S.Gūtmane

Latvian Christian academy – in dealing with COVID

COVID-19 has dramatically influenced all our lives around the globe both personally and nationally. Virus has taken thousands around the world, creating psychological, social, economic crises. Latvian Christian academy has come up with several publications dealing with the issue and recovery beyond the pandemic: Gūtmane S. Zināsim vairāk, izdarīsim labāk. [Knowing More, Doing Better], (journal […]

International Social Work conference at Klaipeda University celebrating 25 Years of the Department

In September 25, 2020, an International social work conference “Humaneness, Social Work, XXI century” was held at Klaipeda University (Lithuania), celebrating 25 years of Social work department. Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane participated in the plenary session with the presentation “Client-focused Caritative Social work in the Risk Society Today”.

LChrA partnering in the international interuniversities cooperation project

Starting from 2019 Latvian Christian academy participates in the international interuniversities cooperation project “Social professions for supporting youth empowerment in European solidarity context (proj.nr. 2019-1-PL01-KA203-065091)”. Other partners of the project are Klaipeda University (LT), Malmoe University (SE), Warsaw University (PL) and Byelostok University (PL). Rector of LChrA prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane is coordinator of the cooperation.

Conference for teachers at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane (“Elasticity of the Teenage Identity”) and ass. prof. Guntis Dišlers (“Application of the Narrative Therapy in Schools”) took active part in the conference for teachers from all over the country at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences in October 25, 2019.

Rector of LChrA – member of the Ministry of Welfare work group

Rector of Latvian Christian Academy prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane was accepted in the group of inter-institutional experts working on actualization of the “Standard of the Social work profession” in Latvia. Prof. S.Gūtmane was member also of the former MW experts’ group working on the Social work profession standard (approved in 2010).

Glocalisation congress in Cologne: Focus on Social Work Education

International Congress “Social Glocalisation” was held in September 19-21, 2019, in Cologne (Germany). The term “glocalization” describes mutual interaction between global and local initiatives in Social work research and education on a worldwide scale. The Congress gathered wide spectrum of specialists from Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, USA, India, Japan, Ukraine, Iran, African countries. The congress was addressed by Cardinal Tucson, well-known experts in Human rights, education professionals. Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane presented “Initiative of Caritative Social work in Latvia”, causing great interest and willing to share and exchange contacts. More information about the congress here.

Letter of Appreciation to Rector of LChrA for taking part in Supervision conference.

“Supervision days” were held at the “RISEBA” University of Business, Arts and Technology in Riga in November 3, 2017. The conference dealt with importance of supervision, showing benefits from it for organisations, especially in growth of employees’ effectiveness in work. Among conference speakers were Rector of RISEBA prof. I.Senņikova, Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. […]

General assembly in Copenhagen.

EZA (“European Center for workers’ questions”, Germany) kick-off seminar “Key areas of the European social dialogue” and General assembly of takes place in Copenhagen, November 30 – December 2, 2017. Latvian Christian academy is membering EZA since 2004 and Rector of LChrA prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane and assist.prof. Guntis Dišlers will attend the event.

IXE “Initiatives of Christians for Europe” group seminar in Bonn

The annual seminar of the IXE group affiliated to “Semaines Sociales de France” was held in September 18-20, 2015 in Bonn. Three main issues were discussed: creating website for IXE group, topical issues of the Climate change and the burning issue of refugees in Europe. LChrA was represented by its rector prof. S.Gūtmane and asist.prof. […]

EZA seminar and celebration of the 30th anniversary in Brussels

EZA seminar and celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the organization titled “30 years of European Social Dialogue – Positive Achievements, Challenges and Future Development Prospects” were held in Brussels, March 3-4, 2015, and were attended by Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. S.Gūtmane and assist.prof. G.Dišlers. Seminar discussions were run by specialists in European […]