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  • Understanding the Every Student Succeeds Act

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Join the Americans for the Arts’ Federal Affairs team as they walk through the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act.

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    Join the Americans for the Arts' Federal Affairs team as they walk through the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act. In this webinar participants will gain a basic understanding of the recently passed education law by U.S. Congress.

    Hashtag: #ESSA ; #ArtsEd

    Presenters:




    Narric W. Rome, Vice President of Government Affairs and Arts Education






    Kate McClanahan, Director of Federal Affairs


  • Public Art 101: Mini-Lesson

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    A quick overview and quiz of public art basics.

    imageAbout this Mini-Lesson

    In this brief and self-paced mini-lesson brush up and test you knowledge on the basics of Public Art administration.

    Explore the following questions:

    • What is Public Art?
    • What are the benefits of Public Art?
    • How is Public Art funded?
    • What is the selection process for Public Art?
    • How do you get Public Art funding in your community?

    This mini-lesson is free to everyone. Just login to the ArtsU site with your Americans for the Arts main site credentials then click register on the top right corner.

  • Arts Leadership Digital Classroom: Coaching for Adaptive Leaders

    Contains 7 Component(s)

    Basic coaching skills to help you become a more Adaptive Leader,

    image About this Classroom

    This Classroom is Free to all Americans for the Arts Members

    “The most common cause of failure in leadership is produced by treating adaptive challenges as if they were technical problems", states leadership expert Ronald Heifetz. As leaders, we need to assess challenges in a way that gets at their root cause to ensure we are addressing the right problems and not focused on band-aid solutions.

    Often a clear solution is not evident- this is where leadership gets to be more of an art. Adaptive leaders understand and mobilize people's values, beliefs, and behaviors to get at the root of challenges using extraordinary soft skills.These skills are based on strong emotional intelligence and the genuine interest and ability to develop those around us regardless of what position of authority and responsibility we may find ourselves in.


    Leadership is not a position - you can lead from any position. Whether or not you are a supervisor, you can play a powerful role in transforming your organizational culture into one that embraces coaching and empowers individuals to feel inspired to work to their full potential.


    What you will learn:

    In this self-paced classroom learn basic coaching to build and strengthen your interpersonal soft skills that will help you become a more adaptive leader. Each of the five parts will conclude with a suggestion on how you can continue your learning on the topic with an exercise or recommendation to practice the particular coaching skill with a colleague.


    How to participate:

    The classroom is free to all Americans for the Arts members. Simply log in to the ArtsU site, register through the link at the top right corner, and access the modules through the column on the right hand side.

    At your own pace complete one or all of six 20 minute modules, ask a question using the discussion tab.


    Discussion Tab:

    Have some questions about adaptive leadership? Wondering how exactly you can start coaching in the workplace? Do you have a specific situation you want to inquire about? Have you tried some coaching skills and now have some questions? Post your questions here in the "Discussion Tab" and Ask the Coach!







    Presenter:

    Join Janet McIntyre, a certified professional coach, facilitator, and trainer with nearly 20 years of professional experience in the non-profit sector.



    Classroom Outline

    Introduction: What does it take to be an Adaptive Leader?

    This session will answer the following questions:

    • What are the qualities of an adaptive leader?
    • What does an adaptive organization look like?
    • How do you distinguish between an adaptive challenge and technical challenge?
    • What are some steps you can take to become a more adaptive leader?


    Coaching Part 1 – What is Coaching?

    This session will answer the following questions:

    • How can coaching help you become a more adaptive leader?
    • What does coaching in the workplace look like?
    • What are its benefits of coaching?
    • What's the difference between coaching, mentoring, consulting, and therapy? When is a good time to use coaching?


    Coaching Part 2 – Listening

    This session will answer the following questions:

    • What does it mean to truly be an active listener?
    • What are the different kinds of listening?
    • How can you strengthen your listening skills to help diagnose adaptive challenges?


