Welcome to Business & Arts NL’s Creative Edge Catalogue. Business & Arts NL is pleased to announce this new initiative – a series of professional development workshops, led by artists, designed for businesses. The Creative Edge Program provides an opportunity for business members to connect with and learn from arts members of our organization, tapping into their creative skills to bring new workplace-focused training to business teams. Each of the offerings included here has been developed with the assistance of a training consultant and tested by a local business or organization. Following testing, each session has incorporated feedback from the test audience to further refine and polish the presentation and learning outcomes. For additional information, or to book your session, please contact Deborah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Empathy and Engagement: Creating Connection Through Storytelling
Enhance the sense of connection and community in your workplace by embracing the power of story to build empathy and understanding among your employees. In this workshop, storyteller Christine Hennebury will empower your staff to use the tools of storytelling to create a cohesive and caring workplace where everyone feels valued.
Workshop Mode: In-Person or Virtual
Workshop Length: 90 minutes
Presenter: Christine Hennebury
Christine is a storyteller, writer, and creative life coach with 30 years of experience in leading creative workshops for individuals and groups. She is the founder of the Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl, a board member for Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada, and a past president of the St. John’s Storytelling Festival.
Paint Your Plan
Using a pre-packaged kit of supplies, you will plan, paste, and finish a painting that solidifies your mission statement or 1, 3, or 5 year plan. You will be a visual master for your own goals/problem solving and get everyone on board with what they/you need to do, where they/you fit, and how to face and tackle your SWOT strategies.
Workshop Mode: In-Person Preferred
Workshop Length: 2 Hours
Presenter: Julie Lewis
This trained artist and designer studied at top art and design colleges (Grenfell, Sheridan, and Algonquin) and Memorial and Dalhousie Universities, bringing enthusiasm, a keen eye for detail, and energy to all her endeavors. Her company, SassyTuna Studio, has been running for 18+ years. Julie is happy to have her own studio, having worked creatively with individuals and firms across Canada and throughout Italy. She produces traditional and digital art and takes great joy in partnering with amazing colleagues with vision and flair.
Inspiration Soup – Keynote Concert
Feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and fearful from the ever-increasing demands of today’s world? Looking for more balance at work and less chaos at home? Wondering where your motivation went and what your life’s purpose is? Join award-winning musician, Rozalind MacPhail, in this memorable mix of live music, film, and inspiration. Through songs, films, and stories, MacPhail shares inspiring tips and tricks gathered from a lifetime of courage, resilience, rejection, preparation, persistence, and luck. Discover how you can find manageable and meaningful ways to reignite your passion, face your fears, and find better balance in your day-to-day life.
Workshop Length: 90 minutes
Workshop Mode: Virtual or In-Person
Presenter: Rozalind MacPhail
Canada’s award-winning electro flute looper, Rozalind MacPhail takes audiences on an inspiring journey through live music, inspiration, and film. She explores new ways to combine image and sound in works that speak honestly of people, place, and the human experience.