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BOARDway Bound

BOARDway Bound is ArtsWave's signature professional development program that 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.
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.

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.

Please check back soon for application information and dates for 2019.

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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

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