Life skills and participation in lifelong learning

In 2019 the EAEA (European Association for the Education of Adults) has been exploring how life skills impact participation in adult learning. Their aim has been:

UK Parent Champion Programmes

In the UK there is a Parent Champions National Network. There are 50 schemes across the country and about 300 parents volunteering.

Parent Champions are parent volunteers who give a few hours a week to talk to other parents about the local services available to families.  

The Parent Champions model is delivered by parents for parents, with the support of a local authority, children’s centre, school or local community organisation.

Webinar on racism; RNZ talk on being Pākehā


Community Research is organising a free webinar – White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday December 17 from 10:00 to 11:00 am

The speaker, Dr Robin DiAngelo is a writer and trainer and will be speaking about how you can engage and partner more effectively in cross cultural dialogue and anti-racist action and change.
click this link to find out more and register.

ASPBAE Basic Leadership Development Course 2019

ASPBAE's flagship programme, the Basic Leadership Development Course (BLDC), occured from 12-17 November 2019 in Bogor, Indonesia. Thirty-eight participants from 18 countries came together to jointly learn and share in this highly interactive and engaging course.

This year's BLDC is being hosted by ASPBAE member, PEKKA Indonesia. Course Directors are ASPBAE President, Nani Zulminarni, and Executive Council members Nguyen Kim Anh (representing Southeast Asia), and Peter-Clinton Foaese (representing the South Pacific).