    Coaching Part 3 – Powerful Questions

    This session will answer the following questions:

    • What's the importance of asking good, inquisitive questions?
    • What are some examples of powerful questions?
    • What are some tips to keep in mind when asking questions?


    Coaching Part 4 – Giving Feedback

    This session will answer the following questions:

    • What is the role of feedback for adaptive leaders?
    • What are the steps in giving feedback and what are some tips to ensure that your feedback is being received and heard.


    Coaching Part 5 – Leading a Coaching Culture

    This session will answer the following questions:

    • What is a coaching culture?
    • How does it fit into an adaptive organization?
    • What must we keep in mind when coaching in the workplace, especially if you are coaching as a supervisor?
    • Integrating coaching into your work and your organization isn't always easy, so what are some considerations to keep in mind?

    Janet McIntyre works with nonprofit organizations and their staff and board members in organizational development and leadership development. She is a certified professional coach, facilitator, and trainer with nearly 20 years of professional experience in the non-profit sector.

    Currently she is the Director of Programs and Training at Executive Service Corps of Southern California where she oversees two leadership institutes: Wells Fargo Executive Directors Leadership Institutes and the Developing Development Program in which she also serves as the lead instructor.

    As a certified professional coach, she serves in a few different capacities: as part of Roadmap, a national network of professionals who work with nonprofits focused on social change; as part of CompassPoint's Fundraising Academy for Communities of Color; and as part of the Center for Nonprofit Management's Nonprofit Leadership Development Program and Nonprofit Management Certification Program.


    Her interest in the cross-section of arts/culture and public policy/civic life developed in college when she was writing her senior thesis on federal funding for the arts based on experience and research she collected during her internships at both the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C. and the Getty Foundation in Santa Monica, C.A. Upon graduating from Occidental College with a BA in Public Policy, she worked in arts and cultural organizations for over 13 years. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of the Hollywood Arts Council, and prior to that she was the Director of Development at Classical KUSC Public Radio and worked in various development roles at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl.

    She earned an Executive Master of Leadership from the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, and she earned her certification in coaching at the Coaches Training Institute.

    Additional Learning

    • Heifetz, Ronald, Grashow, Alexander, and Marty Linsky. The Practice of Adaptive Leadership. Boston: Harvard Business Press, 2009.
    • Wilson, Judith, and Michelle Gislason. Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Managers and Leaders: Developing People to Achieve Your Mission. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2010.
    • Zander, Benjamin, and Rosalind Stone Zander. Art of Possibility. New York: Penguin Books, 2002.
    • Zenger, John H., and Kathleen Stinnett. The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow. New York City: McGraw Hill. 2010.
  • BCA 10 Businesses in Action 2015

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/02/2015

    Each year the BCA 10 honors ten businesses that have been exceptional partners with the arts.

    Each year the BCA 10 honors ten businesses that have been exceptional partners with the arts. These companies set the standard of excellence and serve as role models for other businesses to follow. Hear directly from 2015 honorees about why they partner with the arts and learn how to create successful partnerships with the businesses in your community.

    Presenters:

    Jenny Turner Koltnow,

    Autozone, Director of Community Relations and Communications, Customer Satisfaction

    Mary Simmons,

    NV Energy, Vice President of Business Development and Community Strategy

  • Arts Ed Navigator

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/17/2015

    The newest tool for advocates will launch in Fall 2015. Learn how to use the Arts Education Navigator to work with others in your community to advocate for a healthier arts education ecosystem!

    The newest tool for advocates will launch in Fall 2015. Learn how to use the Arts Education Navigator to work with others in your community to advocate for a healthier arts education ecosystem! This tool delivers a six step process containing all of the tools, resources, and know-how to create an arts education movement locally.

    Access the Arts Ed Navigator here: http://www.americansforthearts.org/navigator

    Please note that this webinar was pre-recorded.

