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Good Governance Builds Great Theatre

In this session, equally valuable to new and veteran board members and executive staff, Dr. Smith will cover the major principles of board engagement and governance responsibilities.

2/3/2018
When: Saturday,February 3, 2018
10am-12pm
Where: Theatre Bay Area offices
1119 Market Street
Second Floor
San Francisco, California  94103
United States
Contact: Hanna Rachel Gerry
415-430-1140 X*10


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Good Governance Builds Great Theatre

Led by Dr. Anne W. Smith.

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Time: 10am - 12pm

Location: Theatre Bay Area offices, 1119 Market Street, Second floor, SF

Cost: $30 Member rate

$40 Non-member rate

The board of trustees/directors and staff leadership are jointly responsible for the health and vitality of an arts non-profit organization. This workshop focuses on the practical elements of a productive working relationship among the leadership. How can a healthy, engaging experience be built? And how does this work between board and staff connect to core activity?


In this session, equally valuable to new and veteran board members and executive staff, Dr. Smith will cover the major principles of board engagement and governance responsibilities.

Say yes to details! Leaders must care about orientation, handbooks, effective bylaws, communications, progress measurement and evaluation, connection to mission, organizational culture, and managing expectations. This is an interactive discussion informed by real-life examp

les with an emphasis on doing well by doing good.

Dr. Anne W. Smith is an arts consultant recognized as a leader in the field of arts administration in a variety of roles including advocate, arts professional, planning and organizational development consultant, professor, and arts educator serving a variety of interests nationally and internationally. She was a long term Arts Management and Arts Professor at Golden Gate University (now retired). Trustee for Theatre Bay Area, San Francisco Center for the Book, Chair of the Fountain Project Foundation, Arts Forum Chair of the Commonwealth Club of California and Past President of The Book Club of California. Previously interim Executive Director for San Francisco Center for the Book, Book Club of California, and San Francisco Circus Center, Program Manager for California Arts Council, Director of SummerDance Festival, the San Francisco Arts Commission Arts Festival, and General Manager for Dance Spectrum Ballet and ODC Performance Gallery. Previously a Trustee for Medical Clowns Project, California Arts Advocates, San Francisco Girls Chorus, California Lawyers for the Arts Chanticleer, Dance Bay Area, the California Association of Dance Companies, Institute for Non-Profit Management, University of San Francisco, IZZIES Awards committee, World Arts West. DPA from Golden Gate University, an M.A. in Humanities & Curriculum from Columbia University and a B.A. in English from State University of New York.