Inspire Others to Action Webinar

imageAbout this Webinar

September 13, 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 INSPIRING OTHERS TO ACTION.

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. 



Courtney J. Boddie

Director of Education/School Engagement, The New Victory Theater

Courtney J. Boddie, New Victory Director of Education/School Engagement, oversees all programs related to school communities including the New Victory Education Partnership program, teacher professional development training in the performing arts and professional development of 55+ New Victory Teaching Artists. During her tenure, The New Victory Theater received the Americans for the Arts Outstanding Education program award (2008) and a special Drama Desk Award (2012) for “...nurturing a love of theater in young people.” Ms. Boddie is the Creator and Host of Teaching Artistry with Courtney J. Boddie, a monthly podcast featuring engaging and investigative interviews, roundtable conversations and panels with artists and arts education leaders. She is an adjunct professor at New York University and The New School. Ms. Boddie was President of the Association of Teaching Artists (ATA) 2015 to 2017 and is currently on the Board of Directors (Treasurer, 2018-19). Additionally, she serves on the Teaching Artist Committee of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, the editorial board for the Teaching Artist Journal and is a Women’s Center Media SheSource. Prior to joining The New Victory Theater in 2003, Ms. Boddie was Program Associate for Empire State Partnerships (NYSCA) and a teaching artist for Roundabout Theatre Company. She received her Master’s degree from the Educational Theatre Graduate Program at New York University.


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Inspire Others to Action Webinar