CPD programmes at Leeds Beckett

In 2016 the participation and engagement in the arts knowledge exchange network and Leeds Beckett university are offering 3 short CPD programmes, where participants will have the opportunity to hear from academic and industry experts, reflect on and share their own personal experiences and network with peers. The courses are designed for anyone working in the arts sector wishing to develop their knowledge and experience including; arts managers; education and marketing staff; community arts practitioners; local authority arts development officers as well as more recent arts graduates new to working professionally.

The 3 courses described below,  will all take place in the week commencing 7th March 2016 to allow participants to choose to book just one module or to book for all 3 at once for a reduced fee.  Cost for individual courses are £250 for attendance only or £350 for those who wish to gain accreditation towards a master’s programme, (participants will need to submit a reflective report on how the learning has been used in practice, after the module has been completed).

All courses are held at Leeds Beckett University, and will run from 10.00-17.00 over two days as follows

·          Ask the Audience ‘Exploring Participatory Decision Making'  -  7-8 March 2016

This course focuses on the principles underpinning the trend towards participatory decision making in the public sector.

You will get the chance to explore the possibilities and challenges in implementing such practices within the arts by reflecting on policy analysis, case study examples and examination of toolkits and evaluations of existing practice. At the end of the course, you will be able to identify appropriate models to employ participatory decision making processes.

·         From Planning to Evaluation – 9-10 March 2016

This module focusses on examining the planning models and evaluation tools most commonly used in arts management, in order to help participants avoid the common pitfalls in delivery. In addition, the course aims to support on-going monitoring and reporting mechanisms within a team and with external stakeholders.

During the course, everyone will develop a bespoke planning and evaluation template, which could be used equally to support you to undertake your own evaluation as well as those writing briefs for external evaluations.

·         Culture-Based Local Development – 11-12 March 2016

Looking at arts in the context of public funding cuts and economic crisis, this course will focus on the specific problems and potential of culture-based local development strategies.

Throughout the course, contributions will be given from leading policy makers and other experts, giving examples of good practice from the rest of Europe and beyond (ranging from Scandinavia to France, Colombia and Brazil). Particular attention will be given to innovative and sustainable funding strategies, in a challenging financial climate. At the end of the course, you will be able to understand the theory and the main applications of the concept and method of 'cultural planning’.

To book a place on these courses please visit click here or for further information please contact us at :  participationandengagement-arts@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or speak to Leila Jancovich directly at l.jancovich@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

For more information on the network, including free membership and events visit participationandengagement-arts.co.uk/