Professional Development 

The Economic Development & Tourism Department and the Business Resource Centre offer a range of capacity building workshops which include training opportunities for the cultural and not-for-profit sectors.

For information about networking events and workshops offered through the Business Resource Centre, click to open the BRC website in a new browser window.

Past 2016 Workshops:

January 21, 2016 - "Marketing and Audience Development 101" at the Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre (399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, Brantford), 9:30am to 12:30pm & 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Presented in partnership with County of Brant and CoBALT Connects. Supported by the Province of Ontario and Enterprise Brant.

January 28, 2016 - "Social Media and Web Marketing" at the County of Brant Fire Administration Building (61 Dundas St. E., Paris), 9:30am to 12:30pm & 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Presented in partnership with County of Brant, CoBALT Connects and Kitestring. Supported by the Province of Ontario and Enterprise Brant.

April 8, 2016 - "Effective Grant Writing" at T.B. Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre (16 Morrell St., Brantford), 8:30am to 12:30pm with speaker Nicole Kovacs. Presented in partnership with the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Funders' Network.

June 29, 2016 - "artsVest Wrap and Celebration" at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant (20 Ava Rd., Brantford), 3:00pm-6:00pm. Presented in partnership with Business for the Arts.

Past 2015 Workshops:

April 16, 2015 - "Culture Days Information Session" at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant (20 Ava Rd., Brantford), 4:30pm-6:00pm. Presented in partnership with Ontario Culture Days.

June 23, 2016 - "artsVest Training Session and Launch" at Brantford Public Library (173 Colborne St., Brantford), 9:00am-6:00pm. Presented in partnership with Business for the Arts.

September 17, 2015 - "The Culture Project" at the Dominion Telegraph Event Centre (97 Grand River St. N., Paris), 7:00pm-9:00pm. Presented in partnership with County of Brant and Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation. Supported by Enterprise Brant.

November 16, 2015 - "Peer-to-Peer artsVest Mentorship Session" at Brant Museum and Archives (57 Charlotte St., Brantford), 3:00pm-6:00pm. Presented in partnership with Business for the Arts.

November 26, 2015 - "Community Cultural Investment Program Information Session" at the Brantford Visitor & Tourism Centre (399 Wayne Gretzky Pkwy., Brantford), 4:30pm-6:00pm.

December 2, 2015 - "Tourism Packaging Workshop" at the Best Western PLUS Brant Park Inn (19 Holiday Dr., Brantford), 9:00am-12:00pm.

Past 2014 Workshops:

May 13, 2014 - "Basic Financial Literacy for Board Members" at the Brantford Public Library (173 Colborne St., Brantford), 6:00pm to 8:30pm with speaker Betty Ferreira, CPA, CMA. Presented in partnership with Brant United Way and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. 

February 4, 2014 - "Board Governance 101" at the Brantford Public Library (173 Colborne St., Brantford), 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Presented in partnership with Brant United Way and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

February 26, 2014 - "Collective Impact: Making Change Happen", at the Grand River Community Healthcare Centre (363 Colborne St., Brantford), 9:00am to noon. Presented in partnership with the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Funders' Network.

Past 2013 Workshops:

November 13, 2013 - "Board Governance 101" at Best Western Brant Park Inn (19 Holiday Drive, Brantford), 6:00pm to 8:30pm.  Presented in partnership with Brant United Way and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

June 5, 2013 - "Not-for-Profit Fundraising & Collaboration Workshop", at T.B. Costain Community Centre (16 Morrell St., Brantford), 8:00am - 12:30pm. Presented in partnership with the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Funders' Network with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Enterprise Brant.