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Leadership program launched

King’s launches executive programme for international cultural leaders, King’s College London27 September 2016

King’s College London has launched an intensive and immersive learning programme for senior international cultural leaders.

kcl-logoLeading culture in the 21st century is a new seven day programme that will run for the first time in April 2017. It will bring together world-leading King’s academics and respected industry professionals from across the globe to challenge current thinking on issues of leadership, resilience, creative risk and business innovation.

The inaugural programme, delivered in the heart of London, seeks to catalyse the creation of a facilitated network of peers to think afresh about the challenges and opportunities facing global concepts of art, culture and identity in an ever-changing and increasingly connected world.

Leading culture in the 21st century is led by Hilary Carty, Senior Consultant in Leadership, Management and Professional Development and a Member of the Circle of Cultural Fellows at King’s and Professor Alison Wolf, Sir Roy Griffiths Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s.

Involving keynote lectures from leading industry experts, experiential workshops, live industry case studies at leading cultural venues and peer-to-peer learning, the varied and vivid programme will be delivered within an environment that encourages and challenges in equal measures while supporting experimentation, innovative thinking and thought leadership.

Deborah Bull, Assistant Principal (London), King’s College London will be contributing to the programme curriculum and sharing learnings from her career in Higher Education leadership and from her former role as Creative Director at the Royal Opera House.

Speaking about the launch of the programme, Deborah said, ‘King’s College London has a commitment to providing education both about the Cultural Sector – through Masters Degrees in Creative & Cultural Industries, Digital Culture & Society, and Arts & Cultural Management for example – as well as delivering teaching and learning through the cultural sector, across a range of disciplines from Education, to Health, to the Humanities.  Leading culture in the 21st centurybuilds on King’s position at the interface between the needs of the cultural sector and the academic evidence, insight and analysis that can support cultural organisations in achieving their strategic aims and ambitions.’

Topics that will be explored on the programme include:

  • cultural leadership in international contexts
  • national and global perspectives on culture
  • culture and regeneration
  • cultural policy and infrastructure
  • the development & discourse of cultural leadership research.

Leading culture in the 21st century is aimed at senior professionals, executives and managers from across the world, with over 10 years sector and three years senior management experience in the arts heritage, culture, cultural education and creative industries sectors.

Applications open on Wednesday 27 September and ‘early bird’ discounts apply for those who apply before 30 November 2016.

Further information, including application criteria and a programme outline, can be found on the King’s management education web pages.

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