Peer Coaching Circles
Nonprofit arts leaders face unique challenges. They frequently provide support and mentorship to their staffs and boards, yet neglect to find outlets for their own development. The risk of burnout and leading in isolation is high.
When you participate in a Peer Coaching Circle, you’ll have the time to address your stickiest issues in a confidential forum with colleagues who understand what it’s like to run an arts organization. You will find new solutions to old problems and be energized to take inspired action. In the process, you will develop new coaching skills that will help you maximize the potential of your staff and board.
Who Is This For?
This program is highly effective for executive directors, co-directors and CEOs at all stages of their careers.
How It Works
A Peer Coaching Circle consists of three to four NAMAC members who meet on a 2-hour conference call twice per month for five months. Facilitated by a certified professional coach, participants set goals, share insights and materials, support and coach each other, and hold each other accountable for their actions.
Registration is $325 for the five-month program ($65 per month) plus long distance charges.
Registration and Timeline
- The circle begins mid-February and runs to mid-June.
- Deadline to register: February 8, 2011.
- TO REGISTER, GO HERE.
Interested In Learning More?
If you want first-hand information from a past participant, we can put you in touch with another NAMAC member who has been through the program. Please contact Dewey Schott at [email protected].
Past Participating Organizations
Ann Arbor Film Festival (Ann Arbor, MI)
Appalshop (Whitesburg, KY)
Aurora Picture Show (Houston, TX)
Austin Film Society (Austin, TX)
Beall Center for Art and Technology (Irvine, CA)
Center for Independent Documentary (Sharon, MA)
Children’s Media Project (Poughkeepsie, NY)
Color of Words (New Haven, CT)
Creative Time (New York, NY)
Davis Community Media (Davis, CA)
Docs In Progress (Silver Spring, MD)
Eyebeam (New York, NY)
Filmmakers Collaborative (Boston MA)
Free Speech TV (Denver, CO)
Images Cinema (Williamstown, MA)
Independent Media Publications (Boston, MA)
Intermedia Arts Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Just Think (San Francisco, CA)
Juxtaposition Arts (Minneapolis, MN)
Kartemquin Films (Chicago, IL)
KDHX (St. Louis, MO)
Medfield Community Cable Access (Medfield, MA)
Native American Public Telecommunications (Lincoln, NE)
New Orleans Video Access (New Orleans, LA)
Oklahoma City Museum of Art (Oklahoma City, OK)
Out North (Anchorage, AK)
Pittsburgh Community Television (Pittsburgh, PA)
Portland Community Media (Portland, OR)
Southern Exposure (San Francisco, CA)
Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo, NY)
Southwest Alternate Media Project (Houston, TX)
Video Data Bank (Chicago, IL)
Visual Studies Workshop (Rochester, NY)
Talk to us
If you have questions about the Circles, please contact Daniel "Dewey" Schott at dan (at) namac.org or call (415) 431-1391 ext. 302.