Professional Development for Today’s Arts Consultants. A free series of online professional development webinars/ workshops led by senior professionals in the field around best practices, essential consulting tools and industry trends. Upcoming topics include New Governance Models, Decolonization, Leadership Coaching and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.  Open to all professional arts consultants in Canada and those wishing to get into the field.

Register for New Governance Models Webinar

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 @ 1 pm EST

Join this distinguished panel for an in depth-discussion of this question;  “What is a new model for governance for artists and arts orgs that serves art better AND provides an accountability to the public?”  Lead by moderator Jane Needles, she will be joined by three dynamic experts in the field of examining the future of governance models as we navigate the outcomes of COVID problems and its effect on the arts.  Participants are Owais Lightwala, Santee Smith, and Olivia Seward. We look forward to an enlightening and informative discussion.  Come, learn, and share in the Q&A with your thoughts. 

Register For An Intercultural Lens – How to Look at IDEA Webinar

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 @ 1 pm EST
Prioritizing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (IDEA) does not equate to people engaging effectively and appropriately across differences. Join this discussion as panelists Santiago Guzmán and Valerie Sing Turner explore the ways to move beyond the acronym and traditional approaches to IDEA, and instead adopt an intercultural and intersectional perspective. Moderated by Terri-Lynn Brennan, the panel will share their stories and insights that consider their unique life experiences. They will delve into the importance of intersectionality in understanding how different identities and experiences intersect and shape the way individuals experience discrimination and privilege. The discussion will also cover strategies for improved cultural understanding and empathy in the sector and in society more broadly. This session is designed for anyone interested in learning more about how to create more inclusive and equitable ways of working. Come learn and share in the Q&A with your thoughts. 

Did you miss the Consulting Best Practices Webinar? The recording of this engaging session is now available.

This project is part of the ACCA Professional Development, Renewing Your Capacity Initiative funded by the Government of Canada Department of Canadian Heritage – Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund.