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Operational Planning Before, During & After a Capital Project

Creative Spaces Training Series: Module #4

The Creative Spaces Training Series is designed to support arts managers in building the core skills necessary to support capital projects and ongoing operations in creative spaces.

Delivered by topic experts working in the sector, each module focusses on topic areas identified as the most integral to capital projects by ABO’s network of 2,500+ arts organizations.

Arts managers will have the opportunity to engage with presenters during the sessions.

The Training Series includes Four Modules:

  • Financial Management and Capital Projects
  • Strategic Planning and Partnerships
  • Capital Campaigns and Community Engagement
  • Operational Planning Before, During and after your Project
Module #4

Operational Planning Before, During & After a Capital Project

Presenters: Lauren Gould, Chief Operating Officer, Gardiner Museum and Jeanne LeSage, Principal, LeSage Arts Management
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020, at 1:00 – 2:30pm
Cost: $25

Capital projects change organizations and communities. They can test and expand the capacity of your building and the workload of every staff member. Effective operational management at each stage of the project can positively influence its outcome. Within the framework of people, process, money, space, and communication, this session will consider the big picture in order to sustain a healthy organization. Presented and led by Lauren Gould, Chief Operating Officer of the Gardiner Museum, who has managed four capital projects in the last two years and has survived to tell the tale, with Arts HR Consultant Jeanne LeSage of LeSage Arts Management.

For more information and to register, visit eventbrite.ca.

About our Presenters

Lauren Gould has worked in a variety of roles within the arts and higher education sectors with a focus on promoting public engagement, implementing organizational and capital improvements, and working in collaboration with a range of partners. Lauren has been involved in the planning, design development, fundraising, and execution of capital projects ranging from learning centres to ensuring building health to outdoor plazas. Since joining the Gardiner Museum in 2013 she has held roles as Audience Development Manager, Senior Manager of Development and Programs, and in the role of Chief Operating Officer since 2017.

Jeanne LeSage, LeSage Arts Management, CHRL, MBA. Jeanne is an arts consultant with 28+ years experience in the sector across Canada and abroad. She is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL), holds an MBA in management consulting, and runs LeSage Arts Management with a focus on strategic human resources, organizational development, facilitation and strategy. Proudly starting her career as a stage manage—she now works with arts organizations to Make Arts Work Better through consulting, research, teaching, conference speaking, and more.

For more information, visit lesagearts.com.

Participant Materials

Arts managers will have the opportunity to engage with presenters during the sessions. Participants will be provided with module materials, link to the recording and resources following the webinar.

These modules are designed for arts managers working within creative spaces under a variety of operating models and communities. If you have any questions about the series or would like more information, please contact Alex Glass, Interim Executive Director, at alex@artsbuildontario.ca.

The Learning Series is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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