AASLH History Leadership Institute Seminar applications open

The American Association for State and Local History is currently accepting applications for the History Leadership Institute’s 2021 Seminar! Simply put, the HLI Seminar is the field’s 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.

The HLI Seminar operates on a “2+2” format: 2 weeks of online learning, followed by an intensive 2-week residential experience at Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis, Indiana. During that time, a cohort of about twenty professionals dives deep into a broad range of current and future issues facing the history and museum field, including equity and access, measuring impact, community engagement, strategic planning, facilitating change, and much, much more.

Through workshops, discussions, and field studies facilitated by dozens of nationally-recognized experts, Associates tackle the most pressing issues confronting history institutions and develop strategies for addressing them. HLI challenges history professionals to ask not “Are we doing things right?” but rather to ask “Are we doing the right things?”

The 2021 Seminar is scheduled for June 1-26. We are of course remaining attentive to outside circumstances and are prepared to pivot if necessary.

Applications are due Dec. 31, 2020. To learn more visit www.historyleadership.org.

An Oregon grant resource that might be an option for financial assistance for this opportunity is an Oregon Cultural Trust Organizational & Professional Development Grant which is given out on a rolling basis. Be sure to check in with them and see if this grant might apply.


This announcement was originally shared by Oregon Heritage.