Lunch and Learn is a new, free program created by the California Association of Museum that brings relevant content to you at your desk. Join us for live webinars and explore dynamic ideas and strategies for your museum.



Past Lunch and Learns

Change is Inevitable: The Essentials of Succession Planning

This webinar was recorded LIVE on May 2, 2019. CLICK HERE to watch the recording.

Succession planning keeps your organization moving forward during the inevitable changes that come with running a nonprofit. Not only do they help navigate leadership transitions, they can also serve as an excellent tool for retaining your strongest performers, who often tend to be the type of employees who need to know where their career is headed. CAM and presenter Anne W. Ackerson explore succession planning essentials and why it might be better to call it talent planning.

Presenter: Anne W. Ackerson has written and promoted dialogue about many of the challenging issues facing museums, including succession planning. As Director of the Museums Association of New York, Ackerson initiated Report to the Field: The Status of Succession Planning in New York State Museums, which addresses the unique challenges around succession planning in museums. Ackerson is the former executive director of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and currently serves as their Communications Coordinator. Her work on these and related issues resulted in the books, Leadership Matters and Women in the Museum: Lessons from the Workplace, which she co-authored with Joan Baldwin. She is also an independent museum consultant specializing in organizational development.

This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

Cybersecurity for All

This webinar was recorded LIVE on August 16, 2018.  CLICK HERE to watch the recording.

Whatever your technical comfort or responsibility, there are some easy things you can do to keep your museum safe from cyber threats.  Join us for Lunch and Learn program focused on practical tips for all skill levels and resources, that can help keep your museum safe. 



Julia Falkowski, Project and Production Specialist, Balboa Park Online Collaborative and CAM Technology Fellow

Ryan Prindiville, Leader of Strategy & Practice Transformation at Armanino LLP


This program is supported in part by Associated Foundations, Inc. in memory of Barry Herlihy.

 Empathy as a New Lens for Learning

This webinar was recorded LIVE on November 7th, 2017. CLICK HERE to watch the recording.

Speakers: Ami Davis, Principal, Ami Davis Consulting; Wendy Abelmann, Director of Education and Public Programs, Oceanside Museum of Art, Katherine Herman, Education Outreach Manager, Autry Museum of the American West 
There is a recent groundswell of interest in empathy; international leaders identify empathy as one of the most important leadership skills of the 21st century. Join this lunch and learn webinar to hear how museums are purposefully designing education programs and exhibits to explore and teach empathy in an effort to promote civic engagement.