Professional Development jobs | Art Jobs

Professional Development

Banff Centre | Cultural Leadership | Leadership Program

Share

Category:

Country:

City:

Description: 

Overview

Canada's arts and culture sector is undergoing rapid transformation, creating an exciting opportunity for leaders who are committed to and passionate about strengthening this field. 

Several forces are altering what it means to be an artistic, creative, or cultural organization today, including the changing role of these institutions and initiativeswithin society, an increasing emphasis on equity, a national commitment to truth and reconciliation, and the impact of technology on the way we work and the way we serve our communities.

In this program, you’ll gain the skills and establish the frameworks to navigate the complexity of the Canadian arts and culture sector, and explore leadership roles within the sector. You’ll gain a stronger understanding of who you serve and the systems within which you operate as you build competencies and networks to help you make a lasting impact.

The Cultural Leadership program was developed and is offered in collaboration with Canada’s first Artistic Leadership Development Program at the National Theatre School in Montreal, QC. Significant funding is available, up to full program tuition, meals, and accommodation underwriting. To request financial assistance please see additional information in the How to Apply section, below.

What does the program offer?

Cultural Leadership includes four on-site intensives (three in Banff, one in Montreal) as well as workshops, seminars, and projects that may take place virtually or across Canada. The seven-month program features applied learning, small group work, reflective practice, large group forums, interactive processes, lectures, and case-study analysis. 

The program director and facilitator will be with program participants throughout the year as learning coaches. In addition, for each session and topic area you will be joined by academic guest lecturers and faculty, domain experts, experiential educators, and artists from across disciplines, sectors, and the world.

Cultural Leadership is designed to:    

  • assist a group of leaders in diverse traditional or non-traditional leadership roles to explore and better understand the increasingly complex environment of the Canadian arts and culture sector
  • equip you with the skills and contextual intelligence to navigate the landscape of the sector
  • develop awareness of networks – and build networks – that enable you to succeed

Who should apply?

This program is primarily designed for Canadian arts and culture leaders and/or leaders working in Canada (in traditional and non-traditional leadership roles), as well as leaders working abroad but for Canadian institutions. However, we recognize that all arts leaders are part of an increasingly global system, and international applicants will be considered in respect to building a diverse, broad cohort and network. 

All applicants should be interested in honing and developing a comprehensive set of competencies to prepare them for significant leadership roles in a variety of capacities, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, collectives, non-traditional partnerships, and as entrepreneurs.

We are seeking applicants who:

  • have some demonstrated leadership experience, and an ability to recognize opportunities and design and implement solutions
  • are actively pursuing or considering arts and culture leadership opportunities (roles or projects) of increasing scale and complexity
  • are outspoken, active, and recognized advocates within their respective communities
  • are willing to take risks, reimagine possibilities, and are curious and eager to learn
  • approach work and relationships with a spirit of sharing and generosity
  • believe in the role of cultural organizations as civic institutions that foster community growth, development, and wellbeing

About Banff Centre Leadership programs

Banff Centre Leadership programs integrate the power of the arts, the wisdom of Indigenous practice, and the extraordinary beauty of Banff National Park to prepare and empower the next generation of leaders.

The Cultural Leadership program is generously supported by BMO Financial Group, The Globe and Mail, and Thomson Reuters.

Banff Centre Leadership programs are developed with support from the Peter Lougheed Leadership Initiative.

 

Application Deadline: September 10, 2019
Program Dates: November 10, 2019 - June 11, 2020
APPLY ONLINE: http://bit.ly/2z2IjrG

Level:

Duration: 
8 months
Date: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 19:00 to Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 19:00
Price: 
Significant funding is available, please see the 'Fees and Financial Aid' section of the webpage.
Contact: 

Cecelia Leddy, Recruitment & Alumni Officer, Arts & Leadership
Email: leadership@banffcentre.ca
Phone: 403-762-6383

Banff Centre | Truth and Reconciliation Through Right Relations | Leadership Intensive

Share

Type:

Category:

Country:

City:

Description: 

Overview

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action,  Indigenous Leadership at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is committed to better understanding the truth of Canada’s shared history with Indigenous peoples. This includes creating a dialogue between Canadians, and  inviting each of us to enter into a respectful relationship with one another as we work toward shared purposes.

