BIPOC Emerging Leaders Coaching Cohort

Level-up with professional career coaching!

In partnership with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Metro DC Chapter, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) launched the AHCMC BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Emerging Leaders Coaching Cohort (BELCC) in September 2021.  The program provides free professional leadership coaching to enhance the careers of emerging BIPOC arts managers in and around Montgomery County Maryland.
Who should participate?

BIPOC arts administrators looking to develop new skills that will take their career to the next level in the first five years of their arts management career or the first 5 years of a new position. Preference will be given to Montgomery County residents and employees but all those living and working in the DMV region (Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, District of Columbia, Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax) are encouraged to apply.

Program Goal

Provide pro bono one-on-one professional leadership and career coaching to inspire and support emerging leaders of color in the arts and humanities through a thought-provoking and creative process that maximizes their personal goals and professional potential. 

Why participate?

Participants may explore a variety of topics with their personal coach, including:

  • Adapting to organizational change
  • Excelling at new roles and responsibilities
  • Increasing self-esteem / self-confidence
  • Improving work-life balance
  • Enhancing career opportunities
  • Improving communication skills
  • Strengthening relationship-building and managment
  • Amplifying team effectiveness
How will it work?

The fourth cohort of 15 emerging leaders will begin in late March/early April 2024. Each participant must commit to 8 pro bono coaching hours/sessions averaging two sessions per month. Application deadline for the cohort is Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Desired outcomes
  • Support emerging arts and humanities leaders of color in and around Montgomery County 
  • Strengthen and deepen the leadership capacity and competencies of participants
  • Foster and expand a participant-network of equity-driven leaders in and around Montgomery County
Submission Process + Deadlines

See below to submit your application online!
Submission deadline is Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

*AHCMC reserves the right to determine participant selection and participation.*

BELCC Application

Application form for AHCMC's BIPOC Emerging Leaders Cohort

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