circles and the logo WorkSmarts

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


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.

Wed, Aug 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.


Wed, Aug 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.


Wed, Sept 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.



For more information about Work Smarts, please contact:

Mona Afshari, Marketing and Communications Manager, at