The Truth and Reconciliation through Right Relations program will develop a deeper understanding of our shared history, the meaning of reconciliation, and the role Canadians play in improving our relationship by:

  • Raising awareness of Canada’s shared history with Indigenous peoples
  • Engaging in meaningful discussion about reconciliation
  • Inspiring us to take individual responsibility through learning  existing reconciliation wise practices
  • Inviting participants to take action to achieve reconciliation in their own lives, communities, and organizations

What does the program offer?

This intensive experiential program involves learning through ceremonies, lectures, outdoor walks, creative arts practice, application of theory, individual reflection, and group activity.

The Truth and Reconciliation through Right Relations program will equip participants with new knowledge to:

  • Understand the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s process and Calls to Action 
  • Build relationships with Indigenous communities
  • Advance right relations
  • Communicate through deep listening
  • Create partnership opportunities
  • Share Indigenous ways of knowing
  • Empower individuals to take action on reconciliation in their own lives
  • Increase greater respect, understanding, and meaningful connections between citizen

Who should register?

This program is an ideal fit for those who work with and are interested in improving and creating new relationships with Indigenous people, businesses, communities and organizations. This includes municipal, territorial, provincial, and federal government employees, not-for-profit executives and board members, corporate executives, post-secondary educators, and teachers.  

About Banff Centre Leadership Programs

Banff Centre Leadership programs integrate the power of the arts, the wisdom of Indigenous practice, and the extraordinary beauty of Banff National Park to prepare and empower the next generation of leaders.

Programs help participants bring creative and reflective approaches to a rapidly changing world, and connect leaders with others who share their commitment to positive change in Indigenous communities, businesses, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions, and government.

 

Registration Deadline: September 24, 2019
Program Dates: October 06 - October 10, 2019
REGISTER ONLINE: http://bit.ly/2H8WMqa

Level:

Duration: 
4.5 days
Date: 
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 19:00 to Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 19:00
Price: 
Please review website for fees and funding opportunities.
Contact: 

Cecelia Leddy, Recruitment & Alumni Officer, Arts & Leadership
Email: leadership@banffcentre.ca
Phone: 403-762-6383

Banff Centre | Leading by Design | Leadership Intensive

Share

Type:

Category:

Country:

City:

Description: 

Overview

The challenges we face in our work are increasingly complex, cultural, and dynamic – and they demand courageous, creative responses. To make a real difference, leaders must stretch beyond conventional answers to bring about new solutions that people want to be part of. Leadership opportunities arise from the ability to focus on the possible, the potential, and the promising – rather than on the correct, the complete, or the certain – and from learning to create what’s next. 

In this program, experience a design thinking process first-hand to develop the mindsets and methodologies that have sparked many of the world’s most engaging experiences, successful initiatives, and entrepreneurial solutions. Develop practices for exploring system-level challenges more deeply and building the confidence to respond in ways that both delight and deliver value to those you serve. 

What does the program offer?

  • Challenge assumptions and ask better questions to move beyond old patterns and radically expand the set of possible responses
  • Gain insight into the motivations, aspirations, and behaviours of those you serve, e.g., your stakeholders, customers, or citizens 
  • Increase your comfort with uncertainty and suspend decision-making while continuing to move forward; test and refine ideas before investing in execution
  • Apply visual tools to collaborate on shaping ideas
  • Use techniques that build team relationship for creativity and growth mindsets
  • Practice an intense, immersive approach to tackling challenges to experience the “flow-state” that comes from letting go of control – sharing ideas before ready, learning by doing, and trusting the creative process 
  • Create new things that resonate and fit with peoples’ lives, and in so doing, provide more meaningful experiences and achieve greater impact 
  • Practice inclusivity by engaging diverse perspectives in shaping both opportunities and solutions, and allowing the best ideas to emerge from the intelligence of the whole 

Who should register?

