Arts Council presents resources workshop

The local arts council here is offering a one-day workshop on the interper­sonal skills of human resources management.
People are the greatest as­sets in the arts and culture sec­tor, and learning how to get the best out of people is the ob­jective of The Art of Managing People.  Led by Louisa Kratka, the workshop is especially de­signed for those working in the cultural sector:  managers, sup­er­visors, arts administrators, artists, board members, and volunteers.
It focuses on three areas of human resources management: interviewing, motivation, and per­formance feedback.  Parti­ci­pants will be given the oppor­tunity to experience conducting interviews, and giving and re­ceiving feedback. They will learn the key elements of moti­vating people, how to bring a great team together, and how to keep people engaged.
With a background in the arts and employment counsel­ling fields, Kratka has worked as an artist educator with vari­ous institutions including the Burlington Art Centre, and also brings experience from her work with a local employment agency, 2nd Chance Employ­ment Coun­selling. In addition, she has recently participated in an intensive training session with the Cultural Careers Coun­cil of Ontario.
The workshop will be held on Feb. 8 from 9am to 4:30pm, at the Guelph Arts Council office, 147 Wyndham Street, Suite 404.  The cost is $40 for council members and $50 for non-members.
Registration is limited to 10 people. Contact Guelph Arts Council at 519-836-3280 or
The workshop has been developed and materials will be provided by the Cultural Car­eers Council Ontario (CCCO) with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.   For information about CCCO, visit