We all recognize that change is inevitable – yet it also can be challenging for organizations to accept and adopt. How do you lead institutional change in ways that are inspiring, engaging and inclusive, and that also create lasting, mission-oriented impact? In this session, you will explore the candid stories of a botanical garden and an art museum, rural and urban neighbors in central Massachusetts, that are using the opportunity of leadership transitions to reorient their organizational compasses by embracing collaboration and enhancing community relevance, leading to organizational sustainability.


  • Anne Bergeron


  • Nicholas Capasso
  • Kathryn Acerbo-Bachmann
  • Annelisa Addante
  • Katherine Abbott