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MDNW Emerging Leaders Programme 2017

 

There’s only a few days left to apply for our third Emerging Leaders programme this year and applications are now being accepted. This seven-month programme is for early career museum professionals who would like to focus on developing their leadership skills.

Programme details
The programme will consist of one full day workshop per month for seven months, starting in June. Participants will have the opportunity to shape the content of the programme to meet their needs. In previous years, the programme has focused on areas including:

  • Confidence building
  • Management style identification
  • Coaching and working effectively with others
  • Influencing
  • Time and workload management
  • Personal resilience
  • Managing change

As part of the programme, all participants have the opportunity to seek 360˚ feedback at work to help them plan their own personal development and will have time during the programme to work on their own areas of personal development. The programme also includes some homework to help apply the learning from the workshops to participants’ own workplace.

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 for those working in the North West on the programme this year and people can either nominate themselves or be nominated. If you work at a National or Major Partner Museum please speak to Alex Bird prior to submission.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form. The form includes a section for you and a section for your line manager to support your application. It is important that you have your line manager’s support for taking part throughout the programme, so please ensure both sections of the form are completed.

Please send all applications to Alex Bird, Sector Development Officer – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk by 5pm Friday 28th April.

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 take up a place once it has been offered or do not complete the programme.

If you would like more information about the programme please contact Alex Bird alternatively you can read the evaluation post about our 2015 programme.

 

MDNW Emerging Leaders Programme 2017

There’s just over a week left to apply for our third Emerging Leaders programme this year and applications are now being accepted. This seven-month programme is for early career museum professionals who would like to focus on developing their leadership skills.

Programme details
The programme will consist of one full day workshop per month for seven months, starting in June. Participants will have the opportunity to shape the content of the programme to meet their needs. In previous years, the programme has focused on areas including:

  • Confidence building
  • Management style identification
  • Coaching and working effectively with others
  • Influencing
  • Time and workload management
  • Personal resilience
  • Managing change

As part of the programme, all participants have the opportunity to seek 360˚ feedback at work to help them plan their own personal development and will have time during the programme to work on their own areas of personal development. The programme also includes some homework to help apply the learning from the workshops to participants’ own workplace.

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 for those working in the North West on the programme this year and people can either nominate themselves or be nominated. If you work at a National or Major Partner Museum please speak to Alex Bird prior to submission.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form. The form includes a section for you and a section for your line manager to support your application. It is important that you have your line manager’s support for taking part throughout the programme, so please ensure both sections of the form are completed.

Please send all applications to Alex Bird, Sector Development Officer – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk by 5pm Friday 28th April.

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 take up a place once it has been offered or do not complete the programme.

If you would like more information about the programme please contact Alex Bird alternatively you can read the evaluation post about our 2015 programme.

MDNW Emerging Leaders Programme 2017

We are pleased to announce that we will be running our third Emerging Leaders programme this year and applications are now being accepted. This seven-month programme is for early career museum professionals who would like to focus on developing their leadership skills.

Programme details
The programme will consist of one full day workshop per month for seven months, starting in June. Participants will have the opportunity to shape the content of the programme to meet their needs. In previous years, the programme has focused on areas including:

  • Confidence building
  • Management style identification
  • Coaching and working effectively with others
  • Influencing
  • Time and workload management
  • Personal resilience
  • Managing change

As part of the programme, all participants have the opportunity to seek 360˚ feedback at work to help them plan their own personal development and will have time during the programme to work on their own areas of personal development. The programme also includes some homework to help apply the learning from the workshops to participants’ own workplace.

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 on the programme this year and people can either nominate themselves or be nominated. If you work at a National or Major Partner Museum please speak to Alex Bird prior to submission.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form. The form includes a section for you and a section for your line manager to support your application. It is important that you have your line manager’s support for taking part throughout the programme, so please ensure both sections of the form are completed.

Please send all applications to Alex Bird, Sector Development Officer – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk by 5pm Friday 28th April.

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 take up a place once it has been offered or do not complete the programme.

If you would like more information about the programme please contact Alex Bird alternatively you can read the evaluation post about our 2015 programme.

Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme

2017-2018 Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the Museums and Resilient Leadership Programme (MRL) – a unique year-long development course fully funded by Arts Council England.

Described as ‘life changing’, it is designed to help you become a cultural leader for the 21st Century, resilient and entrepreneurial.

Participants receive £7,500 worth of development training, comprising:

  • A 5 day overseas study visit to museums in a country of your choice
  • 2 x 3 day residential workshops
  • 8 workshops and masterclasses on leadership, governance, finance, skills and models
  • An online leadership resource bank
  • A personal mentor
  • A personal programme learning log for your MRL year
  • The Programme draws on a wealth of knowledge and insight about leadership in the cultural and commercial sectors. It puts this learning at your disposal in inspirational settings.

To find out more visit the MRL website:  www.museumresilience.com, or call MRL’s Directors now:  Stephen Feber 07515 338535 Nick Winterbotham 07775 774539.

