Leadership Retreat: Next Leaders / New Strategies – 2024

 Emily Master, Stanford Thompson, Dr. Dennie Wolf and Dr. Thomas Wolf, Faculty 

The Next Leaders/New Strategies Leadership Retreat is an unparalleled opportunity for chief executives in the arts to come together, share experiences, and learn from one another. Led by experts and based on a customized curriculum built around participants’ organizational and personal challenges and opportunities, the format relies on peer sharing and peer learning in an intimate and trust-based environment. Previous retreats have focused on effective leadership, working with boards, 21st century fundraising strategies, evaluation and demonstrating impact, messaging your mission, EDI strategies, as well as questions about career development. 

The three-day retreat features intensive working sessions balanced by time to reflect and plan for the future. 

Date: August 21-24, 2024 

Location: Rockport/Camden, Maine 

Tuition: $2,450 which includes meals and a private schooner boat ride along shoreline of Penobscot Bay. Travel and accommodations are not included.

$50 nonrefundable application fee. 

For more information and/or to see a curriculum from a previous retreat, please contact us at:

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“I’ve never encountered a professional development experience quite like it – the level of customization, relevance, and bias for action was wonderfully inspiring.“ 

– Ben Cadwallader, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra 

“I came with a lot of questions for my organization and not quite sure where I needed to focus my energy going forward. I left with some real clarity, energy, and an extended community of executive directors and colleagues to call upon. I’m grateful for the opportunity and for the care and intention you put into the experience.” 

– Elizabeth Moulthrop, El Sistema USA 

“My experience in Maine was my best professional development experience ever, and I speak as someone who’s done many trainings and two fellowships in my 20+ year career.” 

– Taneshia Nash Laird, Greater Roxbury Arts & Cultural Center