This is a 3 day course. Please only apply if you can attend all three days.
In a world where our networks have largely been reduced to disembodied faces on screens, Caroline explores how we can recapture the energy, affirmation and momentum of serendipitous networking and long-lost water cooler moments. Over the three days, Caroline facilitates discussion around your capacity to rebuild and extend your connections, within your working life and without. She also looks at the meaning and importance of allyship, and what you can do to benefit from it, and to offer benefit to others. Themes include:
Keeping connected & maintaining a support network during remote working
Networking – how to work your little black book
Sponsorship – enhancing executive presence and gaining traction within an organisation
Allies – how to identify & lean into them
Wellbeing, linked with human connection
Benefits of mentoring (for companies, mentees & mentors)
What makes a good mentor
Difference between mentoring and coaching
Who it's for
GroThe workshop is recommended for anyone currently working in unscripted TV in the UK looking to improve their network and find allies. It is Caroline’s belief that commercial excellence comes from human connection and over the three days, she will help you explore ways in which you can maximise both. Each session is interactive, with opportunities to ask questions and be part of discussions, ensuring you get the answers you need and strategies you can take forward yourself. You will need a stable internet connection and we would encourage you to have your video on and be prepared to unmute yourselves in order to fully participate in the group.
Caroline Beaton has held senior management positions at some of the biggest media companies in the world, including MTV, UKTV and Viacom. Early in her career she headed an independent television production company that was bought by Carlton Television and then set up her own company, Road Trip Media. She went on to do a 10 year stint as Senior Vice President at the Viacom, alongside her coaching and training work. She is a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming and has worked for many years as a coach to the great and the good in industry, public life and politics. Caroline also works as a mentor and champion of gender equality across a range of industries. Her clients include: Bloomberg, Sony Pictures, Ogilvy, UKTV, BBC, IMG, Endemol, Channel 4, IMG, Women in Film & Television, Sky Television, L’Oreal, Reach plc, All3 Media, Wella, and Disneyland.
This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, and Channel 5.
It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.
This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘get ticket’ to reserve your place: you must login or register before you are able to get a ticket for this event. A booking confirmation with a joining link to the session will be sent to you via email.
ScreenSkills develops skills and talent to support the UK's screen industries.