Benefits of Membership
The International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) is a vehicle through which members share information and ideas that enhance the leadership of arts units. ICFAD is the only organization focusing exclusively on issues that impact all creative units in higher education. ICFAD works to provide a foundation that allows you to do your job better and to expand your circle of contacts with people who share your challenges and experiences.
ICFAD helps train new deans and hone the talents of those who will be rising into leadership. Likewise, many annual conference sessions provide direct help, training, and advice on issues that are faced by all: fundraising, personnel review, and P&T issues, just to name a few. ICFAD also shares exciting new ideas and innovations developed by our colleagues.
ICFAD puts you in contact with other deans who share your interests, background, and challenges. For example, the ICFAD forum lets you immediately contact the entire membership for advice or information. Conferences allow you to network and find people who provide a wealth of information and professional guidance.
ICFAD's international efforts are expanding and its upcoming events will focus increasingly on international programs and exchanges. These, too, will be of value as you either establish or refine your own international programs. Benefits of Membership include: