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Leading Change

Much of our work introduces frameworks meant to help arts leaders improve their organizations. Putting those frameworks into action requires change, but how does one lead change in an organization? We developed this online video catalog of arts leaders talking about just that. These video “snapshots” from arts and culture leaders reflect the wisdom of a broad and diverse field.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Barbara Ceiga, Vice President of Public Operations at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, discusses the need to get the staff aligned with directional change to successfully effect change.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Joanna Naftali, Executive Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater in Chicago, discusses the challenges of leading change in a small arts organization as a new executive.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Jessica Deutsch, Marketing and Publicity Manager for Milkweed Editions in Minneapolis, discusses the importance of engaging the collective wisdom of an organization’s staff when leading an organization through change.

How does a leader effect change in his organization?

Greg Carpenter, General Director of Opera Colorado, discusses the value of anchoring change to a strong, articulated vision.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Linda Hafer, Executive Director of The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia, shares her insights about building consensus when implementing change in an organization.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Kelly Ruggirello, President of the Pacific Chorale in Orange County, California, discusses how to approach organizational change as an opportunity for relationship building with constituents.

How does a leader effect change in his organization?

Tom Scharf, Executive Director of the Swallow Hill Music Association in Denver, shares his three critical steps to leading change in an organization.

How does a leader effect change in her 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.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Sally Sterling, an executive search consultant within Spencer Stuart, discusses the importance of organization-wide involvement and buy-in when creating change.

How does a leader effect change in his organization?

Dr. Gary Vikan, Director of The Walters Art Museum, discusses how the creation of a culture of shared responsibility and education enables and reinforces change in an organization.

How does a leader effect change in his organization?

Peter Jablow, President and CEO of the Levine School of Music, discusses three types of people you may encounter within your organization when leading change and the need for sensitivity and patience to implement change successfully.

How does a leader effect change in her organization?

Kate Lorenz, Executive Director of Hyde Park Art Center, discusses some of the challenges of leading change in an organization, from negotiating the diverse interests of stakeholders to being deliberate about prioritizing which changes to pursue.