Who's Next? Questioning the Future of Museum Leadership in New York State

Who will mind the store? As Baby Boomers—who now make up a minimum of 25 percent of all museum positions—begin to retire, the field will find itself in a whole-scale search for new leadership. New York has about 1,900 museums and heritage organizations with about 12,000 employees. Between now and 2020, at least one in four of them will retire. Around the Water Cooler discussion guides are based on the white paper and are designed to help staffs and boards get talking about succession planning and institutionalizing professional development opportunities. Download Who's Next? Questioning the Future of Museum Leadership in New York State (Acrobat/Adobe PDF format, 636KB) Download Discussion Guide 1:  How Can Our Institution Anticipate and Address Future Leadership Transitions? (Acrobat/Adobe PDF format, 527KB Download Discussion Guide 2:  How Can Organizations Spur Professional Development and Training Opportunities for their Staffs? (Acrobat/Adobe PDF format, 528KB (Click here to get Adobe Reader)

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