The Chief Executive Program is a two-year initiative designed to unleash the collective power of 100 of the top executive leaders in the cultural sector to address the intractable issues of competition, money and relevance. These leaders will re-imagine what cultural institutions will be and how they can contribute to civil society. Learn more »
Harvard Business School
November 3-7, 2013
How do we make ourselves relevant and indispensible to our communities? Here we will tackle one of the big, complex strategic issues facing the cultural field today and the ways in which we need to adapt our strategies to stay ahead of the curve.
University of Michigan Ross School of Business
Ann Arbor | March 30 – April 3, 2014
The Chief Executive Program cohort will focus on leading larger-scale change – how to lead change in and across organizations to achieve big visions. We will look at what it takes to shift organizational culture, managing, motivating and negotiating with staff, board and community to implement new ideas.
Sundance | November 2-5, 2014
This Chief Executive Program community will start building their action plans for the future as a community of Fellows. At Sundance they will build on all the ideas they have explored, all the conversations with colleagues, all the progress they have made in their organizations and any collaborations with fellow executives. Leaders will come together to ask, “What is possible?” and generate ideas for moving forward against the challenges they now see as most pressing for the field.
NAS works with funders to create custom leadership programs for states and large cities; with service organizations to create custom programs for their memberships; and with large cultural institutions to create custom programs for an institution. These programs leverage NAS team seminars, faculty, facilitation and consulting resources and our expertise in the design and delivery of learning-based organizational improvement programs. Learn more »
Hong Kong | January 14-16, 2014
The Leadership Training Program for Senior Arts and Cultural Executives will be presented in Hong Kong in 2014 in partnership with Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (HKAAA) with support from Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC). The program is designed to help senior arts and culture executives explore the toughest strategic challenges facing their organizations, access the best thinking from outside the cultural sector and apply those concepts and frameworks in their own organizations and communities. Participants will also deepen their professional networks, working with fellow senior executives from Hong Kong and around the Asia-Pacific region. Learn more »