April 28, 2006

Board Leadership Training Program

Program I am teaching in San Francisco May 23 & 25...

Board Leadership Training ProgramThe Bay Area’s only arts-specific training program

Want to take your skills beyond the workplace? Interested in the arts? Starting a business you want to connect to the community? Board Training is a way to set yourself apart from the crowd!

Business Arts Council’s Board Leadership Training Program is a two evening interactive learning experience offering participants the opportunity to put their business skills to good use in a nonprofit arts environment. Explore best practices in board leadership with like-minded business professionals and senior arts managers from Bay Area arts organizations.
The training features a "make believe" case study of an arts organization facing real-world challenges and a mock board meeting you’ll participate in alongside guest arts managers who not only work in the arts now, but who are also from groups currently seeking new board members.

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Learning Objectives:
• To provide an overview of the operations of small and midsize arts nonprofits
• To demonstrate best practices in board leadership
• To create a common understanding of the functional relationships between board and staff

Program Benefits:
• Participate in an arts-specific training program for business executives
• Explore an interactive case study that addresses actual leadership challenges
• Connect with senior staff of arts organizations seeking Board members
• Understand the state of the arts in the Bay Area and beyond

Our arts managment expert Amy Kweskin Duncan will guide you through the principles of non-profit board management and answer questions like:
- How does a non-profit operate?
- What does it really mean to join a board?
- What are the common board challenges?

2006 Board Leadership Training Schedule
- Day 1: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
- Day 2: Thursday, May 25, 2006 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.(A light dinner will be provided on both evenings)

Cost: $250 per person. Attendance at both sessions is required. If you are a paid employee of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, please contact us for pricing: 415-352-8845.Location: SF Chamber of Commerce Board Room, 235 Montgomery St., 12th floor in San Francisco (between Bush and Pine)