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Bridging the business continuity and IT disaster recovery gap

Bridging the business continuity and IT disaster recovery gap
In the event that the IT team disagrees with the recovery objective requested by the business, the discrepancy should be escalated to and evaluated by a cross-functional business/IT team, and then endorsed by the top management team as required.
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Fleet Financing Q&A
The decision whether to own a fleet of vehicles or lease vehicles through a professional fleet management company can vary depending on various business circumstances, goals and objectives.This article answers some common questions. … Not only do …
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Avalution Consulting Achieves ISO 22301 Organizational Certification
ISO 22301 Societal security – Business continuity management systems – Requirements was released in May 2012 and is the first international standard focused exclusively on business continuity. “The entire Avalution team is thrilled to be recognized as …
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Startup of the Week – Brightsquid
With some modifications of the original Brightsquid software for the Dental industry, the solution quickly became a growing business. Dentistry requires considerable workflow management of treatments, which was unlike that required in Radiology. We …
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Online Marketing Company Ajax Union Announces New eBook on Calls to Action


New York, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2013

Ajax Union, a small business internet marketing company based in Brooklyn, NY, is currently showcasing its newest eBook centered on formulating effective calls to action in marketing materials. The SEO agency, available online at http://www.AjaxUnion.com, is committed to helping small businesses develop their brand online.

While passive advertising is certainly conducive to building your brand, sometimes consumers require a little encouragement in order for conversions to be garnered. Cue calls-to-action, a key method of capturing your customers attention and urging them to take immediate action. Calls-to-action such as Call Now!, Order Today! or Purchase Now! complete an advertisement, rendering its message perfectly clear, said Ron Tsantker, PPC Director at Ajax Union.

The Calling All Online Marketers eBook offers readers both an incisive introduction to the topic of calls-to-action, as well as a detailed guide to best practices involved in the creation of compelling calls-to-action. Chapter 1 provides the reader with a concrete definition of call-to-action, noting also the significance of calls-to-action in the area of online marketing. Chapter 2 addresses the application of calls-to-action, and offers the reader suggestions as to how they can best be incorporated into the layout of a website. Chapter 3 stresses the importance of considered design, underlining the implications of colors, fonts, and graphics in the construction of a call-to-action icon. Finally, Chapter 4 concentrates on the crucial testing stage, which allows for marketers to best assess the performance of a particular call-to-action button.

Ajax Union has assisted hundreds of both B2B and B2C companies in the optimization of their online marketing, whether by increasing conversions or considerably raising brand awareness. The marketing agencys current offering of plans includes pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, PR and reputation management, onsite development, social media management, as well as blogging and offsite content creation.

For more information on Ajax Union, its broad range of month-to-month marketing plans and its complimentary resources, visit the companys website. A full list of complimentary eBooks, as well as a keyword tracking tool, are available via the internet marketing companys homepage. A customer representative can be reached by calling 1-800-594-0444. The SEO agency is also active on several social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter, and also maintains a marketing blog.







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Posted by - May 31, 2013 at 9:16 am

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Marble Media LLCs LittleMissBravo.com Discusses Versailles Home Construction After Siegel Financial Crisis


FORT LEE, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 29, 2013

The recent release of The Queen of Versailles on Bravo TV brought Bravo host Andy Cohen face to face with the queen herself, Jackie Siegel on Watch What Happens Live. In the latest blog from LittleMissBravo.com titled A Visit with Queen Jackie Siegel”, guest blogger Liz Ernst brings readers highlights from the colorful Bravo host and the equally colorful wife of Westgate Resorts founder David Siegel.

The Queen of Versailles is a fascinating riches-to-rags documentary that follows the lives of David and Jackie Siegel, a nouveau riche Orlando, Florida couple who were famously interrupted while building the largest home in America by the 2008 economic downfall. The house is designed to be a 90,000 square-foot replica of the Palace of Versailles outside of Paris. David Siegel, owner of timeshare sales company Westgate Resorts, was a free-spending billionaire when construction on the home began in 2005. But while documentary cameras were rolling back in 2008, the bottom fell out of the stock market, lenders and banks went belly up, and Westgate Resorts cash flow dried up.

Construction on the house was halted, and the film became about watching the Siegel family try to survive as their empire began to collapse around them.

