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ATHE Leadership Institute® 2018 Agenda
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2018 ATHE Leadership Institute®
Facilitating the Revolution

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 (Faneuil meeting room)

1:00 p.m.

Mentor Briefing

1:30 p.m.

Institute Overview and Introductions

2:30 p.m.

A Framework for Values-Based Leadership

5:30 p.m.

Opening Reception for Institute Participants (Commonwealth Foyer)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 (Faneuil meeting room)

8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Welcome from ATHE Officers

8:30 a.m.

Introducing Commitment to Change

9:00 a.m.

“Facilitating the Revolution” Panel Discussion

  • Lizzy Cooper Davis, Assistant Professor Emerson College
  • Sean Daniels, Artistic Director, Merrimack Repertory Theatre
  • Julia Smeliansky, Administrative Director, A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University


12:00-2:00 p.m.

Lunch with Mentors
Exploring Personal Mission Statement and Career Objectives

2:00 p.m.

Facilitating Transformative Change Roundtables

  • Student Experience: Transforming admission, recruiting and retention policies and initiatives to serve a broader demographic. (Karen Ward).
  • Curriculum: Innovating curriculum to redefine what it means to be a theatre student... (Susan Kattwinkel)
  • Administrative Structures: Transforming the business model for a new context. (Brant Pope)
  • Human Resources: Facilitating faculty and staff success in an evolving higher education climate. .(Steve Peters)
  • Community: Transforming our perceptions of meaningful community engagement. (Michelle Hayford).
  • Culture Creating a culture which supports widespread change particularly in response to society most pressing issues including equity diversity and inclusivity as well as sexual harassment. (Michael Tick)
  • Finance and Entrepreneurship: Expanding the scope of entrepreneurial ventures in the industry. (Randy Reinholz)


4:00 p.m.

Leadership Development and Career Advancement in Higher

5:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m.

Joint reception with ATHE Governing Council and Focus Groups

Thursday, August 2, 2018 (Adams meeting room)

8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Individual Conversations with Mentors

10:15 a.m.

Commitment to Change and Wrap-up

11:15 a.m.

Brunch and Graduation

12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

ATHE Annual Conference Opens

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