NETMCDO — CELEBRATING 26 YEARS!
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Get your superpower on! This year we’re addressing . . .
The Artist as Change Agent
No matter how you define “change agent” (from being a teaching artist, to an entrepreneur, self-starter, and more), it’s about making an impact.
Come and explore how we can help musicians create change in themselves, their careers, their communities, and the world. In the process, we’ll also investigate how we can be more successful in effecting positive change in our own institutions.
Note: Each day will also examine the "State of the Field" in various ways, in addition to the Change Agent theme.
We will start promptly at 9:00 am and go until 5:00 pm.
We will discuss the many aspects of music career services issues in panel discussions, small breakout groups, and large group discussions. These sessions will address the issues that matter most to YOU -- so bring your ideas, questions, and concerns to share and explore.
Check-in open at 8:15 a.m.
Coffee, tea, and continental breakfast available at 8:30 a.m.
|9:00–10:30 a.m.||Defining “Change Agenting”— the 4 Zones of Entrepreneurship
|10:30–12:00||The Change Agents Challenge: understanding motivation & the skills needed
|12:00–1:00 p.m.||Lunch - Provided
A delicious lunch (included in cost of registration) — connect with both new and “old” friends and discuss topics started in the morning sessions.
|1:00–1:50||What Would “Agent Change” Do?Examining “change agenting” through scenario learning
|2:00–2:30||Open Space introduction and session nominations.
How are we helping others create change in their own lives?
|2:30–3:20||Open space session 1|
|3:30-4:10||Open space session 2|
|4:15–4:45||Open space session 3|
|4:45–5:00||Recap and Instructions for Thursday.
Note: Many conference participants go out to eat together after the first day, please consider joining us!
*We are exploring an add-on evening activity that would include attending a special performance related to our conference theme. Stay tuned for details to come as these develop.
We will start promptly at 9:00 am and go until 5:15 pm.
|9:00–9:30 am||Idea Marketplace
|9:30–10:45||The F-word: let’s talk about Failure (plus Risk & Resilience)
|11:00–12:00||Report from Abroad: Lessons from the European Union
Lunch at nearby restaurants (on your own).
|1:30–2:45||Practical Applications: What’s in it for you?
In small groups we will consider how to put this work into action for you, and for your students, institution, community.
|3:00–4:15||Lifelong Learning and New Employment Opportunities for Musicians
|4:15–5:15||Wrap-up and "Talking Stick" Closing Ceremony