We know what you’re thinking, “Speed Dating? ASC?” Well, every year our Cultural Leadership Training Program (a program to train 30 community members interested in board leadership) comes together with cultural organizations in Charlotte-Mecklenburg to “Speed Date” and identify good board matches.
The format, not unlike the “Speed Dating” you’re probably familiar with, has class members each given 10 minutes with members of organizations’ board and executive leadership teams to ask questions and be asked questions. It’s an opportunity for CLTers to find what organization they might like to serve with and for organizations to find the best fit.
This year, 30 class members will “Speed Date” with 27 organizations.
Following the session, each side of the table gets to identify top picks, and both sides are matched up.
The program has become a mainstay in Charlotte’s cultural sector, with former class members serving on boards, even some as board chairs, throughout the community. Even ASC’s current board has members from past CLT classes, including Bill Bollinger, metro circulation manager at the Charlotte Observer, and current board apprentice William Hawkins of the North Highland Group.
Applications will soon be available for next year’s class. Keep your eyes peeled and check this out for more information on the program: click here.