CAELI (Community Arts Education Leadership Institute)

“I have done another leadership program recently for nonprofit professionals. This program gave me so much more and provided such of valuable experience…and in only a small fraction of the time. I cannot say enough how rewarding, how important and how challenging…in a good way, this experience has been for me personally and professionally.”

2014 Participant



  • Pre-on-site Institute 360-degree feedback process
  • Five-day on-site engagement with top leadership faculty and nationally-renowned practitioners
  • Leadership Development Experiences
  • Individual executive coaching
“CAELI was pivotal in my life and for my career.”

2012 Participant


  • Identify your core values and how these influence you
  • Increase awareness of effective leadership
  • Deepen understanding of your strengths, weaknesses, and preferences
  • Increase ability to build an effective, collaborative organizational culture 
  • Create a plan for identifying and addressing your leadership development goals
    “Such a HUGE gift!”

    2013 Participant


Leadership Development Faculty

  • Ronnie Brooks, Founding Director, James Shannon Leadership Institute, Saint Paul, MN
  • Judy Brown, Leadership Educator and Poet, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Phil McArthur, Partner and Cofounder, Action Design, Newton, MA
  • Mary Parish, President, MVP Associates, Davidsonville, MD 
  • John McCann, President, Partners in Performance; Program Designer and Lead Facilitator, Blacksburg, VA

Field Practitioner Faculty

  •  Jon Hinojosa, Artistic and Executive Director, SAY Sí, San Antonio, TX
  • Margie Reese, Vice President of Programs, Big Thought, Dallas, TX
  • Alex Sarian, Director, Business Development & Operations, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
“AMAZING. I feel so honored to have been a part of this excellent program.”

2010 Participant

CAELI  is developed and facilitated by Partners in Performance, Inc., for the National Guild for Community Arts Education, and provides an intensive competency-based individual leadership development experience.

Check the Guild’s webpage for application information in early 2015.


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