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Organized and hosted by the AAMC Foundation this live three-part series will take a refreshed look at the subject of management. By focusing on Navigation, Environment and Advancement, the webinars will break with the traditional hierarchical and vertical manner in which conversations around management are typically approached. Each program will present dialogues relevant to all career stages, and will consider ways in which the topic can impact sense of self, well-being, and personal success.

4/30/2019 to 6/25/2019
When: June 11, 18, 25
12:00 - 1:15pm ET
Where: Zoom Webinar Platform
United States
Contact: Monica Valenzuela

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AAMC & AAMC Foundation Management Webinar Series

Live Webinars

June 11, 18 and 25, 2019

12:00pm - 1:15pm ET

This three-part webinar series will restructure and rethink how we look at management and associated skill sets.  Our discussions break with the traditional approach of looking at the topic in a hierarchical and vertical manner. Rather, the series will delve into subjects applicable to all stages of career development and ways in which it can impact sense of self and well-being.

The first program, Navigation, will consider different management styles, and discuss how to identify and develop a personal management identity. It will also consider how recognizing and appreciating different management styles can advance understanding and reconciling conflict.  

Second, in the series will be the Environment of managing.  Here we’ll investigate internal cultures, and the ways in which they are impacted through how we manage and are managed.  It will present methods in which to foster empathy amongst teams, consider self-care and establish boundaries, which can lead to more positive and successful workplaces.

The third and final webinar, Advancement will examine use of self-promotion and value recognition.  In addition, it will look into adjusting and learning during periods of transitional and structural changes due to a personal career move and those that occur with teams, colleagues, and leadership.

The three webinars will build from seminar to seminar, but do not require attendance at each one to gain value from an individual session. Scheduled over three Tuesdays in June 2019, registration is available at a purchase of a single session or package of all three.  Anyone can register directly online, with group rate packages available to participate. Access to webinar recordings will also be available for viewing with purchase. We do offer 50% off non-member rates for members of the AAMC Student Forum.  Please note, student status will be verified before webinar access is administered.

Additional information on the speakers for each webinar are below.

Management Webinar Series: Navigation

Live Webinar

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
12:00pm - 1:15pm ET

This session will consider different management styles, and discuss how to identify and develop a personal management identity. It will also discuss how recognizing and appreciating different management styles can advance understanding and reconciling conflict.  


Meet the Speakers
(listed alphabetically)

Pamela Bol Riess, Founder and CEO, PBR Executive Search

Pamela Bol Riess is the Founder and CEO of PBR Executive Search. She has been in the search business for more than twenty years and focuses exclusively on conducting executive leadership searches for nonprofit clients. She began her career placing corporate executives in marketing, sales, communications, operations, human resources, and finance. In search, Pamela relies on objective criteria and instinct to assess candidates and is adept at identifying people who will thrive in each client’s culture. She has a BA in English from Brown University where she rowed on the varsity crew team for four years. She also has an MFA in Fiction Writing from New York University.


Jay A. Clarke, Rothman Family Curator of Prints and Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago; Moderator

Jay A. Clarke is the Rothman Family Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2009 to 2018 she was the Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Clark Art Institute. Her roster of recent exhibitions includes Picasso/Encounters (2017), No Rules: The Woodcuts of Helen Frankenthaler (2017), Whistler’s Mother: Grey, Black, and White (2015) and Jay is working on the forthcoming exhibition Käthe Kollwitz and the Art of Resistance (2020). Jay was a fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership in 2015 and received her PhD from Brown University in 1999.


Sheila McDaniel, Deputy Director of Finance and Operations, The Studio Museum in Harlem

Sheila McDaniel has over 28 years of nonprofit management experience, with the last 18 years in executive positions overseeing change management processes, operations and administrative infrastructures, capital projects, strategic planning, Human Resource and Financial management.  At The Studio Museum in Harlem, Sheila was part of the leadership team responsible for the implementation of the Museum’s strategic plan. Tasked with the oversight of managing the organization’s growth and capacity she has introduced new internal controls, budgetary procedures and management policies to help strengthen the institution’s finances. She has also built an HR infrastructure that focuses on professional/leadership development and fosters an organizational culture that centers excellence, collaboration and learning at its core. Prior to joining The Studio Museum in Harlem in 2004, she was Associate Executive Director of Operations at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. Sheila holds a Bachelor’s in Economics and a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Adult Learning and Leadership at Teachers College-Columbia University. She currently serves on the board of ArtTable, the Bronx Council on the Arts, and the Museum Association of New York.


