ASC’s Cultural Leadership Training (CLT) Program is designed to identify emerging leaders and help them develop into productive volunteers and board candidates for cultural organizations across our community.
During a nine-month period, participants gain a deeper understanding of the cultural community through classroom educational sessions, cultural events and programs, and placement with a Mecklenburg County cultural organization as either a one-year apprentice or as a full-term board member at the conclusion of the program.
Overview: For a complete program overview, information on eligibility and the selection process, 2013-2014 program dates, FAQs and participant feedback, click here. Applications for the 2013-14 class are available NOW with a submission deadline of June 14, 2013. Click here to download the application.
Participants: Approximately 30 emerging leaders living and/or working in Mecklenburg County.
Time Commitment: The program runs from September through May and requires approximately 32 hours over nine educational sessions held at arts and cultural venues; board observations; social gatherings; and a culminating graduation event. At the end of the program, ASC places graduates on a board of directors as either an apprentice (typically a one-year term) or as a full-term board member, personally working to find a good fit of interests and skills.
Admission to this program is extremely competitive and, as such, success of the CLT program depends on the full commitment of each participant to attend all program sessions, arrive on time and participate fully. While we recognize that emergencies do arise, more than two unexcused absences will result in dismissal from the program and forfeiture of tuition.
Program Fee: $900 for corporate professionals - $650 for nonprofit professionals or full-time volunteers. Partial scholarships are available and will be awarded based on need.
ASC’s Cultural Leadership Training program is sponsored, in part,
by gifts from Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers.