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Free Online Tourism Webinars

HHBRTA has launched a new platform for the workforce development training series. This year, in addition to face to face workshops, take full advantage of Free Online Tourism Webinars, at the convenience of your own business or home. 

Register today if you are looking to:

·         Excel your business

·         Develop new offers

·         Enhance your customer service

·         Increase your marketing efforts

Click here to register to become a member and have access to 150+ recorded tourism virtual workshops available 24/7 and live webinars every week.

All Live Webinars are held every Tuesday at 2:00pm with a 50 minutes long lecture and 10 minutes for questions. All webinars are tourism focused and delivered by industry experts on an array of topics of interest to tourism professionals. With no extra travel time or fees this new online tool is perfect for you and your team.

Some Recorded Webinars of interest online right now include:

·         Tourism on PURPOSE: Creating a Tourism Business with Impact

·         How does Google Find you?

·         Email Marketing that delivers 

·         20 ways to ruin a perfectly good tourism website

·         Understanding the Family Travel Market

·         How Destinations Succeed in SEO and SEM

·         Boost your Event – By Leveraging Social Media

·         Understand the Latest in Display Advertising and Programmatic Buying

·         7 Steps to Creating Powerful Customer Experience

·         Making sense of Location Based Deals

Be sure to follow @HHBTourism to see what recorded webinars are trending and beneficial to meet industry stakeholder needs and to catch what live webinars they are hosting that week. 

 

2015/16 Training Series Recap

Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association (HHBRTA) is committed to helping regional tourism partners, industry and businesses enhance their entities by offering free workshops that cover new trends, topics and technologies. Our Tourism Workforce Development Training Series is an opportunity for industry partners and tourism businesses to leverage their resources and foster new partnerships with other local tourism operators. 

The 2015/16 series comprised of nine workshops covering a range of topics from customer service and marketing, to grant funding and the upcoming Sesquicentennial. In total, 285 industry partners participated in workshops throughout the year, more than half being new to HHBRTA’s database. Workshops were hosted across the region and boasted speakers from marketing agencies, foundations and OTMPC. Resources and presentations from the workshops are avialable for download here. 

Don't Miss Out!
Come back often to see the latest workshops on our Corporate Event Calendar. Additional dates, locations and information will be posted on an ongoing basis. All workshops are free (unless otherwise stated).

February 10 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Introduction to Museum Exhibit Fabrication

Course Overview: This course will focus on designing and fabricating components specifically for museum exhibitions and provide students with many opportunities for hands-on experience throughout the day. • Workshop health and safety • Hand tools • Stationary and portable power tools • Substrates and materials • Measuring and layout • Working in groups, participants will build one or more temporary exhibit walls and learn about the hardware required to install them and options for customizing the basic design Course Outline: Courses are held on Saturdays, beginning at 9am and finishing at 4pm. There will be a one-hour break for lunch. Instructors and TAs will be available for questions and discussion following the completion of the course. Students will complete a written evaluation at the end of the course. All materials are included. All workshops are located at Halton Region Heritage Services’ offices, (inside Kelso Conservation Area. Follow the signs to Halton Region Heritage Services) 5181 Kelso Road, off Tremaine Rd, Milton, ON. No charge for parking. Registration: Pre-registration is required. To register for a workshop, please contact Meredith Leonard, Education and Community Coordinator at meredith.leonard@halton.ca or 905.825.6000 ext. 3440. If registering by email, please provide your name, institution, which course(s) you would like to register for and your contact information. Registration will operate on a first-come, first served basis. We are only able to offer this workshop series once in 2018, although if demand warrants, a second installment of the writing workshop may be offered. Fee & Payment: *We are happy to offer the 2018 Weekend Workshop series at no cost to participants* Workshop registration is strictly limited. Due to the limited number of spots available, registered participants who are unable to attend a session are required to provide at least 10 days-notice of cancellation to meredith.leonard@halton.ca or 905.825.6000 ext. 3440.

Location

Halton Region Heritage Services Office
5181 Kelso Road
Milton

Contact

905 825 6000 ex 3440
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February 24 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Make a Scale Model of your Exhibit Gallery

