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Training Opportunities

The Council offers various training programs to its members and the general public.

Have an idea for a workshop? Contact us and let us know.

Upcoming Training

Capital Heritage Mentorship Program
The Capital Heritage Mentorship Program will connect experienced senior managers in the culture and heritage sectors, with new graduates wishing to embark on a career in heritage, and emerging professionals who wish to move their career to the next level.

The initiative will invite 8 developing professionals to participate in small groups (2 mentees and 1 lead mentor) in a strategic program to help transition and plan for the coming years.

Past Training

Emergency Preparedness for Cultural Institutions – Canadian Conservation Institute Workshop.
October 17-18, 2018

This 2-day workshop discusses the importance of preparing for emergencies, shows how to form and train an emergency response team, provides guidance in creating an effective emergency plan and offers training in the salvage of water-damaged collections. The workshop is highly interactive and includes lectures, demonstrations, discussions, group exercises and hands-on activities.

Webinar: Social Media Strategies for Not-For-Profit Organizations
Wednesday, May 9, 2018  |  1:00 – 2:00 pm
Learning materials from this workshop are available upon request.

Capital Heritage Mentorship Program
February – June 2018
The program will connect experienced senior managers in the culture and heritage sectors, with new graduates wishing to embark on a career in heritage, and emerging professionals who wish to move their career to the next level.

Creating Engaging and Relevant Visitor Experiences
September 18, 2017

How do cultural and heritage organizations present their assets in a way that makes for valuable and engaging visitor experiences? This session will explore topics including programming trends, the new visitor experience, challenges and solutions to exhibit projects and some simple and low cost tricks to make your exhibits engaging and relevant to your audiences.
Learning materials from this workshop are available upon request.

Practical Solutions to Everyday Archive & Collections Management Issues
September 19, 2017

What is a collections plan? How do you build a relevant collection? Is it okay to say “no” to prospective donors? This session will answer these questions while covering topics related to the management of collections. From planning and organization to collections development. Participants will leave with practical skills and knowledge that they can apply to the items in their care.
Learning materials from this workshop are available upon request.

Archival Training Primer
May 2017
The program aimed to help community heritage organizations strengthen their knowledge of archives and beyond in the 21st century.
Learning materials from this workshop are available upon request.

Strengthening the Not-for-Profit Sector:  Building the Fundraising Capacity Program
September – November 2016
This certificate program aimed to help organizations develop sustainable revenue models for their small to mid-sized offices.
Learning materials from this workshop are available upon request. 

Emerging Cultural Professionals Conference
March 2015
The Emerging Cultural Professionals Conference (ECPC) was a one day bilingual conference for post-secondary students and young adults who were interested in pursuing and advancing a career in the cultural and heritage industry.  See more

Strengthening the Business Foundations
March 2014
The Strengthening the Business Foundations (SBF) Project aimed to provide relevant and accessible training in fundamental business practices to heritage groups in the Ottawa Valley.  See more