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Leadership Skills for a Digital Age presented by ACCA

posted on 3:09 PM, February 6, 2012
Arts Consultants Canada/
Consultants canadiens en arts (ACCA)

is pleased to present a professional development event,

Leadership Skills 
for a Digital Age 
February 17th, 2012
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Miles Nadal Management Centre
Ernst & Young Tower, Toronto Dominion Centre
222 Bay St., Suite 500, Toronto, ON

Register Online
at www.artsconsultants.ca OR send a cheque payable to
‘Arts Consultant Canada’ to
44 Charles Street West,
Suite 5005, Toronto, ON
M4Y 1R8.

$35  ACCA Members
$50  Non-members

For more information:
Can't get to Toronto?
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Digital transformation is impacting all aspects of the arts world from audience engagement to back-end management. To succeed in the future, both arts leaders and arts consultants need to enhance their traditional leadership skills and acquire new ones. How can those working in the sector stay on top of digital change and blend the best of old and new skills to sustain and grow their arts practices and/or their organizations? Join us to hear examples of how a ‘well established consultant/young leader client’ team faced relevant leadership challenges and came up with solutions. This will be an interactive session and participants will be challenged to explore and share options working in teams.

If you are joining us online from your office, to make it more realistic, invite a couple of colleagues to join you; flip open your notebooks and dial us in.  Once the working groups for the case study at the Miles Nadal Centre in Toronto break out, you and your group can tackle the case study for 45 minutes, and then rejoin us to hear feedback from the other groups and a summary from the client and consultant on what they actually did, and how it’s working.

Session Presenters:

ACCA member Diane Davy will share context for the case studies and discuss what we mean by leadership skills and the impact digital technology is having on them, including brief highlights from latest CHRC and CCCO research and reports.

Louise Poulin & Sandy Boutin will present the leadership skill challenges they addressed, frame the issue, talk about the work they did together on finding solutions. This will be an interactive session and participants will be invited to work in small groups to discuss solutions of their own and share their insights with all.

Diane Davy is the president of Castledale Inc., a cultural industry consulting company. Prior to founding Castledale, she was president of Key Porter Books Ltd. and served as president of NextMedia Inc., a marketing and consulting company specializing in television, music and publishing. Davy was president and publisher of Greey de Pencier/Owl Books (now Maple Tree Press). In addition, Davy has been actively involved as a volunteer member of various industry and not-for-profit boards of directors, including the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario, the Association for the Export of Canadian Books, the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association (now Magazines Canada), Scientists in School and PEN Canada.

Louise Poulin
, President of ArtExpert.ca, is a consultant in strategic cultural analysis and market studies. With 25 years experience in arts and culture management, she has directed over twenty strategic cultural analysis and feasibility studies in the cultural management domain on a national and international level, research addressing arts and culture issues for both governmental and private institutions. In her capacity as Executive Director, Louise Poulin has restructured and elaborated a three-year business development plan for La La La Human Steps (2003). As well, as part of a three-year mandate with the Société des casinos du Québec, she organised the production of special events held at three casinos, including the Cabaret du Casino. In 1998, as part of the celebrations for the Millennium, Louise created a special televised event for the Canadian Mint linking up Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax, Iqaluit and Montreal. She was instrumental in performing arts and festival programming celebrating the 350th anniversary of Montreal, in the early 90s, and was Director for major cultural events such as the “Festival de théâtre des Amériques,” Montreal International Mime Festival and “Congrès annuel sur l'industrie du disque Montréal”.
Sandy Boutin is the Emerging Music Festival co-founder in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, and he seems to know why the festival keeps gaining in popularity: captivity. In its ninth edition, the festival in the remote town becomes a boreal magnet for music lovers from around the province, and a wilderness escapade for bands, with artists performing in a dozen venues scattered throughout the city. 
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