Workshops & Training for Organizations

Workshops & Training offerings for 2017.

ASC Sponsored Workshops & Training


Lead with Intention for Nonprofit Employees

Dates: Six sessions between Sept. 26 – Nov. 30, 20171-5 p.m. (specific dates included in the program application), ASC Boardroom (227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202).
Audience: Employees of arts and culture nonprofit organizations.

Lead with Intention is a unique leadership development program targeting the best and brightest emerging and mid-career leaders in the nonprofit cultural sector. This highly experiential program 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.

Interested participants from arts and culture nonprofits are invited to submit a program application. The application deadline is August 18, 2017. Applicants will be notified by September 1, 2017. The program is facilitated and designed by Angelina Corbet, founder of the Mobius Company.


Crash Course in Board Essentials
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 8:30-11:30 a.m.ASC Boardroom (227 W. Trade St., Ste. 250, Charlotte, NC 28202).
Audience: Existing nonprofit board members only; not open to professional staff.

Whether you are a new board member or a seasoned volunteer looking for a refresher on best practices, this workshop is for you! As volunteer leaders, board members play a critical role in the success of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and have significant legal and ethical responsibilities to their constituents, staff, and communities. Strong, knowledgeable boards help organizations gain credibility, provide important access to the community, and serve as effective advocates.

Unfortunately, it can sometimes take several months or even years of service before board members begin to function effectively in their leadership roles. This workshop is designed to help speed up the learning curve for existing board members who may not have had the opportunity to participate in ASC’s Cultural Leadership Training Program by providing valuable information near the start of the new board year. CLT alumni interested in a “refresher” course are also welcome to attend.

Participants will receive top nonprofit expertise in a compressed information format and training that will get you comfortable immediately as a more productive, high contributing board leader.

Topics will include:

  • Basics of NC and Federal nonprofit regulations and requirements
  • Minimizing personal liability exposure in nonprofit board service
  • Differentiation in board leadership and staff management responsibilities
  • Holding the organization, board and staff leadership appropriately accountable
  • Types of risks faced by a nonprofit that are not always glaringly apparent to the board
  • How to develop strategies for broad, diverse, sustainable funding
  • Being an effective community ambassador on behalf of the nonprofit organization
  •  Building strategic relationships for future funding and support


Other Opportunities


J.M. Kaplan Fund Offers Grants to Nonprofit Publishers, Deadline: September 1, 2017.

Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art Accepting LOIs for Building Bridges Program, Deadline: September 8, 2017.

NEA Invites Creative Placemaking Proposals for Our Town Grant Program, Deadline: September 11, 2017.

Kress Foundation Accepting Applications for Digital Resources Program, Deadline: October 1, 2017.

Kress Foundation Accepting Proposals for European Art Conservation Grants, Deadline: October 17, 2017.

Japan Foundation Accepting Proposals for Performing Arts Projects, Collaborations, Deadline: October 31, 2017.

Kurt Weill Foundation Accepting Applications for Grant Program, Deadline: November 1, 2017.

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.


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