Developing History Leaders @SHA (formerly the Seminar for Historical Administration) is an intensive three week program that presents future leaders of the field with the best practices and ideas of history organization leadership and management.

In this “What is SHA?” webinar, AASLH’s Bob Beatty will lead a discussion with SHA graduates Richard Josey (Class of 2008) of the Minnesota Historical Society and Melissa Prycer (Class of 2013) of Dallas Heritage Village and faculty member David Young of Cliveden on the basics of this longstanding leadership program.

  1. Is this unique opportunity right for you?
  2. How has this program affected graduates in their careers?
  3. What actually happens at SHA?
  4. How do you apply and how many applicants are accepted?

Find out the answer to these questions and more in this free informational webinar.

SHA is distinctive because it combines depth—three weeks of engagement in deep discussion about issues facing our field; with breadth—discussions led by nationally recognized leaders in the history/museum field. It brings together current and future leaders to learn in an intimate, collegial atmosphere. Using case studies, workshops, forums and field trips, SHA is an opportunity like none other.

Developing History Leaders @SHA is the best professional development opportunity for future leaders in history organizations of all types and sizes. For over fifty years, the Seminar for Historical Administration has provided history professionals the tools, ideas, and connections that allow them to become effective leaders and managers of history organizations.

Read more about Developing History Leaders @SHA on the program website. Don’t forget to check out the blog where current enrollees and graduates reflect on lessons learned.



Bob Beatty is the COO of the American Association for State and Local History





Melissa Prycer (Class of 2013) is the President/ Executive Director of Dallas Heritage Village





Richard Josey (Class of 2008) is the Manager of Programs for Historic Sites at the Minnesota Historical Society




david young

David Young serves as faculty for Developing History Leaders @SHA