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Breakfast Club: Collaborative Leadership

  • WeWork 100 South State Street Chicago, IL, 60603 United States (map)

The Arts & Business Council of Chicago convenes a monthly morning gathering on the first Tuesday of every month for arts administrators at our downtown office to discuss topics and share ideas relevant to the business of art. Breakfast Club supports leaders and staff of nonprofit arts organizations through informal peer-to-peer sharing, casual facilitated conversation, and information dissemination.

Join us Tuesday, January 9, 8:30am - 9:30am. This month we’re navigating Collaborative Leadership.

Arts and cultural organizations often carry a unique structure of collaborative leadership –  an artistic leader and an administrative leader who are expected to work in harmony to make an organization thrive. As leaders and staff, how do we work within and under these “arranged marriages?”

As collaborative leaders, how do we develop mission alignment? Can we pursue the same strategic goals from different perspectives? How do we build trust?

As staff, how do we navigate our organizational charts with collaborative leaders? Who do we communicate with in different scenarios? How can our collaborative leaders model effective working relationships and communication?

Our office is at 100 S. State St. Enter the building on W. Monroe. An A&BC staff member will direct you upstairs. If you arrive after 9am, buzz to be let in and go directly to the 4th floor, where you will check in.

A cereal bar, tea, and coffee will be provided (gluten-free and vegan options are available). $5 registration.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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