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Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy: Headed to The University of Pennsylvania

Spring has arrived early this year at NAS, with many exciting events and announcements coming this March. To kick of this exciting month, the 2016 Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy cohort will come together for the first time in-person at the University of Pennsylvania this March 2-5.

Participants have been learning together online since the program began this January and will now have the opportunity to meet the teaching team and each other in-person at this event. During their time together, participants will join in interactive sessions on leadership styles, program design & innovation, negotiation and decision-making. Sessions will be led by Clinical Professor of Design and Innovation, Southern Methodist University, Gray Garmon and University of Pennsylvania faculty including, Senior Fellow, Center for Leadership and Change Management, The Wharton School, Meredith Myers Ph.D. and Professor of Social Policy, Faculty Director of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy and Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Social Impact Strategy, Peter Frumkin Ph.D.

Friday, March 4 we will be joined by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance’s President, Maud Lyon and Vice President of Marketing & Communications, John McInerney, to engage in a conversation about Future: Forward, a new initiative, to use strategic foresight in thinking about how their members and the sector can prepare for the future in the next ten years and beyond. On Saturday, March 5 the participants will head to Eastern State Penitentiary where they will take a tour inside the historic organization’s world and later apply their learning to their work in the program.

We can’t wait for this first gathering! You can follow the conversation on Twitter at #ExecProgramArts.



Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy: Applications Open

At NAS, we have worked with leaders in all stages of their careers. It is what we do. We are connectors, supporters, partners and advancers. We know that being a leader in the arts and culture field takes grit, confidence and the ability to find new possibilities around every corner.

With the University of Pennsylvania as our collaborator, we’ve developed the Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy. This eight-month online and in-person cultural leadership program was designed for early to mid-career professionals in the arts and culture sector. Courses are flexible and tailored to the field, focusing on the expertise we know is necessary to get ahead in this field. The rigorous course content combines ivy-league curriculum and the industry knowledge of NAS. Participants will leave the program with the ability to think strategically, manage people and money, work well with a board of directors and create maximum value around mission. Participants will gain an understanding of organizational behavior and have confidence in their leadership style.

The cost commitment and amount of time in the classroom makes traditional degree programs out of reach for too many. The Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy is less than a year in length, allows for coursework to be completed when it works best for the individual and costs a total of only $4,950.

Applications for this program are now open through November 16, 2015. Apply today or share this opportunity with your colleagues, employees and those in your network.