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Leadership and Management

The Alliance has compiled this set of leadership and management resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Leadership at All Levels

This Museum magazine article looks at creating leadership roles at museums at any level. Some of the suggestions include collaborating on projects, going above and beyond one’s normal job duties, and thinking strategically about one’s career goals.

Opening the Door for Emerging Professionals

This Museum magazine article looks at emerging museum professionals (EMPs) and leaders in the museum field. It explores the variety of career paths to leadership development and training for EMPs to be future leaders. It also addresses diversity beyond ethnicity, as “broad culture assets.”

Restarting Teams to Restart Museums

The Alliance blog published this post by Jennifer Martin on how to restart teams.

Small Museum Leadership Considered

The Alliance provides a handout from its 2013 annual meeting, which offers tips to become a better leader and a four-part prioritization tool identifying key areas to focus energy, time and money.

Other Resources

Leadership Matters/Thoughts on 21st Century museum leadership

Thought leaders Anne Ackerson and Joan Baldwin share their insight into what makes a good 21st-century leader in museums.

Nonprofit-Specific Management Skills

Free Management Library presents information on key skills needed for nonprofit management, including fundraising and grant-writing, governance, budgeting and accounting and public policy.


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