LEAD is an ambitious and internationally a rather unique initiative, with high-quality standards. Each of our activities is monitored with participants, partners, and advisors, among others through structural questionnaires.
The previous LEAD weekends were highly appreciated and valued for their content, organization, and hospitality.
We will profile LEAD further as an intensive and participatory organization, organically from the content, not organized from fixed structures. We strive a professional organization, characterized as reflective, open, flexible and tailor-made, with example behavior in leadership by its staff.
The function of music, arts, and culture is changing constantly, with the fluid of social-cultural, political and economic developments. This reflects on musicians and is a challenge to their entrepreneurship and their capability to create co-ownership models, together with other professionals and public/governmental and business organizations.
Within the music work field, the mentioned changes ask for adaptive, authentic and servant leadership. In this field music itself is seen as a binding and inspiring medium. The central position of conductors in musical and social-cultural contexts is crucial to explore this leadership.
To be able to face and handle these changes in a lifelong learning process, the conductor, and the professional musician in general, as a true and convincing artist, needs to be a creative thinker and actor, an adaptive and reflective practitioner, and a connector and networker.
Based on this vision LEAD’s mission is to show to its participants an exemplary model of lifelong learning in true leadership, offer an inspiring, personal, intensive learning process, and organize conductors in co-ownerships networks. Therefore we will offer and facilitate a concentrated learning environment, out of the daily work environment, and a professional platform and network.
Our mission to society is to bring about and multiply our lifelong learning concept through its effect on a responsible and responsive attitude of our participants in their own work fields and contexts.
At international, national, (EU)regional and local level we will link our activities in co-ownership models to other leadership initiatives, as in the managerial and business world, and in public and governmental organizations.
Cooperation with institutions of Higher Education and Research is crucial to fundament our theory and practice. As is our contribution to scouting and coaching of young musical talents and to cultural education, in our direct North Netherlands environment, and in broader contexts (inter)nationally.