New Seminars! Take the Lead: Principles for Administrative Leadership in the Arts

Young Associates is thrilled to be partnering with WorkInCulture to launch Take the Lead: Principles for Administrative Leadership for the Arts, a new two day seminar series for increasing managerial and governance skills in arts administration. Running October 12 & 13, 2017, instructors from Young Associates and WorkInCulture will deliver sessions on understanding financial statements, payroll, WSIB, and HR. Get more details here

2015 Summer Seminars Announced

You spoke and we listened! We've brought together some of our most popular seminars with new, highly requested, training opportunities. From budgeting and cashflow to data management and software know-how. Join the team at Young Associates for two days of professional development gems! These seminars are small, intimate sessions that allow you to have meaningful discussion with fellow colleagues in the not-for-profit and charitable sector. Bring your laptop and work through samples and templates, and leave with tips, tricks, new skills and strengthened skills. There's something for everyone from board and senior management to entry level staff. 

Join us July 6th and 7th at the NEW Young Associates training centre.

Book by June 15th with the coupon code summer2015 to receive $15.00 off each seminar.

Check out our seminars here.

Creative Trust Gives the Young Associates Website a Stamp of Approval

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by Anna Mathew

Creative Trust is a collaborative capacity building organization that helps Toronto’s mid-size and small performing arts companies develop skills and achieve financial health and balance. We’ve enjoyed working with them for a while now – Heather Young, Principal, is their Finance Manager.

These folks are leaders in the Toronto arts management scene. They have seen it all! That’s why we are absolutely thrilled here at Young Associates that Creative Trust featured us in a blog post titled Finances matter, cheering “the launch of a made-in-Canada website on financial matters and management in the arts” and daring anyone “to try to find anything as useful and interesting on the topic from anywhere else in the world.”

We’re blushing!

Thanks to Jini and the folks at Creative Trust for their stamp of approval. The Young Associates website is a work in progress and we could not be more excited about it. We promise we are working hard to get more content ready. Stay tuned for answers to FAQs, more tip sheets, more curated news, and a library of useful and relevant articles from around the Web. Join us on TwitterLinkedIn and Google Plus if you would like to help spread the word about our free resources.

Heather Young to speak at Feb. 29 Workshop in Toronto: Building a Strong Bottom Line

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by Anna Mathew

Our Principal, Heather Young, is one of three speakers slated for a February 29, 2012 workshop entitled Financial Management: Building a Strong Bottom Line. Along with consultant Jessa Agilo-Copeland and General Manager Kendra Fry, Heather will help participants from the arts sector increase their financial literacy, with tips for understanding finances, hands on techniques for dealing with private and earned revenue, donor cultivation, deficit reduction, recovery from financial collapse and balancing artistic choices vs. management choices. Using real case studies, the speakers will walk participants through financial statements and assist them in analysing the financial health of an organization so that they walk away from the workshop with practical tools to implement in their daily work.

This professional development workshop is part 2 of a 4 part series generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council, and offered by the Canadian Dance Assembly (CDA) in partnership with the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC), the Dance Umbrella of Ontario (DUO) and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) – with the support of, Creative Trust and CCI – Ontario Presenting Network.

Visit this page on the CDA website for more information on the series and how to register.