Building Skills Workshops

Cultural Associates Oxford have been commissioned to deliver a series of 8 workshops to support the Bucks creative and cultural sector to successfully emerge from lockdown.

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These workshops have been designed to help the people working within our creative and cultural organisations respond and re-frame their organisations and programmes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Cultural Associates Oxford (CAO) have drawn on their creative, cultural, business and higher education experience and knowledge to present these workshops. The programme has been funded by Rothschild Foundation, Arts Council England and Buckinghamshire Council.

The aim of this programme is to respond positively and proactively to the impact of Covid-19 and to support the cultural eco-system of Buckinghamshire at a time of great challenge for the cultural sector. The workshops will also support the Bucks Cultural Leaders programme, which began in February 2021.

The Building Skills workshops are free to attend and can be booked using the links below:

The role of strategic leadership in transformational change

Facilitator: Pegram Harrison

The role of the leader and senior team in strategically leading an organisation. Sharing practical models and tools for change management.

30th April 2021

9am – 11am

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Reframing and reinvigorating purpose post Covid 19

Facilitators: Lucy Shaw, Pegram Harrison

Resetting and reframing our practice through an exploration of entrepreneurial and socially responsive practice.

19th May 2021

3pm – 5pm

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Business planning – balancing priorities post Covid 19

Facilitator: Pegram Harrison

Practical tips and signposting beyond Covid 19.

23rd June 2021

9am – 11am

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Creating an inclusive organisational culture and audience development plan

Facilitator: Miki Lentin

Creating innovative approaches to inclusive organisational culture and audience development planning.

15th July 2021

2pm – 4pm

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Participatory practice and inclusive engagement post Covid-19

Facilitator: Miki Lentin

An exploration of engaged community practice post BLM, drawing on case studies and looking at new models for delivery.

22nd July 2021

2pm – 4pm

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Fundraising and development in a new world

Facilitator: Lucy Shaw

A practical panel discussion and Q&A

10th September 2021

9am – 11am

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Digital Futures

Facilitator: Lucy Shaw

Reflecting on what innovative interpretation and engagement for digital means and exploring its practical application.

17th September 2021

9am – 11am

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Impact and Assessment – effective evaluation design

Facilitator: Maurice Davies

Understanding the power of inclusive consultation and good data to inform effective decision-making, programming and how it can help you make the case for change and funding success.

4th October 2021

3pm – 5pm

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