Broaden and Diversify the Leadership Pipeline Webinar

imageAbout this Webinar

September 12, 2018

In 2017, Americans for the Arts conducted research to illuminate effective practices of emerging and veteran leaders in the field of arts education to explore strategies toward broadening and diversifying the leadership pipeline.  The research was intended to inform the development of programming to assist in skill building for intergenerational dialogue, and to support the concept of cyclical mentorship among new and seasoned leaders in the arts education field. The research revealed five key themes, and this webinar will focus on the skills necessary for BROADENING AND DIVERSIFYING THE LEADERSHIP PIPELINE.

Learning Objective:

  • Explore the findings of ‘Cyclical Mentorship in Arts Education Leadership’ research;
  • Illuminate existing tools and resources in the nonprofit, arts, and education sectors to hone skills in this area; and
  • Hear strong examples and cogent advice from emerging and veteran leaders in the arts education field.

Jeff M. Poulin

Arts Education Program Manager, Amerians 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 an 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

Tamara Alvarado

Executive Director, School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza

Prior to serving as the Executive Director for the School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, Tamara was the Director of Multicultural Leadership for 1stACT Silicon Valley. From 2003 to 2008 she served as Executive Director of MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana in San Jose, California. From 1999 – 2003 she served as Program Director for the newly opened Washington United Youth Center, a partnership between Catholic Charities and the City of San Jose. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Western State Arts Federation. Tamara is also co-founder of the Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute, a leadership development program for people of color working in arts, culture and entertainment. A traditional Aztec dancer for the past 14 years, she is a member of Calpulli Tonalehqueh Danza Azteca of San Jose. Tamara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Literature from Stanford University.

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Broaden and Diversify Leadership Pipeline Webinar