First Steps: Getting Started with Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives in Orchestras
This document is an abridged version of a more comprehensive guideline called "Step-by-Step:  A Guide to Achieving Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace" by the Third Sector New England organization. For a deeper dive into diversity, we strongly recommend that you utilize the full guide created by the Third Sector New England found here >>

Understanding Diversity, Symphony, spring 2013 issue
League President and CEO Jesse Rosen talks with Bo Young Lee, an expert on developing cross-cultural competencies.

Sample Strategic Plan from Center for Association Leadership

The Power of Inclusive Diversity by Bo Young Lee

Diversity on Cultural Boards: Implications for Organizational Value and Impact by Francie Ostrowe

BoardSource’s Diversity Assessment Tool for Board Members
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Case Study & Strategic Plan on Diversity
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To access the case study, click here.

Inclusion and Diversity: A Big Tent View

This  session at the League of American Orchestras' National Conference in Dallas examined the topic of diversity from multiple perspectives. Three experts discussed how orchestras can advance their diversity work, including audience, musicians, staff and board, repertoire, and guest artists, while creating the organizational culture needed to sustain their commitment over time.

Aaron Dworkin, founder and president of the Sphinx Organization; Errika Flood-Moultrie, consultant at Clarkson Davis; Jessica Schmidt, director of education and community engagement at the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Mind the (Generation and Diversity) Gap!

Whether you are a 20-something or a 70-something, you need to build the skills to put in motion the cultural and organizational adaptations required in our rapidly-changing country.

You will learn: 1) communication skills that can create more opportunities to draw talent close and help make your orchestra’s public value more evident; 2) a framework to create the kind of change needed for greater effectiveness in a cross-cultural world.

Salvador Acevedo, principal, Contemporanea; Jim Hirsch, executive director, Chicago Sinfonietta

The Changing American Demographic Landscape: What Does it Mean for Orchestras?

At the general session during the League's Mid-Winter Managers Meeting 2013, held in New York City on January 27, several speakers presented on the topic "The Changing American Demographic Landscape: What Does it Mean for Orchestras?"

Opening Remarks: Jesse Rosen, president and CEO, League of American Orchestras

The New Majority: America is Changing: Anita Estell, shareholder, Polsinelli Shughart    

Making the Implications of the New Majority Actionable for You: Bo Young Lee, global diversity & inclusion practice leader, Diversity Best Practices