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A series of 5 free workshops to inform and inspire Central and Eastern European migrant cultural leaders. 

Would you like to find out more about setting up and running a community organisation? This series of workshops will help you to understand what it is to be a cultural leader, how to set up and run your own business, and how to promote yourself and fundraise!

Marketing and PR – methods and tactics to make an impact on Saturday 27 May 2023, 1-5pm

Led by Heather Kincaid, Writer and Digital Producer – twitter.com/CovHeather

Introduction by Alicja Kaczmarek, Director, Centrala – centrala-space.org.uk

Effective marketing can enable your business to flourish! This session will explore the different marketing methods and tactics available to individuals and organisations for low cost and high impact marketing. We will also discuss the simple steps to plan and develop a marketing and communications strategy which will work for you and your business.

Fundraising – principles, processes and top tips. Saturday 3 June 2023, 1-5pm

Led by Yvonne Gregory, Arts / Culture Fundraiser – linkedin.com/in/yvonnegregory

A session looking at fundraising principles and processes to provide ideas on how individuals and organisations can plan their fundraising, identify relevant funders and develop good applications. Yvonne will share her top tips and there will be time for questions and answers. Do bring your own ideas for projects along!

Migrant Entrepreneurs – setting up and running a Social Enterprise. Saturday 17 June 2023, 1-5pm

Led by Cathy Brown, CEO, Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs – i-se.co.uk

Are you keen to find out more about developing, organising and running your own social enterprise? This session will help you to understand how to assess the opportunities and the financial risks, looking at all the basics from registration to business planning and annual accounts. We will also cover the key elements of refining your social mission, and understanding the social value you can create.

Organisational Development – the tools to help your creative enterprise thrive. Saturday 24 June 2023, 1-5pm

Led by Sanaz Amidi, Chief Executive, Rosetta Arts – rosettaarts.org

An organisation needs to understand its team, product, customers, resources and finances to ensure that it can survive and thrive. You will be introduced to the Business Model Canvas and learn how to use this strategic management tool to make your business a success!

Cultural Leadership – maximising opportunities and confronting challenges. Saturday 1 July 2023, 1-5pm

Led by Dr Vishalakshi Roy, Director, Earthen Lamp – earthenlamp.com

The session will summarise the definitions of leadership and discuss different leadership styles. We will explore what kind of leader the participants are likely to be using activities and scenarios and talk about the current opportunities and challenge for leaders in today’s world.

This series of workshops is free of charge.

All sessions will be held in person at Centrala:

Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RT

To book your place, please email community@centrala-space.org.uk

CEEus! – See Chances, Inspire Changes, Make Noise
These training sessions are part of CEEus!, a network of collaboration, community and creativity which represents Central and Eastern European migrants in the UK. CEEus! promotes CEE migrant rights and provides support to empower and encourage individuals to share their experiences, to work together, to lead their communities and to challenge xeno-racism and hostility.

Funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation