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  • Local Arts Agencies in America: 2015 LAA Census Results

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    In this webinar, participants will explore the 2015 LAA Census results and get tips on how to incorporate the data to help your organization’s case making efforts.

    ondemand.jpgAbout this Webinar

    Americans are engaged in the arts now more than ever. The reason? The remarkable growth and impact of our nation's 4,500 local arts agencies (LAAs) working to ensure the arts have a vital presence in communities.

    Part of that growth and impact has been due to effective case-making of the important role of arts and LAAs in creating healthy and vibrant communities. In this webinar, participants will explore the 2015 LAA Census results and get tips on how to use the data to help your organization's efforts.


    Presenter:

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    Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy, Americans for the Arts

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    Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy, Americans for the Arts

    Twitter Handle: @artsinfoguy

    Randy Cohen is Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, the nation's advocacy organization for the arts. A member of the staff since 1991, Randy stands out as one of the most noted experts in the field of arts funding, research, policy, and using the arts to address community development issues. He publishes The National Arts Index, the annual measure of the health and vitality of arts as well as the two premier economic studies of the arts industry—Arts & Economic Prosperity, the national impact study of nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences; and Creative Industries, an annual mapping study of the nation's 750,000 arts establishments and their employees.

  • Winning Websites

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    Optimizing your website for your customer doesn't have to mean a complete redesign. We'll take a look at data showing how people interact with websites as well as case studies of successful design to help you adjust your website for maximum usability. You'll also learn what Google Analytics data you should be looking at regularly to determine the efficacy of your website.

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    Optimizing your website for your customer doesn't have to mean a complete redesign. We'll take a look at data showing how people interact with websites as well as case studies of successful design to help you adjust your website for maximum usability. You'll also learn what Google Analytics data you should be looking at regularly to determine the efficacy of your website.

    If you are planning to embark on a website design project, this session will give you a great place to start to build your site right from the beginning. You'll walk away with useful knowledge and concrete takeaways that you can implement right away on your website.

    In this webinar, participants will learn:

    • How to make your website layout more effective
    • What Google Analytics data is the most important
    • How to create an optimized landing page for an event

    Please note that this webinar will be pre-recorded and made available on June 8th. Register now and receive an email notifying you when it is ready.

    Presenter:

    imageCeci Dadisman, President, Cardinal + Company


    Ceci Dadisman

    President, Cardinal + Company

    @cecidadisman

    http://cecidadisman.com/

    Ceci is a multi-faceted marketing professional with over 10 years of experience successfully marketing the arts, nonprofits, and small businesses utilizing innovative and cutting-edge initiatives. She is nationally recognized as a leader in digital and social media marketing and specializes in the integration of digital marketing and technology into traditional marketing methods.

    A frequent public speaker, Ceci's recent and upcoming engagements include the OPERA America Conference, National Arts Marketing Project Conference and Social Media Day South Florida in addition to many other local and regional appearances. Known for her easy going and vernacular style, she creates open learning environments with an emphasis on information sharing and useful takeaways.

    A chronic early-adopter, Ceci has a passion for discovering ways that technology can be used to create meaningful arts experiences. The Curated Arts Experience focuses on collecting real-world case studies about how organizations around the world are using technology to engage the participant or enrich the experience at an arts event.

    She is on the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee, the Palm Beach County Cultural Council Marketing Committee, is the Immediate Past President of Femfessionals West Palm Beach, the Immediate Past President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Marketing Association, and served for many years as the OPERA America Marketing Network Chair. She is the Chapter Leader of the West Palm Beach Chapter of Girl Develop It which is a nonprofit organization that teaches women how to code. She was recently appointed to the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts Visiting Committee.

    Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University with a music degree in vocal performance.

  • Engaging And Welcoming People With Disabilities To Our Arts Organizations

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    This webinar will explore misconceptions, assumptions and fears we have about disability. If we want to welcome people with disabilities to our arts organizations, then we need to better understand the barriers they encounter, the attitudes they face and other issues that prevent their full participation. This webinar will consider disability from a community/multi-cultural perspective, providing suggestions on how to create relationships with different segments of the disability community. Join me for an open and honest conversation about disability.

