The final Organization Fellowships of 2011 have been awarded to twelve teams to attend Strategy, December 8-10 in Chicago. All fellowship recipients were selected through a competitive application process and will attend the seminar at no cost. In addition to a fellowship covering the full-tuition for the seminar, participants from outside the Chicago area will also receive up to $600 per person to help offset the travel and lodging costs. Team fellowships are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Fidelity Foundation and The Kresge Foundation.
News + Updates: Fellowship Theme
Starting in 2012, we will ask organizations to name their own tuition for all Business of Arts and Culture seminars. We’ve heard from leaders that our seminars help create real solutions to the challenges they face. We’ve also heard that many still need extra help to make educational expenditures possible. This new pricing approach allows organizations to take part in our seminars at a price they can afford to pay. We will continue to offer travel support for out-of-town participants.
The application period for Organization Fellowships to attend Strategy, the last Business of Arts and Culture™ seminar for 2011, closes next Friday, September 23. Strategy is a three-day experience meant to give your leadership team a firm understanding of key frameworks and concepts that will help you in developing your organizational strategy. Strategy’s case-based format provides learning opportunities from the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, with class discussions meant to enhance your understanding of the concepts presented. Read a description of the Strategy sessions »
Accepted teams will receive Organization Fellowships to cover tuition of $4,500 for up to six people and travel support is provided for those from outside the Chicago area. Don’t miss this opportunity to ensure your organization ends 2011 with a firm understanding of your environment and with the skills to work towards mission fulfillment and gaining a competitive advantage in 2012. Apply today »
Twelve teams will attend Managing People, September 8-9 in Seattle, through NAS 2011 Organization Fellowships. All fellowship recipients were selected through a competitive application process and will attend the seminar at no cost. In addition to a $4,500 fellowship covering the full-tuition for the seminar, participants from outside the Seattle area will also receive up to $600 per person to help offset the travel and lodging costs. (more…)
How can integrating your mission and strategy help you gain a competitive advantage? How can your organization maximize resources to address your most difficult challenges?
Join us for Strategy, December 8-10 in Chicago, and work with your team under the guidance of leading management professors to identify and analyze your organization’s strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan of action to fulfill your mission through effective and sustainable operations.
Strategy’s case-based format facilitates learning from real life situations encountered by businesses in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Class and team discussions enhance your understanding of the concepts presented and help you gain insight from the experiences of those throughout the cultural arena. See a detailed description of the Strategy sessions »
All participating teams will receive Organization Fellowships covering the full $4,500 tuition for a team of up to six people. Participants from outside the Chicago area will also receive up to $600 per person in travel support to help with the cost of travel and lodging.
The deadline to apply is September 23. Apply now »
While there’s a great deal of talk about innovation throughout the field, it tends to focus on programs, attracting audiences and finding new revenue streams. But what if you started with thinking innovatively about your biggest resource – your people? What are their strengths and how can you creatively use them to propel your success? Are there things about your organization – for instance the way jobs are designed or particular aspects of the culture – which prevent your staff from being able to work to their full potential?
The NAS Managing People seminar is your leadership team’s opportunity to explore these issues with two top management professors. For two days, your team will engage in case studies, class discussions and team exercises as you work through a process to align your organization’s culture and infrastructure with your mission and strategy. You’ll be pushed to think creatively about how both formal and informal components of your organization impact how your employees achieve your mission, including what attracts them to your organization and what keeps them motivated and engaged while they’re there.
Apply now to bring your leadership team to Seattle, September 8-9 for Managing People. All participating teams will receive an Organization Fellowship covering the full tuition for a team of 3-6 and must apply to attend. Additionally, teams from outside the Seattle metropolitan area will receive up to $600 per person to help with the costs of travel and lodging.
The deadline to submit your application is June 24. Apply now »
Join Professors Diane Burton, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and Jesper B. Sørensen, Stanford Graduate School of Business, for the NAS Managing People seminar in Seattle, September 8-9. During this two-day working session, these dynamic teachers will engage your leadership team in case studies, class discussions and team exercises. Together you will examine how your organization’s culture and formal policies can align with your strategy and enable better mission achievement.
Diane Burton is an expert in organizational theory, human resource management and entrepreneurship whose research focuses on the effect of organizational systems and practices on organizational performance and individual career outcomes. She has published articles in numerous academic journals including American Sociological Review, the American Journal of Sociology, and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization Science. Prior to joining Cornell, Professor Burton taught at MIT Sloan School of Management, Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Professor Burton earned degrees from Carnegie Mellon and Harvard Universities before receiving her Ph.D. in Sociology at Stanford University.
Jesper B. Sørensen is a sociologist who specializes in the dynamics of organizational and strategic change, and their implications for individuals and their careers. His research on firm outcomes has focused on the impact of organizational structure and culture on organizational learning, performance and innovation. His work on the dynamics of teams has led to new insights concerning how people respond to changes in the racial composition of their workgroups. He has won awards for both his published work and his teaching, and has served as both Associate and Consulting Editor for the American Journal of Sociology, is on the Editorial Board of Administrative Science Quarterly, and is a Senior Editor of Organization Science. Professor Sørensen earned an A.B. magna cum laude from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University.
Managing People is being presented with Organization Fellowships covering the full cost of tuition for all participating teams. Teams from outside the Seattle metropolitan area will also receive up to $600 per person in travel support to help with the cost of travel and lodging. All teams must submit an application by June 24 to be eligible to participate.
For more information about the seminar and who should attend, visit www.artstrategies.org/managingpeople
The end of 2011 marks the end of NAS’ Organization Fellowships for team seminars. The final two seminars being presented are Managing People and Strategy. All teams that participate in either of these two seminars will receive a fellowship covering the full cost of tuition for 3-6 participants. Additionally, teams from outside the presenting cities – Seattle and Chicago respectively – will receive up to $600 per person to help with the cost of travel and lodging. The applications for both seminars are now available. Please note that organizations are only eligible to have teams attend 2 seminars per year with the fellowships and must apply to each seminar they wish to attend.
Seattle | September 8-9 | Apply by June 24 »
Learn innovative strategies to align your goals, processes, people and culture with your strategy so your team is poised to meet the challenges you face and help you drive your mission forward. Learn more »
Chicago | December 8-10 | Apply by September 23 »
Bring your team together to build a common understanding of what makes your organization unique and how to leverage those qualities to strengthen your organization. Learn more »
Fourteen teams will be attending Finance in Washington, DC May 12-13 with an Organization Fellowship. All fellowship recipients were selected through a competitive application process and will attend the seminar at no cost. In addition to the full-tuition fellowship, participants from outside the DC metropolitan area will also receive up to $600 per person to help offset the travel and lodging costs. Fellowship recipients include: (more…)
Every decision you make about how to use your resources today impacts what you can do tomorrow. But how do you compare your options – what are the trade-offs? What factors should you include in how you define costs and benefits? These are critical questions that every leader and decision-maker has to answer – both to ensure that the decisions you make are for the best and to justify your decisions to your board members, funders and other stakeholders. (more…)
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