Rozsa Executive Arts Leadership

INTRODUCTION
 

The Rozsa Foundation offers the Rozsa Executive Arts Leadership (REAL) program for established leaders who have demonstrated the potential to lead change in their organization, community, and/or the arts sector.

 

Participants will focus on developing soft skills (eg. deep listening, creativity, critical thinking, empathy, collaboration, leadership styles, and voice) alongside hard skills (eg. finance, governance, and technical skills) that will lead to personal and professional development.
 

The goal of the program is to offer a space for established arts leaders to come together and discuss opportunities and challenges they have in their own organization, collaborate to address these opportunities and challenges within the arts sector, and do a deep dive on a particular topic with local creative thought leaders.

 

These challenges/opportunities may include marketing, communications, funding, board governance, financial, community engagement, human resources, technology, and legal.

Our approach in Rozsa Executive Arts Leadership (REAL) is to use a blended type of learning that delivers instructional content through an online portal called Slack and uses the in-person sessions to collaborate, problem-solve, and tackle different challenges with the support of peers, facilitators, and guest leaders.

 

We believe this approach will allow for greater depth of conversation and create a meaningful professional development experience.

LEARNING OUTCOMES 
 

Upon completing the Rozsa Executive Arts Leadership (REAL) program, an arts leader will be able to:
 

  1. Assess their own leadership values, style, and capacity

  2. Build relationships with other program participants

  3. Take collective action to address sector-wide concerns

  4. Advocate the value of the arts to the wider community
     

Who should take the REAL program
 

The Rozsa Executive Arts Leadership (REAL) program builds on the Rozsa Arts Management Program (RAMP) themes of governance, resource development, marketing, human resources, leadership, and finance.

 

However, while the Rozsa Arts Management Program  (RAMP) focuses on managing and planning skills; the Rozsa Executive Arts Leadership (REAL) program is focused on developing leaders who can inspire others towards a shared vision of success and lead them towards change even if there is risk involved.
 

The REAL program is for:
 

  • Arts managers across arts disciplines who are taking their leadership to the next level
     

  • Arts managers who have 5-10 years of work experience
     

  • Arts managers who are interested in being leaders in their organization and within the arts sector

TUITION

 

The Rozsa Foundation subsidizes tuition for participants working for nonprofits/registered charities. The REAL participant pays the remaining tuition.

 

Tuition for 2020 is $1200/person.​

APPLICATION
 

The Rozsa Executive Arts Leader Program (REAL) application deadline is November 29, 2019, in order to allow for enough time (30 days) for applicants to apply for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

 

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant can fund up to 2/3 of your program costs to a maximum of $10 000 per individual or $300,000 per organization.
 

If you do not qualify for the Canada Alberta Job Grant (for example, you are a board member or contracted staff member), please contact the Rozsa Foundation for information on further subsidies.

Rozsa Foundation Arts Leadership Programs

RAFT

An introduction to the fundamentals of arts administration

RAMP

Business skills for arts managers, festival directors, and resource developers.

REAL

Senior arts leaders enhancing their leadership skills through peer engagement.

JOURNEY

Maximize marketing efforts and improve your customer experience

Get in touch for more information about our organization.

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1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 6T7, Canada

(403) 245-6063

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