity, both for CLD workers and others about what we do and who we are.  CLD […]

Comments on possible Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill

Along with others, CLDMS has submitted ideas to Government for consideration before the formal consultation begins next year.

CLDMS Conference 2011

Presentations by speakers and to workshops at our November 2011 Conference are now available here, together with feedback from discussions on the consultation on 16+ learning and on the proposal for a national strategy for Community Learning and Development.

Measuring the Impact of CLD: Learning Event

Presentations are now available here from the 15 November 2011 event, hosted by Education Scotland, with support from CLDMS, at Stirling Management Centre.