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January 2021

Leading4Impact: Plan. Learn. Adapt.

January 1 - March 31
$3200

As a leader, you build your organization’s planning and evaluation culture – developing a shared direction, aligning efforts and sharing results. Leading4Impact is a co-learning opportunity designed to increase your ability to plan, implement and sustain organizational planning and evaluation practices. Leading4Impact equips you with change management knowledge, theories and approaches to effectively guide planning and evaluation initiatives. Focused on strengthening your organization’s planning and evaluation culture, Leading4Impact will explore: – how change impacts, and is affected by, individuals and organizations – how to unlock resistance…

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Lavender Menace

January 1 - November 30
Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0B5 Canada
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Free

Lavender Menace, a term first rooted in the American lesbian women’s movement for inclusion within feminism, now allows two pairs of Indigenous artists to gather, connect, and nourish each other’s growth to thrive as natural beings in ever-changing, estranged, rigid, urban environments. Metis artist, Chanelle Lajoie, mentors Ella G. in photography, capturing medicine and bodies amongst varying landscapes. Anishinaabe artist, Kiana Compton, mentors Sadie H.-C. in painting, referencing the natural and native elements of the nearby location, painting floral patterns…

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One Queer City

January 1 - February 14
Free

From November 16, 2020, to February 14, 2021, the School of Art Gallery presents One Queer City, a multi-site exhibition featuring the work of Jean Borbridge, Mahlet Cuff, Dayna Danger, Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan, Larry Glawson, and Ally Gonzalo. Curated by Blair Fornwald, SOA Gallery Director/Curator. One Queer City revisits and builds upon the premises of One Gay City, a not-fully-realized public art installation by collaborative duo Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, who created three prints for transit shelters in 1997.  Each…

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Artists in Residence Research Series: Call for Submissions

January 1 - February 26
Free

A residency program designed to support the creative processes of artists from all disciplines engaging in dance and/or movement-based research by providing resources such as artists fees, rehearsal space, and public presentation opportunities. The purpose of the residency is to allow for in-depth research, critical thinking, risk-taking, professional development, skill enhancement and an exchange of ideas. Four (4) artists or artistic teams will be selected to participate in the 2021 Research Series via this application process. No less than two…

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Expressive Arts Certificate

January 1 - August 31
WHEAT Institute, 580 - 70 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1G7 Canada
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$7900

Explore the therapeutic use of Mindfulness, Poetry, Drama, Movement, and Music!  WHEAT Institute's Expressive Arts Certificate features a variety of talented expressive arts educators and artists, sharing knowledge born of years of practicing their crafts and honing their skills as artists, educators and helpers. The program can be done in one or two years, during weekend and summer courses, and includes Multi-modal Studio classes, Therapeutic Arts Weekends in the Content Areas of Music, Movement, Drama, Poetry and Mindfulness, as well…

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AANM Holiday Shop

January 1 - January 31
Free

AANM is happy to announce that its annual Holiday Shop will be available online this year! This year’s participating artists include Alice Crawford, J. Sebring, Ted Howorth and many more! Support local artists and find the perfect Holiday gift from the comfort of your own home! The shop opens on December 4th 2020 and will be up util January 31st 2021. Check out the shop here: www.aanm.ca/shop If you are an artist with a disability and you would like to…

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6-week Winter Intro Offer

January 4 - February 27
$140

Does Your Child Want To Try A New Instrument, But You Aren’t Quite Ready To Commit Them To A Full Year Of Lessons? Always Wanted To Play An Instrument? Want To Return To The Instrument You Played Growing Up? Want To Give Virtual Lessons A Try? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you! With our Winter Intro Offer you can purchase 6, 30-minute weekly lessons for only $140. The best part? You can use this offer to take lessons on any instrument that you choose!…

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Family Music Afternoons

January 9 - March 27
Free

Join McKenna Ogg for an afternoon of family time playing games, trivia and making music as a family. Instruments are welcome but not necessary. This program is suitable for children and adults of all ages. Brought to you by the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts and Safe at Home MB. For more information and registration go to, https://mcma.ca/music-equals-program/safe-at-home-programs/

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Made in Manitoba Masterclass Series – Safe at Home Theatre Arts Edition

