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. Two cohorts will be offered, a hybrid format for domestic participants as well as an all-online format for internationally-based professionals.
This fast-paced and practical course offers early career Holocaust administrators a multidisciplinary exploration to hone their leadership skills. Each cohort will engage with current thought leaders globally. The cohorts are being presented under the auspices of the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO), The Zekelman Holocaust Center (The HC), and The South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation (SAHGF).
Enrollment opens on January 1, 2024. The next two cohorts begin in June 2024. Please contact Lois Roman at email@example.com with any questions.
Is Learn to Lead Right for You?
Ideal candidates for this program are early or mid-career professionals in the Holocaust and genocide field 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
- Structure: in-person and synchronous online for domestic participants, all-online structure for internationally-based professionals.
- Conference Details: For domestic participants, the program begins in person at the NYC 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 AHO conference in person. Total of 18 hours. For international participants, the in-person modules will be amended to an online format.
- 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 currently working in the field
- 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.