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    The arts are for everyone and everyone is different. How we understand and respect each other's' difference is a priority of arts marketers. We often talk about our difference, our diversity by categories such as race, age, gender, social-economic status, sexual orientation, etc. More often than not, disability is the 'etc' on the diversity continuum. It's hidden, it's not to be talked about or discussed. Don't look, don't say the wrong thing. But it's OK to say disability. It's OK to ask questions, I'm disabled and I'm here to talk about disability.

    This webinar will explore misconceptions, assumptions and fears we have about disability. If we want to welcome people with disabilities to our arts organizations, then we need to better understand the barriers they encounter, the attitudes they face and other issues that prevent their full participation. This webinar will consider disability from a community/multi-cultural perspective, providing suggestions on how to create relationships with different segments of the disability community. Join me for an open and honest conversation about disability.


    Presenter:

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    Beth Prevor, Co-founder and Executive Director of Hands On: Providing accessibility to arts & cultural events for the Deaf and hard of hearing communities

    Beth Prevor is the co-founder and Executive Director of Hands On, an arts service organization which provides, supports and advocates for the accessibility of the arts for the Deaf/hard of hearing community through the following services: production of sign language interpreted performances, information and referral, theater consultations and workshops. Beth currently serves as an advisory board member for Lincoln Center's Department of Program and Services for People with Disabilities and the Museum Access Consortium. She has advised for the New Jersey Theater Alliance and Hospital Audiences. She has presented workshops on arts marketing for people with disabilities at the Kennedy Center's LEAD conference and Americans for the Arts. As a person with a disability, Beth has promoted and advocated for inclusion in the arts for all people with disabilities for the last 30 years.

  • Local Arts Agencies & Businesses

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/17/2016

    In this webinar hear why local arts agencies around the country made working with business a priority, how they incorporated the work into their existing programming, and how it's helped to move the work of the rest of the organization forward.

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    We know that business sector support for the arts is integral to the success and longevity of the arts, and essential in building communities where the business sector can thrives. Though many local arts agencies play multiple roles in their communities as conveners, programmers, and supporters, it's important to make time to foster these important relationships with the business communities.

    Learn from two local arts agencies–Silicon Valley Creates in California and COCA-Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis–about why they made working with business a priority, how they incorporated the work into their existing programming, and how it's helped to move the work of the rest of the organization forward.

    Hashtag: #ArtsandBiz

    The Local Arts Agencies and Business webinar is brought to you by Nanda Journeys. Learn more about Amy Kweskin's Arts Management Journey to Cuba at www.nandajourneys.com.

    Presenters:

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    Alexandra Urbanowski, Associate Director and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Silicon Valley Creates


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    Steve Knight, Director of COCAbiz, COCA-Center of Creative Arts, @snknight


    Alexandra Urbanowski, Associate Director and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Silicon Valley Creates

    Website:
    http://www.svcreates.org/ Email: alexandra@svcreates.org

    Alexandra Urbanowski joined SVCreates in 2015, bringing over two decades of extensive fundraising, marketing, nonprofit administration and organizational development experience. She has provided leadership, advocacy and strategic management for a range of community development projects and cultural advancement initiatives on both the east and west coasts. She is currently a partner at management consulting firm Opus Advisors (where her clients have included NH State Council on the Arts, Prescott Park Arts Festival, York County Community College and others). Alexandra has held leadership positions with number of nonprofit organizations including COO of American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley, VP at New Hampshire Public Radio, and Managing Director of San Jose Repertory Theatre where she directed the project to build a new $25 million performing arts facility – now the Hammer Theater Center. She has served on many community Board's including the San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau, Rotary San Jose, Council on Fundraising, 7 Stages Shakespeare Company and others. Alexandra is an alumna of Smith College and has participated in Harvard Business School's Executive Education program.



    Steve Knight, Director of COCAbiz , COCA-Center of Creative Arts

    Twitter Handle: @snknight Website: http://www.cocastl.org/cocabiz/

    Email: sknight@cocastl.org

    Short Bio (200 words):
    Steve Knight is the Director of COCAbiz, COCA's arts in business training division. This growing division of the organization focuses on teaching business skills through immersive arts-based learning. A native of St. Louis, Steve returned to the area after many years in California working for Integral Talent Systems (ITS), where he served as Executive Vice President for fifteen years. ITS specializes in creative, innovative approaches to assessments, learning experiences and talent management systems. Prior to ITS, Steve was Regional Vice President at Achieve Global, where he oversaw its transition from product-focused individual sales to a team-based consultative approach to business issues. He also held positions at Zenger Miller, Psychological Associates and Western Electric/AT&T. Steve holds a Masters of Divinity degree in Non-Profit Organizational Development from Eden Theological Seminary and a BA in Psychology and Religious Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Virtual Conversations: #ArtsEdChat

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    Connect with Arts Education experts, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward.

    virtualmeeting.jpgAbout this Virtual Conversation

    As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward. Use #ArtsEdChat and the month's hashtag to follow the conversation.


