League Events

HR and the Arts

Let's face it. Attracting and recruiting top talent is tough in an industry where the pay is low or, in some cases, non-existent. In this workshop, Allison Cain, Managing Director of Lifeline Theatre (former HR professional for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Watson Wyatt and the Freemen Company), will share recruiting and on boarding tools and encourage participants to share their best practices and experiences. When you sign up, please feel free to provide questions about this process that you would like to see addressed or any general HR questions you may have.
This event is free for League members, but space is limited!

6:00PM, Monday, January 27, 2020
Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Erasing Racism Advanced Intensives

For past attendees of our two-day anti-racism training we are pleased to once again offer our two advanced workshops with Equity Quotient. These workshops are one-day intensives that build upon the work of the previous two-day training. These workshops may be taken separately or together.

Thursday, January 30, 10AM - 5PM - Internalized Systems
Friday, January 31, 10AM - 5PM - Challenging Racism in Organizations

Internalized Systems
Equity Quotient’s (EQ)Transforming Ourselves to Transform Our World (TOTOW), one-day workshop offers analytical tools, techniques and processes for participants to learn more about internalized ideologies underlying oppression. EQ believes that in order to achieve social justice in our lives, individual transformation and the healing of internalized ideologies are the foundation upon which everything else rests.

Challenging Racism in Organizations
Currently there is an upsurge among non-profit arts organizations that want to pursue systemic/structural changes in their efforts to make their organizations fully inclusive. They want to eliminate systemic racism and all other forms of oppression within the organization’s culture, policies, programs and practices. What is often lacking in this vision is an understanding and grasp of the fundamental building blocks of organizational equity. In this workshop we will learn to investigate and document how systemic racism and privilege work in the ordinary daily moments of organizational life. We will also learn how to create and measure ways to challenge and transform all types of oppression within an organization to achieve a vision of inclusivity.

10:00AM, Thursday, January 30, 2020
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
10:00AM, Friday, January 31, 2020
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
PR Workshop

In this interactive workshop, David Rosenberg of David Rosenberg PR will share best practices and tips for writing press releases, effectively pitching feature stories and developing a communications plan to increase press coverage for your organization. When you sign up, please feel free to ask questions that you would like to see addressed or any general PR questions you may have.
This event is free for League members, but space is limited!

6:00PM, Monday, February 24, 2020
The Understudy
4609 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event

Save the date! The Chicago Theatre Intern Networking Event is the only event of its kind to help interns and apprentices make new professional connections and learn from the experience of artists and administrators who are working in the city. Learn what makes Chicago unique from other theatre communities and how can you thrive here and succeed. Breakout groups include: Artistic/Casting, Development/Special Events, Education/Outreach, Literary Management/Dramaturgy, Marketing/PR, Production Management, Stage Management, Theatre Management and Technical/Design. Refreshments will be provided.This event is free, but space is limited. Please share with your company's interns and apprentices.

6:00PM, Monday, March 2, 2020
Goodman Theatre
170 N. Dearborn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
Winter Green Theatre Alliance Meeting

Help us make Chicago theatre greener! Join us for the next meeting of the Chicago Green Theatre Alliance and help push our CGTA initiatives forward. We’ll gather to hear a guest speaker, and share new ideas and bright spots. Actors, administrators, designers, technicians, stage managers, production managers and anyone that is interested in helping Chicago theatres adopt ore environmentally-friendly practices is welcome!

5:30PM, Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Free Street Theater
1419 W. Blackhawk St.
Chicago, IL 60622
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