How to access and join the Workforce webinar for NW ADASS using Adobe Connect

This year North West Association of Directors of Adult SocialServices (NW ADASS) identified addressing workforce challenges as a regional priority.  IPC will be running two webinars in September and October that are intended to enable participants across the region to respond to our workforce challenge.

The two webinars are being run primarily for colleagues and partners who are unable to attend one of the engagement workshops being held across the North West during September and October 2019.

We are keen to engage with a broad range of stakeholders from across sectors, seniority and roles to gain the widest perspectives, and we are particularly interested in hearing the views of individuals who are responsible for influencing workforce development initiatives with our partners,

The webinars are identical in their format and will broadly mirror the same agenda as per the workshops, there will be an opportunity for you to provide your input and views to help develop our regional strategic workforce framework.

The webinars will take place on:

  • 25th September at 10.30am
  • 1st October at 2.00pm

Pre-webinar set up instructions

NB there have been instances where corporate networks have blocked connectivity to the webinar even though below instructions have been follwoed sucessfully.  Please ensure that you test your connection to the webinar in advance.  If you are still unable to connect then please use an alternative network (e.g. 4G mobile or your home wifi) or report to your local IT to unblock.

How to access and join the webinar using Adobe Flash or Connect

To access a webinar via the Institute of Public Care (IPC) / Oxford Brookes University online learning platform you either need to be running Adobe Flash player v11 or newer (please check via and test the open Webinar session) or you can use the Adobe Connect app or browser Add-in (meeting application).

To install Adobe Connect Meeting application

The following instructions are for Windows / Internet Explorer:

Click the Adobe Connect meeting link above and click Run.

A run command that appears at the bottom of the Internet Explorer browser.Next click the Install button

Finally click Exit & restart your browser

Test using the open webinar

To check if you have things up and running on your equipment please restart your browser and click this test webinar link - you will see the screen detailed below:

By default you can enter as a guest

Type the name you want to be known as for the webinar e.g. Donald Twain (IPC)

Click Enter room

This will launch the webinar session.  NB if you are using Flash alone, the webinar will connect within your browser.  If you are using Adobe Connect a new window will launch.  If the new window asks to confirm the meeting url please copy and paste into the box.

What to do on the day (once you have set up - see above)

You will need to ensure your PC speakers are active / use headphones.  Questions are via text chat, you don't need a camera or mic.

If you're using Chrome, you need to manuually allow flash to run by clicking the site info button and setting Flash to Allow:

How to allow flash

Other modern browsers (Firefox/Safari etc.) will check Flash is up to date and also require permission for it to run.  Please contact your local IT support to set up.


Adobe Connect

Choose to enter as a guest.