Mid-Winter Managers Meeting and Pre-Meeting Seminar, January 28-30

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Mid-Winter Managers Meeting, January 29-30

The League invites executive directors (and for youth orchestras, administrators) to attend the annual Mid-Winter Managers Meeting, January 29-30, 2017, Sunday afternoon through Monday, to be held at The Westin Dallas Downtown in Dallas, Texas. This is a great opportunity to meet with fellow executives, share ideas, and learn the latest about what is happening in the field today.

Cost: $245 ($210 for youth orchestra staff)

Opening Plenary: New Frameworks for Communicating Impact

Presenter: Ilsa Flanagan

Orchestras in communities of all sizes confront ongoing challenges in making the case for new and renewed investment in this art form. The key to clearly conveying the relevance of orchestras to funders, government, and the public at large requires getting inside the heads of those we wish to influence, and understanding what assumptions and values drive their priorities. Learn how our partners at the National Human Services Assembly are tackling a similar challenge by creating new communications strategies, fueled by insights from The Frameworks Institute, that can build value and understanding across political, racial, and socio-economic lines. Join a conversation that will help you design first steps towards a new strategy for collaboration and communication in your community.

Ilsa Flanagan is Program Director of the National Reframing Initiative, which seeks to create a new narrative for human services, encourage more vibrant civic participation, and deepen support for effective programs. The National Reframing Initiative is a program of the National Human Services Assembly, a Washington, DC-based association comprised of over 80 of the largest national nonprofit human service organizations.

Constituency Group Meetings

Enjoy two days of meeting with your peers. Agendas for your individual group meetings can be found here:

Group 1         

Group 2

Group 3-4

Group 5-6

Group 7-8


Pre-Meeting Seminar, January 28-29

Please also join us for an important two-day seminar to be held on Saturday, January 28, 1:00-5:00pm and Sunday, January 29, 9:00-12:00pm, at The Westin Dallas Downtown.

Seminar: Adaptive Leadership

Presenter: Horst Abraham

Adaptive Leadership is an approach to making progress on complex challenges that don’t have an easy or known path forward. It builds our individual and organizational capacity to change and learn our way to solutions when there are no clear answers.

In this seminar, learn how to lead through the most critical challenges facing you and your orchestra. 

Horst Abraham, member of the Executive Education faculty, University of Michigan Ross School of Business, has been working intensively with orchestra CEO’s for the past four years and serves as a faculty member of the National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program.

Hotel Reservations

The League has reserved a block of rooms at The Westin Dallas Downtown at the group-discount rate of $185 per night plus tax. Reservations can be made by calling
1 800 937 8461 and requesting the League of American Orchestras block of rooms.

Rooms must be booked by January 13, 2017 to secure the League’s rate.

We are Grateful to Our Supporters

Grantors Supporting the Pre-Meeting Seminar
The pre-meeting seminar has been made possible by generous grants from
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sponsors of the Mid-Winter Managers Meeting
boomerang carnets | CIB, Opening Night Reception
The Cliburn, Monday Breakfast Sponsor
TALASKE | Sound Thinking, Name Badge Sponsor