Staying Curious in a Crisis CPDL

Staying Curious in a Crisis CPDL

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Curious Minds invites you to join us and a series of special guest speakers online for an upcoming season of FREE CPDL.
The world as we know it has been turned upside down in recent months and, as a result, colleagues from the sector are facing professional challenges on a level never experienced before. With much of our daily work and lives moving online for the foreseeable future, it has never been more important to adapt and work in new and unfamiliar ways. As the North West’s Sector Support Organisation, Curious Minds has been listening to our cultural education freelancers and smaller arts organisations articulate the gaps they feel they have in their knowledge and skills in order to survive and thrive in this brave new world.

We reached out to those on furlough who may have skills to share and we were delighted with their generous response. We’ve also commissioned other partners who we know have expertise to share.

With their help, we’re now able to announce a range of online FREE CPDL webinars. They are intentionally short, intentionally designed as ‘beginner level’ and focus on some of the key themes that came out of our consultation. Whilst they are open to all, they were commissioned primarily in response to freelancers who told us they had very little experience in these areas. They might not be suitable for you if you have some degree of knowledge in these topics.

For further details of sessions, available dates and to reserve your free place please see below:
Sarah Lowe: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
Date: 08/06/20
Time: 17:00 – 18:00

This first introductory session is designed for arts and cultural freelance professionals, who are looking for a beginner's guide in using social platforms to promote themselves and their work to prospective clients. There will be a particular focus on how to utilise Facebook and Instagram to your advantage. Sarah will take you through practical steps to help you get started, including how to set up a Facebook Business page, and how you can create a simple social media marketing plan.

Click here to book your place.
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Mark Londesborough: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING YOUR IMPACT
Date: 11/06/20
Time: 17:00 – 18:00

We all want to know that our work makes a difference, but understanding our impact is a difficult undertaking. This beginner's session will help you to understand:
  • How evaluation can help us deliver impactful work, tell an accurate story of what’s working and keep improving
  • How freelancers can work with employers, schools and funders to make sure that evaluation is meaningful to all
Click here to book your place.
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Simon Ruding: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SAFEGUARDING ONLINE
Date: 16/06/20
Time: 17:00 – 18:00

This webinar will be an introduction to online safeguarding when working creatively with children and young people. We will cover key principles, look at what best practice tells us and how to address any on-going concerns.

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Becki Cross: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO CREATING YOUR ONLINE EVENTS
Date: 18/06/20
Time: 14:00 – 15:30

Now, more than ever, there is a need for events to move online. This session will offer practical ideas, hints and tips for how to deliver online events in a creative and engaging way. During this webinar you will experience:
  • An introduction to different online events
  • Practical advice about planning, managing and executing online content
  • An overview of some different online platforms and options
  • Tips about increasing engagement and interaction
  • Ideas for creative delivery online
Click here to book your place.
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Daniel Jarvis: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO MARKETING STRATEGIES
Date: 19/06/20
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

This session will demystify the dark arts of marketing and bring things back to basics so that you can start to create your own marketing strategy that sits at the heart of your business and becomes part of your day-to-day delivery.
It will cover how to identify your USP (what makes your business unique), work out who your target audiences are, what they need and how you can reach them to meet your goals. It will briefly touch on different marketing channels ranging from digital to print to social networking.

Click here to book your place.
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Please note that, whilst Curious Minds is responsible for organising and hosting these seminars, all content has been designed and created solely by session speakers themselves.

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