Leveraging Your Network Nov 2017

Leveraging Your Network

Wed Nov 22, 2017
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Suite 350, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto


Do you have a project or initiative you are trying to grow?

Learn how to better utilize your networks towards achieving goals!


Networks have existed for years, but social media has brought them into the public consciousness, along with a whole slew of misconceptions and underutilized potential.  Margaret Lam will show you how you can use them to your advantage. 


In this interactive workshop you will analyze the nodes and ties in your online and offline networks, then help to assess the way you currently maintain and cultivate those connections. Networks are there to help you, not monopolize your time and attention.  Participants will leave feeling more confident in how to think about their networks systemically, and recognizing that they have much more “resources” to achieve their goals than they might think.

Meet the Instructor...

Lam_MargaretMargaret Lam is the founder of BeMused Network, a social-technical enterprise devoted to empowering independent artists and organizations with innovative digital and online services. She is a published information science researcher, a seasoned print and digital designer, and an advocate for independent and emerging artists. She has a background in ethnomusicology and almost became an academic music librarian.

Margaret’s vision for BeMused Network is to build technologies that will foster meaningful connections within the ecosystem in the arts, and create a sustainable future for the sector. As a trained pianist and experienced arts manager, she is intimately familiar with the challenges confronting independent artists. It is not about making better art, but all about connecting audiences with them in the first place.

Her research on music knowledge sharing platforms and systems has been published as journal articles, a book chapter, and presented at conferences on knowledge management, information professionals, ethnomusicology, and digital futures around the world. Margaret currently writes about digital infrastructure for the arts, and topics at the intersection of culture, technology and the arts.

She also occasionally serves as a consultant and advisor to help organizations identify opportunities to bring innovation to the performing arts sector.

Course Fee

$40 plus HST regular price

$20 plus HST Individual Member Price


Members sign-in to access member pricing.

Confirmation and receipt will be sent by email.

No latecomers please.

For more information, please contact the Community Outreach and Training Coordinator, at outreach@theatreontario.org or 416.408.4556 x10

Refund & Cancellation Policy

  • If we receive your cancellation up to 5 business days before your workshop, you will receive a full refund less 10% administrative charges.
  • If we receive your cancellation 5-1 days before your workshop, you’ll receive a 50% refund.
  • If we receive your cancellation on the day of your workshop or you do not show up for your workshop, no refund will be issued.
  • If Theatre Ontario cancels a workshop you will be refunded in full.



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