AuthentiCity’s workshops and presentations are all tailored based on pre-consultation to address specific needs and circumstances. Deliverables include an audio PowerPoint of all presentations.
Workshops are informed by a compendium of over 50 leading practices drawn from national and international sources addressing topics such as:
- Integrated planning for culture
- Municipal cultural planning
- Cultural mapping
- Culture-led economic development strategies
- Cultural sector capacity building, and more.
AuthentiCity Founder Greg Baeker and Senior Associate Gord Hume are widely regarded speakers who present regularly at conferences and meetings across Canada and internationally.
Greg Baeker’s presentations draw on more than 30 years of experience in the cultural sector and nationally-recognized leadership in municipal cultural planning. Greg’s presentations connect leading ideas with concrete tools and practices.
Gord Hume’s speeches and presentations bring a deep knowledge of the role of creativity and culture in rebuilding local economies combined with the ‘real world’ understanding of how municipalities work and how to get things done.
Further details on any AuthentiCity workshop offering, together with prices can be obtained by contacting email@example.com
Launching Your Municipal Cultural Plan
Undertaking a municipal cultural plan represents a major commitment of time and money, particularly for small and mid-sized municipalities with limited resources. This comprehensive and tailored workshop is designed to help individual municipalities build the knowledge and capacity needed to launch and achieve success in municipal cultural planning.
Some municipalities will find that the workshop enables them to undertaken the plan internally with advice and guidance. Others will proceed to retain a consultant to undertake the plan. A workshop brochure is available with more details on these workshops.
New Joint Workshop: Culture-Led Economic Development
Over the past year, AuthentiCity has partnered with Millier Dickinson Blais and the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto on creative economy analysis and strategies in Eastern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, and Durham Region. Creativity, culture and quality of place were found to be powerful economic drivers in all three studies.
Millier Dickinson Blais is one of Canada’s leading economic development consulting firms and is partnering with AuthentiCity on a one-day intensive workshops on Culture-Led Economic Development. The workshop will draw on findings from the three studies and on leading practice across Ontario and Canada.
A leadership role on all three project was played by the Prince Edward County Economic Development Office and all reports are available on the Offices’s website.
Council and Municipal Staff Presentations
One of the challenges many municipalities face is communicating the importance of municipal cultural planning and cultural mapping to Council members staff. Municipal cultural planning is about integrating culture across departments. Success requires building a shared base of knowledge and understanding among Council and staff across all departments.
Greg Baeker and Gord Hume have extensive experience presenting to local politicians and municipal staff, and practical success stories and leading practice that point the way forward.
Capacity Building for Municipal Staff
Municipal cultural planning is about integrating culture across departments. Success requires building a shared base of knowledge and understanding among staff working in all areas of planning and policy. These highly interactive workshops are tailored to meet the needs and circumstances of individual municipalities.
Resources include glossaries and articles and a library of leading practices drawn from Canada and internationally. Workbooks and resources are available to every participant including leading practices and a glossary of 60 essential concepts and tools