Workshops & Training for Organizations

Workshops & Training offerings for 2018-2019.

ASC Sponsored Workshops & Training

Lead With Your Talents

Dates: 2 – 5 p.m. May 16, May 30, 2019 and June 13, 2019, ASC Boardroom (227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202).

Audience: Emerging leaders (35 years old or younger or less than 5 years working in the field) employed by a Mecklenburg County based nonprofit arts and culture organization.
Cost: $80.

Lead with Your Talents© is a unique leadership development program targeting emerging leaders in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg nonprofit arts and culture community. This program, designed and facilitated by Angelina Corbet, Founder of The Mobius Company, and Bill Southerland of Anchors Consulting makes use of the Highlands Ability Battery. The program provides opportunities for participants to enhance their leadership style by increasing self-awareness and understanding of their ideal work environment, personal style, decision-making and problem-solving processes, communication and learning.

The class is limited to 20 people. Registration closes on March 18, 2019.

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“To Be or Not To Be” – Contemplating the 501c3

Date: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. May 15, 2019, ASC Boardroom (227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202).
Audience: Emerging organizations and cultural practitioners interested in becoming or starting a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Cost: $15.

ASC’s Cultural Vision Grants and Cultural Blocks programs have introduced it to emerging cultural leaders who are contemplating whether to formalize as 501c3 organizations. Next Stage will provide an engaging three-hour workshop designed to provide background and engagement to encourage discernment. Components include:

  • Training on defining 501c3 organizations, how they are structured and the process of becoming one
  • Outlining basics of nonprofit management, the pros and cons, and ways to ensure a strong initial pathway
  • Facilitated discussion to encourage cross-sector discussion
  • Q&A to allow for specific feedback

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Introduction to the Enneagram – Nonprofit Leaders

Date: 1 – 5 p.m. June 4, 2019, ASC Boardroom (227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202).
Audience: Employees of arts and culture nonprofit organizations.
Cost: $15.

The “Introduction to the Enneagram: Nonprofit Leaders” session will provide an overview of the Enneagram, an ancient tool with practical everyday application based on nine personality types and their corresponding views of the world.

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of how the Enneagram can be used as a tool to look at themselves at a deeper level by engaging in exercises designed to provide opportunity for them to experience each of the nine Enneagram types.
  • Learn about the basic characteristics of the nine Enneagram types including information about the three centers (Feeling, Thinking and Doing).

You will also learn about ASC’s leadership development program, Lead with Intention©, the only program in the region specializing in the use of the Enneagram as a tool for self-awareness to enhance leadership. Presenter: Angelina Corbet, The Mobius Company.

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Other Opportunities


Harpo Foundation Accepting Applications for ‘New Work Project’ Grants, Letters of Inquiry Deadline: April 12, 2019.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Hosting Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: SCORE & The Library, Date: April 13, 2019.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Accepting Applications for Observership Program, Deadline: April 22, 2019.

Beam & Whitley Present The Growth Roadmap, Date: May 23, 2019.   

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Hosting Introduction to Finding Grants, Date: June 24, 2019.

Americana Foundation Accepting Applications for American Cultural Heritage Project, Deadline: Multiple.

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

Fender Music Foundation Announces Guitar Donations to Nonprofit Music Instruction Programs, Deadline: Rolling.

Japan Foundation New York Accepting Applications for Arts & Culture Grant, Deadline: Rolling.


Questions? Contact Holly Whisman at