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Join colleagues around the world to develop your leadership skills and cultivate your knowledge of the field. Learn at your own pace, for free. Enroll today »

Creative Community Launchpad »

Bainbridge Island, WA | March 17-20, 2016
Fellows attend a three-day in-person feedback session where they present their project pitch to national funders and leaders in the field of creative placemaking and receive feedback.

Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy »

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA | March 2-5, 2016

Students will meet their colleagues, learn about key concepts such as negotiation, decision-making and human-centered design and meet the NAS & Penn teaching teams.



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Talk with an Expert


$95 per team


Technical Requirements

Adobe Flash Player 8 or later Speakers or headphones
Sound card
128 MB of RAM

Test your system »

We have spent countless hours with some of the best minds in academia and the for-profit world exploring ideas and developing educational programs for arts and culture organizations. Imagine if you had an hour with one of these experts.

Talk with an Expert gives you that opportunity. These small group videoconferences allow you to ask questions and engage directly with an expert.  During the one-hour live discussion, video and audio, text chat, and other features ensure a robust two-way discussion. Each live discussion is anchored by a short recording in which the expert shares concepts, frameworks and strategies relating to a critical organizational issue which your team will have unlimited online access to prior to the event. 

Participation is limited to a small group – only 12 organizations– to allow for the highest level of interaction. We encourage team participation and have put together some suggestions for how to use these sessions for group learning. In addition to the recorded content you will view in advance of the conversation, the live discussion will also be recorded and made available to participants. Following the event you and your participating colleagues will also have access to the NAS staff to continue exploring your questions through the Help Desk.

Recent Experts

Dr. Paula Caproni

Paula Caproni

Paula Caproni serves on the faculty at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. An expert in leadership, interpersonal skills and team development, she teaches both in the U.S. and internationally, is in the process of writing her second book, and consults with public and private sector organizations. Learn more about Professor Caproni »

Ethical Influence


Edward Hess

Margaret Neale

Edward Hess is a Professor of Business Administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. An expert on high-performance organizations, innovation and strategy, his research focuses on the challenges of managing growth and building enduring organizations. Learn more about Professor Hess »


Smart Growth




Dr. Diane Burton

Margaret Neale

Diane Burton is an associate professor at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. An expert on human resource management, her research focuses on the relationships between organizational systems and practices and their impact on organizational performance and individual career outcomes. Learn more about Professor Burton »

Attracting, Motivating and Retaining Staff



Past Presentations

Attracting, Motivating and Retaining Staff

Dr. Diane Burton | Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations | October 21, 2010

Managing Successful Teams

Dr. Margaret Neale | Stanford University Graduate School of Business | July 29, 2010

Leveraging Social Capital

Dr. Walter W. Powell | Stanford University | March 2, 2010

Working with Your Board

Dr. Rob Wiltbank | Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management | October 8, 2009

Balancing Program Choices and Reputation

Dr. Steve Hoeffler | Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management | June 24, 2009

The Economy and Innovation in your Organization

Dr. David A. Owens | Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management | April 21, 2009

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