CDN Update

What an autumn we’ve had so far! We honoured the talent, skills and achievements of colleges, their staff and learners at the College Awards on 25 October. Then on 1 November we saw the launch of a brand new national TV advertising campaign, #ChooseCollege . Led by the CDN Marketing and Communications Network, this project is a collaboration between colleges right across Scotland. 

Since September we’ve welcomed 826 college colleagues and stakeholders to 20 CDN Network meetings, events and other CPD activities – and there’s a good deal more to come before Christmas, including the Healthy Colleges Summit and a national conference for language teaching in colleges.

College Expo19 is open for business with our open call for session submissions – and we’d love to hear from you if you have an idea for a session, the application process is quick and easy. I’m also delighted to announce that the newly updated Teaching in Colleges Today (TiCT) is now available. This online course is a great CPD resource for college lecturers, especially new in post staff.

Please, as ever, don’t hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss any aspect of our work: jim.metcalfe@cdn.ac.uk
Jim Metcalfe, Chief Executive, College Development Network (CDN)
The CDN Marketing and Communications Network has collaborated with colleges across Scotland on a national STV advert and campaign. Designed to raise the profile of the college sector, the campaign highlights the benefits of college. The advert will run on STV and STV Player through November.  
College Expo19: Open for Submissions
We are delighted to announce that we are open to receive submissions for College Expo19. The overarching theme next year will be ‘Success in a Changing World’ and we are keen to hear from anyone with an idea for a session. Deadline is Friday 18 January.
Saïd Business School Strategic Leadership Programme: Open to College Principals
CDN, in partnership with the Education and Training Foundation are pleased to offer two part-funded places on the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford Strategic Further Education Leadership Programme for Principals and CEOs. All participants will be eligible for membership of Oxford Business Alumni. Course sessions begin in December 2018 and March 2019.
For full details please contact victoria.pyle@cdn.ac.uk
Healthy Colleges Summit
Delivered in partnership with Colleges Scotland on Friday 23 November, this event provides an opportunity to discuss and create innovative approaches to support health improvement activity within the college setting. A range of current activities undertaken in colleges will be highlighted with an opportunity to discuss their impact. 
We’ve updated Teaching in Colleges Today – our free credit-rated course
The newly updated Teaching in Colleges Today (TiCT) is available now. This online course provides valuable information and is a great CPD resource for college lecturers, especially for staff who are new in post. It includes information to help lecturers deliver engaging lessons and impactful learning, teaching and assessment. Although the Unit is aimed principally at lecturers new in post, the online content will also be of interest to experienced lecturers who want to find out more about important sector initiatives and latest thinking on effective learning and teaching. It’s quick, easy and free to register with CDNLearnOnline.
National Conference: Language Teaching in Colleges
This national conference takes place on 16 November and will demonstrate the role of languages in the creation of an outward-looking labour market – and innovative approaches to building the bridge between employers and education in the context of language learning.
Digital Skills Series: Cyber Security
We are teaming up with Digital Skills Partnership to deliver a series of key workshops around cyber security – kicking off with an introduction to cyber security with options in Glasgow and Edinburgh; moving on to Cyber Security2; plus a webinar on Digital Forensics. The focus is on supporting lecturers with the delivery of the new HNC in Cyber Security.
Management and Leadership Courses 2018-19
CDN is offering two courses that provide eligibility for CMI (Chartered Management Institute) membership – Management and Leadership SCQF 8 and Strategic Management and Leadership SCQF 11. Each is a five-day programme with start dates in February 2019. These courses are offered exclusively to staff in colleges across Scotland.
PDA Advancing Equality and Diversity
CDN is offering a unique opportunity to undertake the PDA Advancing Equality and Diversity through Inclusiveness - SCQF Level 9. This qualification is aimed at anyone working in a teaching and learning environment. It is flexible and is delivered online through CDN LearnOnline , with support from the course tutor.
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. Do please let us know if there is anything that you would like us to add to the round-up, too.
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