This month we are looking forward to hosting the CDN College Board Members' Conference - on 25 October in Glasgow. If you are a Board member and haven't yet done so, please do sign up to this important event. Post October holidays we have a number of exciting events coming up - you'll find a taste of some of these below. 
Don't hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss our work in more detail: candy.munro@cdn.ac.uk 

Candy Munro, Acting Chief Executive, CDN

College Board Members' Conference  
The CDN College Board Members' Conference takes place on Tuesday 25 October 2016 at the Hilton, Glasgow. Building on the launch of the 'Guide for Board Members in the College Sector', the conference will bring Board Members together and provide them with opportunities to network, share experiences and learn from recent developments in the sector. The Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Shirley-Anne Somerville, will provide a keynote address.
Available to book now for College Members.

International opportunities for colleges
CDN has teamed up with the British Council to deliver an event on 26 October in Stirling exploring the opportunities that internationalism offers colleges and students. It will highlight the benefits of internationalisation on the curriculum in today's world where global issues in industry and employment are felt at local level. Skills development opportunities for students will also be explored.
Book now.

Support for Gender Action Plans
CDN is providing a half day event on 8 November for STEM Co-ordinators, Curriculum Managers, Equality Practitioners and Outcome Agreement Co-ordinators to outline the Scottish Funding Council requirements regarding gender imbalances in college Outcomes Agreements and Gender Actions Plans. The day will also offer the opportunity to discuss and share progress in relation to tackling gender imbalances as well as sharing support and resources to assist in developing Gender Action Plans.
Book now.  

Student/employer speed networking
CDN has p
artnered with e-Placement Scotland to offer college students and lecturers the chance to meet with employers at a sp eed networking event. The event is designed to give students early access to pros pective employers so they may learn more about career opportunities available and the key qualities employers are looking for. In addition, it will provide lecturers with the chance to find out more about the recruitment landsca pe and discuss how college programmes are meeting industry needs.
Student places are limited at this event so please sign up soon to avoid disappointment.
Find out more and book.

Digital days  
We are running two events to enhance lecturers' skills and knowledge around use of Microsoft and Google applications. 'Making More of Microsoft' will help participants to apply Microsoft applications to an educational context and to examine the use of technology enhanced approaches to learning and teaching. 'Making More of Google' looks at the wide range of free tools and services and how they can be applied in an educational setting. These events have a small charge. 

Find out more and book Making More of Microsoft and find out more and book Making More of Google

Weekly round-up of college news 
Every Friday CDN issues an online round-up of what's been happening across the college sector. It's free and very quick and easy to sign up.  

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