“The future of civilization as we know it depends upon our ability to respond effectively to change.”
-Scott G. Isakson, Author
The Change Leader Program is a professional development course with an active network of course graduates. Participants attend a three-day institute with instruction on assessing environments and the communication and facilitation skills necessary to implement change. Following the institute, Change Leaders practice these skills by completing a certification project. These certified Change Leaders form a network of leaders that share a common language, mentor each other, and convene through leadership circles and conferences.
Change Leader Conferences are held every six months to provide networking and high-level educational opportunities for the 100+ Change Leaders who have been through the Institute. The conference includes a ceremony in which new Change Leaders present their projects and receive certificates of completion signed by the Governor. Contact Hilary Amnah via email or 801.236.7544 for more information and to register.
Spring Change Leader Conference
- April 30, 2014 in conjunction with the Mountain West Arts Conference, West Valley City
- Conference flyer
- Registration form
Fall Change Leader Conference
- October 23-24, 2014
The Change Leader Institute is a professional development course that addresses leadership issues in relation to leading change. Our goals are to better equip arts and cultural leaders to deal with environmental and organizational change, and also to create a statewide mentoring network in the arts and cultural community. Contact Jason Bowcutt via email or 801.236.7554 for more information.
Upcoming Change Leader Institutes
- May 19-21, 2014
November 10-12, 2014 in Moab at Red Cliffs Lodge
- Institute Application
To complete their training, Change Leaders design a project, applying the concepts they learned in the Institute. After examining their environment to identify a need, they plan a response, engage others, identify resources, negotiate, honor resistance, adjust plans as necessary and implement change. Each certification project is unique.
Change Leader Random Acts of Art
Change Leader Leadership Circles are networking meetings that take place throughout the state. Change Leaders gather to exchange ideas and information as well as receive state and national arts updates.
Random Acts of Art bring creative solutions to social and community needs. Activities can range from art projects to targeted community participation by artists or members of arts organizations. Click here to view the guidelines.
Random Acts of Art is a benefit of the Change Leader Program and provides funding for the following purposes:
- Support local civic engagement using arts as a medium and the Change Leader network as a collective volunteer pool or collaborative partners.
- Illustrate the impact of arts and artists in meeting social/community needs through small projects that are not part of regular programs.
- Assist Change Leaders in building value and increasing connections within their respective communities.
- Raise awareness of and create a stronger sense of unity within the Change Leader network and the arts through media and other public relations.
To log in to the online application for this funding, Change Leaders can visit uamgrants.org.
Certified Change Leaders
Click HERE to see a list of the Certified Change Leaders across Utah.