Event Date: 03.09.2021
Part of Mass Cultural Council’s Recover, Rebuild, Renew Series
Supporting your People: Rebuilding your culture for virtual environment or unexpected conditions, leaning into relationship and values to guide decision making, motivating and energizing teams remotely. Adapting your Business Model: The myth of sustainability, short term and scenario planning & financial forecasting, building buy in for learning, piloting, experimenting to test financial hypotheses – Making hard decisions with integrity, managing expectations. Same Mission, Different Plan: Re-framing your approach to programming, adaptive leadership and creative opportunities, examples and models of successful innovation
This will be a 90-minute webinar. A mix presentation & discussion, with ppt slides to support concepts, examples and sharing from the group, and sharing of video and examples.
Outcomes: At the end of this session, participants will be able to understand and be able to implement concrete strategies and tactics to build staff culture and teams remotely, be able to bring a new approach and new language to financial and business planning with their organization and board during this time of crisis, approach hard decisions with clarity and confidence, apply adaptive leadership concepts to engage their full organization (board, staff, artists,teaching artists, youth, parents) in mission-driven programming innovation, and emerge with a new network of colleagues with whom to continue this conversation, learn from, and support, strengthening the sector.
Firm: BroadBand Collaborative, Arlington, MA
Content Expert: Sara Stackhouse and Heather Fields Stern
Sara Stackhouse, Founder & Principal of BroadBand, is a producer and specialist in organizational development and strategy. Clients have included The Steve Fund, Arlekin Players Theater, Children’s Hope India, Boston Baroque Orchestra, Mass Cultural Council, Silkroad, Arts Boston, Swanee Hunt Alternatives, ArtWorks SA, and the Acera School. She was the founding Executive Producer/CEO of Actors’ Shakespeare Project for 11 years, and then served as Chair of Theater at Boston Conservatory during the merger with Berklee College of Music. Previously, Stackhouse was supervising producer of Inside This Old House for the A&E television network. She served as project manager for cellist Yo-Yo Ma for six years, managing projects and overseeing collaborations with artists such as Mark O’Connor, Bobby McFerrin, Mark Morris, Toni Morrison, Torvill and Dean, Atom Egoyan, and others. Stackhouse was associate producer on eight films, including the Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach series, which received numerous international awards. She was the first director of education for NPR’s From the Top, designing curriculum, training teachers, and creating the Make Your Own Radio program and Cultural Ambassador program, served as a consultant to the Berkshire Institute for Theology and the Arts for over a decade, produced A Taste of Chanukah for PBS, PRI, and Rounder Records, and was an executive producer of the MIT Media Lab’s Toy Symphony. She is the immediate past chair and a current board member of MASSCreative, Massachusetts’ arts advocacy organization.
Heather Fields Stern, Director of Arts Administration Program, Suffolk University, has a long career in professional arts management and teaching. Her professional credits include stage management on Broadway and in theatres across the United States, first national tours and in regional theatre. Special highlights include stage managing the concert versions of A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd at Lincoln Center with the New York Philharmonic, The Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony, and the Emmy Award winning PBS broadcast with the San Francisco Symphony. Heather is currently General Manager of The Mama Project based in Cape Town – dedicated to building community for women in South Africa through Art. Heather previously served as General Manager for the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, an award-winning professional theatre and education company in the Boston area; and Company Manager at the Paper Mill Playhouse, the historic, Tony-Award winning regional theatre company located in Millburn, New Jersey. In addition to teaching and mentoring students at Suffolk University since 2015, Heather has also taught at Emerson College, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music, and Salem State University. Heather is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
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