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Perspectives on Museum Leadership at All Levels

3-Part Webcast Series
May 6, 13 and 20

In this three-part webcast series, leadership experts and museum directors will engage in a frank conversation supported by leadership case studies about the skills needed to be an adaptive leader at any level in today’s museums.

We will explore what it means to be a leader in a museum that fosters growth and learning; how to better communicate in distinct, relevant and consistent ways; and how creating a strategic career plan plays an important role in leading a rich professional life and building or supporting a healthy organization.

How Will I Benefit?

This series of webcasts is designed to address today’s museum leadership issues and challenges from a personal and institutional perspective. After participating in these programs, attendees will be better able to:

  • Identify the many challenges that face museum leaders at all levels and all career stages
  • Understand the importance of and develop increased self-awareness of leadership style
  • Align leadership style with organizational mission and operations
  • Align leadership style with career goals

Who Should Attend

This series is designed to address the issues facing leaders (or aspiring leaders) at all levels of the institution, from directors to program managers to coordinators.

Lead Presenters

  • Anne Ackerson, co-author, Leadership Matters (2013, AltaMira Press); executive director, Council of State Archivists; principal, Creative Leadership and Management Solutions; former executive director, Museum Association of New York (MANY)
  • Joan Baldwin, co-author, Leadership Matters; curator of special collections, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
  • Marsha Semmel, principal, Marsha Semmel Consulting, and senior advisor, Noyce Leadership Institute; former

Case Study Presenters

  • Ann Fortescue, executive director, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
  • Wyona Lynch-McWhite, executive director, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA

  • Nathan Richie, director, Golden History Museums, Golden, CO
  Moderator
  • Greg Stevens, assistant director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC

Host a Local “Webinar Watch and Talk Event

Interested in networking with and learning from your local museum colleagues? Consider hosting a “watch and talk” event during an upcoming webinar program.  Each local webinar “watch and talk” event includes a suggested 30-minute networking session prior to the live webcast and a 60-minute suggested group discussion after the live webcast. There is no cost to participate in either the local or online program. To learn more about hosting, email Greg Stevens.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests for Alliance professional development programs must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event date to receive a full refund of your registration fees. Refund requests will not be accepted after that date. The Alliance reserves the right to cancel any program at any time, for any reason. In the event of a program cancellation by the Alliance, attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fees. For face-to-face programs, the Alliance is not responsible for any travel or hotel expenses incurred as a result of your participation or cancellation of an event.