Embrace the Cycle of Mentorship Webinar

imageAbout this Webinar

September 14, 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 EMBRACING THE CYCLE OF MENTORSHIP. 

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.

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Jeff M. Poulin

Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts  

Jeff M. Poulin leads the Arts Education Program at American for the Arts, where he works to advance local, state, and federal policies supportive of equitable access to arts education throughout the United States. In his role, Jeff trains over 10,000 people annually, publishes research and policy analysis, manages strategic partnerships, and leads networks of stakeholders.

With over a decade of experience as a performer, teaching artist, education researcher, and arts administrator, Jeff’s work is grounded in social justice and seeks transformative policy solutions to society’s most-challenging problems. Jeff is widely published, serves as a reviewer for grant and research panels, and speaks to audiences across the country and around the globe.

Jeff hails from Portland, Maine is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (UK). He holds degrees in arts management, cultural policy, and education from Oklahoma City University, University College Dublin, and the University of Glasgow.  


Quanice G. Floyd

Quanice G. Floyd is a renaissance woman who wears many capes. Born and raised in NYC, she has spent over a decade in Washington, DC where she has received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education from Howard University and Kent State University respectively. Her passion for arts administration led her to pursue her second Master’s degree in Arts Management at American University and is currently a doctoral student at Drexel University. Quanice is a public-school music educator where she teaches elementary school general music, chorus, band, and orchestra. She is also the Founder & Director of the Arts Administrators of Color Network, an organization committed to empowering artists and arts administrators by advocating for access, diversity, inclusion, and equity in the arts in the DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas. Quanice also serves as a board member for two DC arts organizations, and is an alumna of the ArtEquity Facilitator Cohort, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Music Educators Academy, Arts Administrators Academy, 4pt0 Schools Essentials Program, and the Arts Education Collaborative’s Leadership Academy. She is working endlessly towards her goals of becoming an arts education expert and advocate by providing a quality education to DC’s at-promise student populations by establishing and leading a school dedicated to the arts.


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Embrace the Cycle of Mentorship Webinar