One of the toughest challenges for any leader is getting traction for new ideas. Winning support can be a struggle. As a result, powerful new ideas often get stuck. This is especially true in the cultural sector. People involved in arts and culture often have little time and even less money for experimentation and risks.
Developed by David Owens at Vanderbilt University and customized for the cultural sector by National Arts Strategies, Leading Innovation in Arts & Culture will teach you how to make an "innovation strategy" a fundamental component of your organization's overall strategy. In this course, you will learn to:
- Analyze constraints on innovation in your organization
- Develop a process to manage the demands of multiple stakeholders, shifting priorities and the uncertainty inherent in new initiatives
- Create a culture for innovation and risk-taking
- Create a strong customer focus within your organization
Enrollment in this on-demand course is free and open to anyone interested in gaining traction for new ideas and creating culture for innovation.
This course is presented on-demand, meaning you can start learning when and where it works for you. Suggested deadlines and a timeline are provided, but this course is designed for you to take at your own pace.
8 WEEKS • 4-6 HOURS/WEEK
Participation is on an individual basis, but this platform provides a great opportunity for several members of a department or across a department to move through the course together, making time to discuss topics and challenges as a team.