Designing Leadership is Philadelphia’s premier professional development program designed for nonprofit professionals in the arts and culture sector and creative business professionals in leadership roles. Participants build their skills in key areas such as strategy, communication, power and bias, and management. With renowned local faculty who have a pulse on Philadelphia’s happenings and dozens of participants in each year’s cohort, Designing Leadership also provides an unparalleled opportunity to connect and network with a wide range of professionals across disciplines and backgrounds in the area.

The Arts + Business Council recognizes this year has brought unparalleled change and many have been financially effected. There is a $1,250 program fee; however, we invite businesses and individuals confronting financial hardships to contact A limited amount of scholarships are also available for nonprofit professionals.

Limited space is available and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 15, 2021. Applicants must demonstrate their professional connection to the Greater Philadelphia creative community and be in a management or leadership role.