360 Leadership: Expand your skills as your career advances

Track
Career Management
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 8:45-10 a.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
125-126 America's Center
Description
Museum leaders often rise from front-line positions to middle management - but professional development to bridge that skill set can be hard to find. Join experienced former and current middle managers in a lively crowd-sourced session to discuss how to lead and innovate up, down, and out in fast-paced museum environments.

Career Management track generously supported by Johns Hopkins University MA in Museum Studies

Learner Outcome
  1. Participants will learn how to enhance their professional growth as they scale the museum career ladder.
  2. Participants will gain strategies for building internal and external networks that support career and knowledge advancement.
  3. Participants will learn how to instigate and implement innovation from the middle leadership level.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Christopher Petrelli
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of Programs and Education
Organization: 
Conner Prairie Museum
Presenter: 
Hillary Olson
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Vice President, Audience and Community Engagement
Organization: 
Milwaukee Public Museum
Bio
Hillary Olson is VP of Audience & Community Engagement at Milwaukee Public Museum, leading all aspects of the public face of the museum including Education, Marketing, PR, Visitor Services, Theaters, Events & Retail operations. Olson has held positions at the Franklin Institute, Long Island Children's Museum, and Natural History Museum of LA County; she holds a BS from Stony Brook University and MSEd, Museum Leadership, from Bank Street College.
Presenter: 
Josey Balenger
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of Business Operations
Organization: 
Science Museum of Minnesota
Presenter: 
Marcus Harshaw
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Director of Education & Community Engagement
Organization: 
Indiana Historical Society
Bio
As the Indiana Historical Society's Director of Education & Community Engagement, Marcus Harshaw is a dynamic leader passionate about creating experiences that inspire others to DO HISTORY! Prior to joining IHS, Marcus held various positions with Cincinnati Museum Center, and the Indiana State Museum. Marcus holds a BA in History from Northern Kentucky University, and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from The Johns Hopkins University.
Presenter: 
Whitney Owens
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Chief Learning Officer
Organization: 
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Bio
With 20 years' experience in informal science education, Owens oversees a children's, history, and natural history museum and all Museum Center's education work. Prior roles: an Exhibitions Director at The Field Museum and VP of Education & Guest Experience at Great Lakes Science Center. A Noyce Leadership Fellow, Owens chairs the Assn of Midwest Museums board; she has a BA from Northwestern University and an MA from City University, London.