We build and support a diverse community of arts and culture leaders who drive inspiring change for the future.

Design Principles


If we don’t work to dismantle inequity, we become complicit in it. That’s why we design our programs to be accessible to all, actively engage partners and participants in marginalized communities, and bring equity work into all of our programs. 


Tough dialogue is an essential part of meaningful change, and the force that drives action. We offer visionary leaders of today and tomorrow the tools and support to have the important and sometimes challenging discussions that enable more potent strategic decisions.


With new strategies and skills, leaders can more effectively challenge existing processes and methods. We develop and deliver programming in partnership with leading thinkers and academics, chosen for their relevance, rigor, and reputation.


Bringing together unlike leaders from a diverse range of disciplines, geographies, generations, belief systems, and roles yields powerful results. We create wide-ranging networks and unexpected partnerships that spark transformative change.

Strategic Disruption

In times of greater social, political, environmental, and economic uncertainty, there is opportunity for change. We give leaders the tools, support, and space to critically reimagine their business models, impact, and roles in their communities.


Our programs provide access to  academia and opportunities. They mix skillsets and mindsets, broaden perspectives and networks. They remove silos and open doors, pushing boundaries and what’s possible.


Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy
Gain an Ivy League certificate and top-tier tools to advance your career in the arts through NAS's partnership with the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.
Change Network | North Dakota
North Dakota Change Network connects individuals who want to make a difference and prepares them to become strong leaders who will see that change through.
Change Network | South Dakota
South Dakota Change Network connects individuals who want to make a difference and prepares them to become strong leaders who will see that change through.

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Impact Stories

Shahina Johnson


“Being taken out of your comfort zone and looking at decisions that made your organization vulnerable was tough. But the Chief Executive Program’s lessons helped me build skills that create even more value for our community and the support of my incredible cohort helped me share a vision more effectively with both partners and my team.”

Resources & Insights

The 7 Levers of Large-Scale Social Change
Nora Silver, professor at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business, discusses large-scale social change -- the conditions necessary and the levers to use.
The Planks for Leading Change
Inspired by the HBR article, “Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail,” Nancy Koehn offers these nine planks (and their sequence) necessary for leading a successful change effort. 
VUCA is an acronym used to describe situations or environments with high levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.
Job Crafting
The Job Crafting™ Exercise, discussed at the 2018 NAS Summit, helps you make your job more engaging and fulfilling. This[...]

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