Thriving museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series will use monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.
The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well.
Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year.
MMA Member* $40
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The MMA 2021 Leadership Series is offered every third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am.
Navigating Tough Conversations
Wednesday, November 17, 10:00 am
Tough conversations are - by definition - TOUGH. In this session participants will learn a specific strategy for increasing their effectiveness in these vital but unpleasant conversations. Led by AG Collaborative.
Implementing Diversity in the Organization: Strategies to Advance the Work
Wednesday, December 15, 10:00 am
Culturally Competent and Inclusive organizations yield effective results. This interactive session will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect and discuss current topics on diversity and inclusion and ultimately lead to the development of strategies for building and leading effective, culturally competent teams. Led by Nonprofit Network.
Abbey Johnston (R) and Greg Mutch (L) are co-creators of AG Collaborative, a leadership and people development company operating from the belief that every organization’s greatest strength lies within its people.
Unlocking and unleashing the brilliance of your people is a game changer. We take a stand for co-facilitated experiences that are fun, engaging, inspiring, and transformative - over the long haul. This is what creates better leaders, better teams, better humans.
Abbey works in the leadership space to empower people - especially women - to be big in the world and unapologetic in their leadership. A Gallup-Certified Coach with an Executive Coaching Certification through the ECI Institute at UC Berkeley, she believes our greatest opportunity for owning our influence and impact lies at the intersection of Communications + Leadership.
Greg is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and leadership guru rooted in two core values of authenticity and aliveness that seeks both what is real (no BS) and shakes us awake to the wonder of ourselves and the world we inhabit. In 2019, he got to slap hands with Brené Brown while becoming a Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator.
Katena Cain, PhD is a Management Consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams, and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.
Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. She is skilled in Cognitive Coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer, and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Her ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services.
Katena holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University.
The Layers of Our Identities (October)
The Power of Listening (September)
Understanding Unconscious and Implicit Bias (August)
Inner Critic (July)
Diversity M&M: Microaggressions & Marginalization (June)
Courageous Leadership (May)
Cross-Cultural Communication (April)
Inner Game of Leadership (March)
Beyond the Buzzwords: Creating a Common Language relevant to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (February)
Redefining Leadership (January)