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9:30 AM09:30

DBAA Professional Development Series: Social Media Engagement

All staff at DBAA member organizations are invited to join us for “Elevate Your Content Creation Skills,” presented by the premier digital marketing consulting firm for culture and the arts, Capacity Interactive.

Designed for social media content creators at all levels, the session will cover the “flywheel” of attracting, engaging, and delighting followers, from creating an effective content strategy, to ideas for optimizing assets, to recommended tools and best practices for interacting with audiences on social media.

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9:00 AM09:00

EVENT PLANNING 101 (AKA: the boring stuff you need to get right)

Whether you are planning a gala or renting out your space for a wedding, things like rental agreements, SLA permits and insurance are some of the most important to get right. Quite often these are also the least straightforward aspects of planning events or renting out spaces.

All staff are invited to join us for a panel discussion with event/rentals experts to talk through the legal and logistical considerations for events and answer any questions you may have.

Please feel free to invite everyone on your staff for whom the panel will be helpful.

Ronnie Davis, Managing Director, Great Performances
Lauren Testa, Senior Operations Manager, BRIC
Carli Beseau, Executive Director, Exhibits & Programs, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Jim Joseph, Director of Operations, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York

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10:00 AM10:00

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

Join us for a workshop led by Whitney Tome of The Raben Group on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

The workshop will cover:

  •  Setting a framework for holding and managing equity, inclusion and diversity conversations;

  • Informing participants about the scientific research and impacts of bias - implicit and explicit - on decisions and behaviors;

  • Using scenarios to explore the ways that bias can show up, and how to address it; and

  • Providing suggestions and approaches for engaging in EDI conversations at your organization.  

The Raben Group is a national public affairs firm with a practice in diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to making connections, solving problems, and inspiring change across the corporate, nonprofit, foundation, and government sectors.

We were founded by former Assistant Attorney General Robert Raben in 2002 with a lofty goal and an audacious spirit: to make this nation greater and move organizations and public policy in a sensible, humane direction through excellent client services. We get our clients to their finish line with our creative approaches, wide networks, and expertise in advocacy, political, and media spaces. No national firm has deeper roots among LGBTQ communities and communities of color than Raben. A majority of our staff are women and/or people of color with a plurality identifying as LGBTQ.

From our offices in Washington, DC, New York City, Los Angeles, and El Paso, Texas, our talented and diverse team of 70+ connects dots, solves problems, and helps each of our clients arrive at their definition of success. 

Whitney Tome, Principal, has worked with fishermen, environmentalists, advocates, political strategists, government employees, and thought leaders to develop the approach and solutions needed for the problem. Combining her facilitation skills and understanding of people, Whitney is able to walk into any room, ask the right questions, develop a strategy in the moment and leave everyone with action items and tasks. Prior to joining The Raben Group, Whitney served as the director of diversity and inclusion at the National Parks Conservation Association where she lead, defined and crafted metrics and measures for the organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Whitney has advised complex ocean stakeholder processes as a Program Manager and Mediator at the Meridian Institute including facilitating public meetings for regional ocean planning bodies that included state, federal and tribal partners. Whitney earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Middlebury College and a J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law. In addition to serving as Principal, Whitney is the Executive Director for Green 2.0.

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