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Rethinking Leadership Symposium

Monday 10 September 2018
10am - 4pm


One Day Seminar/Conference

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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Symposium Overview
Join Museums Galleries Scotland for a one-day symposium for leaders and decision makers and reflect on what leadership means for your own organisation.

Leadership can mean different things to different people. The Rethinking Leadership symposium will explore topical issues related to leadership and new ideas, concepts and innovative practice from inside and outside the sector.

Museums Galleries Scotland has assembled organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors to create a day filled with thought provoking key note presentations and panel discussions. Interactive workshops will encourage attendees to reflect on their own leadership practice.

Speakers include:

  • Mark O Neill, Associate Professor, College of Arts, University of Glasgow and Museum Consultant
  • Fiona Cameron, The Clore Leadership Programme
  • Lara Friedman, Social Enterprise Academy
  • Derek A. Robertson, Chief Executive, Keep Scotland Beautiful and member of Business Services Association
  • David Hopes, National Trust Scotland
  • Elaine Addington, Glasgow Life
  • Bryan Leslie, Managing Director, Abacus Training

Who is it for?
Leaders and decisions makers, such as CEOs, Board members, heads of service, department heads, museum managers etc.

Follow on programme
Rethinking Leadership is the precursor to an accompanying programme of related workshops and resources so attendees will have the opportunity to continue to build their knowledge of this important area. Details will be announced soon.


Museums Galleries Scotland
C/O National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

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