2017 GIA Conference
Detroit, MI   October 28–31
Legacy and Leadership

Holding Ourselves Accountable

Sunday, October 29, 2:00pm – 3:15pm

Marquette B

Organized by Margaret M. Lioi, CEO, Chamber Music America.

Presented by Justin Laing, Managing Director, Hillombo LLC; and Margaret M. Lioi, CEO, Chamber Music America.

Over the past year, Chamber Music America’s (CMA) board and staff embarked on a process to incorporate the principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity into the fabric of the organization. With the support of Justin Laing/Hillombo LLC, they developed a Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, which includes specific success indicators to measure equity outcomes in the distribution of benefits to ALAANA artists and ensembles. This session will share CMA’s experience of development and implementation. Attendees will learn the specifics of those processes, the challenges inherent in building consensus, and strategies to communicate the commitment to stakeholders.