Museum Leadership Strategies
Instructor: Bob Beatty
Date: October 17-19, 2018
Museums play a unique role in their communities. They are seen as trusted, safe spaces for reflection, learning, engagement, and dialog. They are the recorders of great stories that show people the meaning of where they live. This becomes a strong basis for a site to offer leadership in training, sustainability, and networks for community action. In this way, museums play the larger role of community catalyst. Learn strategies for putting these ideas into action through building and leading community networks; positioning your organization in community, economic, and social issues; advocating for your
institution and the community; and engaging affinity communities in your work.
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Bob Beatty is the CEO of The Lyndhurst Group, LLC, a history, museum, and nonprofit consulting firm providing community-focused engagement strategies for institutional planning, organizational assessments, and interpretive direction.
Since 2007, Bob has served AASLH as Interim President & CEO, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice President for Programs, leading AASLH’s professional development program including workshops, an annual meeting, affinity groups and other initiatives, and publications as editor of History News and the AASLH Editorial Board. From 1999-2007 he directed the Education Department at the Orange County (FL) Regional History Center.
He holds a BA in Liberal Studies and an MA in History from the University of Central Florida and has advanced to PhD candidacy in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University. He is author of Florida’s Highwaymen: Legendary Landscapes, co-editor of Zen and the Art of Local History, author of the forthcoming Rowman & Littlefield Book The AASLH Guide to Making Public History, has published several articles, and is a regular presenter at professional conferences.