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.
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.
is a two-day seminar.
Session 1: Aligning People and Strategy
Through an in-depth class discussion of a case study, you begin to explore how an organization
achieves competitive advantage through its people.
Session 2: Understanding Your Organization
In this session, you and your team work together to surface the systems, practices and policies
that make up your organizations' culture and work routines.
Session 3: A Framework for Alignment
Using a second case study, you explore the opportunities and the limits for achieving
competitive advantage through people, and develop a clear framework for strategic
Session 4: Applying the Alignment Framework
You and your team work together to apply the alignment framework to your own organization,
using faculty and class feedback to refine your own understanding of your organization.
Session 1: Extending the Alignment Framework
You begin the second day with a case discussion, and explore how choices about organizational
models, policies, and leadership impact innovation and sustainability.
Session 2: Applying the Complete Framework
You continue your team exercise from the end of the first day, applying additional strategic
human resources concepts from the previous session.
Session 3: Leadership and HR Practices
This session focuses on the role of the leader in
designing and implementing an effective human resource-management
system. The discussion brings to light practical
insights regarding leadership and managing change.
Session 4: Organizational Commitment
Completing the picture for the two-day seminar, you
explore individual motivations for working in different
types of environments, and consider the challenges
when an arts organization is faced with a significant