Have You Considered On-Site Professional Development?

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I’m off to Palm Beach, FL for three days of on-site client work at The Society of the Four Arts and Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. While I love the benefits reliable teleconferencing deliver vis-a-vis improving direct client support and reducing the necessity for on-site work, there’s always something special about being able to work alongside the professionals you’re serving. If you’ve never considered the value of bringing one of your key …

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Commentary: It’s Time To Begin Clawing Back Compensation

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The 2/13/18 edition of the Indianapolis Business Journal has an article by Lindsey Erdody following up on an issue at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) involving a former principal musician’s lawsuit that alleged age discrimination and harassment. We examined that issue in March of 21017 when the news broke and according to the IBJ article, the ISO has settled with the musician and while the terms are undisclosed, we do know …

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Some Thoughts On Positive Change In The Wake Of the #MeToo Movement?

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Vu Le posted an intriguing article at NonprofitAF that provides some straightforward suggestions for what organizations can do and the nonprofit field as a whole should consider. We must examine power dynamics in the perpetuation of sexual harassment. We must create an environment that is safe for our staff, volunteers, and community members. Board members must understand their roles. We must be willing to lose donors, even major ones, who are …

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Embrace The Don’ts

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If you keep an eye on listings at ArtsAdminJobs.com, you’ve probably noticed the uptick in listings over the past few weeks. With each new wave, I’ve always found it fascinating to see what sort of language job descriptions (JD) include. As it turns out, Joe Patti had a post on that very topic at Butts In The Seats from 1/31/2018 that examines a JD from the Armed Services Arts Partnership. Nothing Ambiguous …

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#TBT It’s As Though We Don’t Want To Learn From Our Mistakes

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In the wake of the breaking scandal at The Met, today’s #TBT post focuses on a series of articles that demonstrate that a failure to take Human Resources (HR) policies seriously is going to continue damaging organizations, putting stakeholders at risk, and generally mucking things up for everyone. Here’s a historical overview of what’s come out from under the rocks over the years that could have been marginalized if the field …

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