On my way to Americans for the Arts Conference!!

Posted by Ms. Ruby Lopez Harper, Jun 18, 2008 0 comments

Tuesday, June 16: I leave on Thursday for the conference and I am so excited. Lots of interesting and exciting activites going on and I'm volunteering at the conference so my schedule is NUTS! I've been checking and double checking my schedule to make sure everything is accounted for. One thing we have done is to tag team the conference (my co-workers are also attending, Alicia Oddi and Bryan Knicely) so we get to bring back the most we can from the presentations. I'm super excited about the Career 360 session I'll be hosting with Jennifer Wijangco on Saturday—Resume Review/Interview tips from the for-profit perspective. Having spent some time in corporate community relations and human resources, then migrating to the nonprofit arts sector has given me a unique perspective on the dynamics between the two. It's been culture shock to say the least. Has anyone else come to the arts by way of the for-profit world? How have you coped with the differences? Would love to have folks say HI, so make sure to sign up for the dine-around on Friday night—I'll be hosting Nodding Head Brew Pub. The Eemerging Leaders Council are a friendly and dynamic bunch, so make sure to introduce yourself. Mitch Menchaca and I are hosting a dialogue on Creative Conversations and networking at the local level on Saturday morning for you early birds. See you at conference!! Safe Travels!! Ruby Classen

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