January 10 - February 7
Free

Winnipeg Studio Theatre is hosting 26 FREE (virtual) theatre arts workshops thanks to the Government of Manitoba's Safe at Home Grant. Featuring a roster of Made in Manitoba theatre arts specialists, the sessions cover all aspects of theatre arts performance – from acting, singing and dance technique to voiceover, acting for camera, mime and make-up for the stage. Each live Zoom session includes instruction as well as a Q & A with our guest faculty. Schedule Jan. 10 – 1:00…

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Baby Beats (Music for Babies)

January 11 - March 31
Free

A class intended for parents and their infants/toddlers to explore pitch, rhythm, and sounds while developing fine and gross motor skills. The class will use common nursery rhymes and movement to expose little ones to musical foundations while bonding with their parent. Open to infants, toddlers, and their parents, this class is on Mondays and Wednesdays from January 11 - March 31, 1:00-1:30pm Brought to you by the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts and Safe at Home MB For…

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Broadway Basics

January 12 - February 2
$80

Have you always loved singing along to Broadway songs? Want to learn the basics of singing in an exciting and supportive environment along to your favourite show tunes? In this course, you’ll explore selections from 4 different Broadway styles/periods spanning from the 1920’s to the 21st century. Not only will you explore these pieces vocally, but you will also learn a little about their place in history and some fun facts about the composers and their influences. This course is…

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Old Tyme Afternoons

January 13 - March 31
Free

Join Stephen for an afternoon of toe-tapping music that is fun, familiar, and nostalgic. Hear everything from eastern European polka music to classic favourites complete with storytelling and fun facts. We dare you to try and stay in your chair. Brought to you by the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts and Safe at Home MB. For more information and registration go to, https://mcma.ca/music-equals-program/safe-at-home-programs/

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Songwriting Collaboration

January 17 - March 7
Free

Join Lindsey White online & participate in the creation of brand-new music! Tune in to observe, comment your creative input toward lyrics & melodies, help improvise or vote on song ideas. We’ll be using Garageband to create a new musical composition entirely on the spot. No experience necessary. All listeners and music appreciators welcome! Suitable for ages 14+ Brought to you by the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts and Safe at Home MB. For more information and registration go…

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Fiddling Around

January 18 - March 29
Free

Join Kyle Burghout, a North American Irish Fiddle Champion, for a weekly session of learning new fiddling repertoire. You will explore a variety of genres, including Manitoba fiddling, Scottish and Irish pieces. This class is intended for those who have at least 2-3 years of violin or fiddling experience and are looking to explore new repertoire and make new friends. Brought to you by the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts and Safe at Home MB. For more information and…

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Online Art Classes with Forum Art Centre

January 18 at8:00 am - March 27 at5:00 pm
Forum Art Centre, 120 Eugenie Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0X7 Canada
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$140 – $175

Forum Art Centre online art classes start now. Support our art community and artist instructors by registering for one of the amazing online classes that they have built. Register now if you are craving a classroom community. We have options for kids, teens, and adults…something for everyone needing that art class feeling. Most of our line up starts when you register. We have classes that are delivered by video for those that like the flexibility of creating their own schedule.…

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Songwriting Tuesdays

January 19 - February 16
$100

It’s time to let out your inner songwriter! Join Lindsey as she invites students to experiment with original ideas, challenge their creativity, discover their unique voice, and discuss the fundamentals of music creation. Learn how to bring melodies, chords, lyrics, and recording together with the universal language of music, and uncover what “expression through sound” means both individually and collectively. No previous experience required; let’s get creative and share ideas from the comfort of home together. For more information and…

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Winter Workshop Series

January 20 - March 5
Free

Sick + Twisted Theatre is proud to present our Winter Workshop Series. We’ve teamed up with some of Winnipeg’s finest artists to offer four training programs that will help you learn new skills or take your work up a notch. Especially developed for Winnipeggers who identify as Deaf, disabled, mad, or sick, these classes will help you find new ways to speak your truth. The workshops are: Songwriting with John K Samson, Wednesday afternoons, Jan. 20 to Mar. 10. Rap Class with…

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Feel the Beat

January 20 - February 10
$60

March along to the beat of your own drum with MCMA’s drum kit and percussion instructor Caroline Bucher! Get up out of your seat and tapping your feet with body percussion, and learn how to tell an exciting story through found percussion soundscapes. Break out those old pots and pans, and jam out with some friends in this 45-minute class where we answer the question -What is rhythm? For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/feel-the-beat/

