VUCA is an acronym used to describe situations or environments with high levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.
Jeff DeGraff, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, introduces the concept of competing values.
Paula Caproni, professor of management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, outlines the keys to creating high-performing teams.
Ken Neufeld, former president of Victoria Theatre Association, talks about that organization’s experience in cross-departmental collaboration.
Jana La Sorte, Founder & Creative Director of Ambassadora, discusses the importance of being upfront an open about what the change will mean for the organization.
Aaron Dworkin, Dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan, discusses the importance of thinking about oneself as a social entrepreneur rather than an arts administrator.
Edward Nichols, President and CEO of History Colorado, discusses the need for a clear vision and staff involvement to create change in his organization.
Kathy Keele, CEO of the Australia Council for the Arts, discusses the need for vision, patience, and staff alignment and engagement to successfully lead change in an organization.
Sally Sterling, an executive search consultant within Spencer Stuart, discusses the importance of organization-wide involvement and buy-in when creating change.
Peter Poulos, Senior Director of Communications and Sales at the Detroit Historical Society, discusses the need for leaders to articulate a clear vision and create an inclusive process to successfully implement change in an organization.
Cheryl Sobas, Head of Exhibitions at Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, discusses how education helps staff have a more strategic approach to their work, including increased decision-making, collaboration, and awareness of impact.
Howard Spector, Executive Director of P.S. ARTS, discusses the importance of having the right people, providing learning opportunities, and maintaining mission focus to successfully lead an organization through change.
Charmaine Jefferson, Executive Director of the California African American Museum, discusses leading organizations through two types of change – problem-solving in times of crisis and continual assessment and evolution.
Jon Moscone, Artistic Director of the California Shakespeare Theater, shares how his approach to leading change has become increasingly collaborative over the course of his career.
Jocelyn Hale, Executive Director of The Loft Literary Center, discusses the needs for a clear vision and stakeholder engagement when leading change in an organization, especially as a new leader.
Terence McFarland, Executive Director of the LA Stage Alliance, discusses how critical listening is to creating a compelling vision and leading an organization successfully through change.
Rachel Fine, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, shares her experience leading her board of directors through the development and adoption of explicit board expectations.
Sean McManus, Senior Director at Film Independent, discusses responding to and leading change in the constantly changing film industry.
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