Strategic Problem Solving (Overcoming Old Obstacles in Your New Normal)

Monday, October 18, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Organized by Jonathan Katz, chief executive officer, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.

Policies, practices, perceptions, and relationships can all be difficult for grantmakers to alter during the best of times; but resource contractions intensify difficulties even further, revealing tenacious problems that hamper what we can achieve through our grant investments or collaborations. This session will offer a strategic problem-solving paradigm applicable to a variety of thorny leadership challenges, including those with programs, politics, or people. Using current examples from participants, this session will demonstrate how to map and diagnose obstacles, assess possible solutions, and lead colleagues or constituents through a successful change process.