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April Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

April Training & Networking for Creative Industry Professionals

Welcome to our April roundup of training and networking opportunities for creative professionals in our community. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Arts & Culture e-newsletter to get these opportunities delivered straight to your email inbox so you don’t miss a thing. 

Looking to join a monthly, recurring networking group? Scroll to the bottom of this blog to learn about local groups and when they meet.

Do you have any great training or networking opportunities to share with us? Comment below, or send your suggestions to culture@brantford.ca. Please note that these lists are compiled at the beginning of the previous month, and curated specifically for creative industry professionals. This is not a comprehensive training list, but is rather a starting point for your own professional development. 

 

TRAINING AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Orientation: Starter Company Plus

Hosted by Brantford-Brant Business Resource Centre (BRC)

When? Thursday April 2, 2020 from 9:30am to 10:30am

Where? Online, WebEx seminar

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Tech Time

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Every Monday (beginning April 6, 2020) from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (excluding April 13)

Where? Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Writers’ Support Circle

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Monday April 6, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Where? Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Lifescapes: A Memoir Writing Program

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Tuesday April 7 and Tuesday April 21, 2020 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Where? Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

Bell City Author Series – Helen Humphreys

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Thursday April 9, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Where? Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford

Fee? $10.00

Registration required? Yes

 

Step Into Spring – Women in Business Event (Event will likely be cancelled per email from Leslie Barker)

Hosted by Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant

When? Wednesday April 15, 2020 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Where? Brantford Golf and Country Club, 60 Ava Road, Brantford

Fee? $65.00 Non Members, $55.00 Members (including HST)

Registration required? Yes

 

Adobe Photoshop: An Introduction with Jeanette Obbink

Hosted by Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

When? Friday April 17 and Friday April 24, 2020 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Where? Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Main Gallery, 20 Ava Road, Brantford

Fee? $60.00 Members, $80.00 Non-Members

Registration required? Yes

 

Women Inspiring Women presents Not Your Average Saturday

Hosted by Women Inspiring Women, Women’s Institute

When? Saturday April 18, 2020 from 8:30am to 3:00pm

Where? Brantford Golf and Country Club, 60 Ava Road, Brantford

Fee? $85.00

Registration required? Yes

 

Podcasting 101

Hosted by Brantford Public Library

When? Wednesday April 22, 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Where? Brantford Public Library, Main Branch, 173 Colborne Street, Brantford

Fee? Free

Registration required? Yes

 

LOCAL NETWORKING GROUPS

Brant Pros Networking Group

Brant Pros helps members increase revenue, build qualified relationships, and market their services through targeted networking. Become a member and help build strong and lasting relationships with other entrepreneurs and participate in a network of exchanges allowing you to increase your client base. These referrals and recommendations will help you grow your business – because together are stronger and grow faster!

·        Meets every Tuesday from 12:00pm to 1:30pm

·        The Rope Factory, 111 Sherwood Drive, Unit 25, Brantford (unless otherwise noted)

       For more information, contact info@brantpros.ca

·        Meetings have been cancelled for four weeks beginning March 17, 2020

 

Brant Business Builders

Brant Business Builders is a proven entity supercharging the growth of Brantford and area businesses through the practice of referral and testimonial generation. Working with members, you can develop significant business allies who can help you establish credibility. The dedication and support of members by members is at the heart of their mission to build business through quality relationships.

·        Meets every Wednesdays from 7:00am to 8:30am

·        Location: The Sherwood Restaurant, 799 Colborne Street, Brantford

·        For more information, visit the Brant Business Builders website

·        Meetings have been suspended and will reassess in April per Trevor

 

Brant Women Networking Group (BWNG)

Brant Women Networking Group is a progressive women’s organization that supports women in achieving business, financial and personal success. They offer innovative programs that provide opportunities for networking, connecting, mentoring and learning from and with each other.

·        Meets the second Tuesday of each month (excluding July and August), 11:15am to 1:15pm

·        Hampton Inn and Suites, 20 Fen Ridge Court, Brantford

·        For more information, use their online contact form.

The April 14, 2020 meeting has been cancelled. In its place a Pop-up Zoom meeting will be offered. See BWNG.ca for more details.

 

Ladies Who Lead

Ladies Who Lead is a networking group of dynamic, professional women empowered through support, inspiration and mentoring, to promote success of women in business and their professions.  They offer professional women the opportunity to provide one another with peer support and empowerment through networking opportunities and professional speakers.

·        Meets first Wednesday of the month, 6:00pm to 8:30pm

·        Brantford Golf and Country Club, 60 Ava Road, Brantford

·        For more information, visit the Ladies Who Lead website

·        April meeting has been cancelled, please check website for further updates regarding future meetings

              

Brant Toastmasters #2580

Brant Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

·        Meets every Monday at 7:30pm (excluding statutory holidays)

·        Charlotte Villa Retirement Residence, Downstairs Lounge, 120 Darling Street, Brantford

·        Membership based (fee involved).  Guests may attend for free.

·        For more information, visit the Brant Toastmasters website.

·        Meetings have been temporarily suspended effective March 15, 2020 until further notice.

 

Save the Date: May Training and Networking Opportunities

Tuesday May 5, 2020: Workshop Part 2: Building Creative Spaces/Maintaining Creative SpacesCANCELLED

Thursday May 7, 2020: Orientation: Starter Company Plus

Thursday May 7, 2020: 36th Annual Business Excellence Awards

Friday May 8 and Friday May 15, 2020: Adobe in Design: An Introduction with Jeanette Obbink

Monday May 11, 2020: Tech Time

Tuesday May 12, 2020: Workshop: Tax Seminar with the Canada Revenue Agency

Tuesday May 12, 2020: Business After Hours at Community Living Brant

Tuesday May 12, 2020: Learn It/Build It/Manage It Part 1: Alternative Financing for Capital Projects/Engaging Community for Capital Projects (NEW)

Tuesday May 14, 2020: Workshop: Business Basics

Thursday May 14 and Friday May 15, 2020: Two Day Grant Writing Workshop

Tuesday May 19, 2020: Workshop: How to Write a Business Plan

Tuesday May 19, 2020: Workshop: Market Research

Monday May 25, 2020: Tech Time

Tuesday May 26, 2020: Workshop: Marketing and Sales

Tuesday May 26, 2020: Workshop: Financial Forecasting

Tuesday May 26, 2020: Workshop Part 2: Building Creative Spaces/Maintaining Creative Spaces (NEW)

Saturday May 30, 2020: Tales from the Lab – Writing  with Larry Brown

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Networking , Professional Development , Business Resource Centre , Brantford Public Library , Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant , Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant

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