Leading and Change Making
We all have a role to play in shaping the future of museums and their role in society. Anyone can be a changemaker or leader. Whether it’s incremental or radical, wherever you find yourself you can effect positive and lasting change.
- Appreciates how museums have developed over time and recognises their social impact.
- Understands why responding to external changes is critical for museums to stay relevant.
- Understands the role of museums and the difference between, advocacy, campaigning, and activism.
- Thinks creatively and solves problems collaboratively.
- Understands and applies relevant professional policies and standards, for example Museums Change Lives, Power to the People, MA Code of Ethics for Museums etc.
- Looks outside to identify external changes and actively takes steps to address these.
- Challenges status quo and existing norms and encourages beneficial risk-taking.
- Advocates, campaigns, and responds to issues and causes important to the sector and society.
- Uses initiative and imagination to make constructive suggestions for improvements and innovations, to create meaningful change.
- Demonstrates confidence and credibility in interactions with others.
- Monitors the external environment for emerging trends and opportunities and shares this information.
- Challenges structural inequalities and all forms of intolerance, discrimination, and marginalisation.
- Inspires others to think creatively and make changes for public and sector benefit.
- Proactively manages the impacts of change on individuals and works to support them to explore, understand and adapt.
- Leads and innovates in areas of national, regional, or local practice.
- Fosters a culture of relevance and continuous improvement for public benefit and social justice.
- Fosters a representative, creative, and supportive culture, by implementing fair and inclusive practices.
- Develops and embeds new ways of working to support and sustain change making and improvement.