HR Best Practices for Media Arts Organizations Workshop

HR Best Prac­tices for Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions Workshop

with Jime­na Ortúzar and Scott Miller Berry

When: March 11, 2014 from 3–6 PM
Where: Ontario Arts Coun­cil — 151 Bloor Street West, 5th Floor, Toronto

All MANO/RAMO work­shops avail­able in per­son or via teleconference.

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Enrol­ment lim­ited to 12

In the first work­shop of MANO/RAMO’s spring/summer 2014 sea­son we will be look­ing at best prac­tices for human resources man­age­ment and gov­er­nance. Orga­ni­za­tions can only be effec­tive when roles and respon­si­bil­i­ties of staff are clear­ly defined and imple­mented. In this three-hour work­shop our instruc­tors will cov­er cru­cial top­ics for media arts orga­ni­za­tions man­ag­ing staff.

Top­ics include:
·       Best prac­tices for HR Committees
·       Con­flict resolution
·       Reten­tion, change man­age­ment and suc­ces­sion planning

Instruc­tor bios:

Jime­na Ortuzar is a doc­toral can­di­date at the Cen­tre for Dra­ma, The­atre and Per­for­mance Stud­ies and the Cen­tre for Dias­pora and Transna­tional Stud­ies at the Uni­ver­sity of Toron­to. Her pro­fe­sional expe­ri­ence includes labour rela­tions and human rights as the for­mer Chair of the Griev­ance Com­mit­tee for the Cana­dian Union of Pub­lic Employ­ees, Air Cana­da Com­po­nent. She joined the Images Fes­ti­val Board of Direc­tors in 2010 and is present­ly Chair of the HR Committee.

Scott Miller Berry has been work­ing with artist-run com­mu­nity based and/or not for prof­it arts col­lec­tives and orga­ni­za­tions for almost 20 years. He is the Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Images Fes­ti­val, where he has worked since 2001 and shep­herded many projects, tours and pub­li­ca­tions. Trained in con­flict res­o­lu­tion, Scott spent many years as a shop stew­ard in a cler­i­cal union and has sat on numer­ous HR Com­mit­tees with arts + cul­ture Boards in Toron­to. Cur­rently he is Chair the Board of the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO/RAMO), and sits on the Board the nation­al Inde­pen­dent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA/AAMI) and Advi­sory Boards of Alu­Cine Toron­to Latin and Ren­dezvous With Mad­ness Film Fes­ti­vals.  Scott holds an MA from the New School for Social Research, New York and main­tains an inde­pen­dent film­mak­ing + pro­gram­ming prac­tice, the lat­ter as co-founder of the 8 fest small gauge film fes­ti­val and month­ly screen­ing series Ear­ly Month­ly Seg­ments.

This work­shop is made pos­si­ble thanks to the sup­port fo the Ontario Arts Council.