MDNW Emerging Leaders Programme 2016

After the success of last year’s programme we’re pleased to announce that MDNW will be running its second Emerging Leaders programme this year and that applications are now being accepted. This six-month programme is for early career museum professionals who would like to focus on developing their leadership skills.
The programme will consist of one workshop per month for six months starting in June and will focus on the following areas:
  • Confidence building
  • Management style identification
  • How to inspire your team
  • How to deal with difficult people
  • How to broker partnerships
  • How to embed new ways of working
  • Identifying and managing stress
  • How to excel
  • Idea development

The programme includes some homework to help apply the learning from the workshops to participants’ own workplace, as well as the opportunity to seek 360˚ feedback at work to help participants plan their personal development. 

About the trainers:
The programme will be run by Alex Lindley and Shirley Collier.

Alex is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has worked in Learning and Development and Human Resource Management for over 10 years. She has delivered workshops and programmes covering areas such as leadership development, personal skills, organisational and cultural change and has spent time as a mentor for new leaders.

She now works primarily with the heritage sector, but brings leadership insights and best practice from a wide range of sectors and organisations, from small volunteer run museums to international banks – and a great deal in between!

Shirley Collier has 20 years’ experience in museums and management – including several years as CEO of Scarborough Museums Trust – giving her personal and practical experience of many of the issues which affect early career professionals in the sector. She has developed and delivered training for a range of organisations, from national museums to small independent museums. Shirley also works as an executive coach, focusing on transition – changing roles, promotions, moving sectors – and resilience, resourcefulness and motivation.

How to apply
There are 10 places available this year and people can either nominate themselves or be nominated but there has to be a line-management participation agreement.

The dates for the workshops are 15th June, 20th July, 17th August, 21st September, 19th October, 16th November.

If you are interested in participating please can you write a paragraph showing how you and your museum will benefit from your participation. You will also need to provide evidence that you have your manager’s support for taking part in the programme.

Please send all applications to Alex Bird, Sector Development Officer – by 5pm Monday 25th April.

Once you have submitted your application, you will be invited for an informal meeting to discuss your role and experience more, and to ensure the programme is suitable for you.

There is no charge for participation but because places are limited there will be a drop-out fee of £150 per delegate if delegates are unable to complete the programme.

If you would like more information please contact Alex Bird


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