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Our training courses are designed to provide you with a resilient toolkit of essential skills and specialist knowledge needed to run a performing arts company successfully.

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Recruitment: Building Your Team
23/11/2021 to 23/11/2021
9:30-12:00
This course explains and explores all the stages of the recruitment process offering an understanding of the law, the practicalities, and some creative approaches.   Approach The online course offers a mix of the trainer’s presentation and group discussion. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share your own experiences.   Trainer Charlotte Jones is Chief Executive of ITC. She trained as a lawyer and has many years’ experience of negotiating contracts and representing ITC and its members to funders, supporters, politicians, the press and media, development agencies, and the wider creative and cultural sector.   Date Tuesday 23rd November, 9:30 am-12 pm   Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £36 (£30+VAT) Non-members rate: £60 (£50+VAT) Book your place by selecting one ticket per attendee and filling in each person’s details. Tickets are limited. The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions.   Bookings are registered on receipt of the course fee. As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Outstanding payments may be cancelled in order for others to book and attend. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.

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£50.00/0.00/50.00

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Appraisals: Looking After Your Team
02/11/2021 to 02/11/2021
9:30-12:00
This course is about successful performance management, staff development, and well-being. It will cover designing and developing a suitable appraisal process and the skills involved in conducting constructive appraisals.   “Really enjoyed it! Was really useful to hear from everyone & felt like I had taken loads of ideas for good practice away.” Online Participant   Approach The online course offers a mix of the trainer’s presentation and group discussion. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share your own experiences.   Trainer Charlotte Jones is Chief Executive of ITC. She trained as a lawyer and has many years’ experience of negotiating contracts and representing ITC and its members to funders, supporters, politicians, the press and media, development agencies, and the wider creative and cultural sector.   Date Tuesday 2nd November, 9:30 am-12 pm.   Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £36 (£30+VAT) Non-members rate £60 (£50+VAT) Book your place by selecting one ticket per attendee and filling in each person’s details. Tickets are limited. The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions.   Bookings are registered on receipt of the course fee. As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Outstanding payments may be cancelled in order for others to book and attend. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.

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£50.00/0.00/50.00

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Company Formation & Charitable Status
17/11/2021 to 17/11/2021
10:30 – 12:00
This 90 minute online session will explain the legal issues and the practicalities of setting up and running a Limited Company and the benefits and disadvantages of Charitable Status.   Target Audience It is aimed at those who are considering whether to register a Company or apply for Charitable Status.   Approach This session is presented as a seminar with the opportunity to send in questions in advance.   Presenter Jackie Elliman is ITC’s Legal & Industrial Relations Manager. Jackie studied Drama at Manchester University and Law at the College of Law and has worked for Equity, UK Theatre/SOLT and as a freelance consultant for a wide range of performing arts companies.   Date Wednesday 17th November, 10:30 am-12:00 pm   Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £30 (£25+VAT) Non-members rate: £54 (£45+VAT) Book your place by selecting one ticket per attendee and filling in each person’s details. Tickets are limited. The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions.   Bookings are registered on receipt of the course fee. As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Outstanding payments may be cancelled in order for others to book and attend. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.

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£45.00/0.00/45.00

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Negotiations & Contracts
09/11/2021 to 16/11/2021
9:30-13:30
Dates This course will be taught over two mornings on Tuesday 9th and Tuesday 16th November from 9:30 am- 1:30 pm.   The first session (9th November) will cover: The principles of contract law and practice. – How to make successful legally binding contractual agreements. – What should a good contract contain? – An explanation and exploration of contract terms. – What happens when things go wrong – breach of contract, cancellation, frustration of contract. – Making contracts work for you to build successful business relationships.   The second session (16th November) will cover: The communication and personal skills needed to negotiate effective contractual relationships. It will offer an opportunity to put theories and techniques into practice playing to your own personal strengths and building confidence. “The interactive nature of both sessions- I was concerned it wouldn’t work well over zoom but it was great, and pushed you to put what you had learned into action. I also liked how open the sessions were with a ‘no stupid questions’ policy.”   Target Audience This course is for anyone who has to negotiate contracts in their work. Though it starts with basic principles, it will also be helpful to those wishing to refresh their knowledge and improve their skills.   Approach Through the trainer’s presentation and group discussions and exercises, these online sessions will offer a demystifying explanation of the basics of contract law and discuss the soft skills needed to be a confident negotiator.   Trainer Charlotte Jones is Chief Executive of ITC. She trained as a lawyer and has many years’ experience of negotiating contracts and representing ITC and its members to funders, supporters, politicians, the press and media, development agencies, and the wider creative and cultural sector.   Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £108 (£90+VAT) Non-members rate: £132 (£110+VAT) Book your place by selecting one ticket per attendee and filling in each person’s details. Tickets are limited. The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions.   Bookings are registered on receipt of the course fee. As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Outstanding payments may be cancelled in order for others to book and attend. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.