Course Overview: Scaled gallery models are an essential tool for exhibit planning and design. In this hands-on workshop, students will learn how to transform 2D drawings and measurements of their home gallery spaces into functional 3D models. • Transforming 2D drawings into 3D models • Use of an architect’s scale ruler • Layout and cutting of model-making materials • Using your model to plan exhibits and programs Course Outline: Courses are held on Saturdays, beginning at 9am and finishing at 4pm. There will be a one-hour break for lunch. Instructors and TAs will be available for questions and discussion following the completion of the course. Students will complete a written evaluation at the end of the course. All materials are included. All workshops are located at Halton Region Heritage Services’ offices, (inside Kelso Conservation Area. Follow the signs to Halton Region Heritage Services) 5181 Kelso Road, off Tremaine Rd, Milton, ON. No charge for parking. Registration: Pre-registration is required. To register for a workshop, please contact Meredith Leonard, Education and Community Coordinator at meredith.leonard@halton.ca or 905.825.6000 ext. 3440. If registering by email, please provide your name, institution, which course(s) you would like to register for and your contact information. Registration will operate on a first-come, first served basis. We are only able to offer this workshop series once in 2018, although if demand warrants, a second installment of the writing workshop may be offered. Fee & Payment: *We are happy to offer the 2018 Weekend Workshop series at no cost to participants* Workshop registration is strictly limited. Due to the limited number of spots available, registered participants who are unable to attend a session are required to provide at least 10 days-notice of cancellation to meredith.leonard@halton.ca or 905.825.6000 ext. 3440.

Location

Halton Region Heritage Services
Make a Scale Model of Your Exhibit Gallery
5181 Kelso Road
Milton

Contact

905 825 6000 ex 3440
Click to email

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March 3 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Introduction to Graphic Design and Production for Museum Exhibits

Course Overview: This hands-on workshop will walk participants through the process of designing, printing, mounting and finishing an exhibition panel. We’ll begin with panel design, using Adobe Creative Suite (working in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign). A basic familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite or a reasonable comfort level with learning new software is recommended for this course.

 

  • Exhibit panel design – step-by-step process using each of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Large format printing
  • Cold laminating and trimming
  • Mounting

 

Course Outline:

Courses are held on Saturdays, beginning at 9am and finishing at 4pm. There will be a one-hour break for lunch. Instructors and TAs will be available for questions and discussion following the completion of the course. Students will complete a written evaluation at the end of the course. All materials are included.

 

All workshops are located at Halton Region Heritage Services’ offices, (inside Kelso Conservation Area. Follow the signs to Halton Region Heritage Services) 5181 Kelso Road, off Tremaine Rd, Milton, ON. No charge for parking.

 

Registration:

Pre-registration is required. To register for a workshop, please contact Meredith Leonard, Education and Community Coordinator at meredith.leonard@halton.ca or 905.825.6000 ext. 3440. If registering by email, please provide your name, institution, which course(s) you would like to register for and your contact information. Registration will operate on a first-come, first served basis. We are only able to offer this workshop series once in 2018, although if demand warrants, a second installment of the writing workshop may be offered.

 

Fee & Payment:

*We are happy to offer the 2018 Weekend Workshop series at no cost to participants*

Workshop registration is strictly limited. Due to the limited number of spots available, registered participants who are unable to attend a session are required to provide at least 10 days-notice of cancellation to meredith.leonard@halton.ca or 905.825.6000 ext. 3440.

Location

Halton Region Heritage Services
5181 Kelso Road
Milton

Contact

905 825 6000 ex 3440
Click to email

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March 24 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Writing Text for Museum Exhibits

Course Overview: Participants in this workshop will explore what makes good exhibit text and how to produce it. Working with Heritage Services staff, you will:

  • Discuss types of public-facing museum text, the types of museums in which they are found and how text is used in different kinds of museums;
  • Work through examples of museum text, evaluating strengths and weaknesses;
  • Review guidelines and principles for museum text, including word count, sentence and paragraph length, grammar, vocabulary and readability; and
  • both individually and in groups, practice writing and critiquing exhibit text.

 

Course Outline:

Courses are held on Saturdays, beginning at 9am and finishing at 4pm. There will be a one-hour break for lunch. Instructors and TAs will be available for questions and discussion following the completion of the course. Students will complete a written evaluation at the end of the course. All materials are included.

 

All workshops are located at Halton Region Heritage Services’ offices, (inside Kelso Conservation Area. Follow the signs to Halton Region Heritage Services) 5181 Kelso Road, off Tremaine Rd, Milton, ON. No charge for parking.

 

Registration:

Pre-registration is required. To register for a workshop, please contact Meredith Leonard, Education and Community Coordinator at meredith.leonard@halton.ca or 905.825.6000 ext. 3440. If registering by email, please provide your name, institution, which course(s) you would like to register for and your contact information. Registration will operate on a first-come, first served basis. We are only able to offer this workshop series once in 2018, although if demand warrants, a second installment of the writing workshop may be offered.

 

Fee & Payment:

*We are happy to offer the 2018 Weekend Workshop series at no cost to participants*

Workshop registration is strictly limited. Due to the limited number of spots available, registered participants who are unable to attend a session are required to provide at least 10 days-notice of cancellation to meredith.leonard@halton.ca or 905.825.6000 ext. 3440.

Location

Halton Region Heritage Services
5181 Kelso Road
Milton

Contact

905 825 6000 ex 3440
Click to email

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