The Chief Executive Program

1 Year | VARIOUS

Spend ten months with NAS and international cohort of 50 artistic and executive leaders. Learn from leading experts and from each other. Gain new perspectives, tools and connections to increase your abilities and impact.


Creative Community Fellows

9 Months | Blended | Online + Vermont

Join cultural trailblazers from across New England and learn to use the power of arts and culture to take your project to the next level, driving transformational change.


NAS Summit

2 Days | Minneapolis, MN

Annual summit for members of the NAS network to work together to tackle challenges and to explore how biases and our approach to leadership affects our work.

Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy

8 Months | Blended: Online + University of Pennsylvania

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

One Year | Blended | Online + North Dakota

Change Network North Dakota is a year-long program that will help you build the skills…

Change Network | South Dakota

1 Year | Blended: Online + 3 Convenings

Change Network connects individuals who want to make a difference and prepares them to become strong leaders who will see that change through.

Leadership Coaching

2 sessions

Our unique coaching program trains the best in the cultural sector, providing on-going support, a toolkit of methodologies, international accreditation and access to a prestigious alumni network.

Leading Large Scale Social Change in Arts & Culture

2 Days | Bay Area, California

Build an understanding of the key levers available to those seeking to create major social change and examine how organizations and individuals can successfully interact with social movements.


Omaha Cultural Leadership Program

18 Months | Omaha, Nebraska

A meaningful partnership with Arts Omaha designed to assist its partner organizations in identifying and addressing critical issues in themselves, their organizations and their communities.

Inspiring & Motivating Arts & Culture Teams

5 weeks | Online

In this on-demand course from NAS and University of Michigan, Ross School of Business you will learn how to diagnose and solve motivation problems so that you can bring out the best in your people.


AAMD Day of Learning

1 Day | Detroit

National Arts Strategies partnered with the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) to develop a custom program for their members. The first event, “AAMD Day of Learning” was held before their 2015 annual meeting in Detroit.

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

5 Days | Salzburg, Austria

The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders brought together forty-seven dynamic young cultural leaders from thirty-seven countries around the globe for an intensive leadership development program at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria.

Cleveland Foundation’s Arts Advancement Program

3 Years | Cleveland, OH

The Cleveland Foundation’s Arts Advancement Program was designed to enhance the management skills, improve operating efficiency, and improve financial positions of participants.

Houston Arts Leadership Program

2 Years | Houston, TX

The Houston Arts Leadership Program provided a three-year structured curriculum of seminars, facilitation and consulting services, and cross-organizational events for the community of Houston and Harris County.

Boettcher Cultural Leadership Program

6 years | Colorado

The program was designed to create a community of cultural leaders equipped with the knowledge…

Museum Management

5 Days | Oman

The NAS-led Museum Management training, which began in June 2013, offered theoretical perspectives on leadership,…

Leading Collaborative Change

2 Days | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Leading Collaborative Change was a 2-day, in-house training developed for The Metropolitan Museum of Art in November 2013.

Leadership Training Program for Senior Arts and Culture Executives

The program was designed to help senior arts and culture executives explore strategic challenges, access…

Cultural Leadership Convening

4 Days | São Paulo, Brazil

The United States Consulate São Paulo, Public Affairs Section, in collaboration with Serviço Social do…

Strategy Seminar

This rigorous three-day seminar uses the analysis of real-life cases, class discussions and team exercises to give you both a theoretical and a practical understanding of strategy development.

Strategic Marketing Seminar

This exciting two-day seminar engages your team in a series of class discussions, team-based activities and case studies to help your team develop an integrated view of marketing and customer relationships.

Managing People Seminar

This two-day seminar will engage your team through the use of in-depth class discussions, case studies and team exercises that will help your align your people and your strategy.

Leading Innovation Seminar

This highly interactive two-day working session will engage in the innovation process, providing frameworks to generate, select and plan the implementation of an innovative solution to a challenge your organization faces.

Strategic Governance Seminar

Strategic Governance combines concepts, frameworks, and a structured self-evaluation tool to help your organization rethink your approach to governance.

Finance Seminar

This two-day seminar will engage your team in a series of class discussions to give you a more nuanced and mission-focused understanding of financial strategy.

Extending Your Reach Seminar

Extending Your Reach gives you the tools, knowledge and context to strategically assess opportunities so that your partnerships can help you increase impact, furthering your mission and building a stronger cultural community.

Digital Strategies Seminar

This two-day seminar engages your team in class discussions, team-based activities and case studies to help your team develop objectives, strategies and tactics for digital marketing and technology-enabled programs. Attending Digital Strategies provides an opportunity to build a common vision across departments, executives and staff — from technology superstars to novices.

Building Evaluation Capacity Seminar

This two-day seminar includes a variety of interactive exercises and class discussions. The faculty will guide your team through a series of activities that will help you rethink your organization’s current evaluation practices and develop a plan to improve how your measure your success.

Senior Management Institute

8 Months | Online | Ann Arbor, MI | Jacksonville, FL

This eight-month program will provide a supportive but challenging environment where senior staff members will…

Future Leadership

The Future Leadership Program was aimed at cultivating the next wave of arts and cultural executives, and equipping them with the expertise they will need to excel in top management positions.

Leading Innovation in Arts & Culture

8 Weeks | Online

In this on-demand course from NAS and Vanderbilt University you will learn to build an organizational environment where new management and program ideas are created, shared, evaluated and put to work.


Arts & Culture Strategy

5 Weeks | Online

This on-demand course from NAS and the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice combines an overview of the field and management theory with specific skills and exercises that will help you develop as a leader.