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Professional Development Workshops

Tualatin Valley Creates offer opportunities for artists and arts organizations to grow their skills and knowledge through a professional development workshop series.

Topics planned for the 2018 series include: Leadership Development, Grant Writing, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Building Public Will for the Arts, and more. See our upcoming offerings below.

Upcoming Events

Are You Grants Ready?

Saturday, June 16, 2018
10am to 12pm
Oregon Food Bank West
(1870 NW 173rd Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006) MAP

Price: Free  – RSVP

Before you sit down and attempt to write your next (or first) grant, make sure you are prepared.

Learn tips from the pros about identifying grant-worthy projects, deciding which grants to pursue, and ensuring you and your organization are ready to successfully write and implement a grant.

Workshop facilitators Darcie Spar, Heather Ellis, and Maggie Bonjean collectively have almost 40 years of fundraising and grant writing experience. All three currently lend their talents to the Oregon Food Bank where they work in development.

Operationalizing Equity: Beyond Talk

Saturday, June 30, 2018
9am to 12pm
Garden Home Recreation Center
( 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223) MAP

Price: Free

At the end of the day, operationalizing equity takes more than meetings, trainings, and workshops. It requires actual change.

How do organizations and their leaders take concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion and make them real? Where do they start? Who does what when? What does “change” actually look like? We will identify practical ways to begin advancing equity on the people side of your organization, including your Boards, staff, and volunteers. Come prepared to discuss what your organization has done or is doing to advance equity in these areas, what has and has not worked, and lessons learned so far.

Presenter Thomas Bruner of Bruner Strategies helps businesses and organizations across the country do great work in Leadership & Governance, Financial Development, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. He is former Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion for the American Red Cross, and received a diversity management certificate from Cornell University.