West Suburban Theatre Connection Meeting June 25, 2019
Location: Village Theatre Guild (VTG), Glen Ellyn, 7-9 PM
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If you are part of a community theater in the western suburbs of Chicago you should consider attending WSTC's quarterly meeting. Often, community theaters don't always have a detailed plan for where we want to be 3-5 years down the line. At this meeting, we will learn how to do just that. Continued growth and success! Your organization doesn't need to be an official member of WSCT to attend this meeting. We can discuss you joining the consortium, WSTC, when you are ready.
The Joys of Strategic Planning
Vickie Austin, founder of CHOICES Worldwide
A pilot would never think of taking off without having a flight plan, yet businesses and enterprises—including non-profit arts boards—do it all the time. Come join us in a discussion about “The Joys of Strategic Planning” at June’s meeting of the West Suburban Theatre Connection. Learn the difference between a goal and an objective, a strategy and a tactic, and come prepared to create your own vision for the future direction of your theatre. You’ll leave with specific, actionable steps to help bring you and your board closer to a consensus on the direction of your flight.
“The Joys of Strategic Planning” will be facilitated by Vickie Austin, founder of CHOICES Worldwide. Vickie fell in love with strategic planning years ago in a previous career, and she built her coaching practice on the art and discipline of planning. She’s been a leader in the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, president of the National Speakers Association of Illinois, and she hosts a talk show, “Talk About Choices,” interviewing people who love what they do and do what they love. Vickie is also author of Circles of Gold: Honoring Your Network for Business and Career Success.
Bring your mission, vision and values to the June meeting and feel free to bring a friend!
- 7 - 7:30 - Brief welcome by Amy Bamberger, an introduction by VTG and a tour of VTG's space!
- 7:30 - 7:45 - Deborah L. Venezia, Director of Arts DuPage - Overview of Arts DuPage and info about Arts DuPage Month
- 7:45 - 8:45 - Vickie Austin, founder of CHOICES Worldwide - The Joys of Strategic Planning
- 15 minute buffer to allow for time creep. We will officially end at 9.