Forging Ahead: A Season Plan for Flexibility and Adaptability
2 Director of Sales & Marketing at Chorus Connection email@example.com
3 Executive Director at Cantata Singers firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction & eBook Key Takeaways
5 DOWNLOAD THE EBOOK bit.ly/seasonplanningebook
6 All of life is the management of risk, not the elimination. —Walter Wriston
7 What’s your purpose ?
8 5 Ways to Set 1. Learn to adapt, quickly. Yourself Up for 2. Aim for flexibility. 3. Be willing to experiment. Success 4. Ask for help. 5. Don't give up.
Adaptability & Flexibility in Practice
10 It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. —Charles Darwin
11 Arbitrary Rules ▪ “ We must formally announce our full We’ve Made Up season this summer. ” ▪ “ We need to plan x number of concerts. ” ▪ “ We need x amount of time/rehearsals for a concert. ” ▪ “ We need x amount of singers at each concert. ” ▪ “ All singers must perform at every concert. ” ▪ “ We’re on our own. ”
12 Blow. It. Up.
13 Flexibility in Practice
14 General Rules of ▪ Ignore pre-existing expectations. Flexibility ▪ Get comfortable with change. ▪ Allow for experimentation, risk-taking, and failure. ▪ Let yourself lose control. ▪ Streamline now. ▪ Get over our own issues.
15 How Boards Can ▪ Get out of the weeds. Be More Flexible ▪ Set the overall budget, step away. ▪ Set up a better decision-making structure. ▫ Assign goals, not roles. ▫ Abandon committee decisions. ▫ Give authority to decision makers. ▫ Establish feedback points. ▫ Gather data but go with your gut.
16 Rules of ▪ Program something that can be put Flexibility for together quickly. ▪ Don’t put yourself in a box. Artistic Staff ▪ Be okay with informal and imperfection.
Season Planning Models
18 5 Season Planning Options
19 CANTATA SINGERS Summer sings: Digital event: SAMPLE MODEL outdoor, social YouTube Live distancing, hosted event with capture special projects everything! In-person Concert: Virtual chorus / small audience, digital event live-streamed, and tailored to recorded for future year-end ask marketing Virtual gala: Lecture recital: mission depending on the moments, venue, educational experiment with programs, small audience? auction
20 Sample Model #1 Postpone January 2021 (musical lectures, workshops, etc) In-Person Concert Virtual Concert May 2021 March 2021
21 Sample Model #2 Online Sing-Along Virtual Concert December October In-Person Concert Livestream May Concert March
22 Sample Model #3 Virtual Choir Virtual Choir Video October Video November In-person Concert Virtual Holiday June 2021 Sing-Along December Virtual Livestream Sing-Along May concert March 2021 2021
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24 Resources These Slides: bit.ly/flexibleseasonplan Season Planning eBook: bit.ly/seasonplanningebook Overcoming Resistance to Change Blog: bit.ly/resistance2change Chorus Connection Blog: blog.chorusconnection.com
25 Any questions? You can find Tori at email@example.com You can find Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org
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