CLDMS Annual Conference 2012

Bookings are now open for the Community Learning & Development Managers Scotland Annual Conference to be held on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October in the Hilton Hotel, Dundee. It will run from 1.00pm on the 18th   (with a light buffet lunch available from 12.15pm) to 4.15pm on the 19th, with a conference dinner on the 18th. All CLD managers and senior staff from local authorities and partner agencies  are welcome. Charges  for attendance are:

  • Full conference including Lunch x2, dinner and overnight accommodation: £130
  • Thursday only, including lunch: £50
  • Friday only, including lunch: £60 (the combination of both of these is possible)
  •  If attending dinner in addition to day rate, add: £20.

The Thursday afternoon session takes the form of a conference on “Prevention and Early Intervention: why Community Learning and Development can play a key role”. The invitation to this Thursday session is an open one.

Speakers include Robert Black, retired Auditor General and Stewart Murdoch, Director, Leisure & Communities, Dundee City Council. We will hear about four invited case studies, established pieces of CLD work that can both provide numerical evidence of such an impact, and offer testimony about it. They will cover a range of types of CLD work (youth work, community capacity building etc.), types of preventative impact (on health, young people’s life chances etc.) and sectors (local authority and voluntary).

The overall theme of the Friday session is “New Opportunities and Challenges for CLD”. We will be looking at:

  • Values, Principles and Standards
  • The Policy Context and the Contribution of CLD
  • Evidence, Self-evaluation and Quality Improvement
  • Putting Strategy into Practice (including the new Strategic Guidance and the forthcoming Youth Strategy)

More details of the programme will follow. We would appreciate it if you could give us an indication of your booking as quickly as possible. Please use this Booking Form for each person attending. Completed forms should be returned to Neil Gunn’s office ( (further details are on the form). For further information please contact Peter Taylor (

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