Navigating Uncertain Times

How to use scenario planning to chart a course in new environments

League Webinar

Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 3:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Pacific

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Witnessing the dramatic changes seen through 2020 – brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and the national conversation on racial justice, among other factors – The Wallace Foundation commissioned AEA Consulting to create a scenario planning toolkit, seeking a way to help arts and culture organizations deal with the likelihood of a “new normal” featuring few certainties.

Daniel Payne and Natalia Vartapetova, two members of the AEA Consulting team that created the toolkit, will present a scenario planning “how to” session for League members on January 27 at 3:00pm. They will introduce the concepts underpinning scenario planning, discuss how AEA Consulting created the tools, highlight key trends that may affect orchestras and music creation in each of the four scenarios included in the toolkit, and discuss how organizations can put the toolkit to use to extend their planning horizon and imagine new possibilities. The webinar will conclude with a question-and-answer session on scenario planning and the toolkit.

Panelists: Daniel Payne and Natalia Vartapetova, AEA Consulting

Who Should Attend?

Executive directors, youth orchestra directors, trustees, marketing staff, and anyone seeking to learn more about audience developmExecutive directors, youth orchestra directors, trustees, volunteers, general managers, operations staff, and anyone seeking to learn more about scenario planning for operations post-pandemic.

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  • $20 for Members
  • $35 for Non-Members

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This webinar is made possible by generous grant from The Wallace Foundation.

Additional support for League webinars is provided by grants from American Express, the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund, Ford Motor Company Fund, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Photos courtesy of the speakers.