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GLI 2016 | Executive Education for Museum Leaders

The renowned Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders is entering its 37th year. The program is aimed at helping experienced executives become better leaders to strengthen their institutions' capabilities.

This intensive management program is for CEOs, Directors, COOs, and senior-level 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 are designed to 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.

Learn more about GLI 2016

Program Dates
Online | May 9-21, 2016
Residency | June 10-25, 2016

Program Cost
$7500

Program Information
Detailed Program Information

Applications Due
January 11, 2016
APPLICATIONS CLOSED

NextGen 2016 | Executive Education for the Next Generation of Museum Leaders

Today's museum leaders create the future.

NextGen 2016 is a blended-learning experience for the field's emerging top talent. The 2016 Executive Education Program for the Next Generation of Museum Leaders is designed for mid-level managers with three to five years of management experience and extraordinary leadership potential as recognized by senior-level executives. The program blends one week of online learning and one week of residency in a collegial environment at CGU. The curriculum is intensive, while also offering time for self-reflection and practical application of materials and concepts. Participants examine their individual leadership styles, team dynamics, institutional needs and perspectives, and the future of the museum field. Course modules focus on leadership development, design thinking and strategy, negotiation and influence, and innovation.

Learn more about NextGen 2016

Program Dates
Online | March 7-12, 2016
Residency | March 28-April 2, 2016

Program Cost
$3000

Program Information
Detailed Program Information

Applications Due
January 4, 2016
APPLICATIONS CLOSED

GLI Collaborations

Ongoing activities of GLI include co-sponsored events featuring innovators in the art, cultural, and museum sectors. For the past three years, GLI has collaborated with the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) based in New York to produce a week-long program offering formal coursework and practicum assignments to the CCL fellows at Los Angeles museums.

GLI also works closely with the Instituto de Liderazgo en Museos' PADEM in Mexico, sharing programmatic materials and developing programs that can be offered to institutions throughout Latin America.

Learn more about GLI Collaborations

NextGen Now | For Alumni of the Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program

This program of NextGen Now is offered exclusively to alumni of the Getty Foundation’s Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program. The format blends three days of online learning and three days of residency in a collegial environment at Claremont Graduate University in Southern California.

Tailored to meet the needs of early career professionals, the program offers a multifaceted learning experience that includes lectures, peer conversations, self-directed reading and journaling, group problem-solving exercises, and a panel on diversity with senior-level arts executives.

The immersive experience encourages session participants to use newfound insights to approach relevant challenges in their workplace and develop a meaningful plan for success throughout their early career years.

Learn more about the NextGen Now Program
Learn more about the Getty Multicultural Internship Program

Alumni Testimonials

View video testimonials from NextGen Now 2015:

Blended Learning
Transformative Moments
What did you most value?
What did you most enjoy?

GLI Thought Leadership

The GLI philosophy of museum leadership relies on building proficiency in three main areas: 1) Self Knowledge, 2) Understanding your museum’s strengths and weaknesses, 3) Connecting your work in the museum field to the potential it has a catalyst for the betterment of society.

In this video, Grace Sai, Founder of Books for Hope and co-founder of The Hub Singapore, speaks at TEDxSingaporeWomen in 2011 about social entrepreneurship. Grace’s talk focuses on the three philosophical pillars of the GLI through a millennial lens: 1) Self-fulfillment, 2) Finding the right place for your organization, 3) Understanding what the world needs from you.

Think about how you can use your role at your museum to find your place in world. Have you sketched out a plan that can guide your leadership development? Do you observe, analyze, and plan to improve your museum? Have you harnessed your own passion and the passion of those that follow you to use your museum in way that is valued by society? How do you define success? Are you brave enough to recognize your museum’s role in the world?

GLI Network

The Getty Leadership Institute alumni network is worldwide. Over 1500 professionals have participated in GLI programs since its inception in 1979.


Download a printable list of GLI alumni

Download a printable list of NextGen alumni

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About GLI

The Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University (GLI at CGU) is dedicated to advancing thoughtful leadership in the museum field. GLI offers executive education programs, special events, and an online forum to help forward-thinking museum professionals develop their knowledge and skills in order to manage change and forge success.

GLI is part of an active center of arts management and leadership programs at Claremont Graduate University. Learn about the Arts Management Program, Sotheby's Institute of Art-Los Angeles, the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management.

Learn more about GLI

Major funding for the GLI at CGU is provided by the Getty Foundation.

GLI Staff

Melody Kanschat, Executive Director
Melody Kanschat is an energetic arts professional with broad experience in management, communications, fundraising and master plan development. In April 2013, Melody was appointed Executive Director of the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University. She had recently concluded a 22-year career with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where she served in a variety of executive capacities. In her final six years at LACMA, she was the Museum’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

Toni Guglielmo, Associate Director
Toni Guglielmo brings an impressive background in museums and academia to GLI. In 2011-2012, she was the Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Fund Fellow in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to her fellowship, she developed and managed an award-winning distance learning program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and served as the Assistant Director for the Museum of Creativity Project as well as a Project Associate at the Getty Education Institute for the Arts.

Learn more about our staff

GLI Faculty

Faculty and speakers come from the top ranking institutions including the USC Marshall School of Business and the Claremont Graduate University’s Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management. Faculty members incorporate case studies and exercises in their curricula that draw upon current events and trends, and blend theory with best practices in the museum field.

