Taking Intentional Steps Towards Shared Leadership for a Local Arts Agency in Portland, OR

Recorded On: 03/18/2022

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Carol Tatch and Della Rae, new leaders of the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, OR, will offer insights into the strategic journey their organization has taken to accomplish its mission and lead with its Core Values. This journey has led the organization to adopt a shared leadership model that has them serving to direct and lead the external and internal operations, respectively. This session will center their experiences as shared leadership executives and discuss what it means for an organization to intentionally lean in and make this transitional step to focus on equity and be responsive to, meet, and exceed community needs.

Participants will walk away with:

  • A sense of how an organization can prepare for leadership transitions - Leaning into Critical Conversations
  • Insight into the intent behind and impact of a shared leadership model - Intentionality vs. Performative engagement
  • Guidance on how to approach organizational and structural change – Best thinking from an organization that is in the middle of its change


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The Arts & Culture Equity Studio | Mid-Career Leaders Collection provides mid-career arts administrators access to tailored training aimed at helping them develop the skills needed to advance in the arts management field. ACES is a three-part professional development collection spanning all topics regarding cultural equity in arts administration and career advancement. You can register for the full collection here.

Della Rae

Chief of Internal Operations

Regional Arts & Culture Council

Della Rae joins the leadership team of RACC to lead People & Culture with over ten years of experience in the field of Human Resources and Administrative Management. She is passionate about prioritizing people and inclusion as a pillar of long-term strategy for sustainable agencies. Nonprofit consulting and board member service are also strengths she brings to the table.

Her work in the sector began when she co-founded a local nonprofit that connected community needs with resources. For her efforts she received numerous local, regional and national community service and leadership awards.

Della is an author, self-agency advocate and is also certified in Human Resource Management. She knows what it takes for an organization to thrive. Pronouns: she/her/hers.

Carol Tatch

Chief of External Operations

Regional Arts & Culture Council

Carol joins her colleagues at RACC in 2020 with a grateful heart! An Oregon resident for 14 years, Carol has enjoyed the opportunity to help the most vulnerable populations in this state and internationally.

She brings to RACC 30 years of experience in Philanthropy, Development, Leadership, and Community Engagement, Program Development, and Team building. Athough a native of the Atlantic Southeast, Carol has found the Pacific Northwest to be the perfect place to further hone her skills and talents in leadership and philanthropic engagement for non-profit social justice, arts, humanitarian, and social services programs. As an engaged listener her favorite words are, “Tell me your story.”

Carol has certifications in Nonprofit Management, Meeting and Event Planning, Executive Leadership and Development, and has completed WVDO’s Executive Leadership Academy. As a non-stop learner, she embraces the opportunities to become a better human that continually arise from professional and social education and training. Pronouns: she/her/hers.

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Taking Intentional Steps Towards Shared Leadership for a Local Arts Agency in Portland, OR
Live event: 03/18/2022 at 3:00 PM (EDT) You must register to access.
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