Eastman Leadership Conference

Sample Conference Program

Wednesday

Registration & Welcome Reception

WOLK ATRIUM

Conference Welcome

WOLK ATRIUM
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Keynote Address: Challenges, Opportunities, and Beautiful Music

HATCH RECITAL HALL
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Addressing challenges and embracing opportunities are inevitable responsibilities of leadership. This session will consider how leaders can prepare to engage in foreseeable situations, as well as those that are unanticipated.

Session #1 - The Administration / Faculty Relationship

CIMINELLI FORMAL LOUNGE
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How does the effective music school leader engage faculty in transformative change at their institution?

Provided Dinner

Thursday
Hotel Shuttles to Eastman

Coffee, Treats, and Conversation

CIMINELLI LOBBY

Session #2   - Best Practices for Effective Leadership Part 1

CIMINELLI FORMAL LOUNGE
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What defines a great leader? This session will explore the essential leadership traits, skills, and attitudes that are necessary in music school administration.
Break

Session #2 cont. - Best Practices for Effective Leadership Part 2

CIMINELLI FORMAL LOUNGE
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Lunch & Conversation

DEAN'S DINING ROOM

Tour of Eastman School of Music and Sibley Music Library (optional)

Session #3 - Career Advancement in Music School

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CIMINELLI FORMAL LOUNGE
Break

Session #4 - How to Raise More Money than the Business School: Targeted Steps to Accelerate Fundraising for Schools of Music

CIMINELLI FORMAL LOUNGE
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What are the essential elements of a music school advancement program? What five steps can you take to grow your advancement results?

Provided Dinner

Friday
Hotel Shuttles to Eastman

Coffee, Treats, and Conversation

CIMINELLI LOBBY

Session #5 - Identity, Brand, and Advocacy Part 1

CIMINELLI FORMAL LOUNGE
What is the role of the music school in the 21st Century? Further, what is the identity and brand of your specific institution? This session will explore the importance of a music school's cultural identity and how the effective music school leader can promote his/her institution.
Break

Session #5 cont. - Identity, Brand, and Advocacy Part 2

CIMINELLI FORMAL LOUNGE

Lunch & Conversations

DEAN'S DINING ROOM

Welcome to Yamaha- The Yamaha Story

CIMINELLI FORMAL LOUNGE
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Session #6 - Essentials of Financial Management

CIMINELLI FORMAL LOUNGE
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What are the factors that drive the music school budget process? What are strategies for understanding and managing the music school budget?
Break

Session #7 - Recruitment and Enrollment: Identifying and Addressing Special Issues for Music Schools

CIMINELLI FORMAL LOUNGE
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What are the unique issues that face admissions directors and enrollment managers at music schools in the 21st Century?

Provided Dinner

Saturday

Hotel Shuttle to Eastman

Session #8 - Vision and Strategic Planning: Transforming Dreams into Reality

CIMINELLI FORMAL LOUNGE
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This session will consider how to advance ideas into action, and transforming institutional visions into strategic plans that are focused on achieving goals.
Break

Panel Discussion

CIMINELLI FORMAL LOUNGE
With many decades of combined experience in innovative music school leadership and administration, our panel of music school deans offers important insight into the world of music school leadership.

Lunch & Closing Session

DEAN'S DINING ROOM