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Amplifier Workshops

Amplifier Workshops

The Amplifier Workshops are a series of professional development workshops aimed at providing local arts and cultural administrators access to expertise on specific topics that may otherwise be difficult to access on an individual basis. These workshops give organizations the opportunity to directly engage with local and national arts experts on topics such as marketing, audience development, and fundraising.

We’re currently in the process of creating new workshops. If you’d like to suggest a theme or topic, please let us know!

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2023 Amplifier Workshops Sponsor


Succession Planning & Leadership Transitions: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Wednesday, February 15, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Sammons Center for the Arts – 3630 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219

Presented by TACA, Sammons Center for the Arts, and Social Impact Architects

Changes in organizational leadership can bring both tremendous opportunities and challenges. Many founders or long-time leaders struggle with the decision to leave, with worries about their legacy and the organization’s future. For Board Members, identifying the qualities they need in a new leader and managing search can be daunting. Every organization eventually has to confront the decision of how to change leadership, and thoughtful planning can ease that transition, whether it’s in six months or five years.

In this workshop, Suzanne Smith, Founder & CEO of Social Impact Architects and Adjunct Professor – UTA/SMU, will present some best practices for succession planning, followed by a fireside chat with three organizations that are in the process of very different leadership transitions. We will learn about how they decided to take this important step, the strategies they employed, the pitfalls they encountered, and the successes they earned.

Panel participants include Joanna St. Angelo, Sammons Center for the Arts, Robyn Flatt, Dallas Children’s Theater, and Mara Richards Bim, Cry Havoc Theater Company.

All attendees are also eligible for a 30 minute consultation with Suzanne Smith to discuss your organization’s specific needs and plans for a leadership transition.


For more information on the panelists, please visit the event page.




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