Thriving museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series will use monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

Series sessions will be led by Greg Mutch and Abbey Johnston of AG Collaborative and Katena Cain from Nonprofit Network

Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

2021 Sessions

Implementing Diversity in the Organization: Strategies to Advance the Work
Led by Nonprofit Network.

Navigating Tough Conversations
Led by AG Collaborative.

The Layers of Our Identities
Led by Nonprofit Network.

The Power of Listening
Led by AG Collaborative.

Understanding Unconscious and Implicit Bias
Led by Nonprofit Network.

Inner Critic
Led by AG Collaborative.

Diversity M & M
Led by Nonprofit Network.

Courageous Leadership
Led by AG Collaborative.

Cross Cultural Communication
Led by Nonprofit Network.

Inner Game of Leadership
Led by AG Collaborative.

Beyond the Buzzwords
Led by Nonprofit Network.

Redefining Leadership
Led by AG Collaborative.

 Session Presenters

AG Collaborative

Abbey Johnston (R) and Greg Mutch (L) are co-creators of AG Collaborative, a leadership and people development company operating from the belief that every organization’s greatest strength lies within its people.

Unlocking and unleashing the brilliance of your people is a game changer. We take a stand for co-facilitated experiences that are fun, engaging, inspiring, and transformative - over the long haul. This is what creates better leaders, better teams, better humans.

Abbey works in the leadership space to empower people - especially women - to be big in the world and unapologetic in their leadership. A Gallup-Certified Coach with an Executive Coaching Certification through the ECI Institute at UC Berkeley, she believes our greatest opportunity for owning our influence and impact lies at the intersection of Communications + Leadership.

Greg is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and leadership guru rooted in two core values of authenticity and aliveness that seeks both what is real (no BS) and shakes us awake to the wonder of ourselves and the world we inhabit. In 2019, he got to slap hands with BrenĂ© Brown while becoming a Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator.

Nonprofit Network

Katena Cain, PhD is a Management Consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams, and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.

Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. She is skilled in Cognitive Coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer, and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Her ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services.

Katena holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University. 

Completed Sessions

Implementing Diversity in the Organization: Strategies to Advance the Work (December)

Navigating Tough Conversations (November)

The Layers of Our Identities (October)

The Power of Listening (September)

Understanding Unconscious and Implicit Bias (August)

Inner Critic (July)

Diversity M&M: Microaggressions & Marginalization (June)

Courageous Leadership (May)

Cross-Cultural Communication (April)

Inner Game of Leadership (March)

Beyond the Buzzwords: Creating a Common Language relevant to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (February)

Redefining Leadership  (January)

The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Thank you to our Partners!

Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721

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