Tagged: CPD

Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme

Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for the Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme (MRL) – a unique year-long development course fully funded by Arts Council England.

Described as “life changing”, it is designed to help you become a cultural leader for the 21st Century, resilient and entrepreneurial.

Participants receive £7,500 worth of leadership training, comprising:

  • An overseas study visit to cultural organisations in a country of your choice
  • 2 x 3 day residential workshops
  • 8 workshops and masterclasses on leadership, governance, finance, skills and models
  • An online leadership resource bank
  • A personal mentor and coach

The Programme draws on a wealth of knowledge and insight about leadership in the cultural and commercial sectors. It puts this learning at your disposal in inspirational settings.

Go to the MRL website to find out more and follow the link to apply for the Programme. Applications are open until 5pm on Thursday 31st January 2019.

MRL is a project of Black Country Living Museum as part of its National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) programme.

To find out more, call MRL’s Directors now:

Stephen Feber 07515 338 535 Nick Winterbotham 07775 774 539

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Train the Trainer Workshop

Thursday 24th January
Museum of Wigan Life
10:00 – 15:00
FREE

After a number of requests for a Train the Trainer Workshop we’re pleased to be able to announce the next workshop in our Responsive Programme.

This course is ideal for those who are required to effectively train employees, colleagues or clients in an interesting, engaging, brain-friendly and confident manner, in a way that is practical, and which will help those attending to gain new skills, knowledge and understanding. In an environment where organisations are having to do more with less, and where the training budget is stretched to the limit, developing existing staff so that they can take on the role of ‘in-house’ trainer, makes good sense.

By the end of this workshop, through small group activities, whole group exercises and practical sessions, delegates should be able to demonstrate a solid understanding and appreciation of the following topics:

  • The qualities & traits of an excellent trainer
  • How to create an effective learning environment – physical & psychological aspects
  • The characteristics of adult learners and how they differ from children
  • Different learning styles and how best to match these to the learner
  • Knowing your learners – personality traits
  • Motivational considerations – what to do when someone doesn’t want to be at the training course, conscripts v volunteers?
  • Communication skills [language, body language and active listening]
  • Barriers to effective learning
  • Managing expectations, challenging behaviour and difficult learners
  • Training methods – active v passive, trainer-centred v trainee-centred
  • Training strategies – strengths & weaknesses of each
  • Effective questioning skills – open, rhetorical, echo, confirming
  • Using training aids – pros & cons
  • Key components of a training plan
  • Aims, objectives and how to write them in an observable and measurable manner [Bloom’s Taxonomy]
  • Effectively ending the training session – your last chance to make a positive impression
  • Training evaluation techniques and how best to gain feedback about your training session

Whilst all our training is underpinned by the latest research and theory, we very much believe in adult learning principles, and as such our training courses are very practical, yet enjoyable. We typically use a range of strategies to encourage delegate involvement in their own learning, including small group discussion, theatre, debate, nominal group technique, role play and case study. We guarantee that our training is highly interactive and never a stand and deliver presentation.

All delegates receive a certificate of completion, together with extensive course notes, a copy of the PP slides, a reading list and the course booklet.

To book a place, please visit our eventbrite page.

About the Trainer

Sandy Keating BAdVT; BEd; MEdTD; DipEd

Sandy’s been with ACM from the start and leads our organisational development workshops. A passionate trainer, her background is in education, training trainers and vocational education and she taught adult learners for more than 25 years and is a passionate advocate of adult learning principles.

 

Oxford Cultural Leaders 2019

Applications are now open for Oxford Cultural Leaders 2019.

This leadership programme has been developed by the Oxford University Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) in partnership with the Said Business School. Aimed at directors and senior managers in the museum sector, by the end of the programme participants have greater insight into themselves as leaders; reflecting on their vision, values, impact, behaviours and attitudes (including to risk). They are better equipped to deliver a more robust and resilient solution to the challenges ahead and are more entrepreneurially minded. In essence, they will leave the programme feeling more confident to take charge of themselves, their teams, and the tasks in hand.

You can find out more, including how to apply here.

Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme 2019-20

Don’t miss your opportunity to apply for the Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme (MRL) – a unique year-long development course fully funded by Arts Council England.

Described as “life changing”, it is designed to help you become a cultural leader for the 21st Century, resilient and entrepreneurial.

Participants receive £7,500 worth of leadership training, comprising:

  • An overseas study visit to cultural organisations in a country of your choice
  • 2 x 3 day residential workshops
  • 8 workshops and masterclasses on leadership, governance, finance, skills and models
  • An online leadership resource bank
  • A personal mentor and coach

The Programme draws on a wealth of knowledge and insight about leadership in the cultural and commercial sectors. It puts this learning at your disposal in inspirational settings.

Go to the MRL website to find out more and follow the link to apply for the Programme. Applications are open until 5pm on Thursday 31 January 2019.

MRL is a project of Black Country Living Museum as part of its National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) programme.

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Professional Fundraising Fellows 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort of Professional Fundraising Fellows 2019

Starting in January 2019, the Professional Fundraising Fellowship Programme is designed to support arts and cultural professionals at a mid-stage in their careers to become confident, skilled, entrepreneurial fundraisers. Find out more here

Applications need to be received by 12.00pm (noon), on Monday 5th November 2018

“[The programme] has really highlighted the impact that the Fellowship has had both on my work but also on my outlook. It has been such an amazing programme, I really feel I am returning as a different practitioner.” Amy Simcox, Development Manager, Derby Museums, Professional Fellow 2017-18

Bridging the Digital Gap – Call for enquiries

‘Bridging the Digital Gap’ is a Heritage Lottery funded programme that aims to diversify the archives workforce by creating 24 paid technical traineeships, bringing digital skills and different backgrounds into the sector.  The traineeships are delivered in archives around the UK in three cohorts of eight. Trainees are employed by The National Archives (TNA) and seconded to Host archives for 15-month training placements working 32 hours per week.

