Lane Arts Council, in partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Divisionhosts professional development workshops throughout each year. These professional development workshops and panel discussions support artists, creatives, arts professionals, and arts organizations to strengthen their capacity, expand their creative practices and realize their visions.

Upcoming May and June workshops are focused toward arts and culture organizations, arts managers, staff and boards. Registration is $20 per workshop. Register here

 

“DATA” IS NOT A FOUR-LETTER WORD! MAKE THE MOST OF THE DATA YOU HAVE

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019, 4-6pm  |  Hult Center, Studio
Presented by Corey Newhouse, Founder and Principal of Public Profit

Arts organizations collect all kinds of data, often at the request of their funders. Too often, this information is used just to complete grant reports, a missed opportunity to use data to deepen and enrich practice. How might arts organizations change this dynamic, so that the data they work so hard to collect can be used to inform practice and to keep funders happy?

In this hands-on session, you’ll learn: an easy-to-use process to identify key organizational questions; how to make the most of existing data to answer those mission-critical questions; and creative methods to collect information from your audiences. Read more

 

BUILDING A DYNAMIC AND PRODUCTIVE BOARD

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, 4-6pm  |  Hult Center, Studio
Presented by Diane Lang, Principal Consultant of Lang Leadership

We’ve all been in boring meetings where staff talk at board members and assign them chores and board members give dry and uninspiring committee reports. What if we commit to fun, dynamic board-led sessions that board members love and that simultaneously accomplish great things for our missions?

In this workshop for both staff and board members, we will examine and learn: how a small team can change transactional and lackluster board culture to a transformative board culture; how and why staff and boards clash; what is the proper (and improper) work and focus of nonprofit boards; how to balance between governing, learning, planning and doing; and how to leverage the efforts and power of each board member and ensure everyone contributes. Read more

 

Please contact Program Manager Stacey Ray at stacey@lanearts.org or 541-485-2278 with any questions.

Workshops are presented in partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services Division. Special thank you to our workshop sponsor Columbia Bank

Thanks to our in-kind coffee sponsor Full City Coffee Roasters.