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Tom Tresser

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Name: Tom Tresser
City: Chicago
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Leadership Development

Background in leadership development (Education and/or Experience):
Over 25 years activity in America's cultural community. Created innovative community arts program for community development corporation that blended arts and economic development. Organized Greater Chicago Citizens for the Arts, that worked for candidates who supported the arts and freedom of expression. Founded Creative America Project to inspire and prepare creative professionals to run for local office - conducted workshops and training sessions.
Current leadership development work (Roles and/or Positions):
Teach "The Artist as Activist," "How To Be a Cultural Activist," "Creative Tools for Social Change," "Nonprofits and Social Change," and "The Artist as Citizen" at Chicago universities.
What do you hope to gain from and contribute to the learning community:
Connect with other creative activists around producing effective training experiences to help our peers lead in the public sector.
Personal areas of interest or expertise:
Interest-oriented Learning Circles

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Favorite Quotes:

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." Gandhi.

Knowledge Pool Documents Submitted:

TitleDate SubmittedSubject/Tags
Tom Tresser - The Creativity Imperative1/29/2008

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