This program is an ideal fit for those who work in complex environments and want to create new responses to the challenges and opportunities they see. It will resonate with those who serve internal or external clients, partners, constituents, or beneficiaries within the private, public, or not-for-profit sector. 

Leading by Design will be most powerful for those who come to the program with a sense of what can be gained from challenging assumptions. It is not for those who don’t want to work intensely and collaboratively with others.  

Please note, our programs are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please register early to secure a confirmation of your spot.

About Banff Centre Leadership Programs

Banff Centre Leadership programs integrate the power of the arts, the wisdom of Indigenous practice, and the extraordinary beauty of Banff National Park to prepare and empower the next generation of leaders.

Programs help participants bring creative and reflective approaches to a rapidly changing world, and connect leaders with others who share their commitment to positive change in Indigenous communities, businesses, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions, and government.
 

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2019
Program Dates: October 20 - October 24, 2019
REGISTER ONLINE: http://bit.ly/2N4VSiv

Level:

Duration: 
4.5 days
Date: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 19:00 to Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 19:00
Price: 
Please review website for fees and funding opportunities.
Contact: 

Cecelia Leddy, Recruitment & Alumni Officer, Arts & Leadership
Email: leadership@banffcentre.ca
Phone: 403-762-6383

Banff Centre | Contextual Intelligence | Leadership Intensive

Share

Type:

Category:

Country:

City:

Description: 

Overview

“Contextual intelligence requires moving far beyond an analysis of institutional context into areas as diverse as intellectual property rights, aesthetic preferences, attitudes toward power, beliefs about the free market, and even religious differences. The most difficult work is often the “soft” work of adjusting mental models, learning to differentiate between universal principles and their specific embodiments, and being open to new ideas.”      – Tarun Khanna, Harvard Business Review 

Context matters. Today’s leaders operate in increasingly dynamic environments and face a wide range of complex external realities. The success of our programs, projects, and plans so often depends on our ability to read the wider field and anticipate contextual roadblocks. Cultivating this ability gives us deeper insight into the present and the direction it is heading, as well as confidence to sense emerging possibilities. Contextual intelligence – the capacity to see multiple dimensions of our external reality and shape our initiatives accordingly – has never been more important. 

This program draws on the best new-paradigm thinking and practice in strategic planning, systems and complexity theory, and cultural analysis to enable participants to read big picture trends and immediate operating contexts, and leverage them for greater, more durable impact over time. Participants gain awareness of how mental models, often unconscious or unarticulated, can prevent us seeing and being nimble in our response to what is really going on. Whatever the field or sector, whether the focus is a strategic planning process, a communication campaign, or launch of a new product or service, this program will help build the contextual intelligence required to succeed. 

What does the program offer?

This program offers a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of contextual intelligence as a leadership capacity. Bringing together a diverse group of participants from a range of fields and sectors, the program focuses on applied learning through workshops, seminars, case study analysis, small group work, and reflective practice. It provides participants with the mindsets, methods, and tools to (a) understand the nature and power of contextual intelligence; (b) cultivate contextual intelligence in themselves and others; and (c) apply newly gained aptitudes to real-world situations. 

This program is designed to enable participants to apply their learning to a specific initiative (e.g. a strategic plan for their organization, program, or project), and immediately add value to their work interests and settings. 

Who should register?

This program is ideal for anyone interested in creating real value in their work, reconnecting with deep vocational purpose, and retooling for 21st century contextual realities. 

Participants should: 

  • Have some demonstrated experience in their field of vocational practice
  • Have an ability to recognize opportunities, and design and implement solutions
  • Be actively pursuing or considering new opportunities to create impact in their work (e.g. new roles or projects) in light of wider trends and environmental realities 
  • Want to learn more effective strategies for collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders and improving value chains for more effective and durable outcomes
  • Be willing to take risks, reimagine possibilities, and be curious and eager to learn
  • Approach work and relationships with a spirit of sharing and generosity
  • Desire to foster a reflective practice that takes context seriously 

Please note, our programs are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please register early to secure a confirmation of your spot.

About Banff Centre Leadership Programs

Banff Centre Leadership programs integrate the power of the arts, the wisdom of Indigenous practice, and the extraordinary beauty of Banff National Park to prepare and empower the next generation of leaders.