    Presenter:

    Jeff Poulin

    Arts Education Program Coordinator

  • ​Webinar Series: Arts Education: What You Need to Know

    Contains 7 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/18/2015

    Each year there are new buzzwords which affect arts education.

    Webinar Series: "Arts Education: What You Need to Know"
    Every year there are new buzzwords which affect our work. As part of National Arts in Education Week celebrations during the week of September 14-18, we will gather thought leaders to unpack these terms, where they came from, and their impact on our day to day work in arts education.

    These daily 20 minute webinars will be released each day at 3:00pm ET for you to view on-demand.

    To continue the conversation, join Jeff Poulin (@JeffMPoulin) and special guests for a twitter-chat from 8:00-9:00pm EST each day of the week by following the specified hashtag.

    The topics include:

    • Monday, September 14: Arts Integration (#ArtsIntegration)
    • Tuesday, September 15, 2015: Creative Youth Development (#CYD)
    • Wednesday, September 16, 2015: STEAM (#STEAM)
    • Thursday, September 17, 2015: Arts Education Standards (#Standards)
    • Friday, September 18, 2015: Creative Aging (#CreativeAging)

    Be sure to register here for the webinars to receive the direct link, pre-reading materials and details for the follow up twitter-chat!

  • Arts Education & Business

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/16/2015

    This webinar, a collaboration between the Arts Education and Private Sector Initiatives staff at Americans for the Arts, will focus on successful partnerships between the arts education field and businesses.

    This webinar, a collaboration between the Arts Education and Private Sector Initiatives staff at Americans for the Arts, will focus on successful partnerships between the arts education field and businesses. We will focus on partnerships that go beyond "writing checks", and delve into how our participants might approach businesses and encourage them to support and become involved in arts education advocacy and programming. We will hear case studies from arts education/business partners to learn how the partnership started, how it has evolved, what the impetus was for the business to support it, and how it has been sustained over time.

  • The View of Public Art Through the Lens of a Commercial Real Estate Broker

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    The View of Public Art Through the Lens of a Commercial Real Estate Broker

    Americans for the Arts' Public Art Programs and Private Sector Initiatives Department are launching a blog and webinar series to explore the private sector view of the importance of public art. Through this series, we seek to highlight the role public art can play in private sector work and share stories from the private sector for public art professionals to reference as they connect with businesses in their communities.


    The View of Public Art Through the Lens of a Commercial Real Estate Broker (On-Demand Webinar)

    For years the public art and private sectors have developed unique partnerships to enhance communities across the country. 2015 BCA 10 honoree and commercial real estate company, Prospective Inc., will partner with Americans for the Arts for part of a series of webinars and blogs that will serve as an exploration of some of these partnerships.

    Prospective principal, Joe Ritchey, will present his extensive work as Board Chairman and President of the Initiative for Public Arts – Reston (IPAR). IPAR's mission is to “inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston". Ritchey's strong commitment to public art as a businessman and community leader makes for a fantastic case study in public/private partnerships, and he will be joined by IPAR's Executive Director, Anne Delaney.

    September 9th, 3pm ET - Pre-recorded

  • Local Arts Basics – Creative Economy (What’s the Big Idea?)

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/18/2015

    Local arts agencies are being asked more and more about the creative economy in their community. This webinar will focus on what is the creative economy and is there a difference between economic development and the creative economy?

    Local arts agencies are being asked more and more about the creative economy in their community. This webinar focuses on defining the creative economy and and its relationship with economic development.

  • Series: Public Art & Placemaking

    Contains 7 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/26/2015

    Six-part series on public art & placemaking

    This series was recorded in 2013 as part of the Public Art Digital Classroom. The Classroom was lead by Barbara Goldstein.

    Session One: What do we want to do?

    Session Two: Project Partnerships, Policy and Funding

    Session Three: Project Management A-Z

    Session Four: Getting into the Weeds

    Session Five: Marketing and Social Media Strategies

    Session Six: Post-Ribbon Cutting Success and Final Q&A