A major UK report on employability published by City and Guilds has highlighted the significant role of 'character' in shaping young people's life chances. 'Learning to be Employable: Practical Lessons from research into developing character' brings together the latest research about character and employability. The report proposes a set of 'habits of mind' for employability along with a core set of transferable skills.
The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues held their 4th annual conference entitled 'Cultivating Virtues: Interdisciplinary Approaches' at Oriel College, Oxford on January 7–9, 2016. The conference welcomed 120 delegates from all over the world. You can view a full report from the conference on the Jubilee Centre's website. Character Scotland Chief Consultant David Lorimer attended and has penned his reflections of the event.
SELMAS is an independent organisation, run by a committee of interested individuals from a wide range of educational backgrounds and experience. Through their annual conference and other leadership events, they offer opportunities for challenging, open, tolerant professional discussion on educational leadership issues with colleagues.