Programs help participants bring creative and reflective approaches to a rapidly changing world, and connect leaders with others who share their commitment to positive change in Indigenous communities, businesses, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions, and government.

Registration Deadline: October 1, 2019
Program Dates: October 20 - October 24, 2019
REGISTER ONLINE: http://bit.ly/2YRnAXb

Level:

Duration: 
4.5 days
Date: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 19:00 to Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 19:00
Price: 
Please review website for fees and funding opportunities.
Contact: 

Cecelia Leddy, Recruitment & Alumni Officer, Arts & Leadership
Email: leadership@banffcentre.ca
Phone: 403-762-6383

Banff Centre | Foundations of Purpose | Leadership Intensive

Share

Type:

Category:

Country:

City:

Description: 

Overview

"Now and again, it is necessary to seclude yourself among deep mountains and hidden valleys to restore your link to the source of life."  –Morehei Ueshiba (Founder, Aikido)

Every leader – no matter how competent and outwardly successful – reaches a challenging point where they must pause and take stock of what matters most in life. Some may realize their external life has come with a steep inner price – perhaps the loss of connection to something vital. Some may feel stuck in a story too small for the person they sense they can become. Others face complex leadership challenges that require the cultivation of their own deeper capacities. 

Foundations of Purpose supports participants to explore and navigate this critical leadership threshold. It is a deep, personal dive into what poet David Whyte calls, “your own truth at the centre of the image you were born with.” Participants will tap into their own creative intelligence and explore profound personal questions to clarify the next steps on their journey. Past participants tell us that this process brings a renewed sense of meaning, energy, and purpose to their work of leading and making change in these turbulent times.

What does the program offer?

  • Learn and practice the arts of deep listening, expanded awareness, and skillful inquiry
  • Engage imagination and exploration of the natural world to track the threads of the story that calls you to the next phase of your leadership journey
  • Explore real world applications of models of human development and the emerging science of human potential
  • Generate new insight and possibilities using techniques drawn from the creative, expressive, and somatic arts
  • Develop sustaining practices to align your actions and decisions with your purpose and internal commitments; quickly connect with and move from your most centered and skillful presence; and cultivate your own wholeness

Who should register?

Foundations of Purpose is designed for those who yearn to bring their deepest and most creative potential to their work, and who aspire to make a unique contribution to the world. The program will have a particular relevance for seasoned leaders and influencers who find themselves in transition, holding profound questions, or perhaps standing at a critical crossroads or developmental threshold. 

Those who find themselves at the ‘edge’ of the stories that have sustained, defined, and empowered them will feel at home here. The program is not a good fit – and may be profoundly destabilizing – for those who want everything in their life and work to stay just the way it is.

Please note, our programs are filled on a first come, first served basis. Please register early to secure a confirmation of your spot.

What do participants say?

  • “The most inspiring, deep, and transformative learning opportunity I have experienced in my 31 years of professional and personal development.”  – Darlene Nuqingaq, The Iqaluit Music Society
  • “This course should be a prerequisite for living in our current world. It allows for full exploration of our lives and gives us real tools to make an impact.”  – Claire Hefferon Payne, National Program Director, Business for the Arts

About Banff Centre Leadership Programs

Banff Centre Leadership programs integrate the power of the arts, the wisdom of Indigenous practice, and the extraordinary beauty of Banff National Park to prepare and empower the next generation of leaders.

Programs help participants bring creative and reflective approaches to a rapidly changing world, and connect leaders with others who share their commitment to positive change in Indigenous communities, businesses, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions, and government.

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2019
Program Dates: September 19 - 23, 2019
REGISTER ONLINE: http://bit.ly/2TAYuFT

Level:

Duration: 
4.5 days
Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 19:00 to Monday, September 23, 2019 - 19:00
Price: 
Please review website for fees and funding opportunities.
Contact: 

Cecelia Leddy, Recruitment & Alumni Officer, Arts & Leadership
Email: leadership@banffcentre.ca
Phone: 403-762-6383

Subscribe to Professional Development