2022 Schedule

What’s on

SHIFT Schedule

Monday 5 September, Establishing Your Mindset

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9:30 - 10:00

Morning Cuppa

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10:00 - 10:20

Welcome

Medeia Cohan

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10:20 - 11.00

Mindset, Terminology, and Warm-Up Activity

Abbie Freeman and Medeia Cohan

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11:00 - 11:20

Break

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11:20 - 12:20

Getting Into a Positive Mindset

Charley Gavigan

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12:20 - 13:20

Lunch

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13:20 - 13:40

Group Discussion

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13:40 - 14:40

Starting your Start-Up

Sandy Thomson

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14:40 - 15:00

Break

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15:00 - 16:00

Leading & Working Collaboratively

Prince Taylor

 

 

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16:00 - 16:20

Group Discussion

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16:20 - 17:00

Buddy Time

Tuesday 6 September, Discovering Your Model

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9:30 - 10:00

Morning Cuppa

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10:00 - 11:00

Pathfinding & Priorities

Sandy Thomson

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11:00 - 11:20

Break

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11:20 - 12:20

Understanding Your Offer

Sandy Thomson

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12:20 - 13:20

Lunch

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13:20 - 13:40

Group Discussion

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13:40 - 14:20

Electives with our Experts

Aqsa Arif: Running a Cooperative
Iona Fyfe: Raising Your Profile
Briana Pegado: The Art of Writing Funding Applications 
Claire MacKenzie & Scott Gilmour: Selling to Producers & Audiences
Sha Nazir: Championing Diverse Voices
Jo Hooper: Avoiding Burnout & Embracing Healthy Work Habits 
Carol Sinclair: Working Internationally 

 

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14:20 - 14:40

Group Discussion

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14:40 - 15:00

Break

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15:00 - 16:00

Building a Flexible Business

Rachael Brown

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16:00 - 16:20

Group Discussion

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16:20 - 17:00

Buddy Time

Wednesday 7 September, Nailing the Practicalities

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9:30 - 10:00

Morning Cuppa

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10:00 - 10:40

Finance, Legal and Operations

Participants will choose one route for the day (either Freelancer, Founder or Social Enterprise) and undertake a session on finance, legal, and operations.
Rachael Brown, Lauren Harvey, and Philip Hannay

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10:40 - 11:00

Break

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11:00 - 11:40

Finance, Legal and Operations

Participants will choose one route for the day (either Freelancer, Founder or Social Enterprise) and undertake a session on finance, legal, and operations.
Rachael Brown, Lauren Harvey, and Philip Hannay

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11:40 - 12:00

Break

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12:00 - 12:40

Finance, Legal and Operations

Participants will choose one route for the day (either Freelancer, Founder or Social Enterprise) and undertake a session on finance, legal, and operations.
Rachael Brown, Lauren Harvey, and Philip Hannay

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12:40 - 13:40

Lunch

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13:40 - 14:00

Group Discussion

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14:00 - 15:00

Budget Building

Sally Farrant

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15:00 - 15:20

Break

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15:20 - 16:00

Electives with our Experts

Mhairi Anderson: Running a CIC
Aarti Joshi: Gaining Sponsorship
Keir Siewart: Prioritising & Time Management 
Rhia Cook: A Career Beyond Your Practice
Tena Stivicic: Working With An Agent 
Andrew Dobbie: The Power of Self Belief  
Michelle Cohen: Balancing a Commercial Business & Professional Practice

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16:00 - 16:20

Group Discussion

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16:20 - 16:40

Buddy Time

Thursday 8 September, Telling Your Story

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9:30 - 10:00

Morning Cuppa

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10:00 - 11.00

Understanding Your Audience

Niki Hutchenson

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11:00 - 11:20

Break

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11:20 - 12:20

Finding Your Story

Ben Payne & Gerald Richards

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12:20 - 13:20

Lunch

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13:20 - 14:20

Electives with our Experts

Jamie Munn: Running a Charity
Leoni Rae Gasson: Attracting & Accessing Audiences in New & Different Ways
Katty Jennah: Cost and Pricing Products
Serena Caufield: Getting Residencies
Helen Swan: Managing Stakeholders
Carys Hobbs: Working to a brief
Damian Samuels: Crowdfunding Your Projects

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14:20 - 14:40

Group Discussion

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14:40 - 15:00

Break

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15:00 - 16:00

Communicating with Different Audiences

Sandy Thompson

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16:00 - 16:20

Group Discussion

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16:20 - 17:00

Buddy Time

Friday 9 September, Branding & Marketing

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9:30 - 10:00

Morning Cuppa

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10:00 - 10:20

Community & Network Building

Kate Maxwell

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11:00 - 11:20

Break

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11:20 - 12:20

Mastering Digital Marketing

Andrew Davis

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12:20 - 13:20

Lunch

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13:20 - 13:40

Group Discussion

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13:40 - 14:40

Funding Your Venture

Medeia Cohan

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14:40 - 15:00

Break

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15:00 - 15:40

Action Planning

Kathryn Welch

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15:40 - 16:00

Group Discussion

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16:00 - 17:00

Evaluation & Wrap Up

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