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WorkSmarts is WorkInCulture series available as an in-person workshop or online webinar that teaches individuals working in arts, culture, libraries, and heritage, skills related to organizational capacity and management.

What is organizational capacity?

It’s how an organization accomplishes its strategic plans/goals through its resources:

  • Human resources: number of staff, quality, skills, experience, etc.
  • Physical/material resources: computers, land, buildings, venue space, etc.
  • Financial resources: funding, donations, sponsorship, earned revenue, credit, etc.
  • Informational resources: history of knowledge, databases, files
  • Intellectual resources: patents, copyrights, designs, programs, workshops

What is management?
It’s creating policy, coordinating, organizing, planning, controlling, and directing resources in order to fulfill an organization’s strategic plans/goals.

Example WorkSmarts subjects: Financial Management; Human Resources; Capacity Building; Strategic Planning; Project Management;Inclusion & Diversity; Copyright; Customer Service


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Communication Skills for Emerging Leaders

Venue: CSI Spadina (192 Spadina Ave Toronto, ON)
Presenter: Joan Allison, Communications & Marketing Specialist, MLEK - Mussio La Grassa Elliot Krogh Inc.
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Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Working with Communities through an Equitable & Anti-Oppression Lens

This worskhop is delivered in partnership with North York Arts.​
Venue: North York Central Library (5120 Yonge St North York, ON)
Presenter: Parul Pandya, Community Consultant, Community Impact Non-Profit Consulting
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Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Effective Leadership in Non-Profit through Strategy & Change

This worskhop is delivered in partnership with North York Arts.​
Venue: Downsview Hub (70 Canuck Ave, Toronto, ON)
Presenter: Parul Pandya, Community Consultant, Community Impact Non-Profit Consulting
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Monday, March 25, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Strategic Planning for Arts Organizations

Venue: Thunder Bay Art Gallery (1080 Keewatin St Thunder Bay, ON)
Presenter: Diane Davy, Executive Director, WorkInCulture
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PAST WEBINARS

A 3-Part WorkSmarts webinar series focusing on hiring best practices.

Hiring season is just around the corner and WorkInCulture is here to help you hire the most qualified candidate through a three part webinar series on current HR best practices. Though these webinars are intended for individuals/organizations preparing to hire in the arts, culture, and heritage sector, they will be informative for job seekers as well.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Part 1 - To Post or Not to Post, Info on the Job

Presenter: Mike Rudolf  CHRP, HR Business Partner MaRS Discovery District

This webinar on how to write a well-written job post, will cover what to include and why. Topics will consist of: job titles, job types, salary range, employee benefits, job descriptions, required skills, and important dates. If you’re not sure what to include in your job post or how to attract applications from the best candidates, this webinar is for you. Demonstrations and examples will be provided using the WorkInCulture Job Board. Webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Part 2 - Stop the Wild Hiring Chase, Recruit and Select

Presenter: Michelle Baily, CHRL, VP, People, Planning and Strategy Re:Sound
Most organisations depend on their employees to succeed so getting the hiring process right is crucial. In this webinar, learn how to define skills and talent requirements, attract the right people, screen candidates, interview, and make a hiring decision. Tools and examples will be shared. Webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Part 3 - Seeing Better Days, New Hire Orientation and Onboarding

Presenter: Karen Ennis, General Manager, WorkInCulture 
You’ve got a new employee, now what? To avoid quick turnaround and to ensure a happy working environment for the whole team, it’s imperative to have contracts, welcoming packs, introductions, and HR manuals in place; find out what each entails in this webinar. Webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A.
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For more information about Work Smarts, please contact:

Mona Afshari, Marketing and Communications Manager, at monaafshari@workinculture.ca