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Our apologies!  The registration link for our October 15 Symposium in yesterday's email was incorrect.  The correct link is here.  If for any reason this link doesn't work, please paste the following url address into your internet server:

Complete information about the Symposium may be found here.

We are thrilled to offer this day in collaboration with several outstanding partners:  The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), The Administrators in Music Education (AIME, a division of the MA Music Educators Association), and Young Audiences (YA) of Massachusetts.

The Symposium will be held at the beautiful new Worcester Technical High School, 1 Skyline Drive, Worcester, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Friday, October 15, 2010.

See below for more information about the day.
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Creating Leaders for
Arts Advocacy:

The Arts, the Common Core Curriculum,and  21st-Century Skills

This symposium will focus on developing leadership capacity within towns and cities between like-minded citizens who support the arts and arts education, including local cultural council members, parents, arts educators, school policy makers, and practicing artists.  Featured will be staff of The Ariel Group, Lexington, MA.  Using experiential exercises from the theater, participants will learn how great actors develop powerful communication skills and how these skills apply directly to their leadership roles. 

Additional sessions will be held which include training  and suggestions about ways to approach legislators, school committees and school boards, local policy makers, and school administration regarding arts, culture, and arts education issues in your community.  Time will be spent script writing and role playing about doing an "ask" of a policy makers; on hand will be two members of the MA state legislature (Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz and Rep. Kay Khan), a school committee member (Brian O'Connell, Worcester Schools), and a school superintendent (Marianne O'Connor, Westborough Schools) to give feedback about our role plays and to offer useful suggestions.  Young Audiences will present Gail Zarren for a session on how to be "arts smart."

The day will leave you feeling energized, motivated, and ready to tackle arts advocacy locally, regionally, and nationally!

The Symposium will be held at the Worcester Technical High School, 1 Skyline Drive, Worcester, from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Friday, October 15, 2010, and will offer 6 contact hours or PDPs.  Fees for the day are listed in our online registration and complete program.  For more information, contact us.

For a complete program, bios of presenters, and registration information, please click here.  Or go here for the corrected link for our  online registration.