Free Webinars and Open Meetings

The purpose of this page is to provide an 'at a glance' overview of our programme of webinars and online meetings.

All our CPD webinars are free to members, please register your interest for each session, through our event management system so we can send you the necessary joining link. Non-members can also join these sessions by registering and paying online through the events pages. Almost all online meetings are open to members only.

If you have ideas for future webinar topics or would like to run a session, please contact Jan.ellis@thecdi.net

1. April - May 2017

Title

Date

Time

Description

Target audience

INTRODUCTION TO USING WEBINAR TECHNOLOGY Mon 3 April 16.00-16.45

Webinar training programmes are growing in popularity due to increasing pressures of time and less flexibility and availability to physically attend training and continuous professional development opportunities.  However, although Webinars provide many solutions, they carry an assumption that everyone is familiar with the technology and feels comfortable participating in online activity. This webinar will address this assumption head-on and provide CDI members with a safe environment to experiment accessing Webinar technologies and communicating professionally without the fear of getting it wrong or causing any embarrassment.

Webinar presenter: John Ambrose, Complete Careers

CDI members new to using webinar technology/taking part in online sessions
NAVIGATING UCAS - INTRODUCTION TO THE UCAS 2017 APPLICATION PROCESS Thurs 27April 14.00-15.00  

UCAS processes applications for courses at higher education providers in the UK.  This webinar will cover the student journey from school or college into under-graduate higher education by explaining time-lines and decision-making points.  As well as highlighting the information UCAS provides for students, their parents and advisers, this webinar will provide practical tips and advice on how to support students as they navigate UCAS. 

Webinar presenter: Jonathan Hardwick, Professional Development Manager, Inspiring Futures (and ex-head of sixth-form/UCAS co-ordinator)

Career advisers; career teachers; sixth form tutors; career coaches
INTRODUCTION TO USING WEBINAR TECHNOLOGY Mon 8 May 16.00-16.45

Webinar training programmes are growing in popularity due to increasing pressures of time and less flexibility and availability to physically attend training and continuous professional development opportunities.  However, although Webinars provide many solutions, they carry an assumption that everyone is familiar with the technology and feels comfortable participating in online activity. This webinar will address this assumption head-on and provide CDI members with a safe environment to experiment accessing Webinar technologies and communicating professionally without the fear of getting it wrong or causing any embarrassment.

Webibar presenter: John Ambrose, Complete Careers

CDI members new to using webinar technology/taking part in online sessions
WRITING AN EFFECTIVE PERSONAL STATEMENT Thurs 18 May  

This webinar will examine the role of the personal statement in the admissions process, what admissions tutors look for in an effective personal statement, provide a checklist of do’s and don’ts, as well as outlining strategies to help students to write in an authentic and convincing manner.

Webinar presenter:  Jonathan Hardwick, Professional Development Manager, Inspiring Futures (and ex-head of sixth-form/UCAS co-ordinator)

Career advisers; career teachers; sixth form tutors; career coaches
USING THE CAREERS, EMPLOYABILITY AND ENTERPRISE FRAMEWORK Wed 20 May 16.00-17.00  

This interactive webinar session will look at the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Framework one year on. Career education consultant Kath Wright will explore its relevance to curriculum planning, supporting initiatives such as Gatsby, QiCS, Ofsted and the Certificate in Career Leadership. Kath will also cover how schools and colleges are using the framework and the supporting audit documents. There will be time to discuss what other career education and employability resources career practitioners would find useful and might be developed by the CDI. 

Webinar Presenter: Kath Wright, Career Education Consultant

Career teachers; career leaders; governors responsible for careers; career advisers

2. June - September 2017 

Title

Date

Time

Description

Target audience

INTRODUCTION TO USING WEBINAR TECHNOLOGY Mon 12 June 16.00-16.45

Webinar training programmes are growing in popularity due to increasing pressures of time and less flexibility and availability to physically attend training and continuous professional development opportunities.  However, although Webinars provide many solutions, they carry an assumption that everyone is familiar with the technology and feels comfortable participating in online activity. This webinar will address this assumption head-on and provide CDI members with a safe environment to experiment accessing Webinar technologies and communicating professionally without the fear of getting it wrong or causing any embarrassment.

Webinar presenter: John Ambrose, Complete Careers

CDI members new to using webinar technology/taking part in online sessions
USING THE CAREERS, EMPLOYABILITY AND ENTERPRISE FRAMEWORK Wed 4 Oct  16.00-17.00  

This interactive webinar session will look at the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Framework one year on. Career education consultant Kath Wright will explore its relevance to curriculum planning, supporting initiatives such as Gatsby, QiCS, Ofsted and the Certificate in Career Leadership. Kath will also cover how schools and colleges are using the framework and the supporting audit documents. There will be time to discuss what other career education and employability resources career practitioners would find useful and might be developed by the CDI. 

Webinar Presenter: Kath Wright, Career Education Consultant

Career teachers; career leaders; governors responsible for careers; career advisers