Intercultural Leadership

In a unique partnership connected to the great cultural diversity of the Twin Cities region, Americans for the Arts will join the leading organizations of the Intercultural Leadership Institute (National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, Alternate ROOTS, First Peoples’ Fund, and Pa’i Foundation) as well as fellows from the first two cohorts and advisors to develop this preconference, which brings forward an intercultural lens of leadership. This approach emphasizes overlapping experiences, shared spaces and mutual accountability – and seeks to challenge dominant social norms while honoring differences of histories, traditions, vocabulary and more.
Participants in the preconference will:
1. Offer a framework for participants to understand their own work as well as the work of others from an intercultural perspective.
2. Explore how identity, cultural heritage and personal experiences impact our perspectives and approach to leadership, the arts and cultural equity.
3. Provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on opportunities for greater intercultural awareness, equity, and action within their own work.
This preconference begins at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 13 and goes through 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 14. Transportation will be provided to and from the Convention hotel. This preconference will take place in St. Paul at the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center and at the Convention Hotel.

Our thanks to American Express for its generous support of the Intercultural Leadership Preconference.