Hello 2019! New Year, New Start with
CDN's Courses and Resources
We hope you had an enjoyable break and are ready to shine in 2019 with CDN's wide range of CPD courses and resources.

To get the year off to a great start see below for a taste of what we have to offer...
Quality 2019
Wednesday 23 January at
Carnegie Conference Centre
This conference will explore How Good Is Our College quality arrangements, the learner experience in quality improvement activities, the impact on colleges of the new Professional Standards for Lecturers and ways that we are working together to meet GDPR requirements.
College Expo19: Session and Skills Demonstration Proposals - Deadline Extended
Deadline Friday 1 February
We are delighted to announce that the submission date for College Expo has been extended to Friday 1 February . The overarching theme will be ‘Success in a Changing World’ and we are keen to hear from anyone with an idea for a session.
New for 2019 - Student Skills Demonstration Area! If your students have an amazing demonstration of their talent and skills, please let us know – we have a large area which can accommodate your demonstration requirements.
Delivering the Curriculum through VC (Video Conference)
Monday 4 February
We are excited to team up with Ajenta, the team behind Vscene, to offer this dedicated workshop which focuses on making the most of VC interactions. The face-to-face workshop will guide you through the steps of designing and delivering online sessions via VC.
VP Forum: Developing Entrepreneurship Workshop
Thursday 7 February at
RBS Gogarburn HQ, Edinburgh
The CDN VP Forum provides a platform for Vice Principals to network, collaborate and collectively lead on key development areas for the sector. This first Forum workshop will focus on the opportunities for colleges in developing entrepreneurship.
Management and Leadership Courses 2019
Starting February at
CDN, Stirling
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. These courses are offered exclusively to staff in colleges across Scotland.
Emergency Planning and Business Continuity (Tales of the Unexpected)
Thursday 5 March at
CDN, Stirling
Ensuring you have robust plans and procedures in place for dealing with emergency situations is vital, but maintaining business continuity post emergencies can also prove challenging. So how robust are your preparations and what can you learn from the experiences of others?
Come along to this year’s Health and Safety Development Network event to find out.
College Cyber Security Conference
Tuesday 23 April at
Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling
This conference provides college staff with an opportunity to gain an understanding of the essential aspects of cyber resilience. It will equip you with ideas and resources that can be used to embed into learning and teaching, providing college students with the skills to become cyber resilient citizens and employees.
Governance and Leadership Summit: Thinking Through Change
Thursday 2 May at
Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling
The summit will provide a platform for college leadership at a range of levels to debate and discuss some of the key questions facing the college sector as it faces a period of significant change for its communities and learners. This event allows us to stop and think about what we are doing, how we are doing it, and why.
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. It’s quick, easy and free to register with CDNLearnOnline.
Enhancing College Recruitment
CDN is delighted to be partnering with AoC Jobs to bring the college sector a special opportunity to take advantage of a purpose-built recruitment platform.
Over 50,000 job seekers actively use AoC Jobs every month to find the latest education jobs and it attracts high-quality candidates from within the education sector as well as professionals from wider industry.
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