Live Webinar: What is the History Leadership Institute? (October 2019)

Recorded On: 10/07/2019

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The History Leadership Institute (formerly “Developing History Leaders @SHA” and the “Seminar For Historical Administration”) is the best professional development opportunity for mid- and advanced-career professionals at history organizations of all types and sizes. Since 1959, HLI has provided people at all management levels the tools, ideas, and connections to enhance their ability to lead institutions and the field. Applications for a re-envisioned History Leadership Institute are due December 15, 2019. Interested applicants are invited to join Max van Balgooy, HLI Director, and John Marks, AASLH Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives, for an informational webinar about new updates to the program, application requirements, and scholarship opportunities. 


DATE: October 7, 2019

TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)


Max van Balgooy

Director, History Leadership Institute

Max A. van Balgooy is president of Engaging Places LLC, a design and strategy firm that connects people and historic places.  He has worked with a wide range of historic sites on interpretive planning and business strategy, including James Madison’s Montpelier and Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. He is an assistant professor in the Museum Studies Program at George Washington University, directs the History Leadership Institute (formerly known as the Seminar for Historical Administration), serves on the editorial board of Curator, the Museum Journal, and regularly leads workshops at regional and national museum conferences. He is a frequent contributor to professional journals and books, and with Ken Turino of Historic New England, he is preparing an anthology on reinventing the historic house museum for publication by Rowman and Littlefield in early 2019. These experiences provide a rich source of ideas for, where he blogs regularly about the opportunities and challenges facing historic sites and house museums.

John Marks

Senior Manager of Strategic Initiatives, AASLH

John Marks is AASLH’s Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives. He manages several partnerships, initiatives, and programs, including guiding field-wide planning for the 250th anniversary of the United States, AASLH’s engagement with the History Relevance initiative, management of the History Leadership Institute, as well as other special projects. He also serves as managing editor of the AASLH book series, co-published with Rowman & Littlefield, and as editor of History News. He holds a PhD in history from Rice University and a BA from Lynchburg College. He is a native of New Jersey.


Live Webinar: What is the History Leadership Institute? (October 2019)
10/07/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
10/07/2019 at 3:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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