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:

Accessibility Ontario

Accessibility Ontario is your one-stop shop for all your AODA needs. They offer consulting services on all aspects of AODA compliance, including training, website accessibility, document conversion, policy development, and workshops/webinars on a variety of accessibility topics.

AODA webinars are a great way to get important information without having to leave your office. Accessibility Ontario regularly offers live webinars but if you miss one, we are happy to make them available to you as recordings. More about Webinars Here!

Accessibility Ontario offers a variety of workshops related to the AODA and accessibility. More about Workshops Here!

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.

Watch Webinar Recordings Here!

Ontario Non-Profit Network

The Ontario Non-Profit Network offers a number of resources for the arts and culture sector, including webinars, publications, conferences and more. Learn more about their resources and offerings here!

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.

Marketing
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.