Defining Leadership Across Generational Divides

  • Monday, October 26
  • 10:30am–11:45am, Concurrent Sessions
  • Fairfield


Kippen de Alba Chu, Executive Director, Iolani Palace
James Leventhal, Director of Development, The Exploratorium
Laura Fry, Haub Curator of Western American Art, Tacoma Art Museum
Alexa Beaman, Director of Experience, Guidekick
Julie Stein, Executive Director, Burke Museum
Redmond J. Barnett, Head of Exhibits, Washington State Historical Society


James Burns, Director, University of Arizona Museum of Art


  • Leadership/Careerpath

Strong leaders must be cultivated at various stages in their careers to ensure that museums remain a vital part of our society. Leaders have diverse generational and personal perspectives about leadership that are stronger than their institutional and cultural perspectives, often times resulting in divides and stereotypes. Join this discussion-based session on generational characteristics, how to create better relations between leaders of various generations, and tips for managing up in a way that builds bridges.