Creu Cymru Training Package

All our training as part of the Covid recovery programme is open to both members and non-members. The majority is online training. For online training you will need access to a laptop / desktop computer with camera and microphone and a good internet connection.

We ask you that you commit to training and attend all the sessions you sign up for. Please treat online training the same as you would if you were attending face to face training (no distractions around you, phones on silent etc).

Creu Cymru gratefully acknowledge funding from ACW to enable us to heavily subsidise these training events.

More courses will be added on to the schedule once they are confirmed.  If you are interested in booking on to any of these courses, please contact Yvonne O’Donovan on

Managing Covid-19 Safely

Course facilitator – UK Theatre
Date – Thursday 18th Feb or Thursday 11th March or Thursday 25th March 1.30 – 4.30pm – All sessions now fully booked

Content – COVID-19 compliance should be considered everyone’s responsibility within the workplace. This course has been developed to give delegates an understanding of COVID-19 health and safety responsibilities. It will help you control and monitor risk to improve H&S at work helping to manage this new workplace hazard.  Course includes:

Government guidance and industry best practice.

Course aimed at - The course is for anyone who may be required to manage COVID-19 as part of their H&S responsibilities.  Previous attendees have by from all areas of theatre inc Producers, Tech & Gen Management
Price – Free to Creu Cymru members, £5 for non-members
Number of Participants - 15 (minimum 9)

Mental Health First AidFully booked 

Course facilitator - Creative Freedom
Date – Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 February 2021, 9am – 5pm (you must be able to attend both days)

Content – Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
MHFA won’t teach you to be a therapist, but it will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.


Everyone who completes the course receives:

Course aimed at - Staff with management responsibility
Price – £25 to cover the course materials that will be sent in the post
Number of Participants - 16

Unconscious Bias

Fully booked – reserve list open

This training session proved so popular that we have managed to secure another date:  Tuesday 1st June, 1 – 4.30pm

Course facilitator - Diverse Cymru
Date - Wednesday 3rd February 2021, 9.30am – 1pm (with two short breaks)

Content - Understand what unconscious bias is and how it impacts on employment, workplace practices and service delivery.  By the end of this session, participants will:

Course aimed at - open to all but of particular importance for senior management and/or people with responsibility for line management and recruitment.
Price - Free to Creu Cymru members, £5 for non-members

Live Streaming success (beginner)

Course facilitator - Rebel Creative
Date - Tuesday 23rd February, 3 – 4.30pm

Content – In a world where live video is becoming increasingly popular, it can also be overwhelming to just get started.  Hear from an award winning content creator and Twitter Live ambassador, Mr A Singh, whose live broadcasts have reached over 20 million views.  Learn about all the different live streaming platforms out there and which ones you should be on.  Get tips and tricks and a practical guide to live streaming from the equipment to use, breaking down the jargon to presentation and promotion.

The session is a maximum of 1.5 hours  This includes a presentation session and q&a / wrap up.

Course aimed at - those interested in understanding live streaming, the different platforms and how you can start to leverage it.
Price - Free to Creu Cymru members, £5 for non-members
Number of participants - 30

How to Live Stream like a Professional (intermediate)

Course facilitator - Rebel Creative
Date - Wednesday 24th February, 3 – 4.30pm

Description - As we learn to navigate the world of live streaming, let’s look at what we can do to grow.  We’ll explore practical ways to grow your live streams and keep people in your broadcasts to introductions, resetting, ‘distraction talking points’ and more.

The session is a maximum of 1.5 hours.  This includes a presentation session and q&a / wrap up.

Course aimed at - those interested in further developing their live streaming knowledge, experiencing and exploring strategy to grow your audience.
Price: Free to Creu Cymru members, £5 for non-members
Number of participants - 30

Live Streaming

Course facilitator - Gill Davies, GDP Ltd.
Date - Tuesday 30th March, 1.30 – 3pm

Content - Many of the experiences we used to enjoy in person – concerts, performances, film festivals, book launches and conferences, to name but a few – have moved to live streaming.  Streaming provides excellent opportunities to connect to audiences while the COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from gathering in real-life.  This session will look at the range of options available for live streaming events and will compare and contrast desktop-based live streaming solutions.

