The Professional Development SeriesParticipants will engage in the Leadership Labs between May 2018 - July 2018 and will be led by executives of arts nonprofits, corporations who will facilitate workshops on topics like: marketing yourself and your arts organization; creative problem solving within constraints, and navigating traditional hierarchical and nonprofit structures.
Mentorship ExpectationsThe mentorship component is available for select participants once they have completed our 2018 Leadership Labs series and developed a set of professional goals. Participants will have access to senior arts or business leaders for the following 6-month period (August 2018 - February 2019) to serve as their professional champions, accountability partners, and advisors. Mentors will be matched with participants based on the preferences listed below.
Locations and TimesThere will be one virtual mentor orientation and one additional culminating event and you are expected to schedule dedicated monthly time with your mentee (at least two hours per month).
Cost There is no cost to participate for mentors.
Eligibility- Hold a senior-level leadership role (senior director or above) - Represent an arts organizations or private company and have an interest in the arts. - Have a track record or strong interest in championing mid-level leaders for senior leadership.- Available to meet with your mentee either in-person or virtually for at least two-hours per month.- Available in-person or virtually for the duration of the program (May 2018 – February 2019).
TimelineMay 1: Participant Application ClosesJune 1: Mentor Application ClosesJune 8: Mentor Notified of StatusJune 22: Mentor OrientationJuly: Mentor/Mentee MatchingAugust: First Mentor/Mentee MeetingDecember: Mid Program Check - InFebruary 2019: Mentor/Mentee Final Meeting + Program Evaluation