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Preparing the Orchestra Culture for Lasting EDI Work

  • Omni Hotel Nashville 250 5th Avenue South Nashville, TN, 37203 United States (map)

Location: Broadway Ballroom G, Level Two

Creating an environment in which equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) efforts will be effective, authentic and sustainable is a necessary but often overlooked element of EDI work that requires dedicated thought and resources. During this session, a panel of orchestra leaders will discuss an aspect of their organizational culture (such as learning and development around racial equity work, building a collaborative cross-functional internal working environment, etc.) that they focused on in order to prepare for implementation of long-term EDI strategies. Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of the complexity of—and best practices in—this process.

Speakers: Christina Littlejohn, chief executive director, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra; Alan D. Valentine, president & CEO, Nashville Symphony

Preparing the Orchestra Culture for Lasting EDI Work is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

ESa Architects has generously sponsored the Preparing the Orchestra Culture for Lasting EDI Work session.


Earlier Event: June 4
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Later Event: June 4
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