Young Leaders 2014

Training Programme

Date: 16.–19.12.2014

Muzej Ribnica
Ribnica, Slovenia

Museum Leadership Programme

A training programme for young Slovenian museums professionals aspiring to become leaders in museums and drive forward necessary change.

Society is changing rapidly which not only has implications on the public role of museums but also in the way we experience and see museums as part of our cultural framework. As a result far-reaching changes to the museum sector are a necessity to make sure museums stay relevant to society. New museum models need to be established which are open, communicative, innovative, creative, as well as entrepreneurial, to strike the balance between the necessary collecting and preserving aspect of heritage work and the engagement of the public not only as consumers but as active participants.

This also means we have to rethink how our museums are managed and operated and what kind of leadership skills we need to develop. Leadership can play a role at many different levels in museums. It is not just the director at the top of the institution who can motivate staff, we also need visionary leaders who have a creative ambition to share their enthusiasm and inspire staff at all levels.

This 3.5 day intensive leadership programme with a follow-up day 4 months later is set up as a pilot project introducing 8-12 young museums professionals on how to exercise their influence in making museums better places and bring about institutional change.

The main aim of this introductory training programme is to establish a new way of museums thinking with the notion that we have to share responsibilities to be able to best co-create robust and flexible museum organisations that meet the needs of a changing society.

Target group

A training programme for young Slovenian museums professionals aspiring to become leaders in museums and drive forward necessary change.

Limited spaces (8 – 12 maximum); interested museums professionals have to go through an application process

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Organizers

KulturAgenda