The RBC Black Diamond Ball Workshops

The RBC Black Diamond Workshops

As Black History Month 2024 approaches, the RBC Black Diamond workshop experience emerges as a beacon of inspiration, education, and community building. Nestled in the heart of Toronto in The Well located at 486 Front St. W. we set the stage for a transformative workshop experience. Artxperiential Projects and partner RBC host a series of complimentary workshops and networking events that promise to be both enriching, empowering and entertaining.

Workshop Schedule and information

- The Power of Music -Feb 2, 7-8:45 pm
Immerse yourself in the world of music with two dynamic workshops that explore the impact and influence of music within the Black community.

- Mental Health, Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Feb 7, 7 -9:30 pm
A day dedicated to crucial discussions on mental health within the community and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives small businesses forward.

- The Future of Black Wealth Legacy and Transfer, and The Housing Market. – Feb 9, 7-9:30 pm.
Delve into discussions about wealth creation, legacy transfer, and the ever-evolving dynamics of the housing market in the Black community.

-  RBC Black Diamond Ball Marketplace - Feb 2, 7, and 9
At each RBC Black Diamond Ball Workshop, participants can engage in the RBC Diamond Ball Marketplace. This marketplace fosters networking opportunities and serves as a platform to support local small businesses. The vibrant atmosphere of the marketplace is further enriched by the showcase of musical talent, creating an immersive experience that celebrates the richness of Black culture.

The RBC Black Diamond Workshop stands as a testament to the commitment to fostering positive change, forging connections, and supporting local businesses. This February 2,7 and 9th, join us at The Well in Toronto for an unforgettable experience that transcends traditional workshops, offering a unique blend of education, inspiration, and community building.

Past Virtual Workshops

Emerging Artists Workshop

This workshop is designed to equip singers, artists, and all around entertainers with the knowledge and skills on both how to, and what to prepare before, during and after a gig. In this workshop we discuss vocal techniques singers use to develop and master their vocal skill, tools for artists to perfect their song writing, performance skill and ability to connect with their audience. By the end of this workshop, you will have learned more on how to become an all-around unforgettable performer leaving your audience always wanting more.

Hosts:  Jermaine Jones & Andrae Ennis

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RBC Master Class: The Music Industry

Join platinum-selling singer, songwriter, performer, international recording artist, multiple Juno Award winner and celebrated musical theatre and television actress; Jully Black and Multi Platinum #1Billboard Music Producer; Derek Brin in this Master Workshop that will teach you the ins and outs of the music industry. Learn about the business of music and learn tools every artist needs to be successful.

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Creating a Business Plan and Launching It Online

With unprecedented times come unprecedented opportunities. If you are thinking of starting a business make sure you join this workshop that covers the major elements of creating a business plan and what is more important than ever before, how to get it online. You will have an opportunity to hear and connect directly with RBC experts on this important topic for all aspiring entrepreneurs.

RBC Presenters: Chinyere Eni-McLean, Vice President Commercial Financial Services and Tyson Jones, Director, Financial Advisory Services

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Black Designers Connect

This workshop is a showcase of BIPOC Designers and what it brings to the community. Take this rare opportunity to see the future of the BIPOC community designers. If you are a BIPOC designer, please join this encouraging panel to get tips on how you can succeed.

Host: Dr Dori Tenstall, Dean at OCAD University
Guest Panel: Tafui McLean & Duane Jones

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Small Business Owners: What you need to know about getting access to financing

Small business owners have so many things to navigate in today’s complex world. On top of thinking through your strategy, your operations, and how to stay energized throughout the ups and down, accessing financing can seem daunting. Let RBC experts share with you the in’s and out’s of the Canada Small Business Financing Program with an opportunity for direct Q&A.

RBC Presenters: Gareth DaSilva, Regional Manager, Business Banking and Denton Dewar, Business Account Manager

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Your Brand Matters - Youth Leadership Masterclass

RBC Presenter: Sam Effah, RBC Olympian

In today’s competitive job market it is more important than ever to differentiate yourself. In this interactive workshop led by RBC Olympian and Canada’s Amazing Race, Sam Effah, you will learn: the art of being an effective leader, the tipping factor that makes you standout, how to leverage role modeling and the unfiltered role of BIPOC leaders.

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Business Networking Workshop

Networking is one of the most powerful tools and resources that can be used for career or business development and success. 80% of jobs are found through networking. A good network can provide job leads, possibilities for advancement and opportunities for personal improvement. If you hope to grow your career or business and increase your chances of success, you need to understand the importance of networking virtually and in-person. In this workshop, we define networking, discuss how it can help you advance your business or career and offer tips for networking effectively.

Host: Warren Salmon

Guests: Tamara Hendricks & Jackie Clarke

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Thank you to our additional supporters of this workshop series.