SEMC Leadership Institute: Leading for Today’s Challenges

The Southeastern Museum Conference (SEMC) will offer a professional development program for future museum leaders that supports diversity and inclusion. SEMC Leadership Institute: Leading for Today’s Challenges will be April 19 – 24, 2020 at The Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC. SEMC will partner with the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) to pilot a new Leadership Institute clearly focused on leadership training for staff of small- and mid-sized institutions.

SEMC 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

The Leadership Institute will be a six-day immersive, learning experience at The Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC. The Duke Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has 20 individually decorated luxurious guest rooms, six with sleeping porches. The historic site has unique meeting spaces plus beautiful gardens and grounds. The Duke Mansion is a five-minute drive from uptown Charlotte and numerous museums.

SEMC Leadership Institute tuition will be $1,500 for SEMC and AAAM members and $1,600 for non-members. Tuition will include Institute resources, breakfast and lunch daily as well as one dinner. There will be a follow-up workshop for Institute cohorts on Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Louisville. Conference registration for SEMC 2020 Annual Meeting in Louisville will be complimentary for 2020 Institute cohorts.

SEMC Leadership Institute: Leading for Today’s Challenges will 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.

OBJECTIVES

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

CURRICULUM AREAS

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

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