Network Initiatives

Emerging Leaders Institute

 

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The Young Audiences Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) is an intensive professional development program for highly motivated individuals who are committed to strengthening their skills and competencies in order to become transformational leaders in the arts-in-education field. Generous support for this program has been provided by the American Express Foundation.

Participants explore various management disciplines, including leadership, program design, marketing and fund development, through a variety of methodologies, including lectures, simulations, small group discussions, individualized feedback, and coaching. The Institute's curriculum design incorporates face to face meetings, supplemented by continuous peer-to-peer online learning opportunities.

Participants first attend a three-day Emerging Leaders Intensive, designed to provide emerging leaders with a foundational understanding of strategic management and leadership development across multiple professional disciplines. Workshops will be designed and led in collaboration with a local Young Audiences affiliate.

Participants then reconvene for Young Audience Arts for Learning’s National Conference in the spring. ELI participants have the opportunity to lead workshops during the conference showcasing the design, implementation strategies, and preliminary results from their strategy projects. Participants also meet for a wrap-up session to reflect and provide feedback on the year's activities.

The ELI program is designed for mid- and senior-level managers with at least five years of professional experience in arts education or a related field. 

 

2019 Institute Meeting Dates

Arts in Education Annual Conference
April 3-5, 2019 // Houston, TX
In addition to participating in the regular conference sessions, ELI participants will be provided with a foundational understanding of strategic management and leadership development across multiple professional disciplines. During the conference, 2018 ELI participants will present strategy projects explicitly designed as their culminating ELI experience.

 

Emerging Leaders Intensive
June 25-29, 2019 // Chicago, IL
This three-day intensive seminar is designed to provide participants with. Workshops will be designed and led in collaboration with Chicago Arts Partnerships for Education (CAPE). Participants will arrive on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 25. The intensive will conclude on Saturday, June 29 at 1 pm.

*In-person meetings will be supplemented by facilitated webinars throughout the year.

For more information, contact Jane Bak at jane@ya.org.