James L. Allen Center, Northwestern University
AAMG Academic Museum and Gallery Leadership Seminar
In partnership with the Kellogg School of Management
Center for Nonprofit Management at Northwestern University
Dynamic, engaging, highly interactive by design and interspersed with team and individual
problem-solving exercises in leadership and management, this intensive five-day certificate program will allow you to learn from one another and be guided and inspired by nationally recognized scholars drawn principally from Kellogg's renowned faculty.
You will learn new strategies to address leadership challenges unique to academic museums, including navigating and addressing the diverse needs of faculty, administration, students, and community constituencies, creating win-win situations for all. Seminar Fellows will learn to broaden communications to reach and inspire diverse audiences ranging from millennials to retirees, and explore new ways of successfully leading institutional change as well as strategies to manage crises. Additional topics include effective ways of composing and presenting your museum's financial information to your board and donors and successful fundraising strategies from Kellogg's inspirational instructors.
Piloted in 2012, the AAMG/Kellogg Academic Museum and Gallery Leadership Seminar has two main goals: To have an impact on the professional lives of the participating museum professionals and, through them, upon the field as a whole. The 2012 pilot Seminar was nothing less than transformative for attendees.
Up to 35 applicants will be identified as Seminar participants by the Application Review Team based upon this diverse group of academic museum and gallery leaders' evaluation of each candidate's commitment to and potential for growth in the field of academic museum and gallery leadership and the organizers' search for diversity in the class.
Here is what Seminar Fellows had to say about the program:
Kellogg faculty took me out of my comfort zone in exciting, productive ways, and allowed me to think more expansively about the impact university art museums and galleries can have within the parent institution and with the general public.
- Amy Ingrid Schlegel, Tufts University Art Gallery
The June 2012 Leadership Seminar at Kellogg profoundly influenced my own museum practices
and the ways in which I communicate about achieving short- and long- term goals.
- Laura Stewart, Georgetown College Art Galleries
As one of the participants without any formal business training, this opened up the idea of incorporating and utilizing business structures within the management of the museum for me. I also found that I was instinctually following some of the leadership practices discussed.
- Karen T. Albert, Hofstra University Museum