Leadership, People, Culture

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Pre-Con: Foundations of Collective Bargaining

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:00 am 12:00 pm $50*

Location: Logan Room, Third Floor

Presented by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, this seminar is a half-day introductory course to the essential elements of best collective bargaining and negotiation practices. What are the roles of the various members of the committees? Proposals, counters, caucuses, sidebars, etc.—what do these terms mean? This seminar will be an informative discussion of the basic skills necessary to be an effective bargaining team member and clarify the various steps in the collective bargaining process.

Speakers: Rosa Tiscareno, commissioner, Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service

This pre-conference seminar is part of the Leadership, People, Culture Track.

*Fee to defray food and beverage cost

This seminar is made possible by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Beyond the Org Chart: Everyone Leads

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:15 pm 3:30 pm

Location: Honore Ballroom, Lobby Level

This session explores how leaders of all stripes can advance complex projects no matter where they are in the organizational chart. Through insights from experts inside and outside of the field, participants will learn how to build a portfolio of interpersonal skills—such as negotiation, influence, and executive presence—that can maximize their effectiveness as a leader.

Speakers: John McCann, principal, Partners in Performance

This session is sponsored by RATstands Ltd.

This session is part of the Leadership, People, Culture Track.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Crisis Communications for Orchestras

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:00 am 12:15 pm

Location: Salon 12, Third Floor

In the time it takes to send a Tweet, 2.4 seconds, your orchestra can go from normal into crisis mode. Whether the crisis concerns finances, misconduct, or an incident in the concert hall, it’s wise to be prepared to protect your orchestra and your brand. Join Scott Farrell, President of Global Corporate Communications for Golin and one of the country’s leading experts on crisis communications, in an overview of the “Six Rs” that must be addressed in a time of crisis: Rapid Response, Responsibility, Regret, Restitution, Reform, and Resolution.

Speakers: Scott Farrell, president, Global Corporate Communications, GOLIN; Nick Nottoli, director, GOLIN

This session is part of the Leadership, People, Culture Track.

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“Culture isn’t just one aspect of the game, it is the game.”

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 11:00 am 12:15 pm

Location: Salon 3, Third Floor

“Culture isn’t just one aspect of the game, it is the game.” That’s former IBM Chairman and CEO Lou Gerstner echoing what virtually every business scholar and corporate leader knows: it’s all about organizational culture. John McCann, President of Partners in Performance, who has led dozens of orchestras and performing arts organizations on their journeys toward healthy and resilient cultures, shares principles and practices you can take back to your organization and implement right away.

Speakers: John McCann, principal, Partners in Performance

This session is part of the Leadership, People, Culture Track.

This session is sponsored by Kamron Coleman Art.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

#MeToo and #TimesUp: Finding a Path Forward

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Friday, June 15, 2018 8:45 am 10:00 am

Location: Wabash Room, Third Floor

In recent months, disturbing stories of sexual misconduct have surfaced from around the country including from orchestras. The victims’ narratives continue to expose the formal and informal power structures that suppress allegations and stymy recourse. This session will explore the power dynamics and structural hierarchies that have created the hostile work environment, and suggest strategies for building a culture of appropriate and respectful behavior within the orchestra community.

Speakers: Jan Feldman, executive director, Lawyers for Creative Arts; Rachel Ford, executive director, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra; Joshua Simonds, executive director, Percussive Arts Society; Lynne Sorkin, director of human resources, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

This session is part of the Leadership, People, Culture Track.

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Create a Culture of Disruption or Get Stuck Defending The Status Quo

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Friday, June 15, 2018 8:45 am 10:00 am

Location: Balcony Overlooking the Lobby, Second Floor

In organizations that thrive on tradition, defending your current position seems to make sense. But in order to grow in a time when change is the new status quo, orchestras have to strike first and disrupt themselves while creating value for our art form and community. This session will highlight how nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses, and their leaders have identified the limitations of tradition, reexamined their core mission, and harnessed disruption as opportunity. You will leave this conversation with tools to help you to begin fostering an environment that encourages experimentation to create real value for your orchestra and your community!

This session is part of the Leadership, People, Culture Track. 

Speakers: Brittany Hall, executive director, Binghamton Philharmonic; Leslie Marks, development director, Oakland Symphony; John Roloff, director of operations, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra; Todd Waldman, director of development, Austin Symphony

Presenters are participants in the League’s Emerging Leaders Program, made possible by generous grants from American Express Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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