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The NAS Summit

         

Get Inspired. Get Connected. Get To Work.

Two and a half days with leaders from across the NAS network, working together to tackle challenges and to explore how our values affect our work.

The community of NAS alumni is a wonderful cross section of the arts and culture sector – CEOs, senior managers, entrepreneurs, artists, as well as board members and funders. At the NAS Summit, the walls between our programs are torn down and our entire community of partners and alumni is invited to learn, collaborate and inspire one another.

 

The NAS Summit is an opportunity to take a break from the day-to-day and recharge your passion for challenging the status quo. Equip yourself with new tools and frameworks from expert faculty and team up with a diverse and creative assembly of arts professionals to tackle the most pressing issues facing our organizations and communities.


Dates & Location

April 2-5, 2020 — The Wentworth Inn — Jackson, New Hampshire

 

Arrive the afternoon of April 2 for two and a half days of learning and exchange before departing the morning of April 5.


Curriculum

Does your organization's belief system align with your core principles? Faculty sessions at the NAS Summit will highlight the importance of values-driven leadership. Led by Meredith Myers, Ph.D., an award-winning teacher at the University of Pennsylvania and Executive Director of Job Crafting LLC, we will explore methods to align our careers, teams and the vision of our organizations around a common language of values.

 

Myers draws on the authentic leadership approach to examine how our identities and values influence our work. Through her sessions, we will reflect on our individual leadership journeys, consider how our work moves us towards or away from our values and examine leveraging our values in difficult times.

 

Afternoons at the NAS Summit are devoted to un-conference-style discussions on topics put forward by our community. This is your chance to start the conversation you've been craving with an incredible room of experienced arts and culture leaders. Past dialogues have addressed Racial Equity Principles, our political climate, board management, building coalitions, avoiding burnout and more.


Venue

The NAS Summit will be held at The Wentworth Inn, a cozy getaway in Jackson, New Hampshire, nestled in the White Mountains which offers spectacular views, casual elegance and exceptional cuisine. To help you recharge, the ADA compliant property features a spa, health and fitness center, heated outdoor pool, golf and many hiking trails in the surrounding area.

 


Cost

The NAS Summit is an all-inclusive, pay what you can event.

 

While we will be spending more than $1,000 per Summit attendee (this includes all sessions, meals and drinks and three nights lodging), NAS is committed to providing affordable programming for the arts and culture sector and asks you to name your own price, contributing what you can using the suggested tiers below as a benchmark.

 

My organization is covering my expenses: $980
<150,000 annual income: $899
101,000-150,000 annual income: $799
61,000-100,000 annual income: $699
30,000-60,000 annual income: $599
>30,000 annual income: $499

Getting There

The Wentworth Inn is located at:

 

1 Carter Notch Road
Jackson, NH 03846

 
If you are flying in, we suggest one of the following airports:

  • Boston Logan International Airport
  • Burlington International Airport
  • Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
  • Portland International Jetport

 
NAS will be organizing roundtrip shuttles at Boston Logan International Airport and Portland International Airport for a nominal fee. More information to come.


Faculty

Meredith Myers, Ph.D. has served as faculty at the University of Pennsylvania since 2009, working within the Wharton School, the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) and the Positive Psychology Center. She has won excellence in teaching awards in the Wharton School and SP2’s Nonprofit Leadership Masters Program.
 
In her research and consulting, Meredith has coached international leaders, executives and board members in non-profits, foundations and industry on how to forge healthier relationships for more sustainable business results. Key subject areas include: the science of human flourishing, leadership, collaboration, bias in decision-making and emotions at work. She also has helped develop and execute training programs to build problem-solving and collaboration capacity within mission critical teams such as those within the New York Fire Department, Navy Special Warfare and US Army Special Operations Command.
 
Since 2018, Meredith has instructed Leadership & Decision-Making as faculty for NAS's Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy. Visit Meredith's faculty profile to learn more about her work.