Workshops & Training for Organizations

Workshops & Training offerings for 2018-2019.

ASC Sponsored Workshops & Training


Discover the Science of Making Your Board and Staff Meetings More Effective

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019.
Audience: Nonprofit team leads, managers, executives and board members.
Cost: $15, which includes a copy of the book “The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead your Team to Peak Performance” by Dr. Steven D. Rogelberg.

“The Surprising Science of Meetings: How to Run Staff, Team, and Board Meetings that are Truly Effective, Engaging, Inclusive, and Ripe for Innovation” is a highly interactive program that brings a sharp and strategic light to an activity typically taken for granted – the meeting.A recent estimate suggests that employees endure a staggering 55 million meetings a day in the United States. Sadly, most meetings fail to engage us, or even worse, blatantly disregard our time. As a result, our cultural institutions and other nonprofits are not able to fully realize their potential with innovation and inclusion suffering.

During this program, participants will:

  • Get a quick primer on what we know about meetings from an evidence-based perspective. Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg shares the research that formed the basis of his forthcoming book, “The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead your Team to Peak Performance.”
  • Gain knowledge and resources on how to effectively lead meetings to promote effectiveness and innovation during highly interactive discussions that go way beyond simple and predictable instruction about using an agenda. Dr. Rogelberg incorporates servant leadership notions into the conversation as well – a powerful leadership paradigm that has direct implications for meeting management.
  • Learn unconventional approaches to your meetings, establish better practices to take back to the office immediately, and discover a new mindset that drives value and ROI.

Learn more and register.


McColl Award Info Session
 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019. 
Mecklenburg County-based nonprofits and creative individuals. 

Through this award, ASC seeks to:

  • Commission new creative works
  • Inspire creative thinking in the presentation of creative product (areas could include a unique approach to presenting programming or scientific/historical research projects resulting in exhibitions and/or publications)
  • Increase awareness, recognize excellence and build a greater appreciation for the creative process among the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community

$25,000 will be awarded to one project.

This workshop will be an opportunity to connect with ASC staff and past McColl Award recipients to learn about the application process. Guidelines for the McColl Award are currently being updated. The timeline, guidelines and eligibility requirements will be provided to all who register for the event prior to the workshop.

Learn more and register.


Cultural Vision Grant Info Session
Date: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
Audience: Mecklenburg County-based nonprofits and creative individuals.
Cost: Free.

ASC invites Mecklenburg County-based nonprofits and creative individuals to apply for Cultural Vision Grants that support high quality arts and culture projects that that directly respond to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community’s interest in arts, science, history and heritage programming that builds strong communities and demonstrates innovative, relevant and transformative cultural expression. This info session will review the letter of application process, the types of projects that have previously been funded and how to submit a strong letter of intent.

RSVP required. 

Other Opportunities


BOOM Charlotte Accepting Submissions for the Fourth Boom Festival, Deadline: November 30, 2018.

Applications Being Accepted for Third Sector Leadership Program, Deadline: December 15, 2018.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Hosting Introduction to Finding Grants, Date: Monday, December 17.

Visual Studios LLC Presents “Artnatomy” Informational, Date: December 18, 2018.

Kress Foundation Invites Applications for Art Conservation Projects, Deadline: January 15, 2019.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Hosting Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?, Date: January 19, 2019.

Opera America Invites Applications for Innovation Grants Program, Deadline: January 28, 2018.  

J.M. Kaplan Fund Offers Grants to Nonprofit Publishers, Deadline: March 1, 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 Katherine Moorning at