The South Carolina Arts Commission is hosting a series of capacity building workshops for arts organization leaders.

SCAN is designed for arts professionals to engage in dynamic discussion with peers and experienced leaders in the field about the issues that affect arts organizations. The program invites arts professionals of any age and any demographic throughout the state to participate.

The initiative provides networking and resource sharing opportunities to enhance leadership capacity and develop innovative, effective, and sustainable arts management practices and opportunities. SCAN will convene virtually with a guest speaker to discuss industry issues. Attendance has no bearing on grant status or eligibility.

Arts Industry Director La Ruchala Murphy will host each workshop and is looking forward to the opportunity to learn more about what South Carolina’s incredible arts organizations are doing in and for their communities and how the SCAC can better support and work in partnership with them as they build capacity.

The 2023 Lineup

SCAN meetings take place:

  • from 5-6 p.m.
  • on the second Thursday of each month
  • on Zoom

The schedule is below. (Don’t forget to register!)

  • Leadership is tested and forged during challenging times—storms.

    The adversity, uncertainty, and pressure of these storms can feel stressful and overwhelming. However, every storm presents a unique opportunity to apply and practice effective leadership principles and rally teams to overcome what might seem like insurmountable obstacles. The leader’s approach to managing uncertain times or change can mean the difference between destruction and survival for staff and/or organizations. During this conversation we will explore strategies for storm forecasting, preparation, navigation, and recovery.

    With Charles Weathers

    As founder of The Weathers Group, a management consulting firm specializing in  organizational performance and leadership development, Charles is a nationally recognized  speaker, writer and consultant. He is known for his ability to help groups navigate difficult  conversations while captivating audiences with his contagious energy, insight, and humor.  

    Charles is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow, a Riley Diversity Fellow (Furman University), a member of the Institute of Management Consultants and a member of the National Speakers Association.  

    In his mission to positively impact lives, Charles has made headlines by lending his voice  to disruptive companies in the nonprofit, government and private sectors. Since 2003, The Weathers Group, under Charles’ leadership, has developed customized solutions  for clients ranging from grassroots community organizations to billion-dollar business enterprises. His work has touched the lives of leading executives at TD Bank, BASF  Corporation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Society for Human Resource Management, and countless public/private entities across the globe.  

    Charles enjoys volunteering with numerous organizations and is a proud board member of Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands of SC. A trusted advisor and coach, he and his family reside in Columbia.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

I’m here to help!

To discuss the program and ask any questions you might have, please contact Arts Industry Director La Ruchala Murphy (803.734.8762 |