06/2020

Webinar Series

02:00pm - 03:00pm MS Teams

Confronted with the emerging uncertainty of the Coronavirus and its impact on work, QCDC has carefully considered the options, assessed what is feasible, and decided to embrace this real crisis not only as an opportunity, but also as a chance to fine-tune our Programs’ past  delivery mode and incorporate these circumstances into the design.

In this light three a new initiative is coming to fruition, namely the Webinar Series.

Webinar Series is designed in such a way to complement other incumbent projects, and will be used as a valuable source of data to inform other QCDC initiatives.

 

Date & Time Session Type Theme/ Topic Target Audience
17/06/2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Webinar 1

“Congratulations for graduating high school! What happens next?”University & college programs in Qatar, admission requirements & deadlines Altering plans to study abroad and instead looking for the best university or college options locally.

Parents & students
01/07/2020 7:00pm-8:00pm Webinar 2 “Helping families & youth with autism to navigate through COVID19 times”
Sharing best advices for families with children with autism to cope with the pandemic challenges
Families & youth with autism
15/07/2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Webinar 3 “Is studying abroad a feasible option?
Discussing with Education USA and British Council
representatives new directives for prospect students
Parents & students
12/08/2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Webinar 4 Using Career Guidance to manage uncertainty as the “new normal” emerges
Exploring how career guidance can support all in diversifying career strategies and paths, and how digital elements can be an option
Qatar based career practitioners, students, parents
26/08/2020 2:00pm-3:00pm Webinar 5 The impact of Career Readiness Program in Awsaj HS SCC and potential benefits for other schools with students with learning challenges Families & youth with learning challenges
09/09/2020

2:00pm-3:00pm

Webinar 6 Developing National Career Guidance Framework, Standards and Policies and the impact of automation in the Qatari labour market Policy & decision makers
23/09/2020

7:00pm-8:00pm

Webinar 7 Developing career preparedness and employability skills for PwD in Qatar Policy & decision makers, employers, families & PwD

 

Webinar 1

Theme: Congratulations for graduating high school! What happens next?”

  University & college programs in Qatar, admission requirements & deadlines

Outline: Due to the COVID19 pandemic, a great number of fresh high school graduates, nationals and residents, will probably have to alter their plans to study abroad and instead look for the best university or college options locally.

Guests: Admissions representatives from local universities & colleges

Target Audience: Parents & students

Language: English Platform: Microsoft Teams

 

Webinar 2

Theme: “Helping families and youth with autism to navigate through COVID19 times”.

Outline: Due to the COVID19 pandemic, online learning and social distancing practices, families and youth with autism are put under immense stress. In this session we will share best practices to cope with the pandemic challenges from an international expert and advocate for autism.

Guests: Professor Stephen Shore

Target Audience: Parents & youth with autism

Language: English

Platform: Microsoft Teams

 

Webinar 3

Theme: Is studying abroad a feasible option?

Outline: Discussing with Education USA and British Council representatives new directives for prospect students in the US and the UK.

Guests: Representatives from Education USA and British Council

Target Audience: Parents & students

Language: English (potentially with Arabic subtitles)

Platform: Microsoft Teams

 

Webinar 4

Theme: Using Career Guidance to manage uncertainty as the “new normal” emerges

Outline: Post COVID19 pandemic, a new reality will rise in Qatar and the world, with major impact in education and the labour market. In this webinar we will explore how career guidance can support all in diversifying career strategies and paths, and how digital elements can be an option.

Guests: Dr. Pedro Moreno Da Fonseca (ILO HQ), Dr. Janaa Kettunen (University of Jyvaskyla)

Target Audience: Policy & decision makers, academic representatives, researchers, career practitioners, students, parents

Language: English

Platform: Microsoft Teams

 

Webinar 5

Theme: The impact of Career Readiness Program in Awsaj HS SCC and potential   benefits for other schools with students with learning challenges”

Outline: QCDC in partnership with Awsaj Academy runs for the last three years the Career Readiness program for the enhancement of career guidance provision for students with mild and moderate learning challenges, In this webinar we will discuss the impact of this initiative to HS SCC students and how other schools can potentially benefit from this experience.

Guests: Mr. Mark Hughes, Mrs. Sara Coleman, and parent (TBD)

Target Audience: Families & youth with learning challenges, schools administrators, SPED teachers and curriculum coordinators

Language: English

Platform: Microsoft Teams

 

Webinar 6

Theme: Developing National Career Guidance Framework, Standards and Policies and the impact of automation in the Qatari labour market”

Outline: Building on the experience of 2018 Career Guidance Stakeholders Platform we will discuss the development of career guidance as a catalyst for supporting the Qatar National Vision 2030, its high levels interdependencies of systemic fusion between key stakeholders, and look into potential impact of automation in the Qatari labour market

Guests: Dr. Raimo Vuorinen (EduClusterFinland), Dr. Sanjay Chawla (QCRI)

Target Audience: Policy & decision makers, academic representatives, researchers, career practitioners

Language: English

Platform: Microsoft Teams

 

Webinar 7

Theme: Developing career preparedness and employability skills for PwD in Qatar”

Outline: In this webinar we will explore how to promote meaningful and successful career preparedness for individuals with disabilities as the rule rather than the exception that can increase their employability chances with the support of employers, families and NGOs.

Guests: Professor Stephen Shore & Dr. Robert Naseef

Target Audience: Families & PwD, policy & decision makers, employers, associations and NGOs, industries’ representatives

Language: EnglishPlatform: Microsoft Teams