PACT is proud to present a full-day workshop specifically designed by Ottie Lockey Management for theatre managers looking to take the next step in the ongoing development of their professional skills.
Take Charge of your own Professional Development with Continuous Professional Development
Monday, October 25, 2010. 9:30am – 4:30pm
215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON
$75 registration fee for PACT members / $110 non-members
Continuous Professional Development Workshop
Every good theatre manager knows the necessity and value of planning. Good plans are critical to good management. So, why do so few of us plan our own professional development?
To be effective, development of professional skills must be self-generated. Most arts managers know the importance of professional development on a personal level, but aren’t sure how to approach the task on a strategic level.
That’s where Continuous Professional Development or CPD comes in. CPD is defined as the ongoing and purposeful improvement of professional competence throughout a person’s working life. It is a commitment to being professional, keeping up to date in your field, and to continuously seeking to improve. It is key to optimizing a person’s career opportunities, both today and for the future.
CPD is an approach to professional development that puts the individual theatre manager in the driver’s seat. CPD is a practical tool for personal professional development planning. Whether you are looking for professional development to make your job easier and enable you to work smarter or to develop or enhance your personal career path, a CPD plan will help.
During our one-day workshop participants will create a personalized CPD plan which will help you:
- To build strength, confidence, and creativity by determining core competencies you want and need
- To set personal goals in professional development and provide the means to achieve your goals
Participants will also experience Peer Coaching during the session, in a facilitated learning environment. Peer Coaching is a very useful managerial skill which will help you:
- To mentor and supervise staff more effectively
- To build opportunities for sharing new skills and information within your peer network or company as a whole.
Managers need to feel like the owners/designers of personalized professional development plans. How to do it? Continuous Professional Development or CPD. This Real Time, Real Place program offered by PACT will offer this useful tool in partnership with Ottie Lockey Management.
Each session will be limited to 20 participants. Registration includes coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day. For more information please contact Boomer at email@example.com or 416.595-6455 x16.
Ottie Lockey is an Arts Consultant and Executive Coach serving a select group of artists, arts managers, and arts organizations in Canada, Europe and the United States. With over 30 years experience as an orchestra managing director (Tafelmusik 1981 – 2000) and consultant, Ottie brings a wealth of knowledge of the field, plus a well-honed entrepreneurial instinct to the needs and concerns of her clients.
Ottie Lockey has worked with managers in a wide variety of arts organizations including: Anima Eterna, The Banff Centre, The Canada Council, The CanAsian Dance Festival, Dance Immersion, Konzert Direktion Schmid, League of Canadian Composers, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, The National Arts Centre, Netherlands Bach Society, Odyssey Theatre, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, Shaw Festival, Tapestry New Opera Works, Toronto Dance Theatre, and Writers’ Trust of Canada. For more details please refer to website: www.ottielockey.com
Ottie is much in demand as an Executive Coach. Her clients have been based in Australia, Europe, the United States and Canada. Coaching relationships may last for just a few sessions or endure over the course of years. As an Executive Coach, Ottie has created a professional development tool (CPD) that helps arts administrators and creators focus on their long range priorities.
For five years Ottie offered a MBA course in the Arts and Media Program at York University’s Schulich School of Business. She has received several awards including the M. Joan Chalmers National Award for Excellence in Arts Administration in 1999, and, most recently the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring in 2006.
Ottie Lockey is a founding member of Arts Consultants Canada, and a member of the International Society for the Performing Arts.