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Young Leaders 2017, Ljubljana (26.-30.11.2017)

European Museum Leadership Programme

Sunday (evening) November 26th to Thursday November 30th, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 Call for applications

Society is changing rapidly which not only has implications for the public role of museums and cultural institutions but also affects the way we experience and see them as part of our cultural framework. More than ever, leadership competencies are necessary to run and lead teams that make museums relevant to society and drive forward necessary change.

In a series of sessions this programme will introduce young European museums and cultural heritage professionals to the complex concept of self-, team- and institutional leadership helping them to explore their own competencies and leadership skills through self-reflection, discussions and group activities. International guest speakers and the leadership programme team will present best practice models and case studies. During the sessions participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the challenges in their own organisations.

Who is it for?

This training programme is for young museums and cultural professionals who have either recently been appointed to a management post (director or head of a department) of a museum or a cultural institution or who are aspiring to become leaders in their institutions.

Applicants should have already staff responsibility and should be under the age of 45 (exceptions are possible).

We are happy to accept also applications from outside of Europe.

Programme Details

  • Intensive 4 day programme
  • Small team of international experts
  • Mix of experts’ inputs, discussions and workshops
  • Evening after-dinner talks
  • Group stays together in a hotel close to the programme venue
  • Starts on Sunday evening and finishes on Thursday 5pm

Read what Young Leaders are saying about the programme

Programme Fee and Accommodation

Fee: 950 € programme fee plus ca. 300 € for 4 nights Full Board (superior single room) in a 3-star hotel (Hotel Park – Booking Form) two minutes from the venue

Limited spaces (18 – 20 maximum);

Terms & Conditions

Venue: National Museum Slovenia, Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Travel to and from Ljubljana needs to be arranged individually. Our hotel partner can provide a taxi service to and from the airport which can be booked through the Hotel Park – Booking Form hotel booking form (25€ one way).

Programme Concept

Jeff Beeson & Christian Waltl  (a KulturAgenda event©)


Christian Waltl, director KulturAgenda (AT)

Tel: +43 650 5545165

or post your application to:

KulturAgenda Institute

Dr. Wutte Strasse 14, 9020 Klagenfurt, Austria

List of Institutions where participants came from

Participants were sent or came from the following institutions:

  • AUT, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna
  • AUT, Technisches Museum, Vienna
  • AUT, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz
  • AUT, AzW Museum of Architecture, Vienna
  • AUT, Vorarlberg Museum, Bregenz
  • AUT, Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
  • AUT, DomQuartier Salzburg, Salzburg
  • AUT, Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna
  • BAR, Museum of Parliament Hereos Gallery, St. George
  • CH, Foundation Beyeler, Basel
  • CH, Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel
  • CH, Vita Design Museum, Basel
  • EGY, Grand Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • EST, Estonian Maritime Museum, Tallinn
  • GEO, ICOM Georgia, Tbilisi
  • GER, Landkreis Rheinisch Bergischer Kreis, Wuppertal
  • GER, City of Nürnberg Art Collection, Nürnberg
  • GER, Provincial Museum Württemberg, Stuttgart
  • HUN, Hermann Otto Museum, Miskolc
  • IRL, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • IRL, Science Gallery International, Dublin
  • KOR, Whanki Museum, Seoul
  • LIE, Lichtenstein National Museum, Vaduz
  • POR, Porto University National History Museum, Porto
  • SLO, Trzic Museum, Trzic
  • SLO, Posavje Regional Museum, Brezice
  • SLO, International Centre for Graphic Arts, Ljubljana
  • SLO, National Museum, Ljubljana
  • SLO, Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Ljubljana
  • UK, Oxford University Museum, Oxford
  • UK, Natural History Museum, London
  • UK, National Science Museum, London
  • UK, Jewish Museum, London, London
  • UK, National Museum Wales, Cardiff
  • UK, Ashford Borough Council
  • UK, Conwy County Borough Council

Feedback from Young Leaders

This is what Young Leaders 2016 are saying:

The programme exceeded my expectations. Not only do i now feel more empowered and knowledgeable I also made networks and friends. The facilitation of Jeff and Christian was incredibly supportive. It allowed us to speak freely, ask questions and build trust within the group ”

“The programme had made me realise how important it is to periodically get the space to reflect on my behaviours and personal development. If it hadn’t been for this course I may have taken a new job out of sheer frustration. Now I feel I have the patience and confidence to wait for a better opportunity”

This is what Young Leader 2015 are saying:

I’m still processing my thoughts and experiences but I can say that I have come into work this morning with a fresh perspective and renewed energy. I feel I have learned a lot from the programme and am keen to put it into action. You organised a fantastic programme and I really appreciate the opportunity to learn from your expertise, and that of the other participants”
Oliver Moore, Learning Programme Development Officer, (UK)

“I’ll never forget these very interesting four days in Munich. I came to work today with many ideas and a lot of enthusiasm. Congratulations on your work, the programme was very good and the participants you gathered for the programme were all very nice and able people. Dinners, talks, walks, wine tasting … all this was wonderful”
Jana Babšek, director, Tržic Museum, Slovenia