Schedule

Friday, October 27
5-8pm                   Registration & Welcome Reception
7:30pm                 OPTION: The Last Wife by Kate Hennig, WAM Theatre production

Use the code BLS for 20% off the ticket price when booking. Call the Shakespeare & Company box office at 413-637-3353 to order.

Saturday, October 28
8am                       Registration & Continental Breakfast
9am                       Welcome/Introductions with Berkshire Leadership Summit Steering Committee**

Kristen van Ginhoven, Artistic Director, WAM Theatre
Akiba Abaka, Audience Development Manager, ArtsEmerson
Rachel Fink, Managing Director, Theatre Bay Area
Shafer Mazow, Senior Grants Manager, Exploratorium

9:30am                 Keynote Address: All The Lights On: Reimagining Theater with Ten Thousand Things**

Michelle Hensley, Founder and Artistic Director, Ten Thousand Things Theater

10:30am              Break
10:45am              Skills Breakout Sessions #1

Fundraising 101: Raising Big Bucks with a Small Staff – Patricia Bonner-DuVal, President, Bonner Enterprises
Finance Speak – Sarah Shampnois, Managing Director, Company One
Let’s Talk about Boards – Joan Lancourt, Founder, Greater Boston Theater Board Leaders Group
Creative Producing: Women Creating Paths to Freedom Inside and Outside of the Institution – Erin Washington, Founder, Soul Center

12pm                    Lunch with Cohort Working Groups         
1pm                       Skills Breakout Sessions #2

Major Gifts: We Got a Gift of $$$ – Patricia Bonner-DuVal, President, Bonner Enterprises
Artistic Director/Managing Director Relationships – Laura Penn, Executive Director, SDC and
Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director, Williamstown Theater Festival
Using Financial Tools to tell the Organizational Story – Julie Hennrikus, Executive Director, StageSource
Size Matters: A Discussion about the Challenges and Benefits of Leadership in Theaters of Different Size – Ellen Richard, Executive Director, Laguna Playhouse

2:15pm                 Break
2:30pm                 Skills Breakout Sessions #3

Artistic Director/Managing Director Relationships – Laura Penn, Executive Director, SDC
Board Governance – Debbie Chinn, Executive Director, Opera Parallèle
Capital Campaigns: Building Your Legacy – Patricia Bonner-DuVal, President, Bonner Enterprises
Finance Speak – Sarah Shampnois, Managing Director, Company One

3:45pm                 Break
4pm                       Plenary session: Leadership Shifts: From the Wellesley Report to Executive Search**

Emika Abe, Assistant Managing Director, Alliance Theatre
Ineke Ceder, Research Associate, Wellesley Centers for Women
Jenna Deja, Vice President, Arts Consulting Group
Sheila Hennessey, Principal, Koya Leadership Partners
Joan Lancourt, Founder, Greater Boston Theater Board Leaders Group
Laura Penn, Executive Director, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Ellen Richard, Executive Director, Laguna Playhouse (moderator)

6pm                       Dinner
8pm                       Cocktails for Change: Conversations for Shifting the Paradigm

OR

7:30pm                 OPTION: The Last Wife by Kate Hennig, WAM Theatre production

Use the code BLS for 20% off the ticket price when booking. Call the Shakespeare & Company box office at 413-637-3353 to order.

Sunday, October 29
8:30am                 Continental Breakfast
9am                       Skills Breakout Sessions #4

Getting Out of Your Own Way as a Leader – David J. Diamond, Theatre Consultant, Producer and Founder, Career Coaching for Artists
Communication for Leaders – Dr. S. Atyia Martin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Boston
Interviewing and Navigating the Search – Jenna Deja, Vice President, Arts Consulting Group

11am                    Break
11:15am              Plenary: Successive Leadership: Leading on While Passing the Baton**

Liz Diamond, Chair, Directing department, Yale School of Drama and Resident Director, Yale Repertory Theatre (moderator)
Martha Richards, Executive Director, WomenArts
Hana Sharif, Associate Artistic Director, Baltimore Center Stage

12:30pm              Lunch with Cohort Working Groups
1:30pm                Pinnacle Conversation: A Clarion Call for Advancement**

Carol Dunne, Producing Artistic Director, Northern Stage
Joy Meads, Co-Founder,The Kilroys; Literary Manager/Artistic Engagement Strategist, Center Theatre Group
Kristen van Ginhoven, Artistic Director, WAM Theatre
Erin Washington, Founder, Soul Center (moderator)

3:30pm                 Closing Reception

**These sessions will be livestreamed on the HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv
For more info: www.wamtheatre.com/berkshire-leadership-summit-2017/

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