Learn more about our faculty

GLI 2016 | Executive Education for Museum Leaders

The renowned Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders is entering its 37th year. The program is aimed at helping experienced executives become better leaders to strengthen their institutions' capabilities.

This intensive management program is for CEOs, Directors, COOs, and senior-level 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 are designed to 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.

Learn more about GLI 2016

Program Dates
Online | May 9-21, 2016
Residency | June 10-25, 2016

Program Cost
$7,500

Program Information
Detailed Program Information

Applications Due
January 11, 2016

NextGen 2016 | Executive Education for the Next Generation of Museum Leaders

Today's museum leaders create the future.

NextGen 2016 is a blended-learning experience for the field's emerging top talent. The 2016 Executive Education Program for the Next Generation of Museum Leaders is designed for mid-level managers with three to five years of management experience and extraordinary leadership potential as recognized by senior-level executives. The program blends one week of online learning and one week of residency in a collegial environment at CGU. The curriculum is intensive, while also offering time for self-reflection and practical application of materials and concepts. Participants examine their individual leadership styles, team dynamics, institutional needs and perspectives, and the future of the museum field. Course modules focus on leadership development, design thinking and strategy, negotiation and influence, and innovation.

Learn more about NextGen 2016

Program Dates
Online | March 7-12, 2016
Residency | March 28-April 2, 2016

Program Cost
$3,000

Program Information
Detailed Program Information

Applications Due
January 4, 2016

GLI Collaborations

Ongoing activities of GLI include co-sponsored events featuring innovators in the art, cultural, and museum sectors. In 2013 and 2014, GLI collaborated with the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) based in New York to produce a week-long program offering formal coursework and practicum assignments to the CCL fellows at Los Angeles museums.

GLI also works closely with the Instituto de Liderazgo en Museos' PADEM in Mexico, sharing programmatic materials and developing programs that can be offered to institutions throughout Latin America.

Learn more about GLI Collaborations

NextGen Now | For Alumni of the Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program

This program of NextGen Now is offered exclusively to alumni of the Getty Foundation’s Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program. The format blends three days of online learning and three days of residency in a collegial environment at Claremont Graduate University in Southern California.

Tailored to meet the needs of early career professionals, the program offers a multifaceted learning experience that includes lectures, peer conversations, self-directed reading and journaling, group problem-solving exercises, and a panel on diversity with senior-level arts executives.

The immersive experience encourages session participants to use newfound insights to approach relevant challenges in their workplace and develop a meaningful plan for success throughout their early career years.

Learn more about NextGen Now Program
Learn more about the Getty Multicultural Internship Program

Alumni Testimonials
View video testimonials from NextGen Now 2015

Blended Learning
Transformative Moments
What did you most value?
What did you most enjoy?

Thought Leadership

The GLI philosophy of museum leadership relies on building proficiency in three main areas: 1) Self Knowledge, 2) Understanding your museum’s strengths and weaknesses, 3) Connecting your work in the museum field to the potential it has a catalyst for the betterment of society.

In this video, Grace Sai, Founder of Books for Hope and co-founder of The Hub Singapore, speaks at TEDxSingaporeWomen in 2011 about social entrepreneurship. Grace’s talk focuses on the three philosophical pillars of the GLI through a millennial lens: 1) Self-fulfillment, 2) Finding the right place for your organization, 3) Understanding what the world needs from you.

Think about how you can use your role at your museum to find your place in world. Have you sketched out a plan that can guide your leadership development? Do you observe, analyze, and plan to improve your museum? Have you harnessed your own passion and the passion of those that follow you to use your museum in way that is valued by society? How do you define success? Are you brave enough to recognize your museum’s role in the world?

About GLI

The Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University (GLI at CGU) is dedicated to advancing thoughtful leadership in the museum field. GLI offers executive education programs, special events, and an online forum to help forward-thinking museum professionals develop their knowledge and skills in order to manage change and forge success.

GLI is part of an active center of arts management and leadership programs at Claremont Graduate University. Learn about the Arts Management Program, Sotheby's Institute of Art-Los Angeles, the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management.

Learn more about GLI

Major funding for the GLI at CGU is provided by the Getty Foundation.

GLI Staff

Melody Kanschat, Executive Director
Melody Kanschat is an energetic arts professional with broad experience in management, communications, fundraising and master plan development. In April 2013, Melody was appointed Executive Director of the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University. She had recently concluded a 22-year career with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where she served in a variety of executive capacities. In her final six years at LACMA, she was the Museum’s President and Chief Operating Officer.

Toni Guglielmo, Assistant Director
Toni Guglielmo brings an impressive background in museums and academia to GLI. In 2011-2012, she was the Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Fund Fellow in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to her fellowship, she developed and managed an award-winning distance learning program at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and served as the Assistant Director for the Museum of Creativity Project as well as a Project Associate at the Getty Education Institute for the Arts.

Learn more about our staff

GLI Faculty

Faculty and speakers come from the top ranking institutions including the USC Marshall School of Business and the Claremont Graduate University’s Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management. Faculty members incorporate case studies and exercises in their curricula that draw upon current events and trends, and blend theory with best practices in the museum field.

Learn more about our faculty

News & Events
  • January 2016: GLI is pleased to announce Chris Hosch as our new Online Content Producer. Chris comes to us after most recently teaching film production at the Denver School of Science and Technology in Denver, Colorado. Before that, Chris worked as a special education teacher and a freelance filmmaker. He has a passion for leadership, education, and creativity and is excited about the wonderful things happening at the Getty Leadership Institute. Welcome, Chris!

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