12 September 2014 at TSRC, Park House, University of Birmingham.

Free event with lunch provided - booking essential.

FCDL (the Federation for Community Development Learning) is once again working with partners across the UK to review the Community Development national occupational standards (CDNOS).

The standards describe what a person needs to do, know and understand to carry out good quality community development practice, and they can be used in many ways.

This review is taking place in the context of policies and ‘reforms’ that are contributing to rising inequalities and discriminating against the communities and individuals who already experience marginalisation and discrimination.

We want to further improve the 2009 CD NOS so that they can support community development practice to be as effective and relevant as possible in supporting communities to organise and take collective action around their own priorities.

The workshop will explore:

  • key issues facing communities and community development practitioner
  • the purpose, values, roles described in the current CDNOS and suggest what needs to change, go or be adde
  • how we can make the revised CDNOS both stronger and more accessible

Anybody who is involved in community development practice, in any setting or role, is welcome to attend and share ideas – you do not need to be familiar with the current CDNOS.