Global warming is most prominent in the Arctic with visible changes in ice and snow and enormous challenges for ecosystems and people to adapt to the new situation. Loss of the Arctic as we know it, coincides with new development in this area on conservation, cooperation, governance and security. New business opportunities should take account of the sensitivities of the natural environment and local people. Sustainable solutions require multidimensional knowledge and a prudent approach when coming from outside the Arctic. Participants will be introduced in the conditions experienced—and adaptations exhibited—by plants, animals and people in the Arctic regions. With a variety of experts, a multitude of interlinking perspectives will be presented and discussed. Considering that the effects of global warming are severe and clearly noticeable in the arctic region. The effects are multidimensional and can be seen in the biodiversity, local communities, growing geopolitical/military attention considerations, and increasing economic activities including mining, shipping and tourism. In this respect, the Arctic can be seen as a living laboratory for the societal challenges that are about to come in the rest of the world.
What does it mean to study or work in the arts and cultural management field in contemporary Europe? By listening to practitioners in the field and by following workshops we will dive deeper into this subject during this winter school. But we are also interested in your opinions on this subject. We want to engage in an academic conversation. Opportunities will be provided to present your own research regarding arts and cultural management. How do we deal with employment issues? Can the cultural sector help in constructing a shared European identity? Do we even want to construct a shared European identity? By addressing these questions, we hope participants will be able to grasp better what is going on in the arts and cultural management field across Europe. During the first two days of the winter school, students of the second year of the Cultural Leadership programme will present their research in various cultural organizations in Northern Europe. Employees of those organizations will provide background information. This is meant to provoke a discussion regarding the possible gap between the academic arts and cultural management world, and the practical aspect of working in the cultural sector. Participants are asked to share their experiences. In this way we hope to provide a basis for understanding the differences of working and studying the arts across Europe. The final three days of the winter school will revolve around interaction. The third annual arts cultural management conference has been made part of this winter school as a result. After the first two editions in German-speaking locations, participants of the conference are now asked to join in the winter school in Groningen. There they are able to present their own research and discuss those researches with their fellow arts and cultural management students. In this way, the winter school will provide a broad overview of what is going on in different universities that address the question of what it means to work in the arts and cultural management field. The highlight of this winter school consists of two keynote lectures of prominent people working in the cultural sector in the Netherlands. By offering a wide range of voices and opinions, and by hoping to engage with the participants as well, this winter provides the basis of understanding the scope of studying and working in the arts and cultural management field.
Welcome to the Berlin Summer University of the Arts (BSUA)! Every summer since 2012, we’ve been opening our doors for workshops across the range of disciplines: Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Design, Music, Creative Entrepreneurship, Arts Management, and interdisciplinary courses. All that in the heart of Germany’s biggest and most inspiring city! A team of passionate teachers and coaches offers a supportive environment where you can challenge yourself in creative expression and critical thinking, find your artistic voice and visual language, bring your ideas to life, share them with like-minded people, and build up a professional network. Join us in Berlin and meet artists and creatives from around the globe. Get inspired by the unique atmosphere, explore your interests and dive into the world of creativity at one of the biggest and multi-faceted art universities in Europe. The new program will be announced in December 2019.
Think of the leaders you most admire. They seem to easily juggle competing demands, confidently motivate their teams to achieve optimum results, effectively navigate across the organization, and never lose their composure. These executives make the job look simple—but it’s not. Designed to help managers become more effective leaders, this two-day program delves into the fundamentals of managing yourself, leading teams, and motivating others to accomplish your company’s goals. Through relevant readings, case discussions, and introspective exercises, you will gain a broader and deeper understanding of organizational culture and dynamics, management best practices, the role of the manager, and the nature of influence. As you explore your own personality, strengths, and weaknesses, you will begin to evolve a leadership style that is uniquely yours. You will return to work with newfound confidence and an action plan for continuing your growth as a leader. PROGRAM BENEFITS - Improve your performance by strengthening your management skills - Manage your team, your boss, and your colleagues more effectively - Develop a management style that suits your unique personality - Handle difficult management situations with greater certainty in your decisions - Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard University Division of Continuing Education TOPICS COVERED - Distinguishing management myth from reality - Understanding the motivations of colleagues and competitors - Recognizing strengths and blind spots in yourself and others - Building emotional intelligence to communicate effectively - Influencing others from a position of authority—or without authority - Managing within organizational hierarchies - Earning trust and building relationships - Leading for long-term results WHO SHOULD ENROLL This management training program is ideal for new or experienced managers in any function who want to become better leaders. Because management requires analyzing complex challenges, participants should expect to grapple with ambiguous situations that do not have simple solutions. After you enroll, you will receive information on the required reading that should be completed before the program begins.