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Association of African American Museums and the Howard University School of Business Establish a New Advanced Executive Training Partnership

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WASHINGTONThe Association of African American Museums (AAAM) and the Howard University School of Business (HUSB) announced the launch of their exciting new Advanced Executive Training Partnership. This groundbreaking executive education initiative is designed by HUSB Executive Education and AAAM to establish a renewed sense of mission and management excellence for Black museum leaders from across the nation.

According to Vedet Coleman-Robinson, the executive director of AAAM, who is also a Howard University alumna, “The partnership between Howard University's School of Business and the Association of African American Museums is the first of its kind, and we are honored to be able to provide executive training to Black museum professionals through one of the world’s premier HBCUs. We have a long-standing informal relationship with Howard, as many of the professionals in our field have earned degrees from the University. We’ve continued the talent-to-the-museum-and-cultural sector pipeline through these informal relationships, and I cannot think of a better way to strengthen our ties than through this more formal and ground-breaking partnership.” 

The program’s comprehensive curriculum will include live virtual sessions in Conscientious Leadership, Strategic Design Thinking, the Emerging Nonprofit Business Case, Executive Fundraising, Strategic Community Relations, a team capstone project and more.

Kim R. Wells, executive director of executive education at HUSB said, “We are honored to collaborate with AAAM in this break-through initiative that we believe will empower museum leaders and Black communities across the nation. We believe the collaboration of our world-class business school faculty and coaching teams, with the knowledge and leaders of the AAAM will transform the ability of attendees to ‘tell our story’ of Black history to the world.”

For more information, or to register for the AAAM Advanced Executive Training Program please visit our registration website here.


About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.


Howard University: Kim R. Wells; kim.wells@howard.edu

AAAM: Vedet Coleman-Robinson; info@blackmuseums.org; Phone: (202) 731-3238