Tagged: Leadership

Museums Resilient Leadership 2018-2019

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 leadership training, comprising:

  • a 5-day overseas study visit to cultural organisations 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 and coach.

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.

Go to the MRL website www.museumresilience.com to find out more and follow the link to apply for the Programme.

Applications are open until 5.00pm on Wednesday 31 January, 2018.

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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.

Applications Open for Transformers Programme

From the Museums Association:

The Museums Association (MA) is now accepting applications to its Transformers training scheme for mid-career professionals looking to develop new ways of thinking, influence more effectively, and create change for themselves, their colleagues and their organisations.

Museum professionals from anywhere in the UK can subscribe to the Innovate and Influence programmes, while the Diversify programme is open to applications from England, Wales, and Scotland.

In all around 170 trainees will be supported across the three programmes in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Katy Swift, the MA’s project coordinator, Transformers, says: “The Transformers programme is an exciting opportunity for people working in and with museums to proactively meet the opportunities and challenges the sector is facing.

“The MA has built on the success of Transformers by expanding the programme to include three strands: Innovate, Influence and Diversify.

“As the programme coordinator, I passionately believe that it is the people working in museums who change lives.

“Transformers creates a timely opportunity to support and develop museum professionals and I am looking forward to building a cohort of people across the UK who are committed to building a radical and thriving sector.”

Applications to Innovate close on 27 January 2017, and applications to Influence and Diversify close on 28 February 2017.

Before submitting an application to any of the programmes, please ensure you have read the guidance notes to check that the programme is suitable for you.

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Transformers 2016-18

Museums & Resilient Leadership 2016-2017 – Applications Open

Museums & Resilient Leadership (MRL) is a unique year long programme designed to develop resilient and entrepreneurial leaders for the 21st Century.

MRL are looking for the passionately curious, the enquirers, those who are motivated to develop and make change happen. If that sounds like you, then they would love to hear from you. You may already have leadership responsibilities in your organisation, yet not be in a full-time leadership role. If you have had a taste of leading through running a department or a project and you are curious about developing your leadership capacity, then you may be right for the 2016-2017 Programme.

MRL is a 360° examination of leadership, provided in a variety of learning environments which are safe but challenging. It is an ‘offline’ space where practice and theory come together and where you can try out leadership to see if it fits you (and if you fit it). MRL will help you understand where you sit on the ‘leadership continuum’ and provide you with in-depth help tailored to your learning style.

MRL is fully funded by Arts Council England (there is a small administration fee). Eligibility is restricted to those in the Arts Council England area.

To find out more about MRL see here or you can make an application on their application questionnaire here.

V&A Innovative Leadership 2015-16

From the V&A:

The V&A Innovative Leadership Programme has been helping people develop new skills, new insights and new opportunities for more than a decade. Our 10 month programme brings together seminars, workshops, action learning, individual coaching and online learning resources to create a powerful tool for personal and professional growth.

Over 12 workshops you will be immersed in a unique learning environment in which you will explore how to engage your passion with the practicalities of leading and managing in an ever changing and increasingly complex world and how to lead innovatively in the creative industries.

As well as theoretical reflection, you’ll acquire hands-on management skills – finance, team dynamics, strategy, problem solving- and get the opportunity to develop your own style of leadership.

Perhaps most importantly, you’ll develop a tight-knit, supportive network with your peers. People who are amongst the most talented and dedicated people working in the Arts, Creative and Cultural Sector today.

In the last ten years we have welcomed over 200 participants onto our programmes. We’ve seen graduates move on to take up leadership roles in institutions including the National Theatre, the Tate, the British Film Institute and British Museum, and our illustrious network of alumni continues to grow.

If you want to take your career in the arts to the next level, why not join them?

For more details about the programme, costs and how to apply visit the Innovative Leadership Programme page

Oxford University Museums Partnership Cultural Leaders Programme

Oxford  University Museums Partnership (OUMP) has just opened the online application portal for the 2016 round of Oxford Cultural Leaders that will take place  in Oxford from 10-15 April 2016. They will again be working with colleagues from the Saïd Business School to deliver something unique for the cultural sector. 

Building on the success of last year’s pilot programme, they are looking to recruit a new cohort of dynamic and reflective CEOs, directors, heads of department, and senior managers who want to challenge and redefine their identity as a leaders and their visions for their organisation at a time of great challenge and complexity for the cultural sector.

The application portal is now open, with a deadline of 5pm on 30 November 2015. Participants will be asked to contribute a fee of £2,500 (excluding tax) which includes the cost of all tuition, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and supper.

Attached their press release, full details are available  on their website: http://www.oxfordaspiremuseums.org/oxford-cultural-leaders

 

MDNW Emerging Leaders Programme

The deadline for applications is just around the corner for our first Emerging Leaders programme and you have until 5pm Monday 1st June to submit them. This six-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 workshop per month for six months starting in July 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
  • Change management
  • 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. The programme will also be an opportunity to create contacts and networks across the region and work in partnership with other participants.

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 3rd July, 28th August, 17th September, 22nd October, 19th November, 10th December. We will confirm venues asap.

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 1st June.

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.

MDNW Emerging Leaders Programme

We’re pleased to announce that MDNW will be running its first 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.

Programme details
The programme will consist of one workshop per month for six months starting in July 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
  • Change management
  • 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. The programme will also be an opportunity to create contacts and networks across the region and work in partnership with other participants.

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 3rd July, 28th August, 17th September, 22nd October, 19th November, 10th December. We will confirm venues asap.

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 1st June.

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.