Arts Liaison Training

Arts liaisons serve as the on-site school arts champion to lead arts programming and opportunities for their school communities, to connect students to resources in the arts, and to inspire their school community toward high-quality engagement of the arts.

The arts liaison training program is designed to help you increase the impact of your leadership on your school and in the district. You will explore your leadership style while you have the time and space to reconnect with your purpose. You will leave with a new mind-set, skills, and strategies to immediately put into action in your school.

Each training session will build on the next and is organized around the themes of leadership, connection, and inspiration.

Who should attend?
Lead arts liaisons and arts liaisons should attend.

Schedule
There are six training sessions, and they will take place immediately before the Ingenuity summits.

Training #1: Leading from Your Sphere of Influence

LEAD: Explore what leadership means, what your role is as a leader, and what your leadership practice looks like
CONNECT: Hear what other arts liaisons are doing at their schools and discover new ways to collaborate and share resources
INSPIRE: Learn about art liaison successes and challenges and how to inspire the very best leaders

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Charles A. Hayes Center, 4859 S. Wabash Ave.
Course code: 37228 | Class code: 71941

Training #2: What’s Data Got to Do With Me?

LEAD: Know how to build evidence-based support for the arts in your school
CONNECT: Understand the arts education ecosystem, how to engage with data that is relevant to your school, and how to identify the best resources to meet your students’ needs
INSPIRE: Begin to craft your own data story that demonstrates your impact as an arts liaison

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Conservatory Loft, 2958 W. Carroll Ave.
Course code: 37228 | Class code: 71942

Training #3: Navigating the System

LEAD: Explore leadership research and tools that can help break down barriers to student access to the arts and bridge communication between your school, network, and the district
CONNECT: Understand where to find the right resources, materials, products, and partners to the needs of your students and navigate the CPS vendor system to ensure implementation of your arts program
INSPIRE: Collaborate with your peers on the continued development of your data impact story

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave.
Course code: 37228 | Class code: 71943

Training #4: Taking the Reins as Arts Leader

LEAD: Know how to position yourself as the “go-to” arts advocate in your school
CONNECT: Understand how to evaluate the quality of arts partnerships
INSPIRE: Practice developing effective presentation skills to share your impact story

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave.
Course code: 37228 | Class code: 71944

Training #5: Building Buy In

LEAD: Know how to foster impact, effectiveness, collaboration, and sustained commitment to the arts in your school
CONNECT: Understand how to collaboratively work with other teachers in your school to coordinate integrated arts experiences for students
INSPIRE: Share your data impact story and its effective use of language for different audiences

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Charles A. Hayes Center, 4859 S. Wabash Ave.
Course code: 37228 | Class code: 71945

Training #6: Reflecting on Leadership

LEAD: Reflect on your leadership practice and identify successes and areas for growth
CONNECT: Reflect with your peers on what you have learned as an arts liaison in your school
INSPIRE: Challenge yourself and your peers to continue to grow and develop as the arts champions of the district

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Conservatory Loft, 2958 W. Carroll Ave.
Course code: 37228 | Class code: 71946

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Lead Arts Liaison Training

Become a lead arts liaison and represent the district as the arts champion of your network! Lead arts liaisons are essential in ensuring the CPS Arts Plan continues to ourish throughout the district.

The role of a lead arts liaison includes the following:

  • Co-facilitating arts liaisons trainings, workshops, and professional development
  • Leading a session at the CPS Arts Education Conference
  • Supporting the needs and leadership development of arts liaisons in your network
  • Participating in the promotion, development, and delivery of student programs such as the CPS All-City Elementary Visual Art Exhibitions, Music Festivals, CPS Advanced Arts Program at Gallery 37, and CPS All-City Performing Arts Regional and Citywide programs
  • Collaborating with your network chief and staff on arts initiatives and resources

Lead arts liaisons are required to attend after-school planning meetings prior to each arts liaison training, and they receive an annual stipend to support their professional development as leaders in arts education.

Schedule
Planning meetings will be offered six times and will take place before each arts liaison training.

Summer Institute
Monday, July 24, 2017 and Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
The location is to be determined.

Training #1 Planning
Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
The location is to be determined.

Training #2 Planning
Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
The location is to be determined.

Training #3 Planning
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
The location is to be determined.

Training #4 Planning
Thursday, January 11, 2018 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
The location is to be determined.

Training #5 Planning
Thursday, February 8, 2018 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
The location is to be determined.

Training #6 Planning
Thursday, March 15, 2018 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
The location is to be determined.

For more information, or to apply to be a lead arts liaison, visit http://bit.ly/Lead_AL_App. The application deadline is August 25, 2017.