August 24, 2021
NASAA is proud to announce a new professional development initiative designed exclusively for state arts agencies and regional arts organizations: Anti-Bias Training for State Arts Agencies.
As representatives of government organizations, state arts agency staff and council members have a special responsibility to recognize and reduce bias as we pursue our public service missions. In addition to affecting our individual actions and interactions, bias affects the institutions and systems that we create. When biases are left unchecked or go unnoticed, they limit our ways of interacting and working, and cause us to leave out strategies or practices that could serve our goals.
The Anti-Bias Training for State Arts Agencies series is offered for three separate groups (Executive Staff, General Staff, and Council Members) and considers the unique challenges and responsibilities for their respective roles within the agency. All sessions within a track build upon each other, moving from anti-bias fundamentals through job-specific scenarios. When registering, you will be signing up for the whole series in your track; we strongly recommend that you attend all your sessions.
Executive Staff Track: (a three-part training for deputy directors and executive directors)
General Staff Track (a three-part training for program/administrative staff)
Council Member Track (a two-part training for councils/boards)
Mark your calendar and register for your track now!