Since 1995, NAS has worked with more than 2,000 arts
and cultural leaders in the United States and abroad
in all disciplines. These experienced leaders build
on the frameworks and skills they learn in our programs,
and use them to make significant improvements in their
organizations and in their own leadership approaches.
They tell the best story about the impact that participating
in NAS executive education has had on them as leaders
and on their organizations.
The Strategy seminar
helped Mr. Brown realize "how important we
are, and that the reason that I got out of bed in
the morning was to help artists... and the Strategy
seminar was handing us the tools to take that intrinsic
value and turn it into a solid business." Read
Participating in National Arts Strategies (NAS)
programs since 2002 "has completely changed
the way we do everything," says Ms. Small.
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"Thinking about competitive advantage makes
me operate more rigorously," Mr. Horowitz stated.Taking
a page from other industries, Strategy
participants learn to use their resources to support
the competitive advantage while focusing on core
values and purpose. Read more
"I draw on the experience I gained from the seminars
more than I think I do. It's become part of how
I lead this organization," said Mr. Ballinger. Read
The arts and cultural leaders that we work with are
the best at describing the impact and value of our
seminars and programs. See what they have to say about:
"Attending with a team multiplies the benefits
to the nth degree. It expands your vocabulary
as an organization and allows you to continue
the conversation once you're back in the office..."
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"The seminars force you to start thinking.
You get back to the office with lots of new ideas."
"The enthusiasm and expertise of [the faculty]
pushed us to question our reason for being, allowing
us to see with fresh eyes the real core of what
we do." Read
"I think differently about things now. I
have a better toolbox to evaluate what we do and
to plan. I am a better executive director and
a better thinker now." Read
*No longer with the organization