I’m very happy to announce a third conference appearance this Spring: the 37th Annual Association of Arts Administration Educators Conference! #AAAE18 runs from May 31 – June 2, 2018 and takes place in Houston, TX.
The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) consists of more than 150 member programs, all training and equipping students in arts leadership, management, entrepreneurship, cultural policy, and more. AAAE serves as a convener, a resource, and an advocate for formal arts administration education.
Given the focus of this group, it made sense to switch up the usual sessions I’ve been doing and drill down into skill building attendees can put into practice right away: effective data driven decision making.
If you want to build a data-driven culture but aren’t sure how to get started, this session is what you’ve been looking for.
Organizations that successfully cultivate a data-driven culture reap a multitude of benefits, from better stakeholder understanding of decision making application to an ongoing commitment to measuring both static and dynamic outcomes.
Nonprofit performing arts organizations are doing a better job at collecting lots and lots of data. However, creating a culture where decisions move beyond gut instinct are fraught with challenges. Not the least of which is inadvertently fostering mission-oriented outcome bias.
While this session will help attendees better understand tools and techniques, it also focuses on fostering a healthy transitional environment composed of numerous, influential stakeholders. Session topics include:
- Owning analytics.
- Proactive (Red Pill) vs. Reactive (Blue Pill) analysis.
- Empowering your team members with analysis.
- Reporting vs. Analysis.
- Depersonalizing mission driven decision making.
- Owning outcomes.
Joining me on the session is longtime colleague and conference session colleague, Ceci Dadisman.
The session’s date and time will be posted as soon as it has been confirmed. In the meantime, swing by the AAAE conference website to learn more.