Why choose our training courses?
- Value for money – our practical courses deliver expert knowledge, skills and ideas that will help you make a tangible difference to your bottom line
- Relevance – our courses offer specific and relevant knowledge delivered in a range of formats.
- Build your network – meet new contacts across the sector, swap ideas and create new opportunities.
If you find this list difficult to navigate, you can access our simple event list, in date order, here.
Expert-led training days delivered in a classroom style.
Masterclass: Understanding Copyright
The world of copyright can often seem baffling and daunting.
Masterclass: Understanding Catering at Cultural Organisations
In this practical Masterclass, catering consultant Duncan Ackery will take you through the fundamentals of running a successful catering operation in the cultural sector, enabling you to make informed decisions about the planning and management of catering within your organisation.
Masterclass: Maximising Income from Visitors
Maximising Income from Visitors A practical one-day Masterclass for members who want to embed in their organisation a more joined-up approach to maximising B2C income (income from individual customers).
Masterclass: Visual Merchandising
Led by Ruth Aldous-Taylor, Head of Retail Visual Identity at the National Trust, this workshop will give you the tools to use the theatre and drama of visual merchandising to best effect in your shop.
Masterclass: Drafting and Negotiating Contracts
A one-day Masterclass for anyone involved in the drafting or negotiation of contracts with suppliers or clients.
Stimulating peer-to-peer case study sharing days, usually with multiple speakers representing a broad range of sector experience.
Retail Essentials 3: Visual Merchandising
This workshop will talk you through the theory of visual merchandising and help you understand the power that it encompasses.
Retail Essentials 4: Shop Skills
This workshop is all about understanding your customer – the core customer types and what influences their purchasing.
Boosting earned income in the performing arts
The first of a new series of events tailored to performing arts venues, introducing topics specific to this important segment of our membership.
A Day in the Life of St Paul’s Cathedral
A chance to learn about all aspects of commercial operations at St Paul's, this study day will demonstrate how the commercial teams generate the much needed income to maintain Wren’s iconic building and continue over a thousand years of worship, national events and traditions.
Picture Library Symposium 2019
An invaluable source of topical information and inspiration, our annual symposium features speakers from both inside and outside the cultural sector – an unmissable event for anyone involved in image sales, licensing and rights.
Guide Books & Exhibition Catalogues
Hear from publishing professionals at a range of venues about how to get started in print, especially if you’re a small or medium sized organisation with limited resources.
A Day in the Life of Stonehenge
Come and join us for a day at Stonehenge and find out about the challenges and opportunities that make working at this major visitor attraction so appealing.
Hear a range of innovative ideas showing how different organisations are thinking outside the box to create sustainable unrestricted income.
Profitable Venue Hire
Join us at the Wellcome Collection to hear about their very successful venue hire operation, as well as to hear case studies and expertise from other leading attractions about how to develop a profitable venue hire scheme.