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Musical Theatre for Kids

January 21 - March 25
Free

Intended for kids with some experience as singers or actors, this class will further explore how to make your character come to life through expressive singing, movement and acting. Using repertoire from some of the most popular musicals, Elliot will guide students to take their performance skills to the next level. Brought to you by the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts and Safe at Home MB. For more information and registration go to, https://mcma.ca/music-equals-program/safe-at-home-programs/

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Musical Theatre for Teens

January 21 - March 25
Free

Intended for teenagers with some experience as singers or actors, this class will further explore how to make your character come to life through expressive singing, movement and acting. Using repertoire from some of the most popular musicals, Elliot will guide students to take their performance skills to the next level. Brought to you by the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts and Safe at Home MB. For more information and registration go to, https://mcma.ca/music-equals-program/safe-at-home-programs/

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Musical Theatre Trivia Nights

January 23 - March 27
Free

Join Elliot for an evening of musical theatre trivia games and fun. Repertoire and fun facts from the most popular composers, shows and genres of all time will be presented with interactive and game centered activities. Brought to you by the Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts and Safe at Home MB. For more information and registration go to, https://mcma.ca/music-equals-program/safe-at-home-programs/

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Musical Theatre Intensive

January 25 - January 29
Free

This program is a deep dive into the art of music theatre for anyone with a passion for singing, dancing, and acting. Open to high school age (or older). Presented in partnership with the Village Conservatory for Music Theatre, the program will focus on fundamentals of the triple threat of acting, singing and dance; how to use those fundamentals to develop a unique artistic voice and create art; and how to prepare for an audition. Classes will include video presentations,…

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Indigenous Leadership | Leading Teams: Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards – Online

January 26
$1695

Indigenous leaders, managers, and directors are faced with increasingly complex issues, accelerated change, and new ways of doing business. They are also finding new and creative ways to move beyond standard corporate models of governance to embrace culturally grounded models of Indigenous governance. This program will explore the structure and management of a governing body for maximum efficiency and effectiveness, with a particular focus on building solid foundations for Indigenous governance. Participants will come away with tools to understand their…

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Family Ukulele

January 26 at6:00 pm - March 22 at7:00 pm
Free

Join Phil to learn or review the fundamentals of playing ukulele, and build your repertoire list. Join individually or as a family unit to spend an evening strumming and singing some classics. Explore chord and strumming patterns, but most importantly musicality and fun! For more information and registration go to, https://mcma.ca/music-equals-program/safe-at-home-programs/

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Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: Intro to Theory

January 28 - February 18
$90

Theory can be daunting for any musician to dive into – but it doesn’t have to be. With this Introduction to Theory class, you can learn the basics of theory in a fun, supportive environment. No need for prerequisites – we begin with the basics. The 4 week session will present the basic concepts of music theory: the Musical Alphabet, the Grand Staff, basic rhythmic notation, simple time signatures, note placement on the staff, half steps, whole steps, sharps and…

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Family Band Open Mic

January 29 - March 19
Free

Get ready to unwind after a long week! Presenting the MCMA's Virtual Family Open Mic Night with Carter Graham, a weekly session where families can gather to showcase their talents, perform songs and participate in music-themed games and activities! Invite your friends and make new ones while staying connected this winter. Open to all grown-ups, kids and families of all ages, skill level and music styles. Grab your snacks (and your instruments) and settle in for a cozy and comfortable…

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One-on-one Career Coaching for Film Professionals

January 30 - January 31
$50

The fast-paced nature of film industry projects requires prompt, clear and effective communication to get things done which others are depending on. Conflict or misunderstandings can add further cause stress to already high stress situations. Given that there is no time for traditional meetings, one idea is that leaders can start off each project with a short Crew chat, beginning with, “Here’s the deal! This is how I want to work with you so that you, our Crew and this…

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Film Composing with Liam Berry

January 30 - January 31
$20 – $40

These two day Film Composing workshops will explore techniques and processes of setting music to the screen. We’ll examine the masterworks of the past century, how composers approach writing music for film, technical terminology and procedures of the scoring studio. Day two will go over bringing this information into scoring a scene itself. Bring whatever musical experience you might have – lots or little – and, most importantly, a sense of humour, collaboration, and an open mind. Liam Berry is…

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Répertoire XR | Canada | XR Database

