InterACT Art Schools Leadership Intensive

The Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), a national model for sustained excellence in art school management, and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management are pleased to offer a three-day training and consultation program for senior executives, administrative staff, and board leadership of arts schools nationwide. The InterACT Art Schools Leadership Intensive also serves:

  • principals,
  • deans,
  • department chairs,
  • arts program directors and coordinators,
  • administrators, and
  • fundraising, marketing, human resource, and finance personnel.

The InterACT Art Schools Leadership Intensive will take place June 22-24, 2016, in Orange County, California.

Registration for this event has closed.

Led by Brett Egan of the DeVos Institute and Ralph S. Opacic, Ed.D., of OCSA, the InterACT Art Schools Leadership Intensive is well-suited to schools at a variety of developmental stages:

  • Advanced-capacity institutions seeking a “refresh”;
  • Established institutions looking for recalibration in key areas;
  • Institutions requiring immediate evaluation; and
  • New and emerging art schools.

Primary Learning Objectives
  • Reinforce and activate organizational mission and long-term strategic planning throughout administrative and curricular activity.
  • Engineer a leap from “good” to “great” in key governance areas including curriculum design, marketing, financial planning, fundraising, and parent/volunteer engagement.
  • Leverage essential management principles from the non-profit, arts school, and for-profit sectors.
  • Build a culture that supports collaboration between students, staff, volunteers, parents, and administrators.
  • Maximize the staff-board relationship, increasing value and impact on both sides of the partnership.

In addition to group training, the InterACT Art Schools Leadership Intensive will offer a limited number of optional, one-on-one consultations for an additional tuition of $150. In preparation for each consultation, DeVos Institute and/or OCSA leadership will review appropriate documentation to ensure maximum productivity. The agenda for the consultation will be developed by the participating organization. 


  • June 22: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
  • June 23: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
  • June 24: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Light refreshments will be available at all sessions.
  • Tour of OCSA's new Dance, Music, and Science Center and welcome reception 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. on June 22

Location: Balboa Bay Club (1221 West Coast Highway; Newport Beach, California 92663)

Registration for this event has closed. 

For more information, download the program description or contact Simone Perszyk at the DeVos Institute at





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