Ben Whine, Vice President, Development Director, Museums, Christie's

As Christie’s Development Director for Museums, Ben Whine identifies and delivers museum development opportunities for Christie’s in the Americas. Working with clients internally and externally at all levels, he defines Christie's strategy for institutions and negotiates and manages sponsorships and in-kind benefits. Prior to joining the Christie’s Museum Services Department in July 2017, his extensive experience in the museum world included serving as Associate Director of SculptureCenter, a contemporary art museum in Long Island City; Director of Individual Development, Membership and Annual Fund at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Associate Director of Development for Membership at the New Museum of Contemporary Art; and Patrons Manager at Tate. He has a post-graduate degree in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester.


Ellen Zisholtz, Founder and President, Center for Creative Partnerships

Ellen Zisholtz is the founder and president of the Center for Creative Partnerships. She previously served as Director, Curator, and Assistant Professor for 10 years at the I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium at South Carolina State University. She has taught Arts Management at New York University and Rutgers, served as a panelist for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and is a former Board member for the Association of African American Museums. Her honors include the 2017 Museum Leadership Award (Washington, DC, AAAM); 2015 Medal for Social Justice / Civil Rights, MS; and SC State Creativity Award, presented by Congressman Clyburn. She also led the Stanback Museum to receive Governor’s Award for Humanities. Ellen has curated exhibitions including James Brown: Preserving the Legacy; Journey from Africa to Gullah; Africa Revisited; Andy Warhol; Twentieth Century Masters in addition to exhibiting her own artwork at Cochran Gallery, Georgia; SOHO on 6th, NYC; Meridian Museum of Art, MS; and York W. Bailey Museum, SC.

Management Webinar Series: Environment

Live Webinar

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
12:00pm - 1:15pm ET


For our second webinar in the series, we will investigate internal cultures, and the ways in which they are impacted through how we manage and are managed.  It will present methods in which to foster empathy amongst teams, consider self-care and establish boundaries, which can lead to more positive and successful workplaces.


Meet the Speakers
(listed alphabetically)


Joy Bailey-Bryant, Vice President and Managing Director of U.S. Operations, Lord Cultural Resources

A specialist in municipal engagement around culture and certified interpretive planner, Joy works with city officials, institutional leaders, and developers, in global municipalities like Chicago; New York; Dhaka, Bangladesh; and Dharan, Saudi Arabia to creatively plan cities and bring people to public institutions. Over her career, Joy has been an integral part of the development of identity museums where people of color are engaged in telling and interpreting their own story. Joy led the teams for planning on remarkable projects at the National Museum of African American History and Culture; the National September 11 Memorial and Museum; National Education Center, Library of Congress; and The New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Joy completed her M.A. in Arts Management from American University in Washington, D.C. and her B.Sc. in Public Relations from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.


Susan (Suzy) Delvalle, President and Executive Director, Creative Capital

Susan (Suzy) Delvalle is the President and Executive Director of Creative Capital, an innovative arts nonprofit that adapts venture philanthropy concepts to support individual artists. Suzy is the former Executive Director of the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling, and held external affairs positions at El Museo del Barrio and American Composers Orchestra, following a career in consumer banking and advertising. She has served as adjunct faculty at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and guest lecturer in Arts Management at several universities. Suzy was born and raised in Curaçao and speaks Spanish, Dutch and Papiamento.


Zena Howard, FAIA, LEED AP, Managing Director, Perkins+Will

Zena Howard is a Principal and Managing Director of the North Carolina practice of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will. Zena is known for her success leading visionary, complex, and culturally-significant projects including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC and the Motown Museum Expansion in Detroit, MI. Her current projects include LA’s Destination Crenshaw, the City of Vancouver Hogan’s Alley initiative, and the City of Greenville Town Common Sycamore Hill Gateway project. Zena is helping these and other clients envision and create cultural destinations that will celebrate the history and context of displaced, forgotten communities.


