“Arts managers from across Australia are this week participating in a five-day workshop to further develop their strategic leadership skills.
An Australia Council for the Arts initiative, the Emerging Leaders Development Program is aimed at leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to the arts and want to take their career to the next level.
The 22 participants will examine a range of issues relevant to arts leaders, such as governance, problem solving, strategic thinking, mentoring and risk management.
There has been a high turnover in managerial positions in small to medium arts organisations due to burnout, a lack of support and recognition of these managers’ commitment and achievements, as well as little assistance for their career development, Mr Grybowski said.
This program aims to address these issues as well as giving participants the skills required to lead large organisations in an increasingly dynamic and complex social and business environment.”