Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia

Business On Board for arts organizations

Posted on October 8, 2018

Business On Board provides comprehensive leadership development and board placement focused on the unique needs of the Philadelphia region’s vibrant nonprofit arts + culture sector. Business On Board’s engaging, interactive sessions integrate lessons on the legal, ethical, and financial responsibilities of non-profit board members. Classroom instruction is enhanced by the unique learning experience of observing a board in action for the duration of the program.

Available to both new and existing board members.

CURRICULUM
DAY 1: January 25, 2019 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM
BOARD MEMBER BASICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS + CULTURE SECTOR, BOARD MEMBER ROLES AND BOARD DYNAMICS.

DAY 2: March 15, 2019 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM
GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS: WHAT BOARD MEMBERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NONPROFIT FINANCE AND THEIR ROLES IN FUNDRAISING AND STEWARDSHIP.

DAY 3: April 12, 2019 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM
ELEVATING THE CONVERSATION: TOPICS INCLUDE STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP, EMPATHY AND THE GENERATIVE MODE OF GOVERNANCE.

DAY 4: May 3, 2019 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM
LEADERSHIP MOMENTS: THOUGHT LEADERSHIP AND PRACTICAL ADVICE ON HOW TO NAVIGATE AN EVOLVING NONPROFIT LANDSCAPE, IDENTIFY RESOURCES FOR BOARD EFFECTIVENESS AND DEFINE YOUR DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP STORY.

January to May 2019
BOARD OBSERVATION: EACH PROSPECTIVE NEW BOARD MEMBER IS THOUGHTFULLY MATCHED AS AN OBSERVER WITH THE BOARD OF A NONPROFIT ARTS ORGANIZATION. THIS ALLOWS PARTICIPANTS TO APPLY WHAT THEY LEARN IN THE CLASSROOM TO A REAL-LIFE SITUATION, AND TO ASSESS THE FIT BEFORE JOINING A BOARD. ABC STAFF WORKS WITH EACH BUSINESS ON BOARD GRADUATE TO SECURE A BOARD PLACEMENT—OFTEN, BUT NOT ALWAYS, WITH THE BOARD THEY’VE OBSERVED.

Learn more and apply today: http://artsbusinessphl.org/business-on-board/


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