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Lantz Participates in Museum Leadership Institute
Betsy Lantz, Director of Ingalls Library and Museum Archives, is among the museum leaders from around the world to explore their evolving field at The Getty Leadership Institute's museum leadership program at Claremont Graduate University from June 2 to June 22, 2012. Through the program, participants explore the increasingly complex challenges museums face. “Betsy’s acceptance into the program is a testament to her leadership of the Ingalls Library and Archives, and her participation will provide her with leadership skills and professional development opportunities that will benefit her work as the director of one of museum’s core assets.” C. Griffith Mann, PhD, Deputy Director and Chief Curator said. Mann was a 2006 participant in the program. Now in its 34th year, MLI offers intensive executive education and is the world’s foremost professional development program for senior museum executives. This is borne out through the geographic diversity of the museums represented and the caliber of the program’s participants, who are selected based on their ability to influence policy and effect change at their institutions. This year’s MLI group includes senior leaders from a wide variety of international museums, including the Toledo Museum of Art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the DuSable Museum of African/American History, the UK’s Science Museum and Royal Academy of Arts, National Museum of Australia, Royal Ontario Museum in Canada, the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Austria, the Museo del Oro of Banco de la República in Colombia, and the State Museum of Ethnology in Germany. Generously supported by the Getty Foundation, over 1,100 museum professionals from the United States and 30 additional countries have attended since 1979. These individuals are responsible for leading a diverse collection of museums around the world. MLI faculty come from the top ranks of educational institutions, including the University of Southern California, the Center for Creative Leadership, the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, and the Claremont Graduate University’s Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management. Course work – covering strategic thinking, organizational behavior and alignment – addresses topics such as building public understanding, leading change, and motivating high performance. Faculty facilitate thoughtful analysis and discussions using case studies and exercises that combine current events and trends with academic theory and best practices.