Workshops & Training for Organizations

Workshops & Training offerings for 2019 – 2020.

Accommodations Requests
If you require accommodations to attend any workshop and training event hosted by ASC, please call 704-335-3050 or email at least one week prior to the event.

ASC Sponsored Workshops & Training


Accounting and Audit Update for Nonprofits

Date: 10 a.m. Thursday, August 22, 2019, ASC Boardroom (227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202).
Audience: Employees of arts and culture nonprofit organizations.
Cost: Free; registration required.

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently put into place new accounting standards for nonprofit organizations—the most significant changes to nonprofit financial reporting since 1993. This workshop will provide nonprofits, large and small, with a clear understanding of how these changes affect your organization.

The session will be approximately one hour and will cover nonprofit financial statement changes, tax updates, and more. Topics will include:

  • Not-for-profit financial statement changes
  • Revenue recognition
  • Debt financing
  • Going concern
  • Leases
  • Proposed changes (grants and contracts)
  • Tax update

This session will be facilitated by Tony Smith, CPA and Partner at GreerWalker, which is generously providing this opportunity free of charge. There is no cost to participate, however registration is required.

Learn more and register.

Lead With Intention

Dates: Six sessions between September 12 and November 14, 2019, 1-5 p.m. (specific dates included in the program application), ASC Boardroom (227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202).
Registration Deadline: August 12, 2019 at noon.
Audience: Employees of arts and culture nonprofit organizations.
Cost: No cost to participants.

Lead with Intention© is a unique leadership development program targeting the best and brightest mid-career leaders in the nonprofit cultural sector. This highly experiential program, designed and facilitated by Angelina Corbet, Founder of The Mobius Company, provides opportunities for participants to enhance their leadership style by increasing self-awareness and understanding of their leadership style through the use of the Enneagram, a tool for personal transformation with practical everyday application. Participants will become more effective in their decision-making and problem-solving processes, communication styles and approach to collaboration. This is the only program in the region specializing in the use of the Enneagram as a tool for self-awareness to enhance leadership style.

The program is delivered as follows:

  1. Six (6) four-hour sessions dedicated to an in-depth understanding of the Enneagram, observing the Enneagram, yourself and various aspects of your Leadership style, including Communication, Change Management, Conflict Resolution, and Collaboration through practical experiences that are shared with others in the group.
  2. One initial coaching session designed to provide each participant with assistance in determining his/her Enneagram Type.
  3. Up to four optional 1 ½ hour coaching sessions to be arranged directly with Angelina Corbet, the facilitator of the class.

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Click here to apply.

Forward Faster: Human Centered Design for Nonprofits and Creative Entrepreneurs

Dates: Workshop dates 8 a.m.-noon September 17 and 24 and October 1, 2019, McColl Center for Art + Innovation (721 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202). Virtual follow-up sessions 10 a.m.-noon October 15 and 22. Attendance to all workshop dates required.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Audience: Employees of nonprofit organizations and creative entrepreneurs. Participants are strongly encouraged to register as part of a work team.

In today’s rapidly changing environment, organizations are realizing the value of continually evolving to accomplish their mission. Groups who develop a deep empathy for their audience have the ability to connect and continually create meaningful experiences to meet the changing needs of their supporters, guests, board members, volunteers, and other constituents. Knowing the reality of your beneficiaries also gives you an advantage in both speed to assistance and impact of effort. This interactive and informative workshop focuses on critical tools used in Design Thinking to truly comprehend the reality of whom your serve while providing a framework to quickly identify, evaluate and evolve to build an impactful institution.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Create and implement a plan to discover unmet needs.
  • Identify, evaluate and test new opportunities with techniques which deliver results.
  • Create new, impactful, and provocative experiences.
  • Leverage existing resources to produce maximum effect.

Perfect for teams who:

  • Want to create a new or enhanced experience for participants, donors, volunteers or other beneficiaries.
  • Struggle to fulfill a mission or vision with limited resources.
  • Seek progress while minimizing risk.
  • Want to devise new ways to connect their mission to an unknown audience of interest.

Convince your leadership:

  • This discipline has been a highly successful way to create a sustainable improvement function in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations for decades.
  • You will learn something new while getting stuff done for your team.
  • You will collaborate and gain additional knowledge from other organizations, which you can bring back to your team.

Learn more and register.

Other Opportunities

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Hosting Business/Nonprofit Development Session, Date: August 15, 2019.

Evergreen Foundation Invites Applications From Community Service Providers in North Carolina, Deadline: August 31, 2019.

Foundation for Contemporary Art Accepting Applications for Emergency Grants, Deadline: Open.


Questions? Contact Holly Whisman at