NextGen 2017 is a blended-learning experience for the museum field’s emerging top talent. The program is designed for mid-level staff with three to five years of museum management experience and extraordinary leadership potential as recognized by senior-level executives.

The program blends one week of online learning and one week of residency in a collegial environment at CGU. The curriculum is intensive, while also offering time for self-reflection and practical application of materials and concepts. Participants examine their individual leadership styles, team dynamics, institutional needs and perspectives, and the future of the museum field. Course modules focus on leadership assessment and development, design thinking and strategy, team leadership, negotiation and influence, fundraising, audience engagement and development, and innovation.

The selection process aims at creating a class of participants that fosters the best peer learning experience for all. GLI strives to include participants with a range of specializations, sizes, budgets, and geographical locations. We actively seek the participation of museum professionals from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Selection preference will be given to qualified candidates from art institutions.

Program Dates & Information

March 6-11, 2017 – Online weeks: Asynchronous online classroom with live peer interaction and faculty webinars.

March 27-April 1, 2017 – Residency weeks: Classes at the beautiful tree-lined campus of the Claremont Graduate University in southern California.


Program Fee

The 2017 program fee is $3,000.

The fee includes accommodations at the Claremont Doubletree Hotel, most meals, and all course materials. Need-based scholarships may be available.