For more than 20 years, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) and the National Endowment for the Arts have supported the Professional Development Institute (PDI) for state arts agency arts education managers. The PDI provides meaningful leadership development and technical assistance for this diverse field. As a result, arts education managers remain knowledgeable leaders in their field through a well-established peer network that both new and seasoned managers find invaluable.
The 2014 PDI takes place November 11 – 13, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The focus of this year's PDI is to build the capacity of state arts education leaders to use the tools uniquely available to them to transform arts education in their states. Building on themes from previous PDIs, such as effectively communicating the value of arts education and applying collective impact principles, attendees strengthen targeted management skills and share adaptable resources and strategies, leading to a rewarding learning experience for all.