Thank you all for participating in the Mass Cultural Council Institute – Unleashing the Power of Culture - on March 17th. Five hundred of you came from cities and towns across the state to meet your colleagues, learn from others and understand your importance as an economic driver in your communities. What incredible energy you brought with you and we here at the Mass Cultural Council are so inspired by the work that you are doing day in and day out to weave the Power of Culture into the fabric of your communities. Thank You!


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Saturday, March 17 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
It’s About People!

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Organizations large and small go through growing pains, and managing the process can be overwhelming. Transitions and partnerships are key components to the success and sustainability of organizations. This session will give you practical information on how to manage transitions, create a plan and communicate that plan to the necessary parties to ensure a smooth hand-off.

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Meri Jenkins

Manager, Cultural Districts Initiative, Mass Cultural Council
Meri Jenkins is Manager of the Massachusetts Cultural Districts Initiative, and co-Manager of the Community Initiative, programs of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the state arts agency. The programs are designed to promote the use of cultural assets in economic and community... Read More →
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Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D., is the CEO of IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, a community development corporation dedicated to empowering and engaging individuals and families to improve their lives through high-quality affordable housing, education, and arts programs.  Through her leadership, IBA has become the largest Latino-led nonprofit organization in Greater Boston.In 2009, Dr. Calderón-Rosado was selected for the prestigious Barr Foundation Fellowship... Read More →
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Maya Townsend

Founder, Lead Consultant, Partnering Resources
Maya Townsend, founder and lead consultant at Partnering Resources, helps individuals, teams, and organizations thrive in our networked world. She helps leaders create resilient strategy, find opportunities in complex ecosystems, and influence change. Maya is co-editor of Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network (AMACOM, 11/2012). She is a former blogger for Inc, American Management Association, and Future of Work Enabled and has been published in Nonprofit Quarterly, People + Strategy, and other journals. Her clients include the Austin Adolescent Health Initiative, Biogen Idec, Commongood Careers, Intel, MIT, Ohio Association of County Boards, and the National Braille Press... Read More →

Saturday March 17, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Meeting Room C/D

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