‘WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE PROFESSIONAL IN 2016?’

Further notice of our proposed seminar on February 12. Please circulate the flyer to your contacts. Thanks.

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE PROFESSIONAL IN 2016?’

A SEMINAR TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

BRUNSWICK PARISH CHURCH, MANCHESTER – DIRECTIONS HERE

FROM 11.00 A.M TO 4.00 P.M.

Back in December our Facebook page witnessed a passionate debate about whether it was worth having a youth and community work degree. Inevitably this spilled over into a discussion about the merits or otherwise of the professionalisation of youth work. Within days fuel was added to the heat of the debate with the news that the Employers’ side was abandoning unilaterally the JNC agreement. Responses ranged from the anxious to the angry to the resigned. This diversity of reaction confirmed our feeling that an open and pluralist exchange about being professional in 2016 would be well worth organising.

Beginning at 11.00 the day will visit the historical context, engage with criticisms of professionalisation; explore the contemporary situation, the relationship between the training agencies, the unions, the Institute for Youth Work ; and finally look to the future.

Contributors will include:

Bernard Davies, author of ‘The History of the Youth Service’ and Susan Atkins, the NYA Education Training Standards Committee.

Nigel Pimlott, author of ‘Embracing the Passion’ and Helen Gatenby, M13 Youth Project.

Adam Muirhead, Institute of Youth Work, Jed Sullivan, Chair of JNC Staff Side [tbc] and Janet Batsleer, author of ‘Informal Learning’.

As ever we ask you to bring your own lunch, but drinks will be provided, The cost will be £5 waged, £2 unwaged. Additional donations welcome.

To book a place contact Tony at tonymtaylor@gmail.com

PROF Flyer please share this flyer with your contacts. Thanks.

One comment on “‘WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE PROFESSIONAL IN 2016?’

  1. […] fact this significant meeting is to take place on February 11th, the day before our seminar, ‘What does it mean to be Professional in 2016?’ to be held in Manchester. At least one of our contributors will be involved in this discussion, […]

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