Applications are now invited for Cohort 2 commencing in October 2019. We are seeking expressions of interest from archives who are currently carrying out meaningful digital preservation work to high standards and can offer trainees a positive learning experience, enabling them to build the skills to apply for digital archives assistant (or similar) posts upon completion.

TNA’s commitment to the training programme

TNA will provide ongoing project management support to the programme and oversee the delivery of online training modules covering the core competencies of digital acquisition, preservation, access and engagement. Trainees will also attend six face-to-face training sessions enabling them to review online learning and develop a range of workplace skills. Travel and subsistence for these training days will be paid by TNA.

What we ask from Host organisations

Host organisations are required to apply in consortiums consisting of four archives, linked either by geography or collections focus. A lead host should be elected to represent the consortium on the programme’s project board. Each archive must provide a line manager to guide their trainee’s professional development and a mentor to provide additional one-to-one support. In addition, as part of the application, the consortium will be asked to produce a training plan giving details of special projects and work-based learning activities that support the online training modules. Consortiums are encouraged to create opportunities for trainees to get together at each other’s archives to complete pair or group assignments.

How to apply

The deadline for consortium applications to Cohort 2 (running October 2019 – December 2020) is Friday 1 February 2019.

Archives interested in applying should, in the first instance, email enquiries and expressions of interest to Emma Golby-Kirk, Bridging the Digital Gap Project Manager:  Emma.Golby-Kirk@nationalarchives.org.uk

Arts Emergency Seeks Mentors in Greater Manchester

Arts Emergency is a charity and national support network for young people who don’t have influential contacts of their own. We’re working with kids in Manchester and looking for local mentors in the creative industries who’d like to volunteer with us and make a difference to young lives!

Starting out as a grassroots movement with just a handful of mentors and donors, Arts Emergency now engages a community of over 3000 professionals in the arts sector; from humanities professors to dancers, from journalists and best-selling authors to indie musicians and theatre makers. This network offers state school sixth formers from under-represented backgrounds the work experience, mentoring, support, knowledge and real world connections they need to make the right choices for them in higher education, and break through into a career.

Through public donations and support, the charity currently helps hundreds of young people aged between 16 and 24 as they consider career opportunities in the arts.

Arts Emergency has been mentoring young people in Greater Manchester for two years, and it has been a powerful and life-changing experience for all involved! We are working hard on growing our work here. We currently work with two schools, but this autumn we’ll want to make that six.

In order to support more young people Greater Manchester, we need even more fantastic mentors. We are running free Mentor Training sessions on Thurs 13 Sept (6pm-8.30pm) at Manchester Metropolitan University and on Wed 03 Oct (6pm-8.30pm) at HOME (click on the dates for the links to book a free spot).

If you would like to join our growing network of professionals in the arts sector, you can sign up to the Arts Emergency network here: http://arts-emergency.org/join-us/

Please share this far and wide with anyone who might be interested. Give us a shout out on Twitter @artsemergency and help us spread the word!

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch! You can contact Rose Condo, Manchester Project Coordinator for Arts Emergency on rose@arts-emergency.org.

V&A Professional Development Programme

The V&A are pleased to launch their Professional Development Programme for 2018-19.

The V&A’s short, comprehensive professional development courses are led by expert practitioners, providing the unique opportunity to master best practice in your specialised field. Taught at the V&A in South Kensington, you will gain first-hand insight into current projects and develop immediate applications for your expanded skills and knowledge.

To see the full programme click here.

With limited spaces on each course, learn more and book click here or call 020 7942 2000 To request more information or propose collaboration on bespoke training deliveries, please feel free to send your questions and ideas to Malini Balluck at m.balluck@vam.ac.uk

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Training 2018-19

From Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy:

Taking place all over the country between September 2018 – March 2019, our courses cover a broad range of fundraising skills and knowledge including:

  • Individual, major donor, corporate and legacy fundraising
  • Fundraising for a capital project
  • Digital tools for fundraising
  • Writing a fundraising strategy
  • Embedding fundraising into your business plan and organisation
  • Fundraising for trustees

The courses are pitched at different levels – Essentials, Leadership and Governance – and will benefit anyone whose role involves raising funds, from support staff through to board members.  New for this year we’re also offering individuals and organisations the chance to invest in their development with our affordable range of packages.  

For more information – and to see a full list of our training offer – see the training brochure or go to our website.

A Question of Leadership Conference

Thursday 13th September 2018
Liverpool Hope University
9.30am – 4.00pm

Co-hosted by Curious Minds and DIY Theatre, the ‘Question of Leadership’ conference brings together teachers, cultural organisations, artists, performers and academics both to hear inspiring stories about inclusive leadership and research practices across the education and arts sectors and to question notions of leadership and research within these sectors.

The focus will be inclusive practice, with a particular focus on disability. SLiCE® fellows (Specialist Leaders in Cultural Education based in a range of schools across the North West), Mind the Gap, Creative Minds, DIY Theatre, Liverpool Hope University and Open Theatre will be involved as presenters and workshop leaders.

This conference will be suitable for those who:

  • believe it is essential that EVERYONE has access to high quality Arts and Culture
  • are keen to re-shape the word and concept of leadership
  • want to challenge the limiting perceptions of who can be a leader
  • believe it is important to develop research into these areas.

To see the full programme and book your place, click here.

If you have questions or queries regarding the conference, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Events Team on 01772 336639 or email events@curiousminds.org.uk.