We run free information webinars and CPDs to let schools know more about working with Inspiring the Future. You can register for upcoming sessions and watch past recorded sessions below.

Coming up:

Bringing the world of work into schools in a virtual era

Thursday 28th Jan, 2021, 3.30 – 4.20pm, with The Careers and Enterprise Company

Tried the Inspiring the Future portal in the past but struggled to find locally available volunteers? Worried about the tech side? While the pandemic has narrowed young people’s lives, virtual activities widen the breadth and range of volunteers students can access and even alleviate some of the logistics of hosting visitors once you have the know-how. Schools across the country have told us that virtual encounters mean they can have everyone from a marine captain to a BBC Sports producer on their doorstep.

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Deepening meaningful virtual encounters with employers and employees  

Wednesday 3rd Feb, 2021, 3.30 – 4.20pm, with The Careers and Enterprise Company

If you are a seasoned Inspiring the Futures user and/or already confident at sourcing volunteers and hosting activities, consider how to take things further to maximise the willingness of the 9,000+ volunteers from across sectors available on the platform. Consider how to enlist subject leaders with sector-specific activities, how to use the portal to meet Gatsby Benchmarks 4 to 7 and how to deliver alternative careers provision with Inspiring the Future volunteers.

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Past webinars

Teacher CPD with an Aviation twist: How to use virtual volunteers from Aviation to inspire students’ in STEM

With this sector specific CPD webinar you’ll hear directly from our special guests, aviation employers – the Civil Aviation Authority and Department for Transport, as well as from a school who’ll be on hand to describe their recent experience. You’ll learn about our campaign to engage a broader range of diverse volunteers from Aviation and how you can create meaningful virtual employer engagement activities with the wide spectrum of aviation volunteers available on the platform. From helicopter pilots to engineers, commercial pilots to surveyors and legal advisors. You name it – we’ve got it!

To receive the webinar recording, please get in touch with Derrick at Derrick.Otchere@educationandemployers.org


Teacher CPD: Creating Meaningful Virtual Encounters

This CPD looked at learnings from schools who have run effective virtual activities and explored examples of sessions you can plan to meet Gatsby Benchmark 5. We ran through a simple step-by-step demonstration of how to create these sessions, and finished with a Q&A. Watch the recording.


Information webinar

Missed our recent information sessions? You can watch the recorded webinar below:


If you have any questions about the webinars or Inspiring the Future, please get in touch at enquiries@inspiringthefuture.org.