2011 Leadership Institute

Tentative Agenda


Tuesday, October 18

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

NASAA Executive Committee Meeting

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

NASAA Board and West Virginia Commission on the Arts Reception (by invitation only)

Wednesday, October 19

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NASAA Board Meeting

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Leadership Institute Registration

6:00 p.m.

Leadership Institute Opening Reception
Reception at the West Virginia Governor's Mansion followed by dinner and entertainment at the West Virginia Culture Center

Thursday, October 20

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Leadership Institute Registration

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Welcome and Roll Call
The Institute's opening ceremonies welcome you to West Virginia and set the stage for the day's discussions.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Designing the Future of SAAs: Part I
Facilitated sessions spark dialogue and debate about the challenges our field is facing and help you to imagine what state arts agencies will need to be and do to succeed in the future.

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.


1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Plenary Roundtable
A team of guest experts will share diverse perspectives on the climate for public support of the arts and the future of the arts and culture.

  • Lori Grange (Pew Center on the States)
  • Paula Kerger (PBS)
  • Celinda Lake (Lake Research Partners)
  • Andrew Taylor (Bolz Center for Arts Administration)

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Designing the Future of SAAs: Part II
Concurrent dialogue sessions will explore different aspects of change:

  • Economic Development
  • How Political Movements Succeed
  • SAA Grant Making: What's Next?

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Prelude to Art Walk

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Barbecue Dinner / Downtown Art Walk Festivities

Friday, October 21

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Executive Director Peer Session Pre-Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Peer Sessions
Executive directors, deputy directors and chairs/council members gather during this time. Peer sessions are self-organized and led by volunteers from each group.

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Luncheon and Business Meeting

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Leadership Skills Workshops

  • Media Relations in Tough Times
  • Taking Stock of Arts Advocacy
  • Public Sector Problem Solving

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote and Performance by Grammy Award-Winning Country and Bluegrass Artist Kathy Mattea

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Closing Reception
Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia

Check your on-site program for final details.

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