About the Eastman Leadership Conference

Program Overview

As leaders in today’s music schools we are charged with navigating a continually evolving professional musical world for our graduates and our institutions. We share the common goal of preparing students for a field that is shifting paradigms, business models, and essential skills. We must understand the opportunities and challenges that these changes present and engage faculty, staff, students, boards, and donors in the visionary evolution of our institutions in such a way that acknowledges tradition while embracing innovation.

Through intense study, interactive presentations, collaborative learning activities, discussion, reflection, and ongoing engagement, we will enhance our leadership effectiveness and develop new perspectives, skills and tools to effectively lead and manage our school, department, faculty and students.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and analyze the most critical issues and challenges facing music schools now and in the future
  • Develop successful strategies for implementing initiatives designed to meet these challenges
  • Explore and implement best practices for effective leadership in music schools
  • Understand the leader’s role in fulfilling an institutional vision
  • Develop skills for building, leading and engaging successful teams
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the essential operational components of higher education administration

Who Should Attend

Current and aspiring deans, associate/assistant deans, department chairs, and select faculty/administrative staff members of music schools.

Attending is just the beginning…

Learning will continue as part of a cohort study group that explores essential topics over the academic year following the conference. Titled “Conversations in Music School Leadership & Administration,” we will explore the topics covered at the conference and interact through a facilitated distance-learning environment.

Session Topics Include

How to Raise More Money Than the Business School: Targeted Steps to Accelerate Fundraising for Schools of Music
Best Practices for Effective Leadership
Identity, Brand, and Advocacy
Recruitment and Enrollment: Identifying and Addressing Special Issues for Music Schools
Leading Change: Meeting the Needs of Today’s Music Student
Essentials of Financial Management
The Administration/Faculty Relationship
Vision and Strategic Planning

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