To apply for the Programme, go to: 

www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MRL20172018

Applications are open until 5.00pm on Tuesday 31 January 2017.

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 the deadline for applications is fast approaching. 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 –alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk 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, 07748 932680

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 –alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk 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

Emerging Leaders Programme 2015: Evaluation

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2015 cohort

Last year, as part of its ACE Museum Development funding programme for 2015-2018, Museum Development North West commissioned the 2015 Emerging Leaders Programme for a cohort of 10 early career professionals in the region.

The programme comprised of six workshops, focussing on subject and skills based training, whilst providing 360˚ feedback for delegates, as well as support partnerships and personal development planning.

Delegates were provided with a better understanding of leadership styles and competencies, as well as a better understanding of themselves in relation to self-awareness and organisational awareness. The course also focused on helping delegates self-regulate better with advice on how to manage workload, delegate and manage stress. Other topics addressed included, working with their team, influencing, & managing change.

The programme was delivered by Alex Lindley and Shirley Collier, along with trainers, coaches and consultants with significant experience in the heritage and arts sectors.  The programme was designed and delivered in consultation with Alex Bird, the Sector Development Officer, who also attended as a participant.

Delegates from the 2015 programme had the following to say,

I have previously attended a couple of leadership courses and have always found them to be very informative and inspiring, yet once back in the office, I sometimes, like many I suspect, found it difficult to apply and make changes once back into a hectic schedule and daily routine.  However, over the course of six months, we participated in six sessions across venues in the North West and having this time in-between the workshops really gave me the time to reflect on what we’d learnt in the previous session, as well as time to embed some of the models and tools into my own practice.

Personally, I really benefitted from how skilfully Alex L tailored the models we explored to our sector through exploring scenarios which we could all relate to. Within the group, we all confidentially shared experiences and issues and this personal aspect really helped to illustrate the models, bringing them to life in a way that was accessible and relevant to our roles beyond the course. We explored a wide range of areas such as dealing with change, delegation and influencing to mention but a few. One of the many aspects which made this course personal for me was the balance of independent learning within the group sessions, allowing you to take the lead and form your own personal development plan alongside the benefits of the wider course.

The dynamic between Shirley and Alex L was fantastic and really made the course both unique and very enjoyable. Both were great support throughout this process and were always generously on hand to discuss results from the 360 or course material in between sessions. They seamlessly created an atmosphere where people could openly share their experiences and I found it both beneficial and interesting to hear from both Shirley’s and Alex L’s personal stories which provided the basis for so many ideas and solutions within the group.

I feel very lucky to have shared a fantastic experience with such a wonderful group of people and I think it’s a testament to how much we all enjoyed the course that so many of us have already planned to regularly meeting up over the coming year. The course has taught me many things, but for me, it’s given me the confidence and assurance that leadership, in all its many forms, can come from any position within an organisation and sometimes you have to step outside of your comfort zone to really challenge yourself.

As I approach my 8th year working in Museum and Gallery Education, I have attended my fair share of courses, yet what really made Emerging Leaders really stand out is it’s supportive and flexible ability help shape your experiences during the course and to tailor it to achieving our own personal goals and aims over the course of the six month programme. I feel that the balance of independent learning through our support partners and the wider group learning makes this course unique and I wouldn’t even hesitate to apply!”
Laura Ferguson, Education Development Officer, Gallery Oldham

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Darren Collingwood – National Football Museum

“Last year I applied for a place on the emerging leaders course run by MDNW, I thought this would be ideal for me to gain experience and training in areas that I really wanted to have better knowledge and experience in…I can say I have never enjoyed a training programme like it, it is very informative and everyone is open about ideas…The course has made me realise what I needed to change to succeed within the museum sector, it encourages you to take a good look at yourself, your role, and your career. Since starting the course I have moved into a new role and I truly believe the motivation to apply for the role was partly boosted by the skills learnt and understanding of my capabilities realised by taking the emerging leaders course.

I cannot recommend this training course enough to anyone, I want to attend it all again!”
Darren Collingwood, The National Football Museum. 

“Alex L (Lindley) was brilliant at understanding and interpreting our needs from the very beginning. We were given plenty of opportunities to adapt the course and content to suit ourselves as individuals and as a group. The six months we spent together was a brilliant experience, it was a great feeling to know that others from national to independent museums all in different roles and stages of their careers had similar experiences, success’ and worries to each other. This shared experience really helped to create a strong bond between all of us.  I just wanted to say a huge thanks to Alex B (Bird) and MDNW for creating such a fab programme. Alex L and Shirley for supporting us throughout the whole project and always being at the end of a phone or email when we needed them, all of the other emerging leaders for being so brilliant”
EvaD Ould-Okojie, Access and Interpretation Officer, Gallery Oldham

In 2016 Museum Development North West are continuing the programme, & are currently looking for early career professionals to take part. We will share more details later in the year but if you would like an informal chat or more information about the programme, please contact Alex Bird