Talk with an Expert:
The Economy and Innovation in your Organization
Dr. David Owens
Professor of management and innovation at
Vanderbilt University, David Owens is a leading researcher and teacher of organizational
change, with hands-on experience as a CEO and as a product designer
in one of the world’s premier product development companies. Learn more about Professor Owens »
PRESENTED APRIL 21, 2009
Does the current economic situation require arts and culture organizations to undertake dramatic reinvention? How do you determine the scope of change that is best for you and your specific circumstances? This online, small group discussion with David Owens, Professor of Management and Innovation at Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management, and Jim Rosenberg, Vice President at National Arts Strategies, explored participants' questions about innovation, the economy and options for their organizations.
Professor Owens kicked off the discussion by sharing a structured approach that participants used to evaluate your options. From “hunkering down” and waiting out the storm to complete reinvention, the most effective answer is different for every organization. Using Professor Owens’ opening remarks as a starting point, we spent our hour together talking through questions and further exploring how innovation fits into participants' strategies in a time of such intense economic change.
About Talk with an Expert
Talk with an Expert is an online videoconference that enables you to get immediate answers to your critical questions. Participation will be limited to a small group – only 12 organizations – to allow for the highest level of interaction. Video and audio, text chat and other features ensure a robust two-way discussion. If you have a webcam or microphone, we’ll link you in directly so you can be seen and heard as well.
The complex issues involved in leading a cultural nonprofit today can challenge even the most skilled management team. Using our first-hand experience in the arts and working with faculty from leading business and graduate schools, we deliver executive-level programs that help you find new opportunities, manage your resources and lead your organization toward its mission.