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  • Certificate: Cultural Leadership & Diplomacy
  • Duration: 2 Weeks (16 Contract hours)
  • Registration Deadline: February 28, 2014
  • tart Date: March 24, 2014
  • End Date: April 4, 2014
  • Module: Distance Learning
  • Registration Fee: $395 (with reference book included)
  • Joint Program: UTPB Continuing Education/Outreach with Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin Smithsonian Affiliate/AAM Accredited Institution
    Enrollment Criteria: Undergraduate Degree/ Executive
  • Adjunct Faculty: George Jacob, Executive Director, Ellen Noel Art Museum
  • Director: Rey Lascano, M.Ed. Continuing Education/Outreach
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Course Outline:

This will be a unique Certificate Program, perhaps, the first of its kind in the United States where the advocacy for Cultural Leadership are emphasized as an integral, vital element of growing sustainable communities, urbanization, creativity, inclusivity and civil societies.

The bedrock of cultural leadership is goodwill. From Olympics to Philanthropic initiatives, the spectrum of culture-induced initiatives, have brought our world closer, overcoming polarization and overwhelming odds, at times. With an increasingly interconnected world of economic and socio-cultural symbiosis, isolationism is becoming redundant and evaporating from the mainstream. With the Louvre and the Guggenheim setting up multi-billion dollar complexes in the UAE, Spain, South America and Asia, the premise of cultural leadership and diplomacy are undergoing an unprecedented generational shift in traditional Cultural Diplomacy and dialog. The growth of cultural relations is organic, flows naturally and is above interventionism. The soft-power of cultural leadership is practiced often by diplomats, cultural aides and world leaders, but seldom acknowledged as a critical tool to bridge differences.

The joint certificate program with the Ellen Noel Art Museum high-lights the role of museums as a premise for cultural leadership that is vital for cultural advocacy international relation and diplomacy. 

Click here to register for the Cultural Leadership & Diplomacy course.