Career Development Committee
The Career Development Committee provides learning experiences on issues related to leadership in the arts within the academy (e.g., strategic planning, working with advisory boards). Our goal is to assist members to develop or enhance their leadership capabilities, identify critical issues facing arts administrators, and provide assistance with the challenges facing university arts faculty and staff. We hope to stimulate those already serving in leadership roles as well as nurture those just starting their leadership journey.
Areas of relevance that the Committee will be focusing on include but are not limited to:
Any member who is in their first three years as a new dean is invited to register for the MIND program. Sessions will be specifically targeted to address issues faced by new deans. Experts in the field and senior deans form the ICFAD leadership will facilitate this special daylong program.
Goals of the MIND Program:
Fellows are directors and department chairs who have been nominated by your colleagues in ICFAD because the nominees have been recognized for their leadership and potential. The Fellows Program is a professional development program to promote a healthy and continuous pipeline of talented arts administrators who are prepared to move into leadership positions in our institutions. Fellows will be encouraged to remain in contact with their mentors as they consider what next steps might be for them in arts administration in higher education.
Goals of the Fellows Program
Notes from the Career Development Committee meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan in October 2016 are available by clicking here.