Cohen sat down with Jackie Siegel after The Queen of Versailles made its television premier on Bravo, to catch audiences up on the familys happenings since the documentary cameras stopped rolling in 2010. During the interview, Siegel assured Cohen that Westgate Resorts was back on its money-making track.

Jackie Siegel said that Westgate just had its best year in 33 years of business, and that they have even resumed construction on Versailles, Ernst says. The house wont be completed for three years, but Jackie intends to throw a party there in 2015, to celebrate Davids 80th birthday.

The original plans for the home, which includes nine kitchens, 30 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, three pools, two bowling alleys, a disco, roller rink, two tennis courts, three hot tubs, a 30-car underground carport, an expansive wine cellar, a bomb shelter, two game rooms and two movie theaters, remain intact.

Shooting on the award-winning documentary began as the Siegels started work building their mega-mansion. Halfway through construction, when Westgate Resorts tanked, the Siegels were forced to place the unfinished property on the market for $ 75 million as they faced the possibility of bankruptcy. With no buyers in sight by the time Siegel managed to turn things around at Westgate Resorts, Versailles construction resumed with a target date of 2016 for completion.

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Sneak Peek of New Acumatica Cloud ERP 4.1 Features Excites Partners


Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013

Acumatica, a leading provider of Cloud ERP and financial software, gave 40 partners a sneak peek of Acumatica 4.1s upcoming new features in a special online Tech Preview, generating excitement around the anticipated improvements. These improvements covering usability, customer portals, and financials, are slated for release in August 2013.

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The essential small business website checklist

The essential small business website checklist
This small business website checklist will be most relevant for small sites or simple ecommerce sites because it's a general checklist, but it's amazing how many bigger (and often expensive) websites belonging to large companies fail to adhere to some …
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Online Videos More Effective Than TV Advertising
Seventy-five percent of ad agency executives say that online video ads are more effective than traditional TV ads compared with just 17 percent who say they are less effective. That sentiment is shared when comparing online video ads with social media …
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Yelp Fires Back At Critics Claiming It's Not Favoring Advertisers
Yelp and its review service have once again come under fire, this time over stories where business owners claim that reviews are “too self-centered and not trustworthy” and that it hides reviews. It looks like the company has had enough and is firing …
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Posted by - May 29, 2013 at 10:39 pm

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Hey, kid, get a job! Rules for employing teens

Hey, kid, get a job! Rules for employing teens
If you're tempted to say that to the teenagers in your house, and thankful that someone else will be employing them this summer, remember that somewhere out there other parents are saying the very same thing to their teens. And you may end up employing …
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Make the case: Direct deposit saves big bucks
If convenience alone hasn't driven your organization to start paying employees via direct deposit, consider the cost savings. According to research by the Electronic Payments Association and the American Payroll Association, an employer currently …
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Plug in tax savings for electric vehicles
plug-in electric car Are you looking to “go green” with your next vehicle purchase? Sadly, the tax benefits for buying hybrid cars are no longer available. But that doesn't mean you still can't drive a hard “tax bargain” if you're energy-conscious …
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Marketing and Advertising Basics for the Small Business Owner

Marketing and Advertising Basics for the Small Business Owner
One of the most important aspects of any successful business is the ability to understand the value of marketing and advertising and how it can impact your bottom line. In real estate, they say the three most important words are location, location …
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The Marketing Corner: Legislature's Impact on Small Businesses
Adele Lassere is a marketing/advertising consultant with 20+ years of experience, freelance writer, and author of “Elements of Buying: A How To Reference Guide on Advertising for Business Owners”; available at amazon.com. Adele was listed on Black …
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HigherVisibility.com Ranked Best SEO Company in Tennessee by TopSEOs


Memphis, TN (PRWEB) May 27, 2013

Memphis-based SEO firm HigherVisibility.com has been ranked the #1 SEO company based in the state of Tennessee, according to the May 2013 list of the Top 100 Search Engine Optimization Companies published by TopSEOs. HigherVisibility also retained its ranking as the #2 SEO provider nationwide.

HigherVisibility got its start in 2007, when a team of SEO specialists with experience working for various Internet companies recognized the need for an Internet marketing firm based in Memphis. The company began by providing local SEO services to Memphis businesses, but soon expanded its reach nationwide. HigherVisibility now serves businesses of all types and sizes all over the U.S.

After we saw how successful our SEO campaigns were locally, we decided to offer them on a national basis, says Adam Heitzman, HigherVisibilitys Managing Partner. Weve succeeded beyond our expectations, and so have our clients. Its great to see our loyal customers enjoying long-term success with their search engine results.

