EmcArts offers affordable webinars for practitioners interested in learning more about organizational innovation.
Why a Webinar Series?
For the last ten years, our programs have equipped participants with rigorous frameworks and practical tools for innovation. We've heard from our community that you want affordable and accessible ways to experience our services and after experimenting with our first public webinar series in 2016, we are proud to have offer a four-part webinar series this Fall 2017 that shares our essential frameworks and tools with a broader audience online.
Our 2017 webinar series is geared towards practitioners and leaders in the arts and cultural sectors who are interested in Adaptive Leadership within Organizational Innovation. You have likely engaged with many of these principles already - this series offers a framework and shared language to ground your work and help to navigate challenges which you might face within your organization. Each 60-min interactive webinar will be led by Managing Director Melissa Dibble and will feature organizational leaders and special guests who have successfully engaged innovation and adaptive change in the arts.
Read more about the sessions below, and register online to save yourself a spot!
How do we lead, now? A webinar series on Adaptive Leadership within Organizational Change
$35 per webinar ($125 for the series)
Want to register as an organization? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for group rates.
Webinar #1 | 101: What in the world is Adaptive Leadership?
September 12, 2017 from 2 - 3pm EST
Webinar #2 | Organizational Innovation: Reimagining What (we think) We Know
September 26, 2017 from 2 - 3pm EST
Webinar #3 | Designing Small Experiments with Radical Intent… and Proposing them!
October 10th, 2017 from 2 - 3pm EST
Webinar #4 | It’s Getting Hot in Here: A Leader’s Guide to Managing the Discomfort of Change
October 26, 2017 from 2 - 3pm EST
Keep scrolling down the page for detailed descriptions of each webinar.
101: What in the world is Adaptive Leadership?
September 12th, 2017 from 2-3pm EST
In the first of this series, we give an overview of the fundamental tenants of Adaptive Leadership and how we can begin to build the capacity to lead innovation and adaptive change in our organizations. We will walk through the history and norms of the arts and social field and the practice of getting on the balcony to see patterns to help us understand the complex environment we operate in today.
You’ll love this webinar if you’re yearning to better understand why your organizational challenges seem more intractable than ever before and how adaptive leadership can make for more resilient organizations that generate greater public impact and value. At the end of this webinar, you’ll become familiar with the essential definitions, frameworks and a few tools EmcArts has used over the past decade to help leaders navigate their complex challenges.
Organizational Innovation: Reimagining What (we think) We Know
September 26th, 2017 from 2-3pm EST
What do we think we know… and what could the future hold? By activating the fundamental principles of Adaptive Leadership, learn to interrogate organizational assumptions and culture as a way to form a line of inquiry and enable organizational innovation. In addition, we learn how we can deploy financial, social, human, and knowledge capital to support emerging initiatives and change efforts.
You’ll love this webinar if you’re interested in supporting or are already incubating an innovation in your organization and looking for new ways to tell a compelling story to your staff, board, and funders about the resources you’re using and generating.
Designing Small Experiments with Radical Intent… and Proposing them!
October 10th, 2017 from 2-3pm EST
Building adaptive capacity in your organization requires doing real work that gets you out of your comfort zone. At EmcArts, we teach organizations how to design “small experiments with radical intent” as a practical way to unfreeze the status quo without risking too much, too fast. In this webinar, learn how you as an adaptive leader can initiate these small radical actions, how to find leverage and ultimately, how to make sense from the results.
You’ll love this webinar if you’ve been looking for a low-risk place to start innovating. At the end of this webinar, you’ll have a practical framework to use right away to design, implement, and evaluate radical experiments to support or hinder larger change efforts.
It’s Getting Hot in Here—A Leader’s Guide to Managing the Discomfort of Change
October 24th, 2017 from 2 - 3pm EST
No one said change is easy or comfortable. Innovating means bringing people together to work differently, to give up control, and to operate effectively in a high level of uncertainty. Tensions run high when the very practices and structures that some folks helped construct – and that used to be reliable predictors of success – are now being challenged as outdated or irrelevant. Learn how to to balance between advocacy and inquiry, and manage the conflicts that can arise in the process of innovative work.
You’ll love this webinar if you’re looking for new ways to handle critical moments of conflict with dignity and effectiveness. You’ll learn simple frameworks for maintaining a productive stance in times of intense change.