Course aimed at - Arts organisations who are interested in exploring how to use digital solutions to increase audience reach.
Price - Free to Creu Cymru members, £5 for non-members
Number of Participants - 30

Re-engaging with your Audience

Course facilitator - Arts Marketing Association
Date and time – Tuesday 2nd March, 10,00am – 12.00pm

What is it about?  Take some time to review your audience engagement.  Who have you been connecting with during lockdown?  Who has slipped through the net?  Which new audiences would you like to engage?  This workshop will help you think through how you are engaging your audiences and identify new ways to build relationships with them.

What will you gain?  

Who is it for?  This session is intended for those with a focus on engaging audiences, whether through their website, email marketing, social media platforms and other communications.

Price - Free to Creu Cymru members, £5 for non-members
Number of Participants – tbc

Delivered by Christine Lister
Bio:  Christina is a marketing and audience development consultant and facilitator working with heritage and cultural organisations, with 18
years’ experience as a freelancer and in agency and in-house positions.
Christina empowers organisations to develop and execute marketing that connects to audiences with purpose and impact by delivering training, facilitating workshops and developing strategy.
Her experience spans larger organisations such as the Science Museum Group, Empire Cinemas and Museum of London; sector support and development organisations such as the Association of Independent Museums, SHARE Museums East and the AMA; and Independent and smaller organisations including Jane Austen’s House, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, the Museum of Cambridge, American Library, Babylon Arts, Norwich Historic Churches Trust an Ensemble Dance Co.

Making the Most of your Social Media

Course facilitator - Arts Marketing Association
Date and time - Tuesday 9th March, 10,00am – 12.00pm

What is it about?  Exploring the right platforms for you and your organisation.  With a focus on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

How do you create a compelling story for your organisation?  In this session we’ll look at the fundamentals of using social media, tone of voice, and how to develop great content.  We’ll explore paid advertising and organic advertising, and social media analytics.

What will you gain?

Who is it for?  This session is for those who look after their organisation’s social media messaging.  It will be pitched at those with an understanding of how the different platforms work and who want to gain confidence in how they’re using social media.

Price - Free to Creu Cymru members, £5 for non-members

Number of Participants – tbc

Delivered by Martin Jefferies
Martin Jefferies heads up the social media team at English Heritage, which looks after over 400 historic places including Stonehenge, Dover Castle and sites along Hadrian’s Wall.  English Heritage’s social media channels have a combined audience of over 1.25 million, with a further 1.1 million subscribers on YouTube, and views on the organisation’s newest channel, TikTok, reached four million within six months of launch.  Martin’s role at English Heritage includes content production for a variety of audiences and with multiple objectives, from reach and engagement to sales and fundraising.  It also includes strategic partnerships, paid social and community management.  Before joining English Heritage in 2015, Martin worked in digital roles at media companies including Sky News and The Sunday Times, and started his career reading the news on local radio.  When not exploring castles, museums and galleries, Martin can usually be found wandering the Cotswolds or the Lake District with his family.

Allyship in the Workplace

Course facilitator - The Other Box
On demand training - You can complete it in your own time

This course will transform your understanding of how we can show up as better colleagues in the workplace, and better human beings in the world.  All through the lens of allyship.

You can expect to be challenged.  You can expect to question what you thought you knew about systemic oppression.  You can expect to face some uncomfortable truths that will allow for deep reflection.  Only through your committed participation will you be able to make the choice to change your life and change the lives of others.

The Other Box founders Leyya and Roshni will guide you through the course and by the end we hope you’ll be inspired and equipped with the tools and confidence to create a strategy for a more inclusive and equitable workplace.

Once you register with, we can then send you instructions how to enrol.  Once you’ve enrolled you have 90 days to access the online videos.

Spaces:  20

Fee:  Free for Creu Cymru members, £5 for non members