Time: 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. (GMT +8, Singapore)
Ticket Price: Complimentary
Dr. Gagnon’s career in the arts is best summed up in three terms: performance, pedagogy and management. With a career spanning 20 years of independent artistic work, 15 years of teaching and over 10 years of management experience, this seasoned professional has dealt with the complexities of the cultural sector in every possible way. Fostering culture and promoting arts from the stage to the classroom to the boardroom, this lifelong academic and real-world problem solver currently serves as the Executive Director of the Cultural Human Resources Council. Other responsibilities include being the President of the Ottawa Guitar Society and a Respectful Workplaces in the Arts workshop leader. In all of his roles, he strives to make others thrive. With an education profile representative of a passionate involvement with arts and management (Doctorate in Music, Masters in Public Administration and Masters in Business Administration) coupled with extensive experience in the nonprofit, education, public and private sectors, this fully bilingual teacher has helped many towards tangible professional success through audience growth, community involvement, effective fundraising, improved public profile and strategic planning. All of the above made possible by a solid knowledge of inner (HR, finances, budgeting, project management, client services, conflict resolution and mediation) and outer (recruiting, partnership management, contract negotiation and charity funding) workings of professional and amateur arts work for individuals and organizations.