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Elevate: Introduction to Leadership

Do you feel like your career in film exhibition (cinemas or film festivals) needs a boost? Are you making a big contribution to your business, but can't seem to take the next step? What are the key things you need to move up in your job? Elevate: Introduction to Leadership is the answer to all of these questions. 

Elevate is your opportunity to learn practical management skills to make sure your film career is moving in the right direction. This bespoke training experience will accelerate your development through a holistic approach, with expert support, coaching and peer-to-peer learning.

If you are interested in applying, please download and complete an Application Form and send it to training@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Thursday 7th September 2017.


October 2017 - February 2018

FAN partnerCreative Skillset

“The most important training I've undertaken in my career to date.” Elevate participant

Participants will gain:  

  • A greater ability to inspire and manage teams (including external clients and suppliers);

  • Improved confidence and renewed motivation in their work;

  • A wider network of contacts to help them to grow sustainable businesses;

  • A clear set of individual career aims and objectives and ability to articulate their professional development plan.
  • “An invaluable learning experience which will benefit me for years to come!” Elevate participant

“An inspiring, galvanising adventure of self-discovery, skills development and confidence building.”  Elevate participant

  • Who is it for?

    We are looking for ambitious people working in managerial positions within film exhibition. You should have had 1-2 years+ experience in management roles. Roles might include Programming, Marketing, Publicity, Finance, Venue Management, Audience Development, Education and Outreach Managers. We also welcome applications from entrepreneurs running exhibition enterprises. Successful applicants will: 

  • Want to grow or step up their position within their organisation;

  • Be new to or have recently entered a management position;

  • Have a proven track record in the film industry;

  • Show commitment to their chosen career path;

  • Understand how they may inform the management culture of their organisation, specific sector and wider industry;

A clear set of individual career aims and objectives and ability to articulate their professional development plan.

How is the course taught?

  • Four modules of management skills workshops: The High Performing Positive Manager, Time and Team, Inspiring Others and Strengths Based Coaching.
  • Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI):  This tool identifies personal value systems, motivators and individual personal management styles and can help you deepen your self-awareness, become a better manager and improve your relationships.
  • Individual coaching sessions and peer networking.
    • When will the course run?

    Formal learning module course dates are:

    Friday 20th October

    Thursday 16th November

    Thursday 18th January

    Tuesday 20th February

This programme is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, with BFI’s Film Forever National Lottery funds.

"Really impressed by level of speakers and breadth of information. I am now much more aware of my role in my organisation, how I can integrate with other departments and where my organisation is situated with the entire industry. It is vital to understand other people’s roles in order to understand your own properly."

Joan Parsons, Duty Manager, Showroom Cinema

Independent Cinema Office

3rd Floor, Kenilworth House, 79-80 Margaret Street, London W1W 8TA
T: 020 7636 7120 F: 020 7636 7121 E: info@independentcinemaoffice.org.uk

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