HigherVisibility offers local SEO services to Memphis-area and Tennessee businesses, but can help online companies anywhere in the U.S. with SEO services including Local SEO, Ecommerce SEO, Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising, Email Marketing, SEO for Franchises, Affiliate Marketing and Social Media Marketing. The company also provides web design, web content creation, blog and press release writing, and other services that complement SEO campaigns.

And HigherVisibility has been quick to adapt to changes in the SEO industry, such as the growing focus on mobile search: 44 percent of all Web searches on smartphones are goal-oriented, and these days, mobile searches more often lead to a purchase than do desktop searches.

HigherVisibility realizes that keeping up with developing trends and frequent changes in the SEO landscape is difficult for a company to do in-house, and tailors its SEO offerings to each customers needs and budget.

We believe in taking a combination approach customized for each customer, rather than offering only preset SEO packages, says Scott Langdon. We have the experience and know-how to get the very best results for your SEO dollar. Our focus is on achieving SEO results through hard work and quality content creation.

HigherVisibility offers its Internet marketing services to businesses of all sizes from Memphis-area car dealerships to enterprise-level corporations. For a free quote on HigherVisibilitys SEO services, visit HigherVisibility.com.

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Founded in Memphis in 2007, HigherVisibility has worked with many clients from small businesses to enterprise customers, both in Tennessee and nationwide. The high rankings it has achieved for its clients have caused HigherVisibility to quickly become one of Americas leading Internet marketing companies. HigherVisibility takes a combination approach to search engine success, with services that range from Search Engine Optimization and pay per click marketing to social media marketing, content writing and website design. Whatever your internet marketing or SEO needs, the HigherVisibility mission is to provide Valuable Solutions with Visible Results and we pride ourselves on doing just that.







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Small Business Ideas That Allow You to Work From Home

http://MLMsecretsOnline.Net “Small Business Ideas” When starting a small business many… ideas can come to mind. You can start a Franchise or work from home…
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How to Start a Home-based Bookkeeping Business (Home-Based Business Series)

How to Start a Home-based Bookkeeping Business (Home-Based Business Series)

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In tough economic times and with rising unemployment, people are looking to take the bull by the horns and start their own home-based businesses…. From GPP’s enormously successful How to Start a Home-Based Business series (more than half a million copies sold!), comes the essential guide to starting up a home-based Bookkeeping business.  

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David Kyle Partners with Bank Consultant Group Gregory A. Noonan & Associates as Senior Consultant


Germantown, TN (PRWEB) May 15, 2013

Gregory A. Noonan & Associates (GNA), a leading Memphis-based business management consulting firm for financial institutions, has partnered with Senior Consultant David A. Kyle to bring additional bank operating experience and project management expertise to its clientele.

Kyle brings more than 20 years of experience in retail and commercial banking operations management, and over 14 years of experience in bank and credit union consulting and project management. He has performed project management and consulting service engagements at over 100 community bank and credit unions as well as multi-billion dollar national and international financial institutions. Kyle has worked at such financial consulting firms as Ceto and Associates, Experis Finance (formerly plumRHINO Consulting, LLC), RSM McGladrey, Inc. and Alex Sheshunoff Management as well as at Bank of America (formerly NationsBank).

With increased demand around efficiency and profit improvement from our clients, David will bring a wealth of community banking knowledge and project management expertise to GNA. We value his vast experience, and his ability to make immediate, significant and valuable contributions to our clients growth, efficiency and profitability objectives, stated Greg Noonan, President and CEO of GNA.

Kyle has a B.S. Degree from University of Memphis and currently resides in San Antonio, TX with his wife LaRue.

Gregory A. Noonan and Associates provides consulting and management services to businesses financial institutions throughout the country, and has proven success in all areas of strategic planning & execution, merger & acquisition support, financial management, profitability analysis, process improvement, retail branch productivity and project management. The company also conducts project management training and has a complete suite of services and products to assist companies in building a best practice financial division.

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Preparing to be a Work At Home Mom – A Mom’s Lifestyle Guide with Advice on how to begin to Earn Money at Home + Home Business Ideas

Preparing to be a Work At Home Mom – A Mom’s Lifestyle Guide with Advice on how to begin to Earn Money at Home + Home Business Ideas

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NYC's Hottest Startups for 2013 Weigh in on Tumblr

NYC's Hottest Startups for 2013 Weigh in on Tumblr
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Last year, it launched the Freetime box, which offers new on-demand programming and archive features. Paul Gilshan, Freesat's marketing director, said: "It has been an exciting process, with some great ideas brought to the table. Now's energy and …
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Les Wexner in no hurry to come up with replacement for 'L Brands'
… to the name L Brands. Maybe that name won't be so temporary after all? “A lot of people have ideas,” Wexner told the assembled crowd. Dan Eaton covers retail, restaurants, manufacturing, automotive and the advertising/PR industry for Business First.
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Start a Soy Candle Business from Home

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Merrill DataSite Releases New Comments: Trends amidst Canadian and US Tech M&A


New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2013

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Canadian tech start-ups are increasingly seeing their success develop through merger and acquisition (M&A) deals with larger US-based companies, according to new research carried out by MaRS, the Canadian business development engine.

The company has compiled its research into a series of articles and reports entitled Borderless Investments. The findings of the research have shown the general trend that the success of Canadian tech start-ups is closely linked to their ability to break outside of the regional boundaries, generally through being bought out or through an IPO. A MaRS spokesman said that the key for new Canadian businesses is getting themselves into a position where they are as close as possible to their end users most often found in the tech-hungry population of their southern neighbor.

Speaking to the authors of the report, one Toronto-based venture capitalist explained, As Canadians, we feel we are close enough to the US that we can still operate out of Toronto and cater to the American market. I dont believe this to hold true. A companys odds of success are better the closer they can get to their market.

MaRS was able to amass a raft of solid information about the state of M&A activity between Canada and US tech companies, thanks to months spent researching and analyzing thousands of data points, speaking with venture capital experts in both the US and Canada and gaining industry insights from business leaders.

The research found that 183 Canadian tech companies have been the subject of M&A deals during the last five years. This seems very small in comparison to the 2,300 US companies that have been acquired during the same period, but it was found to align with the general 10:1 ratio that is commonly used to assess trends between the USA and Canada.

Of the Canadian companies that had been bought, the average number of years from start-up to acquisition was eight, and around 70 per cent were snapped up by US-based corporates.

An area that has caused contention among the experts surveyed was the selling price of Canadian businesses. The average price paid for a Canadian business was found to be around US$ 100 million, with a median value of US$ 32 million compared to the US price of US$ 384 million and a median value of $ 82 million. Analysis of the M&A trends has pointed to a potential lack of late-stage development funding in Canada, leading its home-grown businesses to sell up at an early stage in order to be able to access the vital funding needed to promote growth.

The geography of the continent and the relative locations of the two countries industry hubs was also shown to affect the nature, number and value of the deals that took place. More than three-quarters (76 per cent) of the British Columbia-based businesses involved in deals were bought by US-based corporates, compared to 65 per cent of the Ontario-based businesses and 56 per cent of those headquartered in Quebec. BCs proximity to the global tech haven on Silicon Valley in California, as well as the innovation hub of Seattle, seems to back up the notion that the closer a company is to its end market, the greater its chances of success.

The research also showed that US corporates still cast their nets fairly closely to the bases of their Canadian operations when looking for potential acquisitions. All six of the Canadian acquisitions made by Google were in Ontario where two out of three of its Canadian offices are based.

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With its deep roots in transaction and compliance services, Merrill Corporation has a cultural, organisation-wide discipline in the management and processing of confidential content. Merrill DataSite is the first VDR provider to understand customer and industry needs by earning an ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certificate of registration the highest standard for information security and is currently the worlds only VDR certified for operations in the Europe, United States and Asia.

As the leading provider of VDR solutions, Merrill DataSite has empowered more than two million unique visitors to perform electronic due diligence on thousands of transactions totalling trillions of dollars in asset value. Merrill DataSite VDR solution has become an essential tool in an efficient and legally defensible process for completing multiple types of financial transactions.

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Former LACMA President Melody Kanschat Named Executive Director of Claremont Graduate University’s Getty Leadership Institute


Claremont, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013

Claremont Graduate University (CGU) today announced the appointment of Melody Kanschat, a 22-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and a renowned expert in developing capacity in arts organizations, as the executive director of the Getty Leadership Institute (GLI) at CGU. The appointment is effective April 1, 2013.

