About the Program
Learn to Lead is designed to help shape future leaders of Holocaust memory and education. Sitting at the intersection of the business world and Holocaust studies, this unique immersive experience will prepare participants for the philosophically challenging and emotionally filled world of leading Holocaust organizations.
Being presented under the auspices of the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) with the support of The Zekelman Holocaust Center (The HC), this fast-paced and practical course offers early career Holocaust administrators a multidisciplinary exploration to hone their leadership skills. The cohort will engage with current thought leaders.
Enrollment opens on February 1, 2023. The first cohort begins in June 2023. Please contact Lois Roman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Is Learn to Lead Right for You?
Ideal candidates for this program are early or mid-career Holocaust professionals seeking to augment their knowledge base, or academics with limited business experience who plan on moving into museum or center administration
Cohort participants will be expected to have either previously attended or are currently attending a nonprofit management course and have a basic knowledge of finance, marketing and management skills.
Nonprofit management courses are offered at many colleges and universities around the country, including Northwestern University, New York University, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Cornell, Babson College, University of Colorado, University of Washington, and many others.
- Small Cohorts
- Hybrid Structure: in-person and synchronous online
- Conference Details: The program begins in person at the Dallas AHO conference with 6 hours of educational modules. Then, the cohort meets once a month on Zoom. The conclusion of the program occurs at the D.C. AHO conference in person. Total of 18 hours.
- Instruction: Combination of hands-on activities and guest lectures by key leaders who are currently shaping Holocaust memory and education.
- Educational Materials: will include readings and videos of educators in the current world.
- Project Requirement
The cost of this program is $500 per participant. Scholarships may be available. Enrollment will be selective, and the cohort size will be limited to maximize participant engagement.
Topics covered throughout the program may include
- What kind of manager are you?
- How to craft a compelling mission statement
- Selecting an exhibition
- Maximizing Board member interactions
Guest speakers may include thought leaders such as
- Dr. Michael Berenbaum
- Nick Appelbaum
- Dr. Karen Shawn
- Fill the Pipeline: There are hundreds of Holocaust Centers and Museums around the world and no practical training program solely devoted to Holocaust nonprofits.
- Holocaust Nonprofits Are Unique: In addition to running a nonprofit, Holocaust-centric organizations have special emotional and spiritual demands.
- Build Lasting Peer Relationships: Learning in a cohort builds future relationships and interconnectedness for future leaders in the field.