After twenty years of graduating successful JIMI classes, SEMC will use 2021/2022 to undertake an evaluation of the program in preparation to relaunch JIMI in January 2023. 

Click on the image below to learn more about the 2021 JIMI evaluation and the plan for 2023!

JEkYLL Island Management Institute GENERAL INFORMATION 

The Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) seeks to provide affordable management training to museum professionals.  At JIMI, participants have the opportunity to learn current methods in the field and build networks with other museum professionals.  Faculty members provide subject area expertise and practical approaches to administrative challenges.

This annual Institute provides an eight-day, total immersion environment for professionals to learn more about general administration and operations. JIMI gives administrators the key resources to gain confidence in pursuing various museum roles and having a greater impact on their institutions. JIMI offers opportunities for participants to learn management skills through presentations, small group discussions, projects and participatory exercises. Participants discover their management styles through self-tests and activities, group project assignments and presentations.

More information about JIMI's first twenty years  can be found in our brochure

JIMI 2023 tuition information coming soon!

Peter La Paglia Scholarship Fund
Thanks to the generosity of friends and colleagues of the late Peter S. LaPaglia (co-founder of JIMI), the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) and JIMI are pleased to offer a tuition scholarship. 

Additional JIMI Scholarships
Other tuition scholarships may be offered if funds are available. 

JIMI Sponsorship Opportunities

Consider supporting SEMC's successful Jekyll Island Management Institute (JIMI) as it moves toward the relaunch in 2023! This successful program has attracted applicants from all over the United States and its alumni have assumed key leadership positions in leading museums and organizations. Information on JIMI sponsorship can be found here 


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Zinnia Willits, JIMI Administrator
Executive Director
Southeastern Museums Conference
Phone: 404.814.2048
Fax: 404.814.203

(currently vacant)

Jekyll Island Management Institute Facilitator