What’s on this month in ALDinHE – March and April 2021

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Attend #ALDcon21 7th – 9th April 2021

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There’s a lot going on this month in ALDinHE with our annual conference taking place fully online this year, 7 – 9th April 2021. If you haven’t yet booked, you can do so from our dedicated conference website. This 19th edition of our well-established and expanding annual conference is focused around four broad strands:

  • 1. Advocacy for Learning Development
  • 2. Creativity for change
  • 3. Embracing diversity
  • 4. Digital equality

We have an exciting programme at this conference that will allow members to reflect upon and celebrate our past accomplishments, renew friendships and extend our networks, and jointly explore current and future research directions in learning development.  We hope that you will have a productive and fun‐filled time at this very special conference. Watch the short clip below for an overview.

Watch this video clip for an overview of #ALDcon21

Join the Steering Group – Nominations close 26th March 2021

The call is open for members to join ALDinHE’s steering group. If you are interested in joining the steering group, please complete the self-nomination form. If you would like to discuss the role with a member of the steering group, please email ALDinHE’s administrator to arrange. The deadline for nominations is the 26th March 2021.

Nominate a colleague or yourself for the ALDinHE Annual Award – Nominations close 22nd March 2021

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The ALDinHE Annual Awards were launched in 2020 to celebrate great practice and dedicated practitioners in the learning development community. The awards are open to everyone working in learning development.

Nominations are invited from colleagues by sending a brief (300 words) account of a practitioner’s contribution to learning development. Please email ALDinHE’s administrator with your nomination. Tell us how they have made a difference to students and we will celebrate their achievements.

The call for applications is now open. Applications close on Monday 22nd March 2021.

Our previous winner and nominees can be found here for: 2020

Nomination guidelines:

  • You can nominate a colleague at your own institution or a different one. You can nominate yourself!
  • The nominations will be reviewed by a committee of our Emeritus members
  • The committee will be looking for a link to the five ALDinHE values and the contribution made to learning development
  • We will publicly recognise all nominees and celebrate the shortlisted nominees.
  • Neither you nor the person you are nominating are required to attend the conference
  • Members of the ALDinHE Steering Group are not eligible for nomination

International Women’s Day Event Embracing the new: Women leading and influencing in VUCA times

  • Date / Time: Monday 15th March – 12.00 – 1.30pm
  • Location: Online – Register for FREE via Eventbrite
  • Presenters: Prof. Debbie Holley, Dr. Carina Buckley and Kate Coulson

How can women as leaders move Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous situations and practices to ones which embrace Vision, Understanding, Clarity and Agility?

Join Debbie Holley, Carina Buckley, Kate Coulson and Erika Corradini on Monday 15th March, 12-1.30pm in discussion around how as we as leaders can support others in this transition.

We will be sharing a recording of the event briefing and slides after the event. A resource will be produced to collate the event’s discussions, which will be published later in 2021. If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to be involved in contributing to this resource, please email ALDinHE’s administrator.

This event has now passed, but you can access the resources and find out how to get involved here.

Facilitate a webinar for the LD@3 Programme


We are looking for 20-30 minute presentations on all and any aspects of learning development. This could be an opportunity to tell the community about new innovations in your teaching or practice, to test out new ideas with a receptive audience or present part of your work that may go on to publish.

Presentations will be hosted online at 3pm with opportunity for questions from participants.

If you would like to present at an LD@3 session please complete the Google form below and include an abstract of 200-250 words. We will be accepting proposals throughout the year. 

LD@3 proposal form

F​or any enquiries about offering an LD@3 session please contact Maddy Mossman.

Make this the month you start on your CeP / CeLP application


Applications for CeP and CeLP are open all year round. Read more about professional accreditation on our website. ALDinHE provides mentoring support for applicants. If you’d like to be paired with a mentor, please email ALDinHE’s administrator

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