2023-2024 Leadership Arts cohort, Image by Austin James Photography

CBCA’s Leadership Arts is a unique program that builds leaderships skills through board and civic engagement providing businesses an opportunity to strengthen their internal leadership by empowering employees to learn the foundations for board and community service.

For nine months, participants gather to learn, discuss and engage with topics relevant to volunteer service, civic leadership and arts advocacy. The curriculum covers board governance, legal and fiscal stewardship, equity and inclusion, fundraising, advocacy, as well as current topics in the arts like social justice, healing and creative districts.

“Leadership Arts was the most positive networking and Leadership Training program I have participated in. The combination of access to arts venues, moving performances, and learning about the arts ecosystem combined with board governance kept me engaged through the entire program.” – Suzanne Linder, Broomfield Library

The program also provides employers with a valuable competitive advantage that demonstrates to current and potential employees its investment in professional development and community engagement.

I have been able to take back knowledge and insights from each session to each of my boards, actively using the knowledge from the sessions to become a more productive member of my organizations. I also really enjoyed getting to visit so many organizations around CO, and loved making so many new friends. I hope to continue seeing everyone in my cohort and hopefully to make and do fun events with them.” – Brandon Vargas, Meow Wolf

Arts and culture organizations benefit from tapping into an expanding pool of board candidates who understand the complex and intense work necessary to serve on a board.

Each cohort comprises a diverse mix of personal and professional backgrounds. They range in industry sector, career level and experience, but all share an interest in the arts and civic engagement.

Image by Austin James Photography

“Leadership Arts is a great way to connect with ambitious, creative and interesting individuals in all kinds of sectors throughout the Denver Metro.” – Paul Bork, Denver Business Journal

What are you waiting for?! Apply now to be a part of the 2024 – 2025 Leadership Arts cohort! All application materials must be received by August 9, 2024.

Early bird applications received by end-of-day on July 12 can get 10% off their tuition.

Scholarships are available through the Deborah Jordy Leadership Arts Scholarship Fund.