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BOARDway Bound

BOARDway Bound is back in Fall 2017! 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. Applications are due June 19 - deadline extended!
About the Program: The program comprises 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. In the final session, candidates will meet with 15-20 arts groups through a fast-paced, speed-dating approach.

Time and Location:
4:00-6:30pm; ArtsWave, 20 E. Central Parkway, Cincinnati 45202

2017 Dates: September 12-November Nov 14

$775, generally underwritten by the employer. Scholarships may be available on an as-needed basis. Please contact ArtsWave to discuss this opportunity.

Program History:
Since its inauguration in 2004, this program has placed nearly 300 candidates on various arts boards throughout the region. Candidates have come from a wide variety of organizations, including: the 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 Company; Macy’s Inc.; 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.

For an application: 2017 BOARDway Bound Application

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I was interested in BOARDway Bound

...because I wanted to give back and become invested in the arts and the region in a different capacity. The lessons that I learned proved not only invaluable to my career but provided me with the knowledge to be an effective member on the Board that I joined. - Amanda McDonald, UC Foundation

BWB Speed Dating