Professional Development Workshops

 


Professionals in the Arts Mentorship Session:

 IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PITCH

October 10th, 2017 at 6:30pm

Organized by Young Professionals in the Arts (YPA) and Emerging Leaders in New York Arts (ELNYA)

Hosted by Roger Smith Hotel (map)

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A job interview, writing a grant proposal, convincing your boss of a new project, starting your own business – all of these endeavors require the ability to successfully articulate your vision in a cohesive, engaging and most importantly, convincing way – they require mastering ‘the pitch’. Whether you recognize it or not, you find yourself pitching ideas to people around you regularly.

So what is the best way to convey an idea to an investor? How do you verbalize to a prospective employer that you are the best candidate for the position? What pitching tactics get others enthusiastic about your venture?

Join us for a practical mentorship session on how to pitch ideas, business plans, or yourself in the arts sector. You will learn what works and what doesn’t, how to communicate clearly and effectively, while  having the opportunity to practice your own pitch in front of experienced industry professionals who will provide personal and expert feedback.

Mentors will be announced shortly – please check back soon.

 


Professionals in the Arts Mentorship Session:

THE ARTS JOB INTERVIEW – MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT

November 14th, 2017 at 6:30pm

Organized by Young Professionals in the Arts (YPA) and Emerging Leaders in New York Arts (ELNYA)

Hosted by Roger Smith Hotel (map)

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Job interviews can be a stressful and nerve-wracking experience, especially within fields that require personable, discreet, and communicative qualities (ahem, hello Marketing & Development!). YPA and ELYNA believe that practice and preparation makes perfect – so why not enact all your interview fears in a safe environment? Experienced marketing and development professionals will lead this mentorship session and lend advice that will make your next interview successful.

This session will focus on jobs in the marketing and development roles in the arts industry. We will discuss what makes a great candidate, how to talk about transferrable skills, and methods used to score big jobs.

You will learn what skills are essential for jobs in marketing, development, and fundraising in the arts, and how to excel at interviews. You will have a chance to practice in a mock interview setting through role-play with industry professionals and receive constructive feedback on your interview style and how to improve.

Speakers: Will be confirmed soon, check back shortly for more.

 


Professionals in the Arts Mentorship Session:

WHAT’S IN A PROMOTION?

December 11th, 2017 at 6:30pm

Organized by Young Professionals in the Arts (YPA) and Emerging Leaders in New York Arts (ELNYA)

Hosted by Roger Smith Hotel (map)

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The arts organizations come in a variety of sizes and structures. When there is no straight path in your career journey or you’re dealing with a very flat and small hierarchy within your organization, how do you ensure you keep growing? What is a promotion in such circumstances? And how do you actually get one?

This session will focus on areas in the arts industry that are often hard to define or can mean different things in different organizations, such as programming, community outreach, project management, and education. You will learn how to communicate your own worth, how to talk about transferrable skills, and ask for growing opportunities, a raise, a promotion, or a new title (or all of the above).Join us for a practical session on how to navigate promotions of all kinds with industry experts in your field. You will have a chance to practice asking for a promotion through role playing conversations with your ‘boss’ enacted by industry professionals and receive constructive feedback on your path and how to improve.

 

For further information contact Danika Druttman: ddruttman@rogersmith.com or call (212)-339-2092

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