Professional Development Workshops
Virtual Workshop presented as part of DesignTO 2022
Monday, January 24, 2022 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm ET | Blueprint for Collaborations
A two hour in person workshop to help you design your unique Collaboration Criteria Canvas, a blueprint and tool to build your personal criteria and best practices to create and navigate successful collaborations in your creative practice, business or career.
Virtual Workshop Series Presented in Partnership with Mississauga Potters' Guild
Tuesdays, February 1 - 22, 2022 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm ET | Empower Your Capacity and Growth as a Creative Professional
Stay tuned for more workshop partnerships and dates!
EMPOWER YOUR CAPACITY AND GROWTH AS A CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL
Session 1 - NEW!
Prioritize Your Creative Practice
This workshop will help you to make time for making and other projects and tasks that matter to you as a creative professional. Clarify what you are aiming to create or change and set yourself up to stay focused on making your creative practice your top priority.
Unpack and Understand Your Creative Process
Through facilitated coaching questions, explorations and customizable tools you will be empowered to , identify the key steps of your process and use your awareness to plan for, recognize changes and advocate for your full process as it evolves moving forward.
Building Habits and Routines to Support Your Creativity and Growth
This workshop will help you identify and build habits and routines you personally need to survive and thrive as a creative. Close your habit loop and determine tools to help you track, reflect and adjust to meet your needs moving forward.
Inoculate Yourself from Your Inner Critic
Your inner critic can prevent you from growing, taking risks and moving forward. In fact, it can stop you right in your tracks - perhaps even leave you feeling unworthy of calling yourself a “real” artist. This workshop will help you better recognize when this is happening and to be able to tap into your inner resources when you want to inject yourself with courage and confidence.
Past Workshop Partnerships
Artscape Daniels Launchpad
Craft Council of British Columbia
Mississauga Potters Guild
Robert McLaughlin Gallery
The Steps Initiative
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair
York Region Arts Council
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Two new series of 90 minute, virtual workshops designed to support creatives to develop their practice, arts-based business or career. Participants are guided through interactive and self-reflective exercises, coaching questions and customizable tools related to each topic. These thought-provoking workshops are structured to support learning, self-awareness, action planning and confidence building at all stages of creative career development. Supplementary take home worksheets for each session support further individual exploration, strategy/action planning and personal/professional growth.
TAKING YOUR CREATIVE PRACTICE, CAREER
OR ARTS-BASED BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
What’s Next? Clarify Your Vision for Your Creative Practice, Career or Business
This workshop will help you to clarify your vision for taking your creative practice or arts-based business or career to the next level - whatever that means to you! Hone in on your top priorities and leverage your clarity to better evaluate opportunities moving forward.
Get Out of Your Head and into Action
Through facilitated coaching questions, explorations and customizable tools you will be empowered to transcribe your vision into an action plan for taking your creative practice, arts-based business or career forward. Identify meaningful goals, specific steps and milestones to create a plan and get started.
Session 3 - NEW!
Focus Your Time and Energy to Better Serve Your Goals as a Creative Professional
Determine how you want to allocate your time and where you want to focus your energy. Through facilitated coaching questions, explorations and customizable tools you will be empowered to build your awareness of the mindset, time and effort you require to work on different types of tasks and projects and set yourself up to stay on top of key priorities.
Session 4 - NEW!
Leverage Your Strengths and Experience as a Creative Professional
This workshop will help you to take stock of and better understand your personal strengths and experience. Explore and identify opportunities you personally have to build from your strengths in service of growing your creative practice, business or career.
Session 5 - NEW!
Grow Your Professional Network as a Creative
Building a professional network is important for accessing opportunities, resources, support and collaborators. This workshop will help you get over your resistance and fears of networking and hone in on your purpose, opportunities and strategies to build and cultivate your network as a creative professional.
Session 6 - NEW!
Blueprint for Collaborations
Collaboration is a key skill set for creative professionals. This workshop will help you determine your personal criteria and best practices to create and navigate successful collaborations in your creative practice, business or career.