My Conference: Board Members

Constituency Liaison: Allison Ball
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All Board Member Meetings are made possible by MetLife Foundation.

Wednesday, June 16th             

Meeting 1


Leadership Challenges for Board Leaders in Uncertain Times
Discussion and Q&A

William Ryan, principal, Ryan Consulting Group; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University            

Meeting 2


Board Members with Group 1 – 2 Orchestras 

“What does a healthy orchestra look like?”
Presentation and Q&A by Russell Willis Taylor, president and CEO, National Arts Strategies
Board Members with Group 3 – 8 and Youth Orchestras

Building a High Performance Board

To help boards operate at the best and highest use of their collective ability, BoardSource developed The Source: Twelve Principles of Governance that Power Exceptional Boards.  This session provides detailed information and concrete practices that can be put in place immediately and will ensure an optimally engaged and highly effective board.

David Styers, senior governance consultant, BoardSource

Session shared with Executive Directors Groups 3-8

Thursday, June 17th

Meeting 3


Critical Issues for Orchestras – from a Governance Perspective
What are the critical issues facing orchestras in today’s challenging environment? What are the issues for our sector overall and how do they impact your orchestra? What keeps you, as a board member up at night? League of American Orchestras Board Chair, Lowell Noteboom and President & CEO, Jesse Rosen will offer their perspective and invite your response and discussion.

Lowell Noteboom, board chair, League of American Orchestras; Jesse Rosen, president & CEO, League of American Orchestras

Meeting 4


Addressing the Future in an Uncertain Environment

Discussion and Q&A

Frederick T. Miller, president, Chatham Group, Inc.

Friday, June 18th

Meeting 5       



Peer-to-peer discussions among board members – key questions, key learning from the Conference. Discuss what you want to learn more about. How can this forum continue to help you, your board colleagues, and your orchestra to reach your goals?

Cate Moye, past president, Board of Directors, Spokane Symphony; board member, League of American Orchestras