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2018 Online Learning Series

The National Guild's 2018 Online Learning Series will include webinars and video chats designed to build your capacity in leadership development, creative youth development, arts in education, nonprofit management, creative aging and more. The series is free for Guild members. Prices vary for non-members (Learn more about membership).

Additional webinars and recordings will be added to this line-up in the months ahead. Check back for updates!

Leadership Development Series Kicks Off the Year!

Ahead of the Pack: Staying focused, Fulfilled and Connected

March 28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm ET

FREE for members; $55 for non-members.

While leadership can, and should, be practiced from whatever seat one occupies, the job of the senior leader can often feel likely lonely work. But it doesn't have to. In this webinar, John McCann, president of Partners in Performance and lead faculty of the National Guild's Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI), will help you identify ways to distinguish between loneliness and solitude; how to develop both allies at work and confidants beyond the organization; the value of establishing boundaries and managing those boundaries; and we will discuss ways of enrolling others in your powerful vision for change!


Nonprofit Sustainability: Money and Mission

Nonprofit sustainability lies at the intersection of exceptional impact and financial viability. In this informative and practical webinar, nonprofit and leadership expert Jan Masaoka provides a framework that will help executives and boards at community arts education organizations integrate financial performance and mission considerations into their strategic decision-making. As a participant, you will gain a clear picture of the absolute and relative performance of each of your organization’s programs, earned revenue sources, and fundraising efforts and be in a better position to make smart resource allocation decisions now and in the future—even in times of financial hardship or uncertainty.


Living Your Dream: Goal-Setting and Self-Care in Today’s Outcome-Driven Culture

Many of us start off the new year with a desire to make fresh commitments to our work and lives. And yet in the context of our busy, outcome-driven culture, it can be difficult to sustain a vision, create time to learn and try on new things, and stay connected with what brings us joy. What does it really take to be able to live out our dreams in our places of work? In this two-part series, renowned leadership coach and artist teacher, Ama Codjoe, will provide you with an opportunity to identify and reflect on your personal and professional goals and share tangible tools for putting your vision into practice.


Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI) Applicant Orientation Webinar

Join us for the Applicant Orientation Webinar to learn more about the National Guild's 2018 Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI). During this one-hour interactive webinar, you will: get an overview of the eight-month leadership development program; learn more about the application process, selection criteria, and characteristics of successful applications; hear from three CAELI alumni about what motivated them to apply, what aspects of the institute were most beneficial to them, and what impact the institute has made on their leadership and career; and have the opportunity to ask questions.


Notes From a Hope Dealer's Handbook

Join Hasan Davis in a follow-up presentation to his inspirational keynote address at the 2017 National Conference for Community Arts Education and explore strategies for engaging, encouraging, and empowering young people and communities. Hasan, former commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice and an expert in the intersection of arts, healing, and youth development, will share what it means to be a “hope dealer” and talk about how “dealing hope” helped him transform from Hasan Davis, Juvenile Delinquent into Hasan Davis, Juris Doctor. You will also learn first-hand “hope dealing” techniques that you can use in your own practice in your communities and organizations. 


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