Unaccredited training

Creating Links’ unaccredited training program covers a range of half to one day workshops developed specifically for creatives, arts and community workers and local government cultural staff.

Our training provides professional development for Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) committees to work effectively in regional communities and skill development and knowledge for community participants seeking funding.

Unaccredited workshops

Introduction to Culture and Community Development
Duration: 1 day
Participants: 8 – 20

This one day course introduces participants to working in community within an ethical and respectful framework Participants are provided an overview about facilitating community ideas into project objectives to enable communities to explore and identify issues and challenges; and with the use of cultural tools participate in a creative process to achieve a desired outcome. The creative processes used are broad, such as writing, performing, singing, visual arts, dance and much more. Many CCD activities culminate into a performance, exhibition, play or another creative endeavor.

Introduction to Managing Community Projects
Duration: 1 day
Participants: 8 – 20

Participants are provided an overview of managing a community project, using a range of templates. This training is linked to Intro to culture and community development.

Facilitation Skills for Committee (Introduction)
Duration: 1 day
Participants: 8 – 20

Running meetings effectively and efficiently is important for any committee. Facilitation skills training takes participants through the facilitation processes based on the Tuckman model, forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning. Participants are introduced to group dynamics, working with different behavior types, and a range of facilitation tools to achieve the group outcomes. This course is an introduction. For participants who wish to do more in depth study, we also offer Facilitation Skills as an accredited course.

Conflict Resolution
Duration: 1 day
Participants: 8 – 20

Conflict, if managed well in a group, allows participants to explore and express diverse ideas and options in a safe environment. This training provides participants with an understanding of conflict and tools to use when in a conflict situation.

Managing RADF Training for Local Committees
Duration: 1-2 days
Participants: 8 – 20

This intensive one day facilitated delivery is contextualised to meet the needs of each local committee. Topics covered are: the local priorities, how the program is delivered, the council’s arts and cultural policy, assisting applicants, promoting the program, and reporting and evaluating against the Key Performance Objectives.  The training is for RADF committee members, council staff and potential committee members.

Risk Management for committees
Duration: 3.5 hours
Participants: 8 – 20

Participants learn to develop risk management strategies in a fun way, which can be applied to a range of committee processes and arts activities.

Cultural Policy Development
Duration: 3.5 hours
Participants: 10 – 20

This workshop studies the structure of the policy document and how it relates to Council’s Corporate Plan and explores different processes for developing a policy.

Cultural Mapping
Duration: 3.5 hours
Participants: 10 – 20

Cultural Mapping involves a community identifying and documenting cultural resources, reflecting what makes their community special and their vision for the future. Cultural mapping is a good beginning for any cultural policy development or planning process.

RADF Community Workshop
Duration: 3 hours
Participants: 10 – 25

This is an introduction to RADF for community members and prospective applicants. It is designed to solicit better funding applications. Participants learn about why RADF exists, what RADF will and won’t fund and what the application entails. Project and activity ideas are discussed and critiqued.

Being a Creative Community
Duration: 3.5 hours
Participants: 10 – 20

This workshop allows participants to explore local issues and coordinate collaborative and creative responses. More than a networking exercise, participants come away from the workshop with practical ideas for action and a renewed sense of direction for their work.

 

Training workshop combinations

Introduction to Managing the RADF Program
Duration: 1.5 / 2 days

Managing RADF Committee Training: 1/1.5 days
Risk management for Committees: 3.5 hours

Developing Committee Skills (1)
Duration: 2 days

RADF Committee Refresher Training: 1 day
Facilitation Skills for Committees: 1 day

Developing Committee Skills (2)
Duration: 2 days

Intro to Culture and Community Development: 1 day
RADF Committee Refresher Training: 1 day

Developing Committee Skills (3)
Duration: 1.5 days

Facilitation Skills for Committees: 1 day
Conflict Resolution: 3.5 hours

Cultural Mapping & Policy Development
Duration: 1.5 days

Being a Creative Community: 2.5 hours
Cultural Mapping: 2.5 hours
Policy Development: 2.5 hours

Generating Project ideas and applying for funding
Duration: 1 / 1.5 days

Being a Creative Community: 3.5 hours
RADF Community Workshop: 3 hours and/or
Grant Writing Workshop: 3 hours

Creatives Working in community
Duration: 2 days

Intro to Culture and Community Development: 1 day
Intro to Creatives Managing Community Projects: 1 day