The DIAL Labs: Contextualizing Power and Creating Change That Can Last
Recorded On: 04/16/2020
About this Webinar
April 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST
Anthony Meyers, an experienced arts leader and Founding Director of Leading ChangeMakers, a company that works to achieve racial equity in nonprofit arts leadership through training, consulting and research, will offer insights into his two-decade professional journey in the nonprofit arts sector, and the path that led him to social entrepreneurship. As part of his work with Leading ChangeMakers, Anthony will share perspectives on the concepts of individual and collective power and how they manifest in institutions. Through an EDI lens, he will explore conditions for creating change within organizational systems. Attendees can utilize concepts from this webinar to generate ideas for how change can be instigated in the workplace and refine their personal skills in identifying power dynamics that can encourage and inhibit change.
Participants will walk away with:
- An understanding of how various power dynamics can manifest within organizations
- Tips for identifying power dynamics that can benefit or present barriers to changemaking
- Tools for managing conflict while working to create change
This webinar is a part of The DIAL Labs series.This webinar is available at no charge, and we encourage all who are interested to register. Can’t make the event live? Register anyway to get access to the recorded event and other helpful resources.
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Anthony D. Meyers has over twenty years of experience in grants and program management, consulting, facilitation, and organizational change. Currently, Mr. Meyers works as a senior program officer for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and is an adjunct faculty member for the Master of Arts in Arts Administration program at Baruch College/City University of New York. He has served as an arts administrator and collaborated on program design, strategic planning and fund development, board and donor cultivation, for a wide range of nonprofit cultural organizations across the New York tri-state area.
In 2017, Mr. Meyers created Leading ChangeMakers (LCM), which utilizes education, consulting, and research to achieve racial equity in arts leadership. LCM is headquartered in NYC and provides administrative and professional development services nationally. The company works with organizations and cultural workers to create sustainable systemic change as it relates to power inequalities. Its consultants are arts administrators, leaders, facilitators, educators, coaches, and experts from diverse cultural organizations.
His love of the arts started with his early work as a performing and visual artist. Mr. Meyers has an M.S. in Organizational Change Management and post-masters Certificate in Leadership and Change from The New School, and a B.A. in Child Development from Tufts University. His research interests include leadership, identity, and power, and their interplay within organizations and industry ecosystems.