CHRC’s Leadership program: T2L “Talent to Lead” launches Year 3

June 20, 2018

CHRC is pleased to announce that its Talent to Lead (T2L) program has received support from Department of Canadian Heritage and the Metcalf Foundation for a 3rd year. T2L will focus on selecting 20 cultural managers from indigenous, culturally diverse and minority language communities across Canada to participate in the program.

CHRC is proud to have on its Steering Committee the following experienced and highly respected cultural leaders to guide us in this project:

  • Margaret Genovese, Senior Partner, Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates 
  • Richard Hornsby, SC Chair / Chair of the CHRC
  • Howard Jang, VP Arts and Leadership, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
  • Odile Joannette, Executive Director, Wapikoni
  • Marie Christine Morin, Directrice générale, Fédération culturellecanadienne-française (FCCF)
  • Barb Nepinak, Elder & Cultural Advisor/Director, CHRC
  • Charles Smith, Executive Director, Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement (CPAMO)
  • Zainub Verjee, Executive Director, Ontario Association of Art Galleries

Talent to Lead (T2L) is designed for mid-career cultural managers seeking to take their careers to the next level of leadership.  It creates opportunities for learning from one another and building relationships with other leaders, while also getting expert support from executive leaders in the field.

In cohorts 1 and 2 of the completed program, 42 talented mid-level managers from across the country and across the sector were selected and participated in T2L and 25% of T2L participants have since moved to executive level positions within cultural organizations.

The program will consist of a series of learning webinars that focus on management fundamentals and competencies from the point of view of a leader. Alongside the webinar learning series, participants will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with an executive level mentor and gain insight into how to put their learning into practice to advance their career.

As well as the mentorships and webinar training, this year there will be regional gatherings across the country to bring together participants from Cohorts 1, 2 and 3 for one-day learning exchanges that will include training on harassment and will form the basis for a white paper on a field perspective of “Cultural Leadership in Canada Today”.

A call for applications to participate in T2L Year 3 will be announced the first week of August 2018. Deadline for applications will be September 30, 2018.

For more information contact Annalee Adair

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