Rapid City, SD Creative Community Leadership Institute | Fall 2015
Malcom “Chap” Chapman, CCLI facilitator and president and founder or the Chapman Group is a former U.S. Marine Corp Officer and he served three terms as Councilman for the City of Rapid City. Chap has worked in professional sales and as a consultant to the Center for Naval Analysis in Washington D.C. He is an active National League of Cities advocate, participant, and presenter. Chap holds a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration and was awarded the 2008 South Dakota Municipal League Excellence in Municipal Government Award. He was recently selected as a 2015-2017 Bush Fellow, around his work with service clubs, and community leadership capacity building. Service has been central to Chap throughout his life. His activities with community organizations include; Optimist of the Black Hills, Leadership Rapid City, United Way of the Black Hills, Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, Youth and Family Services, South Dakota Lutheran Social Services Board Member, Friends of South Dakota Public Broadcasting Board Member, National League of Cities University Advisory Board Member, Rapid City Library Foundation, and life memberships in both the Military Officer Association of America and Optimist International. Chap’s current priority is to work to further early childhood education, community leadership and affordable housing issues. Chap is president and founder of the Chapman Group, an organizational communications-consulting firm that offers retreat facilitation, strategic planning, coaching, seminars, and keynote addresses to organizations and businesses. Chap and his family live in Rapid City, SD
William Cleveland, faculty member and co-founder of Intermedia Arts’ Creative Community Leadership Institute, is a pioneer in the community arts movement and one of its most poetic documenters. His books Art In Other Places and Making Exact Change and Art and Upheaval: Artists at work on the Worlds Frontlines are considered seminal works in the field of arts-based community development. Activist, teacher, lecturer and musician, he also directs the Center for the Study of Art and Community. Established in 1991, CSA&C works to build new working relationships between the arts and the broader community specializing in the development and assessment of arts-based community partnerships, and training for artists, and their community and institutional partners. The Center works with artists and arts organizations, schools, human service and criminal justice agencies, local and state government and the business and philanthropic organizations. Bill’s 25-year history producing arts programs in cultural, educational and community also includes his leadership of the Walker Art Center's Education and Community Programs Department, California's Arts-In-Corrections Program and the California State Summer School for the Arts. He has also been an Assistant Director of the California Department of Corrections and worked as a youth services counselor and resident artist under the auspices of the Department of Labor’s Comprehensive Employment and Development Program. His most recent book, Between Grace and Fear: The Role of the Arts in a Time of Change, was published in 2010. His CD, Songlines, is based, in part, on stories from Art and Upheaval.
Wendy Morris, M.A., faculty member and co-founder of Intermedia Arts’ Creative Community Leadership Institute, is the Director of Creative Leadership at Intermedia Arts. A pioneering leadership educator and consultant, Wendy has served on faculty at leadership venues in North America and Southeast Asia. Her work has been recognized by more than 25 awards in leadership, interdisciplinary practice and the arts including major fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. At home in Minneapolis she has been affiliated with two research and training centers at the University of Minnesota: the Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ Center for Integrative Leadership, where she recently served as an Executive Leadership Fellow; and the Center for Spirituality and Healing. She collaborates as a program designer/facilitator with several global networks for change including the Art of Hosting network, the Human Systems Dynamics Institute and the Presencing Institute. She is the mother of a senior at South High school who is a source of joy, learning and inspiration in Wendy’s life.
Pamela Teaney Thomas, CCLI facilitator and president of Thomas Consulting: “All my life is a ‘circle’, and now I am challenging others and their learning edge to find the sweet spot both individually as well as collectively.” An artist, a teacher, a counselor, a speaker and a consultant, Pam enjoys variety in her life. Each of these areas enhances the other and allows Pam to share with people a unique way of seeing their world. As an accomplished and dedicated professional, she has become adept in establishing and building community relationships by providing technical assistance and training communities across the country including keynoting a national conference in Dallas, TX. Pam received her BA from University of Northern Colorado and her Graduate degree from SDSU. Of her awards, she is most proud of being selected the recipient of the 2011 South Dakota Champion for Children. Pam is a recent Bush Fellow, attending Harvard’s Kennedy School on Leadership. Her two year research and development of how organizations, businesses and schools can find new ways of becoming better at what they do and engage the people who care. Pam and her husband, Doug, live in Black Hawk, SD and are proud of their three children. She enjoys art, photography, theatre, skiing and people.