Be your own career advocate with Camille Schenkkan

ad·vo·cate  –  n. \ˈad-və-kət, -ˌkāt\

: a person who argues for or supports a cause or policy; a person who works for a cause or group

One of the goals of the Creative Conversations on April 12 at the NoHo Arts Center is to help emerging arts leaders take the necessary steps towards arguing for and supporting their own meaningful career pathways. Camille Schenkkan, educational program manager at Center Theatre Group, will present the workshop Be Your Own Career Advocate, which offers strategies to empower emerging leaders to become our own advocates and career superheroes.

Camille will show us how we can be our own career champions in the same manner many of us are champions for the arts and arts education. The workshop will also focus on salary negotiation, quantifying your own worth, conflict management and communication.

Camille has always been deeply committed to mentoring the next generation of arts leaders. At Center Theatre Group she manages several programs designed to invest in the training, support and development of emerging, young artists and young arts professionals, including the internship program. Previously, she served as the development & communications manager for Arts For LA, the regional advocacy organization for Los Angeles County.

She currently sits on the Advisory Board for Emerging Arts Leaders/LA and co-chaired the National Emerging Leader Council through Americans for the Arts from 2011-2013. Since 2004, she has been the volunteer development director for Circle X Theatre Co., and recently transitioned to managing director. She is an alumna of the California State Summer School for the Arts, Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program, and Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles. She holds a Masters in Arts Management through Claremont Graduate University/The Drucker School. She currently serves as an issue expert for the Kennedy Center’s Alliance for Arts Education Network.

Camille is also an avid blogger and writes about arts management, professional development, leadership, life and bunnies. In a recent blog post entitled No One Is Going to Kickstart Your Career (Except You), she writes:

“Work harder, be kinder, embrace humility, and know that the power to be successful is in your – and only your – hands.”

Get your tickets now to the Creative Conversations on April 12 and take advantage of Camille’s tools and strategies that will allow you to Be Your Own Career Advocate and take control of a career path that you can be proud of.

This post was submitted by Brittany Gash.

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