Sasha Suda, Director and CEO, National Gallery of Canada; Moderator

A graduate of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Dr. Suda began her career at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Most recently, she has served as the Curator of European Art and the R. Fraser Elliott Chair of Prints and Drawings at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), where she has made transformational acquisitions including in contemporary art. Recent projects include a collaboration on Ethiopian Art with the University of Toronto and Early Rubens, a major international exhibition co-curated in partnership with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Her exhibition of Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, a historic partnership between the AGO, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rijksmuseum, hosted a record number of visitors.

Management Webinar Series: Advancement

Live Webinar

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
12:00pm - 1:15pm ET


Building on the first two conversations, the final installment in this series will consider the use of self-promotion and value recognition.  In addition, the conversation will look into adjusting and learning during periods of transitional and structural changes due to a personal career move and those that occur with teams, colleagues, and leadership.


Meet the Speakers
(listed alphabetically)

Katherine Armstrong, Executive Director, Russell Reynolds Associates

Katherine Armstrong is an Executive Director with Russell Reynolds Associates, where she conducts executive searches and advises boards of social impact organizations. On a national basis, she specializes in working with cultural, educational, and philanthropic institutions. Katherine focuses primarily on CEO searches, and has extensive experience working with boards, as well as the recruitment of transformational executive teams. She has particular expertise in recruiting leaders of museums and other cultural institutions including fine arts museums, science and natural history museums, aquariums and zoos, historic preservation organizations, performing arts centers, artist foundations and residencies, and cultural organizations more broadly.  


Richard Aste, Director, McNay Art Museum

Appointed in 2016 as the McNay Art Museum’s third director and first-ever Hispanic director, Richard Aste’s dynamic vision for the first modern art Museum in Texas brings its mission of engaging a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts to life. By focusing on a balance of artistic excellence and community impact, Rich has championed engaging exhibitions and impactful educational programming that reflect a deep commitment to inclusivity and belonging. As a first time CEO, Aste has quickly mastered the demands of leadership by building an engaged team, reimagining the museum experience, and cultivating an engaging atmosphere for visitors and employees.


Karen DeTemple, Co-founder, The Art of Change

Karen DeTemple believes that successful fundraising is an art that connects people, builds collaborations and achieves a vision. She has over 25 years of experience working with arts organizations and other forward-thinking nonprofits around the country. Her expertise in fundraising and special-event management successfully strengthens each client’s mission by securing funding, growing awareness and building community relationships. Karen is the co-founder of The Art of Change  and previously founded Karen DeTemple Consulting and worked at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the Exploratorium in San Francisco, The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.


Elyse A. Gonzales, Acting Director, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, Moderator

Elyse is Acting Director at the Art, Design and Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara where is the curator of the art collection. Since taking her post in 2008 she has organized Shana Lutker, Anna Sew Hoy, and Brenna Youngblood: CB08, the California Biennial; Storylines: Narrative Works from the Permanent Collection; Holiday: 19thc. Travel Photography and the Rise of Popular Tourism; The Stumbling Present: Ruins in Contemporary Art and Peake/Picasso. Prior to coming to UC Santa Barbara, Elyse was for six years the Assistant Curator for the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, where she curated Amy Cutler, Ramp Project: Zoe Strauss, Ramp Project: Phoebe Washburn, and Trenton Doyle Hancock: Wow That's Mean and Other Vegan Cuisine.  She also coordinated and planned curatorial events such as Open Video Call, and a visit from William PopeL.'s Black Factory.  She received a M.A. from Williams College in 2000 and a B.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1996.

Regina R. Smith, Managing Director, Arts and Culture, Kresge Foundation

As the managing director of The Kresge Foundation’s Arts and Culture Program, Regina R. Smith leads efforts to identify prospects for national funding opportunities and partnerships in the arts and culture field. She has been with the Foundation since 2008 as a program officer and senior program officer, working to advance the deliberate integration of arts and culture into community development through creative placemaking. Previously, Regina worked at the Arts and Science Council in Charlotte, NC; Culture Works in Dayton, OH; Indiana Arts Commission; Madison Art Center, COMPAS in St. Paul, MN; and Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs. She began her career as a museum educator at the Cleveland Children’s Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Regina studied art history at the University of Pittsburgh and received a master’s degree in arts administration from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.


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