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From Hamster Wheel to Directed Pathway: Intentional Leadership from the Ground Up

Tuesday, October 30
Dearborn Inn

Many of us might consider ourselves accidental leaders. We never intended to lead an institution, a department, a team or a board and yet here we are! We’re on the hamster wheel of leadership – learning on the job, suffering from imposter syndrome, somehow managing to put one foot in front of the other. What if we were able to jump off the wheel by bringing more intentionality to our leadership? Could each of us shape a leadership path that allows us to grow and develop our leadership in ways that empower us and the people we work with?  Keynoter Anne W. Ackerson shares a new tool called the Layers of Leadership that is designed to do just that.  Along the way, she’ll share some inspiring stories from colleagues whose intentional leadership is nothing short of transformative.

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Anne W. Ackerson

Lead by design. These three words help shape Anne W. Ackerson’s career path.  Little did Anne know when she began her first museum job that she would discover a passion that has fueled her work ever since. Anne served as director of several historic house museums and historical societies in central and eastern New York, and is the former director of the Museum Association of New York and the Council of State Archivists. She is an independent consultant, facilitator and workshop leader focusing on the organizational development issues of the smaller cultural institution. She facilitates the Small Museum Pro course on leadership and administration, and she team teaches a course on museum leadership for Johns Hopkins University. She is the co-author with Joan Baldwin of Leadership Matters and Women in the Museum: Lessons from the Workplace. Anne writes about cultural institution management and leadership issues in her blog, Leading by Design (http://leadingbydesign.blogspot.com).

Sponsored by:
Mackinac State Historic Parks & 
Museum Studies Program, Michigan State University





 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.

 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.

Michigan Museums Association 313-334-7643 PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721 lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org

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