National Arts Strategies partnered with the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) to develop a custom program for their members. The first event, “AAMD Day of Learning” was held before their 2015 annual meeting in Detroit.
The event featured faculty from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and the ILR School at Cornell University and live case discussions from AAMD members. Both focused on strategies and frameworks to help museum leaders lead change in their institutions and communities.
The Day of Learning was part of a larger, three-year engagement meant to address the issues that AAMD members have identified as most critical — change management, organizational alignment and governance. 2016’s event will focus upon sustainability, in particular how to insure programs, processes and people are all mission-aligned. Year three will address museums’ connection to their communities.