The AD:Vantage Leadership programme is a development opportunity for d/Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent people who work in arts, culture or heritage.
The programme content is designed to be delivered entirely online to meet the greatest possible range of access needs.
What makes AD:Vantage different is that it is designed with the needs of disabled people in mind, in that we aim for the course to be accessible to people with a range of access needs.
The course and its content will all be delivered online and in a way that ensured that access is at its’ heart.
Benefits of taking part
Work on specific development needs that we have jointly identified and that you want to focus on in order to advance your career.
Gain inspiration from national and internationally renowned speakers, proven content and from everyone else in the group to build confidence.
Find a new way of developing business relationships and how to build a personal network regionally, nationally and internationally. You will learn how to do this in a way that suits you and your personality and which fits your available time and budget. Your network will support you to gain work and get results.
Work with a mentor who can inspire your work and provide practical advice
Focus on your next career move and be given opportunities to make the most of the major initiatives happening in the region in 2021 and 2022.
Create a personalised action plan to make your career work for you in a way that you feel comfortable to carry out your plan.
What our participants say
The course exceeded all my expectations, it changed the perception of my goals and how to reach them. Training method was very comfortable, challenging enough to keep me up my toes, but not too complicated to lose motivation. There wasn’t not one dull moment throughout all those days.
Leadership Course ⧉ Participant
You can apply for a place on AD:Vantage if:
You live in Coventry
You work in arts, culture or heritage
You have 3+ years’ experience of paid work
You identify as a d/Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent person or have experienced disabling barriers imposed by society
How to apply
Go to the application form ⧉ and fill it in. There are 6 main questions and you can download a copy here for you to prepare.
You can also send your answers as a video or a mix of video and written answer.
We can arrange for people to write your application down as you dictate it (not write it for you) or help you with filming.
Complete the form and send it by 12:00 Monday 17th August.
We will let you know that we have got your application by e-mail. If you need a different method of communication, please let us know.
We will let you know the result of your application (also by e-mail or other nominated communication method) by Friday 21st August.