The Change Leader Program is a professional development course with an active network of course graduates. Participants attend a three-day immersive 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.
For more information on the Change Leader program contact Tracy Hansford at email@example.com or 801.236.7544.
The fall conference was great! Thank you for joining with us. We welcomed Atem Aleu and Emily Kunz as our newest Change Leaders. Please stay tuned for news about our upcoming conferences, and don’t forget to put the Mountain West Arts Conference on your calendar.
MWAC May 10, 2018
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.
Institute Reading Materials
Participants are encouraged to read the following articles beforehand to be discussed during the Institute.
- The 12 Cognitive Biases That Prevent You from Being Rational
- Leading Transition
- Albright on Communication
- Albright on Negotiating
Upcoming Change Leader Institutes
- August 28-30, 2017 (rescheduled due to Brian Head fire) | Cedar Breaks Lodge, Brian Head, UT
- November 13-15, 2017 | Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, UT
**Please note that there is currently a wait-list for the Change Leader Institute. Submit an application to be placed on the wait-list.
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 Leadership Circles are networking meetings that take place throughout the state. Change Leaders gather to exchange ideas and information, and to receive state and national arts updates.
Upcoming Leadership Circles:
- August 2: Cedar City, UT
- August: 9: Ogden, UT
- September 7: Provo, UT
- November 16: Moab, UT
Change Leader Random Acts of Art
Change Leader Random Acts of Art encourage creative engagement in communities, spearheaded by Change Leaders. RAAs can range from art projects to targeted community-based activities. This program provides funding for the following purposes:
- Support local civic engagement using arts as a medium and/or artists as active participants.
- Illustrate the impact of arts and artists in meeting social or community needs/opportunities through small projects that are not part of regular programming.
- Assist Change Leaders in building value and increasing connections within their respective communities.
- Strengthen and raise awareness of the arts and the Change Leader network through media and public relations.
Click HERE to view the guidelines.
Final Reports are now online! Access them HERE.
For Change Leaders
Click HERE to see a list of the Change Leaders across Utah.
Download an information sheet on the Community Arts program.