Organising training and professional development opportunities are at the heart of the ICO’s mission. We believe in the importance of celebrating and sharing examples of excellence to bolster and inspire the work of others and to offer real examples everyone can learn from.
We organise inspirational training courses and professional development opportunities around the UK and internationally on audience development, digital marketing, management skills, film festival development and much more. In addition to our open courses we also offer bespoke training for organisations and individual one-to-one sessions.
As well as the valuable new skills and inspiring ideas participants gain from the development opportunities we offer, time and again people comment on the invaluable networking opportunity to meet other like-minded individuals facing similar challenges, build their network of contacts and feel more connected to others in the sector.
We always strive to raise funding to support training schemes in order to make fees as low as possible, as well as to provide additional bursaries for those most in need. We do everything we can to help ensure these opportunities are as inclusive as possible by offering additional bursaries for fees, travel, accommodation, childcare costs, and additional support to help with access needs.
[Since participating in the ICO course] we’ve seen an increase in audience figures to our film programme of 44%
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