Management and Leadership for Creatives

10 Sep 2008 - 09:30

Aimed at managers in digital or creative agencies, this new course aims to empower delegates with an improved knowledge of management and leadership tools. It will also provide delegates with a set of practical steps that they can use put their new knowledge into immediate use.

You are probably a manager is a small to mid-sized business and probably haven't been given much in the way of formal training on how to be a leader or a manager. Perhaps you have fallen into the role or it has come as a consequence of being a business owner or one of the more seasoned people within your organisation. Whatever happened, you think your performance and that of your team might be better with a combination of time to reflect on what you are doing and expert advice.

Half day course:

* 0930-1000 Tea, Coffee and registration
* 1000-1015 An introduction to the day and to each other
* 1015-1035 Background on the hub and lessons we’ve learnt
* 1035-1055 Where are you trying to get you? Understanding drivers and key values
* 1055-1110 Sectoral Overview
* 1110-1130 Your responsibilities as a employer and a manager
* 1130-1145 Break
* 1145-1215 What makes a good leader? A group exercise
* 1215-1245 Managing and motivating effective teams A group exercise
* 1245-1255 Action planning
* 1255-1300 Reflection and evaluation forms
* 1300 End

The delegates need practical tools that can help them translate what they have learnt during the course into their everyday practice. Many training programmes for small to mid scale organisations are not always mindful of the fact that they have limited human and financial resources available to them. The course will signpost individuals to places they can get further support and help with developing their organisations and/or projects. Our workshops will always end with a practical “what next” look at how delegates can take their learning forward.

About the trainer

Wendy Smithers, founder and co-director of the hub, Wendy has been busy running and developing the hub's training programme over the last 18 months and also leads on finding partners and sponsors for the hub's own projects. Wendy, along with her co-director Julia Payne, has been responsible for building the hub over a period of 6 years into a brand associated with innovation, credibility and high quality learning. Wendy is currently working on fundraising and organisational development consultancies for a number of clients and delivering training programmes across the UK for a wide range of arts and community groups. Wendy’s passion is enabling others with knowledge she has gained as an active fundraiser and sharing her up-to-date knowledge of fundraising. Wendy whole-heartedly embraces the hub philosophy of ensuring advice is honest and of practical use to those who need it, delivering training and consultancy that can be immediately used in day-to-day practice rather than manuals that gather dust on shelves.

Before setting up the hub with Julia in 2002, Wendy worked as a freelance consultant for Wimbledon Theatre, Orange Tree Theatre and Riverhouse for eighteen months. Previously Wendy was Development Manager at the Barbican Centre from 1996-2001, working across a variety of cross-arts festivals. This followed a two year spell at Classic FM, the UK's leading national commercial radio station.

To book yourt place visit the registration page

New Media Knowledge
University of Westminster
115 New Cavendish Street
United Kingdom of Great Britain & N. Ireland