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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

The Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa is pleased to present a webinar series in partnership with Halton Region Heritage Services. These live webinars will be exclusive to our Members.

Creating Engaging and Relevant Visitor Experiences
Date: Monday, September 18 at 1pm (one hour)
Cost: Free for Members
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.

Practical Solutions to Everyday Archive & Collections Management Issues
Date: Tuesday, September 19 at 1pm (one hour)
Cost: Free for Members
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.

Past Training

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