The renowned Museum Leadership Institute for executive leaders is entering its 40th year. The program is designed to help experienced top-level executives become better leaders to strengthen their institutions’ capabilities and advance the field.

This intensive management program is for CEOs, Directors, COOs, and senior-level museum executives who influence policy, effect change, and are in the first two to seven years of their position. Program participants take four weeks of intensive courses that address current trends and challenges in the museum field. The program blends two weeks online and two weeks of residency at CGU, and includes practicum sessions at Los Angeles area institutions. Academically rigorous, the program emphasizes leadership, strategy, organizational culture, and change management.

The selection process aims at creating a class of participants that fosters the best peer learning experience for all. MLI strives to include participants with a range of specializations, sizes, budgets, and geographical locations. We actively seek the participation of museum professionals from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Selection preference will be given to qualified candidates from art institutions.

Program Dates & Information

January 22, 2020 – Applications Due.

May 4-16, 2020 – Online weeks: Asynchronous online classroom with live peer interaction and faculty webinars.

June 5-20, 2020 – Residency weeks: Classes at the beautiful tree-lined campus of the Claremont Graduate University in Southern California.

How to Apply

Step One: Read the Eligibility and Selection criteria.

Step Two: Read the Application Submission Guidelines.

Step Three: Share this Recommendation Form link with your recommenders.

Step Four:

Applications Closed

Program Fee

The 2020 program fee is $10,000.

The fee includes accommodations at the Claremont Doubletree Hotel, most meals, and all course materials. Need-based scholarships may be available.