Pre-Conference

Monday, June 2, 2014

Foundations of Collective Bargaining (Day One)

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Monday, June 2, 2014 1:00 pm 5:30 pm

This three-day seminar gives musicians, staff, and board members the knowledge they need for collective bargaining and effective labor relations throughout contract cycles. Attendees will gain the skills necessary for greater effectiveness in negotiation – with the goal being durable agreements that help insure healthy communication and trust among stakeholders.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Foundations of Collective Bargaining (Day Two)

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 9:00 am 6:00 pm

This three-day seminar gives musicians, staff, and board members the knowledge they need for collective bargaining and effective labor relations throughout contract cycles. Attendees will gain the skills necessary for greater effectiveness in negotiation – with the goal being durable agreements that help insure healthy communication and trust among stakeholders.

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Education/Community Engagement Meeting

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 1:00 pm 6:00 pm

We are pleased once again to offer Education and Community Engagement personnel an additional half-day of professional development and networking with your colleagues as part of our pre-Conference learning time and in lieu of a separate Mid-Year convening. We will use this time to explore some of the critical mindsets and skillsets needed to develop […]

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Aligning Money & Organizational Strategy: Recovery & Opportunity

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 8:00 am 12:30 pm

This seminar takes the theory of capitalization planning into the trenches.  We revisit our fictional Downtown Symphony Orchestra to test their strategies in the context of changed realities and a new opportunity.  Are they making a big bet that holds the promise of a big payoff?  Can they afford to take on this challenge?  Can […]

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Capturing and Conveying Impact: Using Multimedia Approaches in Program Evaluation and Communications

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 8:00 am 12:30 pm

Orchestras are making great strides in connecting to their communities, but public perception does not always reflect that progress.  It is time to tell your story of impact more effectively. Digital media (video, audio, photography, web and social media) can play a powerful role in helping orchestras understand, capture, and communicate stories of impact in […]

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Concert Formats, Revisited

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 8:00 am 12:30 pm

Musical tastes are constantly changing, as are the ways audiences prefer to experience concerts. Join us to take stock of the array of concert format experiments underway at orchestras today – and what it means to assess the impact of these programs. We’ll explore the role of capturing audience feedback in an artistically driven organization, […]

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Foundations of Collective Bargaining (Day Three)

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 8:00 am 12:30 pm

This three-day seminar gives musicians, staff, and board members the knowledge they need for collective bargaining and effective labor relations throughout contract cycles. Attendees will gain the skills necessary for greater effectiveness in negotiation – with the goal being durable agreements that help insure healthy communication and trust among stakeholders.

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Getting More Out of Individual Giving

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 8:00 am 12:30 pm

Fundraising today is challenging as ever. And while we have seen a shrinking base among institutional and corporate giving for cultural organizations, the good news is that there is real opportunity for growth in individual giving. Organizations that are able to make the essential transition from institutional to individual giving will do well. This session […]

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Reaching Your Board’s Full Potential

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 8:00 am 12:30 pm

Successful organizations are built on a strong governance foundation. It’s easy to get lost in the weeds, resulting in inertia. By focusing on what’s truly important – a board’s fiduciary, strategic, and generative work – your board members can take their governing and the orchestra to the next level. Join us for this half-day seminar, […]

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Tapping Your Inner Futurist

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 8:00 am 12:30 pm

This session will focus on applying critical and creative thinking to emerging trends. You will learn how to empower your organizations to reconcile how the world is changing around you with the change you can affect within your orchestras. Participants will learn how to connect trends to key dynamics of managing orchestras. Small group teams […]

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