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Activating Heritage 2017: Leadership in Turbulent Times

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The Chicago Cultural Alliance is pleased to present the 2017 Activating Heritage Conference, a one-day professional development conference for Alliance members, partners, and nonprofit professionals. Breakfast and lunch will be provided; a reception will follow the presentations at 5:30 pm.

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Schedule

8-9 am: Registration, complimentary breakfast. Executive leadership only: Q&A with Keynote Speaker


9 - 9:40 am: Keynote speaker: DR. LOUISE BERNARD, Director of the Obama Presidentital Center


9:50 - 11:10 am:

LEADERSHIP TRACK 1: Leading During Turbulent Times - A discussion panel moderated by TBA with Janine Mileaf Executive Director of Arts Club Chicago, Bau Graves Executive Director of Old Town School of Folk Music, Hilesh Patel of Hyde Park Art Center

CO-CREATION TRACK 1: Building Movements and Coalition - An interactive workshop led by Uday Joshi Director of Engagement and Innovation at Old Town School of Folk Music, Nadine Nader Director at UIC Arab American Cultural Center, and Inhe Choi Executive Director of HANA Center

CULTURE AS REVENUE TRACK 1: Cultural Product as a Revenue Source - A discussion/workshop led by Arnaldo Altoran Director Global Development and Jason Lesniewicz Director of Cultural Tourism at Choose Chicago


11:20 am - 12:40 pm:

LEADERSHIP TRACK 2: The Leadership Development Challenge - Led by Amina Dickerson, President of Dickerson Global Advisors

CO-CREATION TRACK 2: Co-Creation and Innovation - A workshop/discussion led by Heidi Reitmaier Director of Education at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and TBA

CULTURE AS REVENUE TRACK 2: Demystifying the Grantmaking Process with Foundations and Other Funders - TBA


12:40-1:50 pm: Complimentary lunch and networking


1:50-2:50 pm: Inherit Chicago evaluative break-out discussions, led by The Great Cities Institute



3:00-4:30 pm:

LEADERSHIP TRACK 3: The Power of Moments in Leading Neighborhood Preservation/Change - A Panel Discussion moderated by Jennifer Scott Director of the Jane Adaams Hull House Museum with TBA

CO-CREATION TRACK 3: Collective Impact with a Justice-Minded Approach - A panel discussion moderated by TBA with Mary Lu Seidel Chicago Field Director at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Lori Osborne Archivist at Evanston History Center, Ryan Masaaki Yokota, Development and Legacy Center Manager at Japanese American Service Committee and David Peterson Jr. Executive Director at Pullman Porter Museum

CULTURE AS REVENUE TRACK 3: Audeince Engagement Strategies for the Digital Age - An interactive workshop led by Mindy Faber Program Director and Margaret Conway Program Manager at the Columbia College Convergence Design Lab


4:30-5:30 pm: Entrepreneurial breakout discussions - extending learning from today into the next year

5:30-6:30 pm: Complimentary reception


Workshop Descriptions

Track A: Leadership in Turbulent Times

Leading During Turbulent Times: Moderated by TBA with Janine Mileaf Executive Director of Arts Club Chicago, Bau Graves Executive Director of Old Town School of Folk Music, Hilesh Patel of Hyde Park Art Center

Even in periods of relative stability, nonprofit leaders face multiple challenges—issues of scalability, governance, collaboration, evaluation, funding, and more. But these topics face an additional level of complexity during periods of global economic, social, or political upheaval. How do leaders of nonprofit organizations successfully navigate the increased demands of their role during these periods?

The Leadership Development Challenge: Amina Dickerson, President of Dickerson Global Advisors

Everyone in an organization has the capacity to take on an initiative, and thus lead within the scope of their work. Yet, the ultimate leadership responsibility is within the Board of Directors and Executive Director. Examine what a healthy organizational hierarchy looks like, as well as hear on the benefits of providing a space for leadership at every level and how to re-engage employees, board members, and volunteers.

The Power of Moments in Neighborhood Preservation/Change: Moderated by Jennifer Scott Director of the Jane Adaams Hull House Museum with TBA

We all know the benefits of living in the present moment as individuals, but have you considered this having an impact your cultural heritage organization has on creating or preserving your neighborhood identity? Every day there are pivotal moments that lead to neighborhood change. There are opportunities that come to your door that can change the course of your work for the year. How can you identify opportunities that will help your organization lead that neighborhood renewal, without creating gentrification? How can you know when to decline a request? How can you negotiate effectively the terms of the opportunity to ensure it ultimately benefits your organization and your neighborhood?

Track B: The Power of the Collective Impact

Building Movements and Coalitions: Uday Joshi Director of Engagement and Innovation at Old Town School of Folk Music, Nadine Nader Director at UIC Arab American Cultural Center, and Inhe Choi Executive Director of HANA Center

Hear about the strategies and design your own on how to effectively organize your community and capitalize on the on-going social movements.

Co-Creation and Innovation: Heidi Reitmaier Director of Education at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and TBA

What are the best practices in co-creation when it comes to museum collections, exhibitions and programs? How can museum inspire public and education programs? Learn how you can adapt the methods to your organizations that could enhance your exhibitions and program building from the community up.

Collective Impact with a Justice-Minded Approach: Moderated by TBA with Mary Lu Seidel Chicago Field Director at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Lori Osborne Archivist at Evanston History Center, Ryan Masaaki Yokota, Development and Legacy Center Manager at Japanese American Service Committee and David Peterson Jr. Executive Director at Pullman Porter Museum

Today more and more cultural organizations see their role as supporters of social justice causes often partnering with advocacy agents. How can the arts and cultural sector effectively support social movements without losing sight of their mission? What are the benefits of social justice partnerships?

Track C: Revenue Streams for Cultural Organizations

Cultural Product as a Revenue Source: Arnaldo Altoran Director Global Development and Jason Lesniewicz Director of Cultural Tourism at Choose Chicago

At a time when every organization is looking to diversify funding sources, how can museums and cultural centers develop cultural products that increases revenue source? Hear stories from arts and culture professionals and others on how to successful expand your offerings that will bring in income streams, most especially to tourists, whether they be from out of neighborhood, town, state or country.

Demystifying the Grantmaking Process with Foundations and Other Funders: TBA

Relationship building with funders can be daunting, but integral task to demystifying the proposal processes. With this workshop hear an overview of foundation sources available to cultural organizations and ways in which to develop stronger relationships with grantmakers in the region.

Audience Engagement Strategies for the Digital Age: Mindy Faber Program Director and Margaret Conway Program Manager at the Columbia College Convergence Design Lab

Think outside of the box about your audience and test your program and exhibition ideas again what cultural audience is actually seeking. Develop a plan how to develop programs based on audience data and thus gain an increased attendance at your organization.

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