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News + Updates: Custom Programs

NAS & AAMD Partner for Days of Learning

NASAAMDNational Arts Strategies partnered with the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) to develop a custom program for their members. The first event, “AAMD Day of Learning” was held before their annual meeting last month in Detroit.

The event featured faculty from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and the ILR School at Cornell University and live case discussions from AAMD members. Both focused on strategies and frameworks to help museum leaders lead change in their institutions and communities.

The event is part of a larger, three-year engagement meant to address the issues that AAMD members have identified as most critical — change management, organizational alignment and governance. Next year’s event will focus upon sustainability, in particular how does a leader insure that their programs, processes and people are all mission-aligned? Year three will address museums’ connection to their communities.


National Arts Strategies in Brazil

On November 24-26, 2014, NAS partnered with the United States Consulate Sao Paulo and SESC Sao Paulo to present a three-day program in Sao Paulo, Brazil for senior cultural leaders from around Brazil. The program focused on strategy and strategic innovation and was led by NAS faculty Dr. Violina Rindova and Dr. Robert Wiltbank. They also led a half-day session for emerging leaders from across Brazil. Approximately 110 leaders participated between both groups. On November 27, 2014, NAS Director Fielding Grasty led a session with the emerging leaders group, discussing similarities and differences in current trends affecting the Brazilian and US cultural sectors.

This was NAS’ first program in Latin America. In 2014, we’ve presented custom programs in Brazil, Hong Kong and Oman.  It was great to share leadership ideas and experiences with colleagues around the globe and we look forward to the New Year!


NAS in Chile, Hong Kong and New York City

The year is off to a busy start for National Arts Strategies. This week, several of our team are on the road, sharing leadership ideas and experiences with colleagues around the globe.

President and CEO Russell Willis Taylor is currently representing NAS at the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies World Summit on Arts and Culture, January 13-16 in Santiago de Chile. At the Summit, Russell will leading sessions on professional development.

Vice President and COO Gail Crider is in Hong Kong this week for the Leadership Training Program for Senior Arts and Culture Executives, a custom program designed by NAS in partnership with the Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association and supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. The program is designed to help senior arts and culture executives explore the toughest strategic challenges facing their organizations, access the best thinking from outside the cultural sector and apply those concepts and frameworks in their own organizations and communities.

Finally, Fielding Grasty, NAS’ Director, Programs, will be attending the International Society for the Performing Arts Congress in New York  January 14-16. If you are attending the event, please say hello. You can follow Fielding’s reactions and thoughts during the congress on Twitter @FieldingGrasty.

Future opportunities to connect with the NAS team at conferences and events throughout the year will be shared here and via social media channels, so be sure to stay informed by subscribing to our newsletter, following NAS on Twitter or liking NAS on Facebook!


Leading Collaborative Change at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

National Arts Strategies will present a two-day training for leaders at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art November 20-21, 2013.

Leading Collaborative Change, taught by professors Margaret Neale and Gregory Northcraft is designed to give a group of cross-departmental leaders and team members at the Museum the tools and context required to successfully manage change together.

Learn more about Leading Collaborative Change or explore other NAS Custom Programs »