Past Programs

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.

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.

Cultural Leadership Convening

4 Days | São Paulo, Brazil

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

Leadership Training Program for Senior Arts and Culture Executives

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

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.

Museum Management

5 Days | Oman

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

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leader

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.

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…

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.


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…

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.

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.

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.

Strategic Governance Seminar

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

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.

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.

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.

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.