SEMC Leadership Institute: Leading for Today’s Challenges
The Southeastern Museum Conference (SEMC) offers a professional development program for future museum leaders that supports diversity and inclusion.
Proudly developed in partnership with the Association of African American Museums (AAAM), this program is focused on leadership training for staff of small- and mid-sized institutions.
The 2024 Leadership Institute: Leading for Today’s Challenges aims to equip a new generation of museum leaders with outward-looking skills and strategies that increase their effectiveness as leaders and ability to create a productive and inclusive environment within the museum and among the museum’s board.
The Southeastern Museums Conference Leadership Institute will develop a diverse and inclusive group of future museum leaders who:
• Can identify and build on their existing personal strengths
• Assess how to maximize these strengths internally in an organization and externally as part of a community
• Identify methods to capitalize on their strengths and their environment to move an institution forward
The curriculum, taught by leaders in their fields, covers six areas:
• Reflecting Your Best Self*
• Building Inclusive Cultures
• Strategic Communication and Thinking
• Leadership Challenges
• Adaptive Leadership
• Creating Your Best Self as an Organization
*Using the Reflective Best Self Tool
SEMC Executive Director, Zinnia Willits, with Leadership Institute Faculty members, Robert Bull and Marsha Semmel at the 2023 Association of African American Museums Annual Meeting.
The 2024 Leadership Institute tuition is $1,500 for SEMC and AAAM members and $1,600 for non-members. Tuition includes all instruction, Institute resources, and registration to the SEMC2024 Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Meals (other than those noted below) and lodging at the The Galt House Hotel are not included in tuiton. The 2024 Leadership Institute room rate is $166 per night + tax. Daily lunch and a closing banquet dinner are included. Restaurants and grocery stores are a short walk from the The Galt House.
The Institute will also include daily coffee, morning and afternoon snacks, a reception with guest panelists (bar/lite bites) and a closing dinner.
Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
The inaugural SEMC Leadership Institute - Leading for Today’s Challenges - ran as a virtual program November 8 - 20, 2020.
2020 Virtual Leadership Institute Cohort
Special thanks to Banks Creative for the Leadership Institute logo design!