Announcing MEL: The Museum Enterprise Leadership Program

We are very excited to announce that the new Museum Enterprise Leadership (MEL) program has officially been launched!

A partnership between the Institute for Learning Innovation and the University of Mary Washington, this 12-month certificate program was developed with FLAME input and specific goals in mind. Whether you aspire to hold a CEO position in the next 2-5 years, or simply wish to bring stronger business skills to your work as a leader in your organization, this program was designed with the specific strengths and challenges that Directors of Education in art museums face.

The first cohort will begin in June of 2020, and MEL has assembled a faculty of current museum directors, MBA professors, and others to engage with you online and at two in-person residencies. MEL has also identified an excellent executive coach to work on individual and organization-specific issues.

The entire MEL program is based on a professional community of inquiry learning in an active and specific context. Please note, participation in the program requires the support of your director, as attendance at finance committee and enlarged Board interaction is required.

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Posted Feb 7, 2020