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October Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

October Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

Welcome to our October roundup of training and networking opportunities for creative professionals in our community. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Arts & Culture e-newsletter to get these opportunities delivered straight to your email inbox so you don’t miss a thing.

Looking to join a monthly, recurring networking group? Scroll to the bottom of this blog to learn about local groups and when they meet.

Do you have any great training or networking opportunities to share with us? Comment below, or send your suggestions to culture@brantford.ca. Please note that these lists are compiled at the beginning of the previous month, and curated specifically for creative industry professionals. This is not a comprehensive training list, but is rather a starting point for your own professional development.

TRAINING AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

From Spark to Story with Instructor Larry Brown

Hosted by Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

When? Thursdays beginning October 1, 2020 to November 5, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Where? Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Coach House, 20 Ava Road, Brantford

Fee? $120.00 Non-members, $100 members

Registration required? Yes

Outdoor Photography with Instructor Brian Thompson

Hosted by Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

When? Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4, 2020 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Where? Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Coach House and Gardens, 20 Ava Road, Brantford

Fee? $120.00 Non-members, $100.00 Members (Participants must bring their own lunch)

Registration required? Yes

Webinar – Financial Forecasting

Hosted by Brantford Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC)

When? Tuesday October 6, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Where? Online (webinar)

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes 

Annual Mayor’s Luncheon 2020 – Virtual Event

Hosted by Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant

When? Friday October 9, 2020 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Where? Online (Zoom link will be sent to all registrants prior to the event)

A take-out Lunch option  will be available from Best Western Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford, prices starting at $34.50 (delivery is extra)

Registration required? Yes

Thursday Night Author Talks – Helen Humphries (Online)

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Thursday October 15, 2020 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where? Online

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

Outdoor Photography with Instructor Brian Thompson

Hosted by Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

When? Saturday October 17 and Sunday October18, 2020 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Where? Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Coach House and Gardens, 20 Ava Road, Brantford

Fee? $120.00 Non-members, $100.00 Members (Participants must bring their own lunch)

Registration required? Yes

Webinar – Market Research

Hosted by Brantford Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC)

When? Tuesday October 20, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Where? Online (webinar)

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

Lifescapes – Memoir Writing Virtual Workshop Series

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Tuesday October 20, 2020 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Where? Online

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes 

Webinar - Tax Seminar with the Canada Revenue Agency

Hosted by Brantford Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC)

When? Thursday October 22, 2020 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Where? Online (webinar)

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes 

Webinar – Marketing and Sales

Hosted by Brantford Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC)

When? Tuesday October 27, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Where? Online (webinar)

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

Chamber Business After Hours and New Member Social

Hosted by Chamber of Commerce Brantford – Brant

When? Tuesday October 27, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Where? Best Western Brantford Hotel and Conference Centre, 19 Holiday Drive, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

Adobe InDesign: An Introduction with Jeanette Obbink

Hosted by: Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

When? Thursday October 29 and Friday October 30, 2020 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Where? Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Main Gallery, 20 Ava Road, Brantford

Fee? $80.00 Non- members, $60.00 Members

Registration required? Yes

Creative Spaces Online Training Series

Hosted by ArtsBuild Ontario

Module # 1 – Strategic Planning and Partnerships

Presenter: Devin Glowinski, Co-founder Kilogram Studios

Module # 2 – Financial Management and Capital Projects

Presenter: Brian Arnott, Principal, Novita Interpares

Module # 3 – Campaigns and Community Engagement

Presenter: Brian Arnott, Principal, Novita Interpares

Module # 4 – Operational Planning Before, During and After a Capital Project

Presenters: Lauren Gould, Chief Operating Officer, Gardiner Museum and Jeanne LeSage, LeSage Arts Management

Each module is 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Cost per module is $40.00 + HST or purchase all four modules for $140.00 + HST

(Each module comes with a recording of the webinar, a PDF of the presentation, a transcription of the recording and any extra resources the presenter(s) provided to the attendees) 

Branching Out!

Hosted by Work in Culture

When? Past Webinar (originally delivered August 24, 2020)

Where? Online

Fee? Free

Registration required? No 

Countdown to Business Panel Session – Basic Tools for Putting Together a Creative Business Idea

Hosted by Work in Culture

When? Past Webinar (originally delivered August 29, 2020)

Where? Online

Fee? Free

Registration required? No 

LOCAL NETWORKING GROUPS

Brant Pros Networking Group

Brant Pros helps members increase revenue, build qualified relationships, and market their services through targeted networking. Become a member and help build strong and lasting relationships with other entrepreneurs and participate in a network of exchanges allowing you to increase your client base. These referrals and recommendations will help you grow your business – because together are stronger and grow faster!

  • Meets every Tuesday from 12:00pm to 1:30pm (check website for updates re COVID-19)
  • The Rope Factory, 111 Sherwood Drive, Unit 25, Brantford (unless otherwise noted)
  •  For more information, contact info@brantpros.ca 

Brant Business Builders

Brant Business Builders is a proven entity supercharging the growth of Brantford and area businesses through the practice of referral and testimonial generation. Working with members, you can develop significant business allies who can help you establish credibility. The dedication and support of members by members is at the heart of their mission to build business through quality relationships.

Brant Women Networking Group (BWNG)

Brant Women Networking Group is a progressive women’s organization that supports women in achieving business, financial and personal success. They offer innovative programs that provide opportunities for networking, connecting, mentoring and learning from and with each other.

  • Due to covid-19 BWNG has taken their events online.  Check website for meeting dates and I.D. passwords to join online meetings.  Meetings are held between 12:00pm and 1:00pm. (check website for any changes re COVID-19)
  • For more information, use their online contact form.

Ladies Who Lead

Ladies Who Lead is a networking group of dynamic, professional women empowered through support, inspiration and mentoring, to promote success of women in business and their professions.  They offer professional women the opportunity to provide one another with peer support and empowerment through networking opportunities and professional speakers.

Brant Toastmasters #2580

Brant Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

  • Meets every Monday at 7:30pm (excluding statutory holidays) ** as of April 6, 2020 weekly meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice
  • Charlotte Villa Retirement Residence, Downstairs Lounge, 120 Darling Street, Brantford
  • Membership based (fee involved).  Guests may attend for free.
  • For more information, visit the Brant Toastmasters website.

Save the Date:  November Training and Networking Opportunities

Tuesday November 3, 2020: Webinar - Basic Bookkeeping

Tuesday November 3, 2020: Lifescapes – Memoir Writing Virtual Workshop Series

Thursday November 5, 2020: Thursday Night Author Talks (Online) – Karma Brown

Monday November 9, 2020: 3D Design Virtual Workshop

Tuesday November 17, 2020: Lifescapes – Memoir Writing Virtual Workshop Series

Tuesday December 1, 2020: Lifescapes – Memoir Writing Virtual Workshop Series

Thursday December 3, 2020: Thursday Night Author Talks (Online) – Farzana Doctor

Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6, 2020: Adventures in Memoir Writing with Larry Brown

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