Designing Leadership is Philadelphia’s premier professional development program specifically designed for creative economy leaders. Over five Friday sessions in the fall of 2019, participants build their executive-level skills in key areas such as strategy, communication, influence, organizational development and civic connection. With renowned local faculty, real life case studies from the Philadelphia area, and dozens of creative leaders in each year’s cohort, Designing Leadership also provides an unparalleled opportunity to connect and network with the city’s best and brightest.
Tuition for Designing Leadership is $1,250 per participant.
If you’re one of Philadelphia’s top creative leaders, get connected to other members of your community, collaborate on real-time challenges, and build a stronger creative economy for the region.
If you’re a business or nonprofit leader, learn more about how Designing Leadership strengthens management performance, employee engagement, and city-wide networking opportunities.
Better articulate your viewpoints to gain support, give more helpful instruction and feedback, and create a space for collaboration and development.
DAY 4 | October 25, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Right Reputation: Leading with Authenticity, Empathy + Integrity
Develop your personal brand and increase your understanding of how to incorporate human-centered values into your leadership journey.
Day 5 | November 1, 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Classroom to Community: Applying Lessons Learned to the Creative Economy
Hear from regional creative economy leaders and founders who will share advice on translating lessons learned in the classroom to real world results.
“A healthy cultural sector means a health and vibrant city. This program is unmatched in any city in which I have lived and worked. The curriculum is carefully crafted to make our cultural leaders stronger, which makes our cultural insitutions stronger which, of course, strengthens the fabric of our great city.”
Crystal Brewe, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts
“No path to leadership is easy, and that is especially true for designers. Yet these skills are no less vital to individual and corporate growth. Put design to work for your company. Advocate for the leadership development of your in-house team an you will undoubtedly see the return on your investment.”
Christine Sheller, President, AIGA Philadelphia and Vice President, Design, FS Investments