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ISPA's CEO Selected to Participate in National Arts Strategies' Chief Executive Program

Wednesday, September 11, 2013   (1 Comments)

David BaileISPA is delighted to announce that CEO David Baile has been selected to participate in the prestigious National Arts Strategies' Chief Executive Program.  Joining David in the program are ISPA members Vallejo Gantner (PS122), Igor Lozada (Universidad de Guadalajara), and Diomar Silveira (The Philharmonic Cultural Institute).   Read the full National Arts Strategies press release below to learn more about the Chief Executive Program. 

National Arts Strategies is pleased to announce the participation of 50 exceptional leaders in the second class of The Chief Executive Program. Building on the success of the program’s first cohort, National Arts Strategies continues the program to help bring together culture leaders from around the world to explore new ways to tackle the most complex and critical challenges facing the field. By the end of program, the 50 leaders will have the ideas, tools and connections to effect change in their own organizations and to work collectively to strengthen the cultural field.

The Chief Executive Program is built around learning cycles of exploration, reflection,application and sharing. Beginning in September 2013 and continuing through 2014, the program includes three in-person educational events at Harvard Business School, at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and at Sundance Resort, as well as a variety of "at-work”activities designed to help leaders move forward on their own unique objectives and goals. These events and activities are designed to give participants a deeper understanding of the strategic challenges they face, a firm grasp of change leadership and the ability to translate their visions for the future into reality.

"The Chief Executive Program harnesses the power of connection – bringing together extraordinary and talented people from around the world. We are delighted to welcome a new class of outstanding thinkers and leaders into this program, and are looking forward to helping them as they create the future of their organizations,” said NAS President and CEO Russell Willis Taylor. 

NAS will not only provide these executives with opportunities for learning, innovation and collaboration, but will also publicly highlight their work in an effort to raise the level of discussion on the critical issues facing the cultural sector. Ideas generated during the program will be shared via the NAS blog, Field Notes, through video interviews and case stories, in NAS newsletters and at industry conferences and events.

Participants in The Chief Executive Program were selected following a highly competitive recruitment process to identify 50 of the top executive cultural leaders from around the world with an aptitude to tackle the intractable issues presented by the curriculum. The leaders chosen to participate in The Chief Executive Program were selected from a wide range of cultural forms,locations, perspectives and experience levels. These executives have proven themselves to be effective, innovative, collaborative and open-minded, and were chosen from a pool of over 250 open applications and nominations from industry stakeholders.

Development of The Chief Executive Program was made possible by the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fidelity Foundation and The Kresge Foundation. Additional information about The Chief Executive Program is available at


Marie-Christine Dufour, Lemieux Pilon 4D Art says...
Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Bravo David, this is a wonderful opportunity and a very exciting challenge.