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Managing Up, Down and Across: Coaching and Mentoring Skills for Arts Managers

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
3:00 – 5:00 PM (new time)
Location: Deer Park Library, 40 St. Clair Ave. East, Toronto

The Arts and Cultural Sector is on the cusp of a major shift in its leadership, as is the entire Canadian economy, with Boomers retiring at an increasingly high rate. To help smooth out a potentially bumpy ride, as a sector, more and more of us will be required to become better and better in that “guide on the side” role, easing the next generation of leaders into their place.

Join long standing ACCA members and supporters as they share with you their insights, experiences and advice as we explore the advantages of coaching and mentoring, and bring some clarity to the differing roles of each.

All four panellists and the facilitator have lived in the world of learning and training – passing on skills, supporting best practises – and speak with a collective voice of experience.

  • Pat Bradley, currently the OAC’s Theatre Officer, and manager of the Council’s Compass Program, has managed staff – and clients – at the provincial and municipal level; she teaches in the MBA program at York (Schulich School of Business), of which she is a graduate.
  • Also with experience in teaching cultural management as well as a frequent conference speaker, Carrie Brooks-Joiner is owner and principal of Carrie Brooks-Joiner & Associates, a firm that specializes in supporting the leadership and managements of not-for-profit organizations.
  • Although Diane Davy has over 25 years of senior management experience in the creative and cultural industries, she is currently part-time Executive Director for WorkInCulture (Cultural Careers Council of Ontario, and its mission “to support the people who work in the cultural sector through life-long career development and business skills training.” and mandate, “At WorkInCulture we Connect, Create, and Curate training and tools that help arts and culture professionals develop the business skills to match their creative talents.”)
  • Although Cathy Smalley has led Arts Service Organizations at the municipal, provincial and federal levels, she’s active today as an independent consultant in the sector; recent contracts have included the Performing Arts Alliance (Exploring collaboration in professional and leadership development) and the Metcalf Foundation (“Places Please,” a report on 11 years of arts internships at Metcalf).
  • T. Anne Frost, Program Manager of Humber College’s recently re-launched one year post-diploma certificate program in Arts Administration, will have her hands full facilitating this panel.
ACCA Members – $35 | Non-members – $50

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