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BOARDway Bound

BOARDway Bound is back in Fall 2018! ArtsWave's signature professional development program provides all the tools necessary to become a successful board leader within the arts as well as fantastic networking opportunities across companies. The program includes a blend of directed learning and classroom interaction led by a cross-section of arts leaders. The program culminates with an arts board “observership” opportunity accomplished through a matched approach. 

Candidate Qualifications: Applicants are accomplished and motivated business professionals who wish to engage in leadership opportunities within the region’s arts sector. Participants typically have minimal board experience yet desire professional development in governance best practices. All participants must devote the necessary time and engagement needed to complete the program.

Application Deadline:
June 15

About the Program: The program is comprised of six sessions targeted to new board candidates and current board members seeking development training. The first session allows candidates to hear directly from arts organizations seeking new board members in an elevator speech marathon session. Sessions are conducted by local arts and business leaders, including ArtsWave President & CEO and veteran arts administrator, Alecia Kintner. In the final class, candidates will meet with their top 10 arts choices for board service in a fast-paced interview process.

Time and Location:
4-6:30 p.m. at ArtsWave, 20 E. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202

2018 Dates
September 12: Greater Cincy Arts Scene & ArtsWave Overview
September 25: Mission, Vision and Role of Effective Boards
October 2: All Things Revenue
October 16: Nonprofit Financial Management
October 30: Impact, Collaboration, Storytelling
November 14: Speed Dating (note: this session will end at 7 p.m.)

$775, generally underwritten by the employer, due by September 1, 2018. Scholarships may be available on an as-needed basis. Application must be submitted prior to scholarship decision.

Program History: Since its inauguration in 2004, this program has placed over 300 candidates on various arts boards throughout the region. Candidates have come from a wide variety of organizations, including: 84.51; Cincinnati Business Courier; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Medical Center; The Christ Hospital; Convergys; Dinsmore & Shohl; Duke Energy; Ernst & Young; E.W. Scripps; Fifth Third Bank; FRCH; GE Aviation; Johnson Investment Counsel; KPMG; Kroger; Macy’s; Mercy Health; Messer Construction; Ohio National Financial Services; PNC Bank; P&G; Taft Law; Thompson Hine; Truepoint Inc.; University of Cincinnati; US Bank; and many more.

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I was interested in BOARDway Bound

...because I wanted to grow, be challenged and become engaged beyond the patron’s view of the arts. Because of this program and the fantastic board I joined, my view of our region and our community has expanded exponentially.

- Ronnise C. Handy, CFO, Cincinnati Fire Department
Board member, Cincinnati Boychoir

BWB Speed Dating