January 31 - February 10
Free

This initiative led by the cultural services of the French Embassy in Canada, coordinated by Alliance Française de Vancouver, in partnership with Xn Québec, aims to build an exhaustive map of all Canadian studios currently active in the production of immersive, interactive and techno-creative projects, with a focus on those looking to expand to European markets. Make sure to represent your studio, its expertise and its principal fields of activity. Fill out the form below now to enjoy the visibility offered by this database. Cette…

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February 2021

Online: Business Continuity Planning and Scenario Planning

February 2 - February 4
$95

Is your organization prepared to continue to deliver its core programs and services if normal operations are interrupted? Having a business continuity plan will allow you to maintain or quickly resume operations during or after an event or hazard like COVID-19 that causes a service interruption. Is effective planning possible during changing and uncertain times? Compiling key information and resources in advance will ensure your organization has a framework to work through important decisions when an event occurs Scenario Planning…

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Youth-kulele

February 2 - February 23
$60

You’ve bought your child that ukulele they’ve been asking for. Now set your youngster on the right track with Youth-kulele, a 4 week course where your child will learn ukulele care and tuning, basic strumming, how to read chord charts, and learn their first song. For more information and to register, go to https://mcma.ca/youth-kulele/

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Devising Performance for Immersive Webspace: Volumetric Performance Toolbox

February 2 at7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

How can movement artists still create and perform from their living spaces during the Covid pandemic? How can movement artists still create and perform from their living spaces during the Covid pandemic? Volumetric Performance Toolbox is the collaborative project of Valencia James, Glowbox and Sorob Louie, which envisions live online volumetric dance performance as a new way for artists to create and perform from their own living spaces and audiences to communally experience art using minimal equipment, during this time…

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Social Media Platforms – Strategy, Content and Evaluation

February 3 - February 24
Free

This 4-week series of 90-minute social media workshops is geared specifically to Manitoba Arts Network (MAN) members. MAN members can register for any or all sessions. Registration is separate for each online workshop. Finally, we will use Zoom Meetings instead of Zoom Webinar to ensure a high degree of interactivity and a better learning experience. To keep the arts front and centre in all of our work, we’re inviting artists as opening act for these sessions and we’ll ask them…

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Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts: Music and Nature

February 3 - February 10
$35 – $50

Contemporary composer and naturalist John Luther Adams recently composed a monumental trilogy devoted to ocean, river and desert, exploring the environment with a sense of reverence and awe. The tradition of honouring nature in music goes back centuries. Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms needed walks in the woods in order to compose. Beethoven’s 6th symphony, the Pastoral, is his ode to the beauty of the great outdoors. Mahler’s first symphony evokes a primordial awakening of nature, while his 3rd is like…

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Roles and Responsibilities of a Non-Profit Board

February 4 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$95

Board members of an incorporated, non-profit organization are legally responsible for the governance of the organization and are expected to develop, implement and monitor policies that will allow the organization to carry out its mission. Beyond their legal duties, board members are also important resources - they contribute to the culture, effectiveness, and strategic focus, as well as act as ambassadors and advocates for the work being done by the organization. While a board may appoint staff and/or committees to…

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Musical Adventures

February 6 - March 13
$60

Does your child love to sing and play? This course is designed to provide a strong musical foundation for learners in a fun-filled environment. Musical concepts including rhythm, melody, dynamics, and basic music notation will be presented through song, games, and activities. Students will be introduced to a variety of musical selections and instruments while focusing on developing listening skills. Using everyday objects found in the home, we will craft simple instruments for music-making! Parents should plan to attend the…

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Set Orientation, Safety Awareness, and Respect in the Workplace

February 6 at10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$110

To register as a first time participant of Set Orientation you can now pay online.  Just click the link here and select “Set Orientation with Terence & Reed” under Online Course Sign-Ups. If you have already taken Set Orientation online you can e-mail info@filmtraining.mb.ca or call 204-989-9669. We can also take a credit card payment over the phone. About The Workshop Set Orientation Surviving your first days and weeks on a film set Understanding the hierarchy and protocol Dealing with the deal memo Workplace Safety…

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Sing Out Loud

February 9 - March 16
$120

Love to sing but want to learn the basics? This virtual voice group class will teach you the key concepts to singing including breathing, pitch and tone production in a fun and supportive environment for students who have little to no formal voice training. You’ll be singing from a variety of repertoire – from musical theatre productions, pop songs and contemporary pieces. Why not dive into singing? You can even invite your friends from anywhere and learn together! For more…

