20 Reasons to Join AEC’s Arts Ed Leadership Academy

What is Leadership drawing

Are you ready to take the next step in your leadership journey? THIS IS YOUR YEAR! Arts Ed Collaborative’s flagship program is celebrating its 20th anniversary and there’s no better time to join the growing group of Leadership Academy alumni.

Unlike other programs, our Arts Ed Leadership Academy offers the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of peers on culturally responsive practices, and then helps you apply that learning to your own individual action plan. But that’s not all you’ll gain from the 10-month journey!

To celebrate 20 years of AEC’s Arts Ed Leadership Academy, we’ve assembled a list of 20 reasons to register today:

  1. Join a unique network of Leadership Academy alumni from the past 20 years
  2. Build a professional support system through connections made with participants and facilitators
  3. Enjoy a four-day summer intensive at the Carnegie Museum of Art and Attack Theatre
  4. Bond with cohort members and make lifelong friends
  5. Enjoy a mix of monthly in-person and virtual sessions throughout the school year
  6. Create welcoming and powerful learning opportunities for students that celebrate diverse identities and cultures
  7. Earn up to 90 Act 48 credits
  8. Develop new leadership skills while connecting to your creativity
  9. Learn with a variety of guest experts including Celeta Hickman, Miracle Jones, Alecia Dawn, Allyce Pinchback-Johnson, Shabaka Perkins, Michelle King, and more
  10. Advance professionally by leveraging new learning and planning skills
  11. Mix it up with alumni at an August happy hour
  12. Benefit from sliding scale registration rates
  13. Learn with AEC’s leaders, Anqwenique Kinsel and Yael Silk
  14. Discover valuable resources and opportunities in the broader arts education community
  15. Strengthen arts education across Southwestern PA
  16. Attend AEC’s annual ACTIVATE Arts Learning Conference
  17. Celebrate your achievements at graduation in April
  18. Gain strategies for building relationships and strengthening communication
  19. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Arts Ed Leadership Academy with special guests and surprises!
  20. Have fun!

So, are you in? Apply now at artsedcollab.org/leadershipacademy.