EAL/LA creates an atmosphere that is conducive to information sharing and generational leadership succession. We’re emerging arts leaders so the idea is that we expect our own leaders to eventually “emerge”.
In order to do so, we’ve created a Leadership Council that is chaired by our more seasoned members. The Chairs will aid in orienting new leaders over the course of a one-year period. During this period, the Chairs preserve institutional knowledge and ensure the sustainability of EAL/LA by working closely with and developing the Co-Chairs. As the Chairs “emerge” or transition from the network, the Co-Chairs progress into the Chairs role and a new group of Co-Chairs is elected from the networks general membership.
The Committee charged with the strategic planning process for the network elected its first officers to serve as Chairs in February 2011.
EAL/LA Leadership Council
Past Leadership Council members: Rebecca Nath, Melissa Flavia, Megan Powers, Kristin Runnels. Thank you for your contributions to an ever growing network!
AFTA Emerging Leader Council
The Emerging Leader Council is an elected advisory body to Americans for the Arts and assists in developing programs and resources to promote the growth, development, and sustenance of emerging arts professionals nationwide. Currently, two EAL/LA members serve on the national Emerging Leader Council.