VPA Dean Michael Tick to Provide as International Council of High-quality Arts Deans Management Development Mentor

Arts & Tradition

Dean Michael S. Tick of the University of Visible and Performing Arts (VPA) has been selected to serve as a mentor for the 2022 Management Improvement Team of the Intercontinental Council of Great Arts Deans (ICFAD) beginning in September.

Dean Michael S. Tick

Mentors participate in a 13-7 days sequence of on line classes that target on supporting new deans and nurturing future long run deans. The classes combine scenario research and theories of values-primarily based management for leading arts companies through these challenging moments. Mentors serve as session leaders and provide one particular-on-just one structured discussions, letting members to discover matters ranging from particular mission statements and management assessment to range and inclusion, setting up, source acquisition and administration, personnel issues, governance dynamics and vocation arranging.

“The Leadership Improvement Workshop is the only leadership plan in the place completely devoted to arts and design pros in larger training,” notes Tick, who has participated due to the fact the workshop’s inception three several years in the past and not too long ago served two terms on ICFAD’s board of administrators. He is also a longtime participant of the Affiliation for Theatre in Higher Education’s Management Institute, the precursor to the ICFAD software.

ICFAD is a multinational alliance of govt academic visible and doing arts, style and media directors representing institutions of bigger training. Outside of remaining the supplier of professional growth, ICFAD facilitates message boards for the trade of ideas, information and facts and possibilities for presidents, provosts, deans, affiliate deans, assistant deans, administrators, chairs and fundraising industry experts in the arts and layout.

Tick turned dean of VPA in June 2016 right after serving 6 many years as dean of the University of Wonderful Arts at the University of Kentucky and 11 many years as chair of the Office of Theatre at Louisiana Condition College. Less than his management, VPA recognized the Workplace of Academic and Job Advising to support expanded products and services for students, including supplemental experienced educational advisors and job coaches. He assisted in producing the Office of Artistic Arts Therapy, which presents a grasp of science diploma in artwork treatment. In 2021, he expanded VPA’s footprint in Los Angeles by employing the college’s founding visual and accomplishing arts method director. He also oversaw the creation of VPA’s initial services learn approach and labored with the Business of Improvement and External Affairs to shut one the of most significant gifts in the University’s historical past.