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Writing Persuasive Proposals

February 10 - February 17
$145

Proposal writing is one of the most challenging but also rewarding parts of working in the non-profit world. We all operate on very tight budgets, so the opportunity to pursue new programs or projects can be very enticing, but the competition is strong. An increase in demand from other non-profits, a reduction in the availability of government grants, and more pressure being placed on foundations and corporate funders means knowing how to write a persuasive proposal is essential to successfully…

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BIPOC Tech Talk

February 11
Free

Hosted by the lovely Eusebio Lopez-Aguilar, Video Pool Media Arts Centre would like to make space for #2SQT+BIPOC / #BIPOC #designers #programmers #coders #musicians #videographers #photographers #dancers #creators & #artsadministrators to talk about #art&technology, how we use #technology to make #art, and the milieu that comes with that in #Winnipeg ;). If you’re available, please join us on the following dates: If you’re interested, please email eusebio@videopool.org and he’ll share the zoom link. Please be advised, this meetup is for 2SQT+BIPOC / BIPOC only.

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Manitoba Arts Council Arts Leaders Program

February 15
Manitoba Arts Council, 525-93 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3B1 Canada
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Free

Arts Leaders, in partnership with the Winnipeg Foundation. This program supports building the capacity for leadership by individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, and/or People of Colour in Manitoba’s arts and cultural sector. Arts & cultural professionals, Knowledge Keepers, and professional artists who identify as IBPOC can apply for grants of up to $35,000 to pursue mentorship, training opportunities, post-secondary arts and cultural leadership studies, and more. What you can apply for Mentorship and/or training opportunities within an organization. To…

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Rhythm Basics for Adults

February 17 - March 10
$60

Rhythm can seem tricky, but it doesn’t have to be! Join drum kit and percussion instructor Caroline Bucher as she guides you through the basics of rhythm and beat. Learn how the effective use of beams and rests can help you read music faster, and refresh yourself on how to count efficiently for different musical purposes. Become confident about finding and keeping a steady pulse throughout any piece of music, while working on a bit of four-limb coordination from the…

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Rhythm Time

February 17 - March 24
$80

Have you ever had trouble tapping along to your favourite tune? Or found yourself struggling when having to play offbeats? If so, then join MCMA’s drum kit and percussion instructor Caroline Bucher as she helps you gain control over time and rhythm. In this moderately-paced class, topics start from counting and coordination through body percussion, then ramp up to include odd time signatures, rhythm writing conventions and even polyrhythms. If you’re looking to improve your rhythmic fluency for personal enrichment…

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Virtual Production with HaZ Dulull

February 18 at6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New Media Manitoba and Film Training Manitoba are proud to present Director / Producer - HaZ Dulull.  In this presentation and Q&A session, HaZ will talk about pivoting from his live action filmmaking career towards animated feature films and TV to stay relevant and proactive in Hollywood. HaZ will share how indie filmmakers can harness game engines to tell high-concept stories that were impossible to achieve previously without massive budgets and resources. Learn how a proof of concept pilot started his journey with…

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Online: Creating Connections to Build Retention

February 23 at9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$95

Engaging and staying connected with your volunteers is critical, and particularly if they are working distantly or not able to volunteer at this time. This workshop will help you better understand volunteer retention and how to create a meaningful connection with your volunteers. When it comes to volunteer retention our minds often jump first to our own capacity, and what our organization is capable of achieving when it comes to retention. But it's important to look at retention from the…

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March 2021

Online: Meeting Management and Minute Taking for Boards

March 4 at4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$95

A well planned board meeting helps ensure effective board minutes are captured. Board meetings and minutes are a tangible record of the meeting for the board of directors and a source of information for those who were not able to attend. If the Board Chair and the Secretary work together to ensure that the agenda and meeting are well thought out, then capturing the minutes becomes a lot easier. This workshop is designed to help board members work as a…

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Online: Introduction to Volunteer Management (3 Days)

March 23 - March 25
$400

Over the course of 3 sessions, this workshop will focus on imparting current best practices in volunteer management while helping participants develop and improve the competencies required to manage a strong volunteer program. Participants will develop a clear understanding of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement, and how organizations (of all sizes) can implement the core components of the CCVI: the value of volunteer involvement, the guiding principles for volunteer involvement and the organizational standards of practice. Topics Covered Include:…

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