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Leading Creatives

ScreenSkills Leading Creatives in association with TRC is a three-day programme for Art Directors, Line Producers, and Digital Marketers working in the film industry.

This programme is designed to inspire and motivate film professionals who want to develop their leadership skills.

Leading Creatives is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme. The training will take place in four cities throughout the UK:

  • Glasgow (2nd - 4th October 2019 at Clockwise, 77 Renfrew Street, Glasgow)
  • Belfast (30th October - 1st November 2019 at Clockwise, 44-60 High Street, Belfast)
  • Leeds (6th -8th November 2019. Venue TBC.)
  • Cardiff (20th - 22nd November at Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4PA)

If you are a Art Director, Line Producer, or Digital Marketer working in Film in one of the nations and regions, then this course is open to you. If you are for any reason unsure if you qualify for the programme, please contact TRC directly and we will do what we can to help.

Over the three days of the course, participants will partake in highly interactive workshops with peers working in leadership positions in the film industry.

The training will include the following:

Day 1: Leadership and Management skills

  • Establishing your leadership style
  • Leading teams
  • Managing multiple works streams
  • Introduction to ‘Action Learning Sets’

Day 2: Resilience and Problem-Solving Skills

  • Multimodal learning strategies
  • Supporting wellbeing
  • Creative problem solving

Day 3: Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Body language and presentation skills
  • Utilising pitching in leadership
  • Dealing with difficult conversations
  • Setting objectives with your team

The trainer for Leading Creatives is an award-winning digital creator and Executive Producer with a proven editorial track record for engaging and high impact radio, television and digital projects. As a Change Consultant and Trainer, he has worked with the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, the NFTS, The Cabinet Office and the independent digital sector.

Feedback from previous workshops with TRC:

“Excellent engaging style, great listener, great advice and tips. A good understanding of our industry which made the content relevant.”

Jane McLaughlin, Talent Manager at BBC Scotland

“Passionate, professional, engaging, relevant and very informative. The trainer took some well understood problems and helped us to see them in a new light. He drew out the quieter members of the group and ensured everyone was involved. He made everything directly relevant and never strayed into purely theoretical abstracts.”

Brain Baglow, CEO at Jukebox Labs

“The session showed me that people and their stories are the most important part of the creative process and reminded me that everyone has a part to play in coming up with the next great idea.”

Scott Downie – CTO at Tag Games

Leading Creatives is supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme. There is a delegate fee of £225. This covers all three days of training.

About ScreenSkills
ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based creative industries - animation, film, games, television including children's and high-end, VFX and immersive technology. We work across the whole of the country to build an inclusive workforce with the skills needed for continued success, now and in the future.

About TRC
For over 20 years, TRC has delivered high-end training for individuals and businesses working in the TV and digital sectors. Through TRC training careers have been transformed, new start-ups established, international business secured, skill shortages tackled, business strategies re-framed and invaluable networks formed. TRC’s reputation as one of the UK’s leading training providers has allowed them to provide unrivalled access to the world’s most innovative companies, including tech leaders in San Francisco and Toronto and broadcasters/content distributors from London to New York and Los Angeles.





Reserve your place now

Click below to book on to our Glasgow or Belfast sessions, or to register you interest in Leeds or Cardiff. 

What's on offer

Sessions will be delivered by leading trainers and industry experts. Topics covered will include:

  • Establishing your leadership style
  • Resilience and problem solving
  • Effective communication
  • Introducing Action Learning

What our alumni say...

"The trainers were motivated, skilled and exceptional communicators. The course was driven by participation, real life case studies and many facets that will enable me to progress towards a new goal. Challenging and always interesting."

Robert Boake, Location Manager

The course was refreshingly well founded in my needs for developing my career. The trainers were straight forward, focused and relevant, and the course was informative and enjoyable.

Anna Purkis, Production Manager

“Getting the chance to talk openly with fellow industry professionals away from the pressured and rushed environment of an actual production was fabulous. Discussing their work in an educational and relaxed setting it was a truly unique experience and both fascinating and rewarding.”

Andrew Wilson, Location Manager

"The training introduced new ways of thinking when developing creative ideas and allowed me think about ways to extract ideas from those naturally more introverted. "

Jemma Goba, Managing Partner

"With the help of your peers Action Learning Set sessions help you get to the core of a problem and allow the group to help steer you to a solution. Simple, but game changing approach."

James MacIver, Senior Technical Lead