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Change Leader

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.

Change Leader Program brochure    |   Institute Application


Change Leader

Conferences

Fall Conference: “Healthy Work – From the Professional to the Personal”

This conference will explore how to strike the right cord with work/life balance, how to bring your best self to your work, and what a healthy work environment looks like. The facilitators will provide tools that anyone can implement in their life and work practice. Come share your thoughts and experiences with fellow Change Leaders in one of Utah’s most beautiful national parks.

Date – Thursday, October 25th – Friday, October 26th
LocationRuby’s Inn at the edge of Bryce Canyon National Park. Reserve your hotel room at the rate of $75 by calling (866) 866-6616 and mentioning Change Leader or using this link. This discounted rate is only available for Thursday and Friday night.
Registration – $40. Open to Change Leaders and their colleagues and friends 


Conference Agenda


Institutes

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.

You can access the Institute Application here.

**Please note that there is currently a wait-list for the Change Leader Institute. Submit an application to be placed on the wait-list.


Certification Projects

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.


Leadership Circles

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.

Check back for upcoming Leadership Circles.


Change Leader Random Acts of Art

Memory Care Project for webChange 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.

To log in to the online application for this funding, Change Leaders can visit uamgrants.utah.gov.
Please note: The online grants system works best if viewed in Chrome or Firefox web browsers.


For more information on the Change Leader program contact Tracy Hansford at thansford@utah.gov or 801.236.7544.


For Change Leaders

Click HERE to see a list of the Change Leaders across Utah.

Download an information sheet on the Community Arts program.