    Monday, December 5th: #ArtsInESSA

    As we approach the one year anniversary of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), we can reflect on how the new law is taking shape in states across America. Across the country, arts educators, state leaders, and organizations are speaking up on behalf of their work and arts education in their communities. What is our role in advocating for state arts education policy shaped by ESSA? What can we learn from others who have already started? How do we plan for and engage our stakeholders in joining the cause? .

    Participants will be connected to experts in the field of Advocacy and Arts Education to inform their practice or exploration of the field or work in their community.

    Use #ArtsInESSA and #ArtsEdChat to follow the conversation



    Host: Jeff M. Poulin @JeffMPoulin

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    How to Participate

    This virtual conversation will be held on twitter. To participate make sure you have an active twitter account, on the set time either click on the right hand panel link or search #ArtsEdChat on twitter to follow the conversation, and use #ArtsEdChat and the topics hashtag (e.g #ArtsInESSAs) when contributing to the conversation.

    Register to receive a reminder of the event and receive notification of future twitter chats.

    Click the red register button on the top right.

    You do not have to be a member of Americans for the Arts to register - you just need to use your existing Americans for the Arts main site login credentials (or create one).


    Twitter Chat Tips:

    • Follow the moderator (@JeffMPoulin)
    • Be sure to reply to the original question tweet – it helps the flow of the conversation.
    • Reply using A1 (for Q1, and so on) to help the clarity of the conversation.
    • Include links to subjects you reference (like reports, websites, resources, etc). Be sure to use shortlinks through bit.ly
    • ALWAYS use the hashtags #ArtsEdChat and the topics hashtag (e.g. #ArtsInESSA)


    Dates

    All #ArtsEdChat virtual conversation will be held on the first Monday of the Month at 8pm EST (unless otherwise noted).

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    Jeff M Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Jeff M. Poulin joined the arts education team at Americans for the Arts in 2013. He works to empower local, state and federal supporters of arts education to become effective advocates to advance policies supportive of equitable access to arts education for all students.

    In his role at Americans for the Arts, Jeff has trained over 10,000 advocates in all 50 states.He was also been instrumental in the publication of the 2014 National Core Arts Standards, a leader in the creative youth development movement, and a founding board member of the Innovation Collaborative. Before arriving in D.C., Jeff worked for several nonprofit and commercial organizations in the US and abroad focused primarily in production and programming, audience development, research and policy. Notably, he was a chief advisor on the implementation of the first national Arts in Education Charter under the directions of the Ministers of Arts and Education in the Republic of Ireland. Jeff frequently speaks at a number of nonprofit organizations and universities.

    Jeff hails from Portland, Maine and holds a Master of Arts degree in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Business from Oklahoma City University.


    Twitter Handle: @JeffMPoulin Website: www.americansforthearts.org/artseducation

    Contact Jeff!

  • Virtual Conversations: #ArtsEdChat - Museum Education

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    Connect with Arts Education experts, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward.

    virtualmeeting.jpgAbout this Virtual Conversation 

    As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward. Use #ArtsEdChat and the month's hashtag to follow the conversation.


    Tuesday, June 13th: #MuseumEd

    Museums are spaces of learning for children during and after school. What are the best ways to enhance their learning in the arts and beyond? How do we enact policies of equity to reach every student and those most in need? How do the arts enhance education in an increasingly diverse educational community?  As an arts education supporter, connect with experts in this field, learn the language of the work, and identify new ideas to inform your path forward. The #ArtsEdChat on Museum Education provides a forum for introductory learning about this long-standing trend. 

    Use #MuseumEd and #ArtsEdchat to follow the conversation.

    Participants will be connected to experts in the field of arts, education and public policy to inform their practice or exploration of the field or work in their community.



