Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders


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.

The Salzburg Global Seminar and National Arts Strategies partnered on this session in November 2012 to provide a unique learning opportunity for “next generation” cultural leaders from Argentina to Zambia and to strengthen the cultural sector worldwide.


The session in Salzburg included a series of plenary sessions, facilitated break-out groups, and praxis-oriented training sessions in critical leadership skills, as well as informal networking time.  The plenary sessions focused on the following themes: The Role of Arts Organizations in Society and their Place in the Community; The Creation and the Communication of Value; and “Glocal” – What is Global and What is Local in Today’s World?  The training sessions provided skill development in these critical areas: Change Management; Innovation, and Team Building and Communication.