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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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Company Formation & Charitable Status
17/06/2021 to 17/06/2021
11:00-12:30
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 Thursday 17 June, 11am-12:30pm   Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £30 (£25+VAT) (login in to access) 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
23/06/2021 to 30/06/2021
9:30-13:30
Dates This course will be taught over two mornings on Wed 23 and Wed 30 June from 9:30am- 1:30pm.   The first session (23rd June) will cover: The principles of contract law and practice. – How to make successful legally binding contractual agreements. – What should 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 (30th June) 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 learnt 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) (login in to access) 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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Business Budgets
24/06/2021 to 24/06/2021
9:30-11:30
This 2 hour online course will run through the fundamentals of creating and managing a company budget. Maureen will demystifying how this connects with project and production budgets, examine basic budgeting procedures, jargon and give you the understanding you’ll needed to start to plan, budget and reforecast.   Target Audience This course is aimed at people who are new to running the company’s finances or already have financial responsibilities with project budgets but wish to expand their knowledge and skill base.   Approach This two-hour online Zoom session is presented as a workshop with the opportunity to ask questions.   Trainer Maureen McCulloch is a senior lecturer in accounting at Oxford Brookes University. She is a qualified accountant specialising in the not-for-profit sector, particularly theatre. She has been the Finance Director of The Reading Agency, Malvern Theatres and the Swan Theatre in Worcester. She has been a freelance trainer in the arts for twenty years.   Date Thursday 24 June, 9:30-11:30am   Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £30 (£25+VAT) (login in to access) 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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Tax, NI, VAT & Pensions
01/07/2021 to 01/07/2021
10:00-13:00
This 3 hour session will explore the essential aspects of tax, National Insurance, VAT and pensions as they relate to employers within the performing arts, and will give participants an opportunity to resolve their current financial queries through practical discussion.   Target Audience The session is aimed at arts managers who deal with the company’s tax, NI, VAT and pensions, especially those without the support of a suitably qualified professional within their organisation.   Approach This one hour session is an informal discussion structured around participants’ questions, with plenty of opportunity for discussion and learning from fellow-participants’ experiences. We will ask participant to email over themes and questions in advance.   Facilitator Kevin Dunn is a management accountant with 20 years’ experience in the arts sector. He has managed a theatre and a subsidised touring company, produced commercially and worked as a consultant with a wide variety of arts organisations. He is ITC’s Finance Manager.   Date Thursday 1 July, 10am-1pm   Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £54 (£45+VAT (login in to access) Non-members rate £78 (£65+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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£65.00/0.00/65.00

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Financial Management
14/07/2021 to 14/07/2021
9:30-13:30
This 4 hour online course will examine and demystify accounting procedures and jargon, giving you the understanding needed to use your company’s financial systems for planning and reporting.  

Target Audience This course is aimed at people who are new to running the company’s finances or already have financial responsibilities and wish to expand their knowledge and skill base.  

Approach This four-hour online Zoom session is presented as a workshop with the opportunity to ask questions.  

Trainer Maureen McCulloch is a senior lecturer in accounting at Oxford Brookes University. She is a qualified accountant specialising in the not-for-profit sector, particularly theatre. She has been the Finance Director of The Reading Agency, Malvern Theatres and the Swan Theatre in Worcester. She has been a freelance trainer in the arts for twenty years.  

Date Wednesday 14th July, 9:30am-12:30pm  

Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £60 (£50+VAT) (login in to access) Non-members rate £84 (£70+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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£70.00/0.00/70.00

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Intellectual Property Explained
15/07/2021 to 15/07/2021
11:00-12:30
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 Thursday 15th July, 11am-12:30pm
Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £30 (£25+VAT ) (login in to access) 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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Finance Explained
20/07/2021 to 20/07/2021
10:00-13:30
This 3.5 hour online course will demystify the fundamental accounting concepts and terminology that underpin financial reporting, enabling managers, board members and other roles without formal financial qualifications to fulfill their responsibilities with confidence.   Target Audience This course is intended to benefit those who do not have formal financial qualifications/training. Delivered using simple language, it will give attendees a better understanding of financial terminology and reports, inc: Management Accounts, Annual Accounts, Trustees/Directors’ Report, Statement of Financial Activities, Balance Sheet and Cash-flow. Great for those in either a first-hand finance role or not, i.e board members and senior managers. This course would also be useful for administrators and general managers that minute board meetings.   Approach The course is an informal mix of the trainer’s presentation and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and draw on their own experiences.   Trainer Jeremy Smeeth is Director of Finance and Resources at Mountview Academy, and was previously Finance Director at Southbank Centre and Artsadmin. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in London and began working in performing arts financial management in 1997. From 2008 to 2012 he was Director of Finance and Administration at National Theatre of Scotland. Previously he was Finance Director at Artsadmin and Finance Manager for Shared Experience, Company of Angels, International Workshop Festival, Chickenshed and the Orange Tree Theatre.   Date Tuesday 20 July, 10am-1:30pm   Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £60 (£50+VAT) (login in to access) Non-members rate £84 (£70+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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£70.00/0.00/70.00

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Boards & Governance
21/07/2021 to 21/07/2021
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 opportunity 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 21 July, 9:30am-12pm   Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £36 (£30+VAT) (login in to access) 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
22/07/2021 to 22/07/2021
11am-12:30pm
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 Thursday 22 July: 11am-12:30pm Prices and How to Book ITC members rate: £30 (£25+VAT ) (login in to access) 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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