May (and early June) are going to be a jam-packed period of content here at Adaptistration. Here’s what’s in store:
- An update to the Top-Tier Musician Compensation chart.
- Taking a deep dive into Seattle Symphony’s new musician retirement plan and the process they used to create a migration plan.
- The 2018 Orchestra Compensation Reports! I can say that barring something big derailing the process, this will be released at the beginning of June, in advance of the League Chicago conference.
In addition to all of that fun, I’ll be at the 2018 Association of Arts Administration Educators conference May 31 – June 2 to present a session on effective data driven decision making.
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 collaborator, Ceci Dadisman. It’s going to be life affirming, pure eagle tears 😊