Thought Leadership Papers and Research

IIC's Executive Director Sarah Stannage FRSA alongside IIC Fellow, Joelle  D. J. Wickens Ph.D from the University of Delaware as guest advisors, will be encouraging discussions and contributions from our global conservation community on leadership with a special online collection of peer reviewed Open Access research published by Routledge F1000, with leadership papers, case studies and digital posters from around the world. The Collection will explore "Leadership and Conservation of Cultural Heritage" including changing ideas about what leadership looks like internationally in the 21st century.

You can find out more about the Collection, submission formats and funding support to support article processing charges here. 


International Leadership Programmes

IIC Congress Scholars

IIC runs a bi-annual leadership programme for mid-career emerging leaders as an extension to congresses - the programme for 2022-23 was Adapt: conservation and leadership during a time of change,  was kindly funded by the Getty Foundation and supported thirty IIC Congress Scholars in band 2 -4 nations. A number of Congress Scholars are contributing to the special online collection with Routledge.  We hope to build on this programme with further initiatives in the future.

IIC Leadership Peer to Peer Mentoring

Each year IIC also offers  30 spaces for conservators and cultural heritage professionals to participate in an 'International peer mentoring programme', themed around leadership, supported by IIC Fellows and leaders from the profession.  Details on how to apply can be found here, the programme is open to IIC members only at this stage.


Resources and Funding Opportunities for Members

Grants are made available through the IIC Opportunities Fund to support IIC members, including colleagues living and working in band 2 - 4  countries, to support more equitable access to professional development as well as contributing to Open Access publication costs. Funding rounds and application details be found here.

Online resources, toolkits and focused topics on 'leadership', from authentic leadership to leading with impact are available  on the IIC Community platform