April 26, 2017

Getty Leadership Institute Selects Museum Leaders for Executive Education Programs

Photo of Bernie Jaworski
Bernie Jaworski, the Peter F. Drucker Chair in Management and the Liberal Arts at the Drucker School of Management, teaches a module on “Innovation Beyond the Object” during a 2015 Getty Leadership Institute executive education program.

The Getty Leadership Institute (GLI) at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) has announced the selection of 62 museum leaders to participate in its 2017 Executive Education Programs for Museum Leaders.

This year’s selection is an international group that includes participants from the United States and eight other countries representing North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. These participants comprise cohorts for two programs: GLI 2017 for seasoned museum executives and NextGen 2017 for mid-level managers tapped as the next generation of museum leaders.

This year’s program features a diverse and impressive representation of professionals from across the museum enterprise, including 19 museum directors and curators, as well as top leadership in education, exhibitions, development, planning and administration, and technology. Competitive entry into both programs requires nominations and support from host institutions and recommendations from recognized leaders in the museum field. Selection criteria also include candidates’ detailed analysis of the challenges they face in the immediate future; commitment to the museum field; creativity; broad strategic thinking; and the ability to influence policy and effect change at their institutions.

Participants in the 2017 cohort come from collecting and non-collecting visual arts and cultural institutions and specialized museums from around the world. Included in the group are executives from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Royal Academy of Arts; the Nanjing Museum; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; and Hermitage Amsterdam. Three participants come from institutions with operating budgets over $50 million annually, 12 with budgets over $10 million, 8 with budgets above $3 million, and 13 with budgets below $3 million.

About GLI
Now in its 38th year and generously supported by the Getty Foundation, GLI is the world’s premier learning and thought leadership network for museum leaders. GLI boasts more than 1,600 alumni from 40 countries around the globe. This year’s programs deliver robust and intensive curricula in a blended learning format combining online and residency modules. The residency programs take place at the Claremont Graduate University campus in Claremont, California, with site visits to Southern California art and cultural institutions.