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Creative Alliances Deadline December 17

This time of year focus is often in short supply. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to attend the NAS Creative Alliances seminar in Miami with an Organization Fellowship. Be sure to get your team together and submit your application before the December 17 deadline. Apply now »

In a time when everyone is talking about collaboration, you need to be sure that you’re partnering with the right organizations for the right reasons – not just jumping on the bandwagon. The NAS Creative Alliances seminar will challenge your team to think more strategically about the alliances you seek and maintain – no matter what their form and scope.

You and your team will spend two days working with two outstanding professors, Walter Powell of Stanford University and Jeanette Colyvas of Northwestern University. They will guide your team through class discussions and team exercises that will help you identify ways to better leverage your networking abilities and set the stage for more productive collaborations with other organizations. By the end of the seminar you’ll have a better idea of when and how to develop alliances that are mutually beneficial and advance your organization’s vision within your own community.

All participating teams will attend with an Organization Fellowship covering the cost of tuition for a team of up to six. Participants from outside the Miami metropolitan area will also be eligible to receive travel support to help with the costs of travel and lodging. Fellowships will be awarded based on a simple application process.

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Get the right people to the table to build more effective collaborations

Collaborations and partnerships can have a broad impact on an organization, often requiring critical resources from any number of departments including programs, marketing, finance and senior management. But how often are all of those departments at the table to assess your organization’s opportunities and craft an approach that respects the existing demands on the parties involved? NAS’ Creative Alliances seminar is a two-day working session designed to help cross-departmental leadership teams explore critical questions like: (more…)

 

Northwestern, Stanford Professors to lead Creative Alliances Seminar

Two outstanding professors from Northwestern and Stanford will be teaching the National Arts Strategies’ Creative Alliances seminar in Detroit July 22-23.

Walter W. Powell is Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology, Organizational Behavior, Management Science, and Communication at Stanford University. He has extensive experience in organization theory and has written dozens of papers on inter-organizational collaboration and the growing importance of networks and alliances in innovation. He is also the editor of The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook.

Jeannette Colyvas is Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. Professor Colyvas’ research interests include organizations and entrepreneurship; institutions and networks; and comparing public, private, and nonprofit forms of organizing. Her published work has appeared in the journals of Management Science, Research in Organizational Behavior and Research in the Sociology of Organizations.

Throughout this two-day working session, Professors Powell and Colyvas will engage teams in case studies, class discussions and team exercises as they give participants the tools to strategically analyze and pursue alliances and collaborations. All participating teams will attend with a 2010 Organization Fellowship covering the full cost of tuition. Teams from outside the Detroit area will also receive travel support of up to $600 per person to help with the costs of travel and lodging.

The deadline to apply is May 21. Apply now »

 

Attend Creative Alliances in Detroit with a full-tuition fellowship

Creative Alliances is the next seminar NAS will present with the 2010 Organization Fellowship, this July 22-23 in Detroit. This two-day working-session will challenge your team to think more strategically about the alliances you seek and maintain – no matter what their form and scope.

Creative Alliances will provide your team with a set of frameworks to help you set the stage for more productive collaborations with other organizations. By the end of the seminar you’ll have a better idea of when and how to develop alliances that are mutually beneficial and advance your organization’s vision within your own community.

As part of the Business of Arts and Culture™, all participating teams will receive full-tuition fellowships covering the full $1250 tuition. A simple application process will be used to ensure there is a diverse mix of organizations in the classroom with clear goals for their participation. Additional travel support will be available to teams attending from outside the Detroit metropolitan area to help with the costs of travel and lodging.

Apply by May 21 »

 

Talk with an Expert: Leveraging Social Capital

Bring your team together March 2 to explore your questions about how to cohesively build and use your organization’s social capital in tough times. This online video Q&A session features Professor Walter W. Powell from Stanford University and is limited to 12 logins to allow you and your team to fully engage in the discussion about strategically building your networks to move your organization forward.

Learn more about Leveraging Social Capital »