    How to Participate

    This virtual conversation will be held on twitter. To participate make sure you have an active twitter account, on the set time either click on the right hand panel link or search #ArtsEdChat on twitter to follow the conversation, and use #ArtsEdChat and the topics hashtag (e.g #MuseumEd) when contributing to the conversation.


    Register to receive a reminder of the event and receive notification of future twitter chats.

    Click the register button on the top right.

    You do not have to be a member of Americans for the Arts to register - you just need to use your existing Americans for the Arts main site login credentials (or create one).


    Twitter Chat Tips

    • Follow the moderator (@JeffMPoulin)
    • Be sure to reply to the original question tweet – it helps the flow of the conversation.
    • Reply using A1 (for Q1, and so on) to help the clarity of the conversation.
    • Include links to subjects you reference (like reports, websites, resources, etc). Be sure to use shortlinks through bit.ly
    • ALWAYS use the hashtags #ArtsEdChat and the topics hashtag (e.g. #MuseumEd)

    Host: Jeff M. Poulin, @JeffMPoulin

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    Jeff M. Poulin joined the arts education team at Americans for the Arts in 2013. He works to empower local, state and federal supporters of arts education to become effective advocates to advance policies supportive of equitable access to arts education for all students.

    In his role at Americans for the Arts, Jeff has trained over 10,000 advocates in all 50 states. He has also been instrumental in the publication of the 2014 National Core Arts Standards, a leader in the creative youth development movement, and a founding board member of the Innovation Collaborative. Before arriving in D.C., Jeff worked for several nonprofit and commercial organizations in the US and abroad focused primarily in production and programming, audience development, research and policy. Notably, he was a chief advisor on the implementation of the first national Arts in Education Charter under the directions of the Ministers of Arts and Education in the Republic of Ireland. Jeff frequently speaks at a number of nonprofit organizations and universities.

    Jeff hails from Portland, Maine and holds a Master of Arts degree in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Business from Oklahoma City University.


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    Jeff M Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts

    Jeff M. Poulin joined the arts education team at Americans for the Arts in 2013. He works to empower local, state and federal supporters of arts education to become effective advocates to advance policies supportive of equitable access to arts education for all students.

    In his role at Americans for the Arts, Jeff has trained over 10,000 advocates in all 50 states.He was also been instrumental in the publication of the 2014 National Core Arts Standards, a leader in the creative youth development movement, and a founding board member of the Innovation Collaborative. Before arriving in D.C., Jeff worked for several nonprofit and commercial organizations in the US and abroad focused primarily in production and programming, audience development, research and policy. Notably, he was a chief advisor on the implementation of the first national Arts in Education Charter under the directions of the Ministers of Arts and Education in the Republic of Ireland. Jeff frequently speaks at a number of nonprofit organizations and universities.

    Jeff hails from Portland, Maine and holds a Master of Arts degree in Arts Management and Cultural Policy from University College Dublin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Business from Oklahoma City University.


    Twitter Handle: @JeffMPoulin Website: www.americansforthearts.org/artseducation

    Contact Jeff!

  • Social Justice Funders Supporting Arts for Change

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    In recent research on arts and social change grantmaking, Animating Democracy has focused a lens on private funders whose primary purpose is to advance social justice and who are supporting arts and culture as contributors to healthy equitable communities.

    About this Webinar

    In recent research on arts and social change grantmaking, Animating Democracy has focused a lens on private funders whose primary purpose is to advance social justice and who are supporting arts and culture as contributors to healthy equitable communities.

    This webinar highlights three funders' stories and findings from the research. Through grassroots grantmaking, Cleveland's Neighborhood Connections provides hyper-local support for positive community change by activating and empowering residents to propose and implement projects that make a difference in their community. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local arts agency, has invested $245,000 in Neighborhood Connections since 2013 to support more than 160 vibrant arts and cultural programs organized by and for residents in Cleveland and East Cleveland. At the San Francisco Foundation (SFF), a strategic plan put social justice front and center as a guiding value. Hear how SFF's refreshed arts and culture grantmaking considered the full cultural ecosystem to target cultural organizations undergoing great financial challenges through its Artistic Hubs Cohort.

