February 16, 2022

Building Momentum for Your Long-Term Vision

This public webinar will help your team build momentum for your long-term vision. What are quick and small arts activities that can help community members and partners rally around a bigger design project? How can storytelling help with engagement and collective visioning? Our rural-versed presenters will share what is working across rural America, and they know that local context matters.  This webinar, hosted on February 16, 2022, was facilitated by Emmy award-winning journalist Emily Schmidt, and Jun-Li Wang, associate director from Springboard for the Arts.

Access the webinar resource guide here: Building Momentum for Your Long-Term Vision Resource Guide

Access the PowerPoint presentation here: Building Momentum for Your Long-Term Vision Presentation

Emily Schmidt is an Emmy award-winning journalist and communications consultant who has told stories while floating in air, wading through flood waters, and covering the race for President of the United States.  Emily is based in Washington, DC and works as a freelance correspondent for CNN Newsource covering news for clients around the world. As a communications consultant, Emily uses her experience finding and delivering powerful stories to help clients do the same. She has led media training, public speaking, and crisis management training for organizations in the US and on five continents.  She coached a client for the TED Talk Main Stage, helped another lead one of the most-watched Harvard Business Review Facebook Live sessions, and uses her storytelling skills to craft videos, content, and messaging strategy for companies of all sizes. Emily grew up on an Iowa farm and graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. She and her husband enjoy traveling with their teenage sons, and after completing visits to all 50 states, the family is tackling visiting the 7 continents.

Jun-Li Wang is a connector of people, places and ideas. As Associate Director, Programs, Jun-Li leads strategy and programs at Springboard for the Arts with a focus on partnership development and community building. For 9 years, she created and led Springboard’s Community Development program, including Irrigate, a nationally-recognized creative placemaking program designed to train and support local artists to address community challenges. She recently completed her third toolkit for Springboard, the Handbook for Artists Working in Community. Jun-Li has received multiple grants for her projects Saint Paul Hello, an initiative welcoming newcomers, and Board Repair, a network supporting people of color on nonprofit boards. Jun-Li holds a BA from Vassar College and MPS in International Development from Cornell University, and though she has lived in Minnesota longer than any other place, some of her heart remains in Berkeley, her childhood home. When time permits, Jun-Li is a craft artist with guerilla art aspirations.