Kanschat was president and chief operating officer of LACMA since 2005, responsible for its daily operations and a budget of $ 60 million annually. Previously, she was an executive vice president for administration and external affairs, and led the marketing, membership, and the development departments at the museum.

During her time at LACMA, Kanschat oversaw the expansion of the museum, with the completion of the $ 150 million Transformation project, part of an overall funding campaign that has totaled $ 320 million for the museum. The project added more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space to the museum including the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion (2010), the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (2008), and eight acres of sculpture park and public gathering spaces.

Kanschat will lead the GLI at CGU into a new era of collaboration; redefining and strengthening its historic contributions to the arts, said CGU President Deborah Freund. Kanschats management experience, her connections in the museum field, and her stellar reputation as a leader of complex teams will prove invaluable to the GLI as it re-envisions its future at CGU.

Partnering with the faculty of CGUs Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management to create an executive management program tailored to explore the challenges facing today’s museum leaders, Kanschat described her focus as re-energizing and implementing a new strategic vision, strengthening current relationships, and establishing new partnerships and alliances to ensure GLIs programs prepare art museum professionals for the future.

I am excited to work closely with the CGU faculty, especially with the Drucker Schools curricular focus on creative industries, stated Kanschat. In renewing the GLIs curriculum, we also will partner with the Schools of Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, and the Center for Information and Systems Technologies at CGU.

In 2012, the GLI at CGU received a $ 1.95 million grant, the second grant from the Getty Foundation. It will fund programming through 2015.

Added Getty Foundation Director Deborah Marrow, Melody Kanschat has the expertise and collaborative spirit to lead the GLI into a new era. I look forward to the programs she will develop together with colleagues around the world.

Over the decades, the GLIs program has evolved to respond to the growing complexities confronting leaders of museums and other nonprofit institutions. Its signature leadership development program will continue to evolve, utilize a mixture of intensive residential courses, webinars, and online coursework. GLI participants have included high ranking professionals from a variety of museums, non-profit board members, academics, philanthropists, and public officials. More than 1,500 alumni from the United States and 30-plus countries are now engaged with a diverse range of cultural organizations around the globe.

The GLI’s reputation for academic rigor and innovation, CGUs focus on research and management training in the creative industries, and the incredible foundation built by retired Executive Director Phil Nowlen, made this opportunity particularly enticing for me, Kanschat said. I am eager to connect with old friends and new to deepen and broaden the GLI’s impact in the museum field.

A career-long participant and presenter at national, regional, and international museum conferences, Kanschat currently serves on the Santa Monica Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board and the boards of the LA Associates of Save the Children, Arts for LA and Move LA. She received the 2010 Civic Leader Award at the We Love LA event recognizing her commitment to building transportation and cultural infrastructure in Los Angeles.

About Claremont Graduate University

Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is the graduate university of the Claremont Colleges. Our five academic schools conduct leading-edge research and award masters and doctoral degrees in 24 disciplines. Because the worlds problems are not simple nor easily defined, diverse faculty and students research and study across the traditional discipline boundaries to create new and practical solutions for the major problems plaguing our world. A Southern California based graduate school devoted entirely to graduate research and study, CGU boasts a low student-to-faculty ratio.

CGUs Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management offers a variety of professional and doctoral degrees, including MBA, EMBA, and the MS in Financial Engineering. It has expanded the traditional path in business education, offering innovative programs, such as the MA in Arts Management, an MA in Politics, Business, and Economics, and its focus on management for creative industries.

Named for the father of modern business management education and world-renowned author and consultant, Peter Drucker, and accomplished global business leader and philanthropist, Masatoshi Ito, the school produces graduates who have a strong sense of social responsibility and a deep desire to make a difference by doing well while also doing good.

Additional information is available at http://www.cgu.edu.

About the Getty Foundation

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, it strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. It carries out its work in collaboration with the other Getty Programs to ensure that they individually and collectively achieve maximum effect.

Additional information is available at http://www.getty.edu/foundation.

About the Getty Leadership Institute

The Getty Leadership Institute (GLI) at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) provides educational opportunities designed to enhance the leadership of experienced museum professionals and strengthen institutional capabilities. GLI’s offeringsincluding transformative educational programs; convening policy makers, academics, and practitioners; and collaborations with international partnerssupport the museum community by helping current and future museum leaders navigate the field’s most pressing challenges and opportunities.

Additional information is available at http://www.cgu.edu/gli.







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