Cultural Leadership Training Class Teaches Future Leaders

3 May

By Katherine Mooring, Vice President, Capacity & Community Engagement

CLT class members take part in a class with Community School of the Arts.

Spring is in the air, and that means applications for ASC’s Cultural Leadership Training (CLT) Program are now online! This program is designed to identify new volunteer leaders for our Charlotte-Mecklenburg cultural sector and prepare them for board service. With the graduation of our seventh class next week, ASC will have placed more than 200 alumni in leadership roles with 35 local arts and cultural institutions.

Monthly sessions focus on the legal responsibilities of boards, fundraising roles, arts advocacy, audience development, strategic planning, board/staff relations and how to find your own perfect fit for board service.  Participants in this program also need to be good sports…willing to engage in every experiential learning activity we throw your way during the nine months you spend with us. From running up and down Tryon Street for a cultural scavenger hunt, to dialoguing about difference at Levine Museum of the New South, learning to play “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” on a tiny Suzuki violin with Community School of the Arts, jamming with the Jazz Arts Initiative, or walking the trails at Carolina Raptor Center, there is always something new to explore that will deepen your understanding of and appreciation for the sector you will be supporting as board leaders.

ArtsMarket President Louise Stevens talks to the class about the role of board marketing.

The individuals who participate in this program, year after year, never fail to amaze us with their wide range of experiences, talent, insight and genuine commitment to advancing arts and culture in our community.

If you are interested in taking your involvement to the next level, click here for complete program details. The application deadline for our 2012-13 class is June 15. We invite you to get on board with us!

The CLT program is supported in part through the generosity of Parker Poe Attorneys and Counselors at Law and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

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