Museum Leadership Program 2012
“Leading in times of Risk and Opportunity”

Presented by Museums Australia in partnership with the Gordon Darling Foundation.

For more information on past Museum Leadership Programs please click here.

The 2012 Museum Leadership Program (MLP) will be held at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, North Ryde, NSW, in October 2012.

MLP is a challenging and intensive 6-day residential program designed to meet the needs of senior museum professionals, with a particular emphasis on nurturing the leadership that will shape the sector in the future.

Led by an outstanding team of international and local experts, the highly interactive program brings a global perspective to the Australian museum industry. Participants focus on strategic planning and management issues relevant to the region.

The MLP provided an amazing opportunity for professional development at a high level with some of the finest minds in the museums, galleries and corporate fields on strategic issues and planning affecting us all. It equipped me with alternate ways of thinking and with the tools and confidence to move forward in my role as a museum director. The opportunity to network with a group of peers from across Australia in a residential setting was unsurpassed. Highly recommended.”  MLP 2009

The intensive program of the MLP was highly stimulating not only because of the expert presenters, but the strong collegial environment in which we worked and learnt.”  MLP 2009

The opportunity to concentrate on the core business of the museum beyond the office was enormously important and it had the desired effect: [I went] back to work with renewed purpose.”  MLP 2009

MLP Faculty 2012

Dr Jeanne Liedtka, MLP Program Director
Professor of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia
Topics: Developing Strategy for times of risk: Managing organisational change.

Sandy Nairne CBE
Director, National Portrait Gallery, London
Topic: Leading in times of risk – seeing the opportunities

Robyn Holt
Senior management executive and Council Member Australian National Maritime Museum
Topic: Realising the power of the brand

Suzanne Heywood
Personal communication consultant
Topic: Improving your verbal communication skills

Angela Meyer
Business consultant and designer
Topic: Designing in the organisational context – developing competencies.

If you wish to register your interest in the 2012 Museum Leadership Program please contact:
Lee Scott
Manager National Office
Museums Australia

2012 MLP Alumni Masterclass

The 2012 MLP Alumni Masterclass is available to past MLP alumni.  The masterclass will be held at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, North Ryde, NSW, on 7-9 October 2012.

To register please contact:
Lee Scott
Manager National Office
Museums Australia


Several stage government departments have generously offered bursary funding to selected MPL applicants.



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