Why Mentorship? Session 1 – Developing a Meaningful Program

Recorded On: 04/24/2018

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April 24, 2018 at 6:00PM (ET)

Running an organization today requires the creation of low-cost, high-quality, creative solutions to development. Starting a mentorship program allows your organization to capitalize on your greatest resource, your people.  Investment in a mentorship program shows that your organization values people, fosters a more engaged workforce, and leads to higher rates of job satisfaction. This session will explore what a mentorship program is, various program models, and how to effectively use a program so that it is beneficial to all involved.

Learning Objectives:

  • Through attending this session, participants will be able to understand and identify specific benefits to establishing a mentorship program. 
  • Participants will learn best practices in establishing or growing their mentorship program, as well as how to ensure their program relevant, effective, and meaningful. 
  • Participants will hear from leaders of established mentorship programs on program models, as well as tips and best practices in creating or continuing their program.

***This program is available free for the month of April as part of LA County’s #ArtsMonth 2018 and is an example of the professional development content you can access for free as a member of Americans for the Arts, for as little as $30 per year

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Quanice Floyd, Founder & Director, Arts Administrators of Color DMV Network



Twitter: @QFloydArts

Born and raised in New York City, Quanice Floyd has spent the last decade in Washington, D.C., 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 education led her to pursue a second Master’s degree in Arts Management at American University. Quanice was the Arts Education Graduate Fellow at the National PTA and is a Montgomery County Public School music educator. She is an active member of the National Association for Music Educators, the Maryland Music Educators Association, the Music Teachers National Association, and the Junior League, Women of Color in the Arts, Emerging Arts Leaders-DC, and Young Education Professionals-DC. Quanice is also a member of the Arts Education Collaborative’s Leadership Academy and an alumna of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Music Educators Academy. By working toward becoming an arts education expert and advocate, Quanice aims to one day establish and lead a school dedicated to the arts, to provide a quality education to D.C.’s underserved student population. Quanice is the Founder and Director of the Arts Administrators of Color DMV Network, where she has built a robust mentorship program. 


Jennifer Fukutomi Jones, Director of Programs, Arts for LA

Twitter: @Arts4LA

Jennifer Fukutomi-Jones is native Angeleno who is passionate about cultivating dialogue through the arts. She currently serves as the Director of Programs at Arts for LA where she oversees the implementation of professional development and training programs (including but not limited to): ACTIVATE Arts Advocacy Leadership Program, LA Convergence, ArtsMonth and ArtsVote. Previously, she served as the Associate Program Manager, Community Events at the Ford Theatre Foundation where she managed the Foundation’s signature community engagement program, JAM Sessions, both on-site at the Ford Theatres and off-site throughout Los Angeles County. She was also an Associate Producer for the Emmy award-winning Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration program (an annual 3-hour, live-televised program at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion which showcases the diverse talents of Los Angeles County). Jennifer has also worked with The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company where she managed playwriting and performance programs for underserved youth and communities, and LA Opera where she managed the Community Opera Cathedral Project (featuring over 400 professional and community choirs, singers and artists). Jennifer received her B.A. in American Literature and Culture and a minor in Theatre from UCLA


Why Mentorship? Session 1 – Developing a Meaningful Program
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