The Change Leader Program is a professional development course with an active network of course graduates. Participants attend a three-day immersive institute with instruction on assessing environments and the communication and facilitation skills necessary to implement change. Following the institute, Change Leaders practice these skills by completing a certification project. These certified Change Leaders form a network of leaders that share a common language, mentor each other, and convene through leadership circles and conferences.
The Change Leader Institute is a professional development course that addresses leadership issues in relation to leading change. Our goal is to better equip arts and cultural leaders to deal with environmental and organizational change, and also to create a statewide mentoring network in the arts and cultural community.
As of June 2020, we are not currently accepting applications for the Change Leader Institute due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
**Please note that there is currently a wait-list for the Change Leader Institute. Submit an application to be placed on the wait-list.
Change Leader Institutes are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To complete their training, Change Leaders design a project, applying the concepts they learned in the Institute. After examining their environment to identify a need, they plan a response, engage others, identify resources, negotiate, honor resistance, adjust plans as necessary and implement change. Each certification project is unique.
“The Change Leader program taught me incredible skills that i could use to impact my community in so many ways.”
Conferences for certified Change Leaders are held twice a year. Conferences provide training from high quality facilitators and a chance to network with members of the Change Leader network. Conferences also showcase certifying Change Leaders as they present their certification projects.
We will not be hosting a Fall Conference in 2020. Certified Change Leaders will be notified of upcoming virtual events via email.
Leadership Circles are regional gathering held for certified Change Leaders. As we plan these meetings we reach out to Change Leaders and invite them to attend. All Change Leaders are welcome to attend any Leadership Circle.
Upcoming Leadership Circles:
Random Acts of Art Scholarship
Change Leader Random Acts of Art Scholarships encourage creative engagement in communities, spearheaded by Change Leaders. RAAs can range from art projects to targeted community-based activities. This program provides scholarships for the following purposes:
- Support local civic engagement using arts as a medium and/or artists as active participants.
- Illustrate the impact of the cultural community in meeting social or community needs/opportunities through small projects that are not part of regular programming.
- Assist Change Leaders in building value and increasing connections within their respective communities.
- Strengthen and raise awareness of the cultural community and the Change Leader network through media and public relations.
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Final Reports are now online! Access them HERE.