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The History Leadership Institute Seminar is the best professional development opportunity for mid-career professionals at history organizations of all types and sizes. Since 1959, the HLI Seminar has provided people at all management levels the tools, ideas, and connections to enhance their ability to lead institutions and the field.

Through a combination of virtual and in-person meetings, a cohort of about twenty Associates dives deep into a broad range of current and future national issues facing the history and museum field, including purpose, relevance, impact, decolonization, community engagement, equity and access, facilitating change, and much, much more. Through workshops, discussions, activities, and field studies facilitated by dozens of nationally-recognized experts working on the field’s leading edge, Associates tackle the most pressing challenges confronting history institutions and develop strategies for addressing them. The History Leadership Institute challenges history professionals to ask not “Are we doing things right?” but rather to ask “Are we doing the right things?”

2024's onsite seminar will take place June 3-14 in Indianapolis. The virtual components will take place May 28-30, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, and September 6, 2024.

To ensure that the seminar experience is as safe as possible, we will follow the public health guidance and requirements of our host sites.

For additional details about the program, including dates, lodging, and costs, please visit https://aaslh.org/professional-development/history-leadership.

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