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. We will resume taking applications as soon as possible.
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:
Creative change Scholarships - Formerly Random acts of art
Creative Change Scholarships fund projects spearheaded by Change Leaders, which encourage innovative cultural engagement in communities with special attention to projects that advance inclusion, diversity, equity and/or accessibility. Scholarships can range from cultural projects to targeted community-based activities.
Goals of the scholarship include:
- Assist Change Leaders in building value and increasing connections within their communities.
- Advance diversity, equity, accessibility, and/or inclusion within organizations or communities.
- Support “push projects” that are outside of normal organizational activities or programming.
- Illustrate the impact of arts or museums in meeting social/community needs.
- Strengthen and raise awareness of the Change Leader Program.
Click HERE to view the guidelines.
Final Reports are now online! Access them HERE.