The development of this program was made possible by the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fidelity Foundation and The Kresge Foundation.
These three foundations have made an extraordinary commitment over many years to help arts and culture institutions address key challenges. We would like to thank each of them for their support – for NAS and the cultural sector.
Across the cultural field and around the globe, there are leaders thinking creatively about the problems they face – finding new ways to engage with their communities, experimenting with their models and leading their organizations through an environment that is rapidly changing. The Chief Executive Program is designed to help 50 outstanding leaders push forward along that path and tackle the big questions facing the field. We will challenge these leaders to think about how to respond individually, in their own organizations and as a community of top cultural executives.
The Chief Executive Program builds on the lessons we learned from the first class of the program and our extensive work with organizations in team-based seminars. The Program continues in 2013 as a unique professional development experience – one that can be configured to map onto participants' own objectives.
The complex issues involved in leading a cultural nonprofit today can challenge even the most skilled management team. Using our first-hand experience in the arts and working with faculty from leading business and graduate schools, we deliver executive-level programs that help you find new opportunities, manage your resources and lead your organization toward its mission.