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Program Director & Manager Forum 3/21/24

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Navigating “Managing Up”

In this final session for the Program Director Forum this season, we will delve into the nuanced skill of “managing up,” an essential strategy for program directors who often find themselves navigating the complex dynamics between their frontline experiences and the perspectives of their supervisors and senior leadership.

Discover how to effectively communicate and advocate for your program’s needs by learning the language of leadership and adopting a solutions-oriented approach. Rather than focusing on problems, we’ll explore frameworks that assist in diagnosing issues and devising actionable solutions.

Join us for an interactive discussion that empowers you to align your vision with that of your organization’s leaders, ensuring that your advocacy translates into meaningful change for your teachers, students, and families.

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Facilitated by Gabrielle Molina

Executive Director, Project Music

Gabrielle Molina (she, ella, siya) is currently the Executive Director of Project Music, a youth development and El Sistema-inspired music nonprofit located in Stamford, CT. In addition to her work at Project Music, Gabrielle is on the coaching faculty of AIM, the Academy for Impact through Music, where she coaches and mentors teachers from around the world working in ‘music for social action’ organizations. From 2019-2023, she was a faculty member and career coach at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Prior to joining the leadership team at Project Music, Gabrielle founded Teaching Artists International, a music nonprofit that creates teaching artist exchanges spanning 4 continents. She is the winner of the 2020 Sphinx Tank, awarded to the “Next Great Cultural Entrepreneur.” In 2022, she was named one of Yamaha’s “40 Under 40” — Celebrating Excellence in Music Education. Gabrielle has held fellowships with the National Arts Strategies, the Global Leaders Program, Mass Challenge, and the Harvard Innovation Labs. Gabrielle holds K-12 teaching credentials in CA and CT and began her career at YOLA (Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles) and at iCAN (The Incredible Children’s Art Network), two El Sistema-inspired programs in Southern California. Gabrielle holds a Master’s in International Education Policy from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.

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