Community arts administrators, leaders and volunteers gather each spring to focus on leadership skills, networking and topics related to community arts agencies.

The conference is an opportunity for arts agency and community leaders from across the state to meet with state arts leaders, network with other community arts leaders and to participate in professional development sessions. This year's conference included sessions on legal and accounting issues related to community arts agency management, organizational and program success stories, handling stress in the workplace, arts advocacy and state arts funding.

The Professional Development Conference benefits community arts leaders – arts administrators, board members and volunteers. The conference includes topic-specific professional development workshops and networking opportunities with arts leaders from all over the state. Gain knowledge to expand the arts in your community and be an effective leader.

2019 Professional Development Conference


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2018 Professional Development Conference Presentations

12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders

David R. Miller, President, Life Incorporated Enterprises

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Audience and Donor Development: Building Relationships that Last 

Leslie Forrester, Executive Director, Springfield Regional Arts Council

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Your Marketing Toolkit 

Margaret Keough, Director of Marketing and Communications, Mid-America Arts Alliance

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