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£110.00/0.00/110.00

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Intellectual Property Explained
24/11/2021 to 24/11/2021
10:30-12:00
This 90 minute seminar session is intended to help you understand the key legal issues relating to intellectual property, with a particular focus on copyright law.   Target Audience This is an introduction for those who are either new to Intellectual Property or need a refresher.   Approach This one-hour online Zoom session is presented as a seminar with the opportunity to send in questions in advance.   Presenter Jackie Elliman is ITC’s Legal & Industrial Relations Manager. Jackie studied Drama at Manchester University and Law at the College of Law and has worked for Equity, UK Theatre/SOLT and as a freelance consultant for a wide range of performing arts companies.   Dates Wednesday 24th November, 10:30 am-12:00 pm   Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £30 (£25+VAT ) Non-members rate: £54 (£45+VAT) Book your place by selecting one ticket per attendee and filling in each person’s details. Tickets are limited. The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions.   Bookings are registered on receipt of the course fee. As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Outstanding payments may be cancelled in order for others to book and attend. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.

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£45.00/0.00/45.00

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Boards & Governance
08/12/2021 to 08/12/2021
9:30-12:00
This two and a half hour online course will help you consider how best to both run and be part of a strong and effective board.   By the end of the session you will: • Understand the roles and responsibilities of Board members • Have strategies for getting the best from your Board • Have explored recruitment, induction, and engagement of board members • Understand relevant company and charity law and processes relating to boards • Have practical ideas about how to be a more effective board member • Be able to run better board meetings / contribute more to board meetings • Understand the professional development opportunities of being on a board • Understand the Chair/CEO relationship   Approach The online course offers a mix of the trainer’s presentation and group discussion. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share your own experiences.   Trainer Charlotte Jones is Chief Executive of ITC. She trained as a lawyer and has many years’ experience of negotiating contracts and representing ITC and its members to funders, supporters, politicians, the press and media, development agencies, and the wider creative and cultural sector.   Date Wednesday 8th December, 9:30 am-12 pm   Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £36 (£30+VAT) Non-members rate: £60 (£50+VAT) Book your place by selecting one ticket per attendee and filling in each person’s details. Tickets are limited. The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions.   Bookings are registered on receipt of the course fee. As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Outstanding payments may be cancelled in order for others to book and attend. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.

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£50.00/0.00/50.00

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Creating Contracts for Employees & Freelancers
01/12/2021 to 01/12/2021
10:30-12:00
This 90 minute seminar looks at the differences between freelancers and employees and explains how to draft contracts that are appropriate.    

Target Audience

This course will be particularly helpful to anyone who ever has to draft contracts for people working for their organisation.    

Approach

This Zoom session is presented as a seminar with the opportunity to send in questions in advance and ask after the presentation.    

Presenter

Jackie Elliman is ITC’s Legal & Industrial Relations Manager. Jackie studied Drama at Manchester University and Law at the College of Law and has worked for Equity, UK Theatre/SOLT and as a freelance consultant for a wide range of performing arts companies.     Date Wednesday 1st December: 10:30 am-12 pm.     Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £30 (£25+VAT ) Non-members rate: £54 (£45+VAT) Book your place by selecting one ticket per attendee and filling in each person’s details. Tickets are limited. The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions.     Bookings are registered on receipt of the course fee. As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Outstanding payments may be cancelled in order for others to book and attend. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.

Rate/VAT/Total

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£45.00/0.00/45.00

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