Museum Leaders from Around the World to Explore Their Evolving Field at the Getty Leadership Institute’s MLI Program June 18-July 8, 2011

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The Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University (GLI at CGU) is convening 30 museum leaders from the United States and around the world to engage in the renowned Museum Leadership Institute (MLI), in which participants explore the increasingly complex challenges museums face.

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Now in its 33rd year, MLI offers intensive executive education and is the world’s foremost professional development program for senior museum executives.

The Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University (GLI at CGU) is convening 30 museum leaders from the United States and around the world to engage in the renowned Museum Leadership Institute (MLI), in which participants explore the increasingly complex challenges museums face. Participants were chosen for the program based on their ability to influence policy and effect change at their institutions. This year’s MLI will be held, for the first time, at Claremont Graduate University’s beautiful tree-lined campus in California, from June 18-July 8, 2011.

Now in its 33rd year, MLI offers intensive executive education and is the world’s foremost professional development program for senior museum executives. This is borne out through the geographic diversity of the museums represented and the caliber of the program’s participants, who are selected based on their ability to influence policy and effect change at their institutions.

This year’s MLI group includes senior leaders from some prominent U.S. museums, including SFMOMA, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and the Minneapolis Historical Society. Attendees also represent a wide cross-section of international institutions, including Italy’s Palazzo Strozzi, the Qatar Museums Authority, the Brazilian Institute of Museums, and the National Museum of Ethnology in the Netherlands.

MLI 2011 participants include not only museum directors, curators and assistant directors, but also those leading museum education, exhibitions, finance,, information systems, and public programming initiatives – further creating a diversity of perspectives and experiences for group discussions. Additionally, this year’s MLI class features several university museums.

A full participant list for MLI 2011 is available at http://tinyurl.com/gli2011.

This is the second MLI since the Getty Leadership Institute moved from the Getty Center to its new home at Claremont Graduate University in January 2010, and the first MLI to be held on the campuses of Claremont Colleges. Getty support continues with the Getty Foundation’s three-year, $2.2 million grant supporting GLI at CGU.

Since 1979, over 1,000 museum professionals from the United States and 30 additional countries have attended. These individuals are responsible for leading a diverse collection of museums around the world.

MLI faculty come from the top ranks of educational institutions, including the University of Southern California, the University of Virginia, and the Center for Creative Leadership. Course work – covering strategic thinking, organizational behavior and alignment – addresses topics such as building public understanding, leading organizational change, and motivating high performance. Case studies and exercises for MLI combine current events and trends with academic theory and best practices.

About Claremont Graduate University
Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is an independent institution devoted entirely to graduate study. More than 2,000 students are studying for Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in 22 disciplines. Located 35 miles east of Los Angeles, CGU is part of a liberal arts consortium commonly known as the Claremont Colleges. The Claremont University Consortium (CUC) includes Pomona, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna and Pitzer Colleges, plus the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences and Claremont Graduate University. More information is available at http://www.cgu.edu.

About the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University
The Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University (GLI at CGU) is a leading source of continuing professional development for current and future museum leaders. GLI at CGU was created to respond to the growing complexities faced by leaders of museums and other nonprofit institutions. New technologies, shifts in philanthropic patterns, and a vigorously competitive environment challenge institutional leaders to think strategically. Leaders want to make sure they are asking the right questions. Through several key offerings, the GLI at CGU provides opportunities for museum professionals, board members, academics, philanthropists, and public officials to come together to question, learn, and plan. For more information on the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University, visit http://www.cgu.edu/gli.

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