In this participatory workshop, we hope to engage everyone in thinking about what makes an organizational change successful. Change can happen at any level — from the receptionist to the CEO — and we hope to help participants learn how to be the (secret!) agents of change in your organizations.
We live in a world where technology is ever-changing, and doing so rapidly — from social media and mobile apps, to new database products, and building new relationships with audiences, arts organizations could be at the forefront of this evolution. But how many arts organizations do you know that are really good at embracing change? For an organization to keep up, they need excited and motivated staffers (like the #ArtsTech audience!) to be able to lead the charge.
Join us as we talk about technology, change, and culture, and even nerd out with a role playing game that’ll give you a chance to practice making your case and fighting resistance.
Who we are:
In a past life, Jen Leavitt worked in the performing arts doing everything from selling tickets in the box office to operations logistics for international dance companies (and everything in between). In her current life, Jen Leavitt is a non-profit technology consultant for arts & cultural organizations for Blackbaud. She works with museums and other cultural institutions to utilize technology and rethink their processes to spend less time worrying about technology and more time focusing on their mission. She received her Master’s Degree in Organizational Change Management from the New School.
Michelle Paul is the Director of Product Development for Patron Technology, where she is primarily responsible for guiding the development of PatronManager CRM, Patron Technology’s integrated box office, fundraising, and e-mail system. She is the co-author of Breaking the Fifth Wall: Rethinking Arts Marketing for the 21st Century, a book that’s all about helping arts organizations adapt to (and embrace!) changing technologies. Michelle is also on the board of ELNYA (Emerging Leaders of New York Arts), which lets her meet lots of awesome future and current organizational-change agents.