    Presenters:

    Tom O'Brien, Program Director, Neighborhood Connections


    Tere Romo, Program Officer, Arts & Culture, San Francisco Foundation


    Jill Paulsen – Deputy Director, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture


    Pam Korza, Co-director, Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts

    Tom O'Brien is the Program Director for Neighborhood Connections, the small grants program of Suite 1300 Services, an affiliate organization of the Cleveland Foundation. Neighborhood Connections funds small, grassroots organizations in the City of Cleveland. In addition to grants, Neighborhood Connections provides training and technical assistance programs, connects neighborhood leaders and neighborhood groups to each other, to organizing campaigns, and to policy discussions to ensure resident voices are included in decision-making throughout the city of Cleveland. Prior to directing Neighborhood Connections, Tom was a community organizer in Cleveland's Slavic Village neighborhood for five years. He worked with neighborhood residents on community building initiatives, issue campaigns, and leadership development. Prior to coming to Cleveland, Tom served on the staff of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest as an Area Director, recruiting, training, and assisting full-time volunteers in Oregon and Washington.


    Tere Romo is the program officer for arts and culture at the San Francisco Foundation. An independent curator and scholar, she recently served as the arts project coordinator at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC). Previously, she was the arts director at the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago and resident curator at The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, where she organized exhibitions and public programs. She was the program manager for the Organizational Support Program at the California Arts Council, where she developed a Traditional Arts Program and participated in the development of the Multi-Cultural Arts Programs. She has served as reviewer for the National Endowment for the Arts, Alpert Awards, Denver Airport, and Sacramento Public Art Programs. An art historian, she has published essays on Chicana/o art and is the author of “Malaquias Montoya" (2011), an artist monograph within the UCLA CSRC book series “A Ver: Revisioning Art History." She was also the lead curator for “Art Along the Hyphen: the Mexican-American Generation," one of four exhibitions organized within the CSRC's “LA Xicano," a collaborative project within the Getty Foundation's regional initiative called “Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980." She holds a Master's degree in art history.


    Pam Korza is co-director with Barbara Schaffer Bacon of Animating Democracy, an Americans for the Arts program. Animating Democracy fosters arts and humanities activity that encourages civic dialogue and engagement on contemporary issues. Supported in its first phase by the Ford Foundation, Animating Democracy advances arts and humanities-based civic engagement through convenings, a website, publications, and services and programs. Pam provided research for and co-wrote the study Animating Democracy: The Artistic Imagination as a Force in Civic Dialogue. Pam partners with Barbara in organizational assessment; planning, program design and evaluation for cultural organizations; state arts agencies; and private foundations. Among their consultancies, they have assisted the New York State Arts Council and the Heinz Endowments Art & Culture program in developing strategic plans and evaluated the New England Foundation for the Arts Building Community through Culture program. For 17 years, Pam worked with the Arts Extension Service (AES). While at AES, she coordinated the National Public Art Policy Project in cooperation with the Visual Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, which culminated in the publication Going Public: A Field Guide to Developments in Art in Public Places, a publication she co-wrote and edited. She directed the Boston based New England Film and Video Festival; coordinated the New England Arts Biennial; co-authored The Arts Festival Work Kit; and was co-editor and contributing writer to Fundamentals of Local Arts Management, also published by AES. As an independent consultant, her consulting and teaching activities have included organizational planning for a children's picture book museum initiated by renowned book artist Eric Carle; assessment of a citywide arts festival and published report commissioned by the Indianapolis Arts Council and the Lilly Endowment; planning with the Maine Arts Commission for expanded artist services; and consultation with individual artists.


    Jill Paulsen – Deputy Director, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. As deputy director, Jill Paulsen oversees CAC's grantmaking programs and communications efforts, and helps drive organizational strategy. She's committed to building strong relationships with CAC's cultural partners and strives to help connect the work of arts and cultural organizations to the needs of our community. Prior to joining CAC in 2011, Jill was a program officer at the Cleveland Foundation, overseeing a portfolio of nearly $18 million for arts and culture, economic development, education and health/human service organizations. In addition to her experience in public and community foundation philanthropy, Jill served as the first fellow at the George Gund Foundation, Ohio's largest family foundation. Jill was also a grantmaking consultant to the Corporation for National and Community Service (Washington, D.C.) and worked at the Minnesota AIDS Project in her hometown of Minneapolis.


  • Understanding the 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.

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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

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    A quick overview and quiz of public art basics.

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    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

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

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    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.