About the Program:

To build awareness of the unique challenges involved in developing sustainable and effective dual leadership structures, TCG, Dance/USA, the national service organization for dance, and the Institute for Cultural Policy and Practice at Virginia Tech developed a program for artistic and managing theatre and dance leaders. The seminars focused on the practices required to build strong team-based leadership models that advance artistic vision and that build a resilient, healthy organizational culture.

The training placed a strong emphasis on peer-to-peer learning and emphasized the unique dual leadership realities faced by artistic and managing leaders of not-for-profit professional theatre and dance. Topics addressed included: building leadership as an institutional capacity, increasing organizational cohesion and adaptability, establishing and maintaining a culture of trust and managing the tension between artistic vitality and organizational sustainability. The goal of the program was to make leaders more effective in working with each other, their staff, artists and boards. Attendees included artistic and executive/management leader teams.

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Please email Emilya Cachapero with any questions about this program.

Dual Leadership: Partnering From the Inside Out was generously funded by the The Institute for Cultural Policy and Practice.

Program Calendar:

February 24-26, 2008

New Orleans, LA All training sessions were held at the International House Conference Center directly across the street from the International House Hotel.

Faculty: Kate Beatty, Ph. D., Center for Creative Leadership John McCann, Facilitator, Institute for Cultural Policy & Practice Geno Schnell, Ph. D., Schnell Management Consulting Click here to view the 2008 Dual Leadership participant list.

February 25-27, 2007

Philadelphia, PA On Sunday, February 25, the training session was held at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia. On Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27, the training sessions were held on the penthouse level of the Club Quarters Philadelphia. Faculty: Maureen Carruthers, Program Manager, Institute for Cultural Policy & Practice Julia Fabris McBride, Coach Julia, Inc. John McCann, Director, Institute for Cultural Policy & Practice Geno Schnell, Ph. D., Schnell Management Consulting Click here to view the 2007 Dual Leadership participant list.