Bootcamps

2023 Bootcamps Coming Soon

AUArts School of Continuing Education and Professional Development funded by RBC Future Launch is thrilled to offer a series of new skills-based Bootcamps

Bootcamp Listings

Our sponsor, RBC Futures, will allow us to provide these camps for FREE to AUArts full or part-time students, alumni, and community members.

Complement your education and build your skills portfolio with our short burst, one to three-hour Bootcamps, delivered by experts in their field. Take one or as many as you'd like! 

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Bootcamp Listings

Centre for Sexuality

The job market of the 21st century means being able to navigate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives that create safety for gender and sexually diverse co-workers, employees, clients and customers. 

Centre for Sexuality offers experience in providing programs and services related to gender identity, sexual orientation, 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion, gender equity, sexuality, sexual health, healthy relationships, and consent. 

Their mandate is to use their expertise to build and deliver meaningful programs that change lives, communities, and systems. 

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Creating a Culture of Respect: Authentic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategies

Explore meaningful 2SLGBTQ+ DEI initiatives. Learn why 2SLGBTQ+ employee engagement increases the success of businesses while discussing the importance of authentically marketing to 2SLGBTQ+ communities.

Queering E-commerce

Starting an online store is hard work, but reaching the customer base you need can be even more challenging. Learn practical strategies to sell products designed for gender and sexually diverse communities. Learn   about search engine optimization, how to use social media effectively to enhance sales, and the importance of analytics for customizing your marketing strategy. 

Introduction to 2SLGBTQ+ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Deepen your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, explore the differences between sex, gender, and sexual orientation, while discussing the impacts of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia on 2SLGBTQ+ individuals. Enhance your job readiness and allyship by learning strategies to support 2SLGBTQ+ customers and co-workers. 

Advancing DEI Initiatives in the Workplace: Being prepared to address 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination

Reflect on the root causes of discrimination related to gender and sexual diversity in the workplace. Explore engaged bystander strategies to address discrimination in interpersonal relationships and at an organizational level. 

  

 

Groundfloor Labs

Through the use of strategic and human-centered design frameworks, Groundfloor Labs has identified areas for enhancing collaboration within AUArts ecosystem while simultaneously generating offerings tailored to reduce barriers for entrepreneurs, specifically to Underrepresented Groups.

"Ground Floor Labs also focuses on the involvement of the post-secondary institutions in connecting research and industry, driving the conversations and exposure of leading innovations now being supported throughout the region. Our skills, experience, and ability to produce outcomes could be an asset to developing the beginnings of entrepreneurial programming at Alberta University of the Arts."

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Mastering LinkedIn

Learn the ins-and-outs of LinkedIn from an industry expert. From creating a compelling profile, finding your dream job, to using your network to start your own business.

How to Sell Your Art & Creative Services Online

What do Instagram, Etsy, Patreon, and NFTs have in common? They can all help YOU sell your art or creative services to people who love what you do! Follow practical steps on how to create your online presence and start making money doing what you do best. Starting with building your first online store.

Sliding Your Resume to the Top: How to get your dream job after graduation

The secret to getting the best job is starting to look, now! Learn what to put in your resume, what to avoid, and how to make sure your application gets looked at by the hiring committee. 

10 Steps to Starting Your Own Creative Company

Become your own boss sooner than you thought possible. Learn the first 10 steps you need to do to start your own company. 

How I Started My Creative Business: Lessons learned from 3 arts graduates

Want to start your own business, but don't know where to begin? Learn from folks who have been there and done that. Come with questions ready to this open Q&A.

How to Find the Right People to Buy Your Art

You and your art are one of a kind. Learn tools to discover the people who are searching for your art, but don't know how to find it. Perfect for freelancers, gig economy, and artists!

Getting Your Art in the Hands of Paying Customers

Selling art can sometimes feel like you are shouting into a void. Learn about targeted ways you can find people who love your art and creative voice. 

Top 10 Mistakes You'll Make while Starting Your First Business

First-time entrepreneurs make the same mistakes over and over... and over. Learn from the mistakes of others so you won't make the same ones. 

AUArts Professional Development

Designed to complement your AUArts degree programs, each Bootcamp provides specific skills needed by artists to find a job, succeed in the workplace, or flourish as a freelancer. Spend minimal time picking up skills that will stick with you throughout your career. 

Developed by Alberta University of the Arts School of Continuing Education and Professional Development.

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Online Marketing

Gain an understanding of the principles and tactics in online retail marketing and work through the components required to launch a successful online business.

Spend time generating and visualizing ideas, as you work with other participants, and grow an understanding of online retail marketing skills. 

Personal Branding

Learn how to create a personal brand to help you achieve your professional goals. Start by identifying your career vision and setting SMART career goals to assist you in defining your brand; your values and personal qualities.

Social Media Strategies

Learn about the latest trends in the social media landscape and how to optimize content for each platform. 

E-commerce

Understand the key elements needed to build a professional and functional e-commerce website. Participate in relevant activities, including generating and visualizing ideas, conducting basic research, and receive hands-on instruction as you work through the steps required to launch an effective e-commerce site. You will gain valuable insights that go into planning and pricing for success online, whether you are selling a product or a service.

Energize your Job Search 

Invigorate your job search with tangible strategies to support your efforts. From reflecting inward to reaching outward, this collection of ideas with help propel your job hunt forward, and assist you to identify – and ultimately land your perfect job!

Create a Webspace

Knowing how to build a page is a valuable skill in today's daily use of digital platforms. Learn the essential skills and tools, i.e software, frameworks and online services, to build a basic website and be introduced to the minimum coding requirements to create a responsive webpage rendered by a browser to get your business into the online domain. 

Resume Building

In an ever-competitive market it’s imperative that your application is stand-out amongst the rest! Part of the application process is submitting a genuine, eye catching and relevant resume. Discuss how to frame your thinking about your experiences to date, and through practical exercises craft this into resume content.

Time Management Mastery

Time management begins with knowing what is most important to you. What do you hope to accomplish in a day, and how much are you taking on? Once you uncover the answers to these questions, dig deeper into strategies and tools that will help you take control of your time and achieve your most important goals. 

Search Engine Optimization

Understanding SEO can help you grow your business by getting the best search engine ranking possible.

Learn different techniques to improve and maintain your website's ranking, including keywords, optimizing content and images for your site, and making your website mobile friendly. 

Stress Management Strategies

Stress is a natural and healthy reaction to experiences we have every day, but when it begins to consume us, it’s time to make a change. Explore what stress is and the many ways it might show up in your life. Learn some strategies to help you manage the many stressors you may come across so you can control your stress, not let it control you. You’ll leave feeling equipped to handle the days and weeks ahead and have a collection of tools to support you for years to come. 

Job Searching 101

There’s a lot of competition out there and your interview needs to be strong to get you the job! Part of the job searching process is being authentic, professional and demonstrating your relevant experience in an interview. 

Learn how to structure your thinking about your experience to date, and participate in some in-class exercises to polish your interview skills to equip you with the tools and knowledge to get ready to deliver your best interview.

Having the Courage to Fail

Many of us are taught that failure is something to avoid, but in reality, it's quite the opposite. Explore how failure can actually be used to help you learn and excel. Explore famous failures, the consequences of not failing, and learn how to fail forward. Once you realize that this is in fact a benefit to you, you'll be able to keep moving forward toward your goals in a more meaningful way. 

Business Etiquette and Culture

Discuss how to develop a personal code of conduct and standard of actions in your chosen industry. You will take part in activities that are centered around common protocols, inclusive environments, and empathetic relationships. You will also learn communication methods, professionalism, relationship building and ethics in business.

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