Related Professional Development Opportunities

Expert training, peer-to-peer professional development and communities of interest keep Ontario’s nonprofit arts organizations adaptable and strong. When we receive news of events and online offerings to help you develop your skills, we’ll post those links here. You can also view upcoming events on our calendar.

Current Professional Development Offerings:

Ontario Presents Webinar Series

Ontario Presents and Atlantic Presenters Association launched their “Webinar Series for Arts Presenting” in November 2014, with support from the Department of Canadian Heritage. The series was designed to provide performing arts presenters with quality professional development.  The series is designed to help volunteer to mid-size presenters access quality professional development. There is no fee to participate. The series is customised to presenters’ needs and interests and is meant to be interactive. Participants are able to provide input and ask questions by email or survey in advance as well as in real time via chat in a friendly, non-intimidating learning environment. Join in on Wednesdays at 1pm EST for the webinar of your choice at no cost. See below for the full 2016-2017 schedule. To register please click here.

Watch Webinar Recordings

November 23, 2016 – Beyond “Diversity”: Embracing Inclusion, Expanding the Arts

November 30, 2016 – Avoiding Tokenism: Delivering Diverse and Inclusive Programming 

December 7, 2016 – Get it Write: Writing Powerful Proposals in a Diverse Cultural Climate

December 14, 2016 – Last Call: 5 Questions on Inclusion and Diversity that Need Answers Now

January 25, 2017 – Budgeting (non-performance)

February 1, 2017 – Keeping Track – Income Statement and Reporting

February 8, 2017 – Finding Money I: Positioning your Organization for Success

February 15, 2017 – Finding Money II: Apply, Report, Repeat

February 22, 2017 – Risk Management, Session 1: Human and Financial Resource Management

March 8, 2017 – Risk Management, Session 2: Risk Management Preparation and Implementation

March 22, 2017 – Festival Presenting: Telling Your Story 

March 29, 2017 – Festival Presenting: Collaboration and How to Make it Work to Your Benefit

April 12, 2017 – How to Set up an Email Marketing Program 

April 19, 2017 – Facebook for Arts Organizations

May 10, 2017 – How to Build a Content Schedule for the Year

May 17, 2017 – Marketing Plan Basics

WorkInCulture E-Learning Programs

Want to gain the knowledge, skills, and insight necessary to get ahead in the cultural sector?

Developed by experts in the industry, WorkInCulture’s online learning program gives you access to a wealth of knowledge and experience. Each eLearning module is designed to enhance your business skills, with a focus on the specific needs of the cultural sector. These courses provide relevant examples, practical exercises, and timely advice, and guide you through many of the processes step-by-step. Best of all, these courses can be done on your own time, at your own pace, and for free

To register click here.

Partnership & Collaboration
Deepen your knowledge and skills of partnership and collaboration. This course guides you through the collaborative process, from self-assessment to evaluation.

Financial Management
Gain a solid understanding of the basics of financial management. This course covers everything from setting up accounts to budgeting and managing cash flow.

Project Management
Learn the practical skills necessary to successfully lead any project. Includes a bonus module focused on project management for facilities.

Business Management
Learn the basics of business planning, with a focus on the needs of a creative business. This course uses relevant examples, practical resources, and tips to get you started towards a successful future.

Managing People
Learn the basics of business planning, with a focus on the needs of a creative business. This course uses relevant examples, practical resources, and tips to get you started towards a successful future.

Learn the key concepts and strategies of marketing, with a particular focus on the cultural sector. This course will guide you through goal-setting, creating a strategy, and the creation of your own marketing plan.

For more information and/or to suggest a topic or link, please contact us.

Looking for our Learning Series webinars? Click here!

See more upcoming events in our calendar.