Professional Development


Updated March 25, 2020

AAM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR

Hosted by the American Alliance of Museums and other museum service organizations, this calendar lists opportunities for museum professionals.  

 

AASLH WEBINAR: HISTORIC HOUSE CALL: MISSION – APRIL 23 House museums are complex organizations but one of the most effective tools for navigating this complexity is the humble mission statement. In this 30-minute webinar, Erin Carlson Mast, president and CEO of President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, DC, discusses how she’s leveraged the values embedded in their mission statement to transform their community programs and daily operations to affect the lives of their visitors. 

 

FREE WEBINAR: IS YOUR ORGANIZATION READY FOR STEPS? – MAY 14 StEPs is a self-study assessment program open to any museum, historical society, historic house, site, or related organization. It is intended for small- and mid-sized organizations that do not feel ready for other assessment programs, but larger museums may find it useful for prioritizing and as a refresher checklist or training tool. Is your organization ready for StEPs? This free, one-hour webinar will discuss how StEPs can help your organization create a road map for meaningful change.

 

NEW RESOURCE: THE INCLUSIVE HISTORIAN'S HANDBOOK This reference source supports inclusive and equity-focused historical work in public settings by sharing a knowledge base that invites more people to engage in history projects. This handbook provides concrete examples of how to make history work more relevant. It centers on equity, inclusivity, diversity, and public service while offering accessible windows into the many ways public historians work.

 

NEW TOOL FOR CHANGEMAKERS NOW AVAILABLE: BAY AREA EQUITY ATLAS The Bay Area Equity Atlas is a comprehensive data support system to track the state of equity across the region and inform solutions for inclusive prosperity as well as policy solutions and stories. 

 

REPORT NOW AVAILABLE: RACE TO LEAD: WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

This report reveals that women of color encounter systemic obstacles to their advancement over and above the barriers faced by white women and men of color. Education and training are not the solution—women of color with high levels of education are more likely to be in administrative roles and are more likely to report frustrations about inadequate and inequitable salaries.

 

FREE DOWNLOAD: TRANSGENDER INCLUSION TOOLKIT FROM AAM LGBTQ ALLIANCE TASK FORCE The AAM LGBTQ Alliance’s Task Force for Transgender Inclusion recently released the Gender Transition and Transgender Inclusion in the Museum Workplace: A Toolkit for Trans Individuals, Institutions, and Coworkers. This expansive set of guides approaches trans inclusion from various perspectives in an approachable and easy-to-understand format.

 

BECOME A PEER REVIEWER FOR THE AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS 
Peer reviewers are museum professionals who volunteer their time to support AAM's Accreditation and Museum Assessment Programs (MAP). They review museum self-assessment materials, conduct site visits and facilitate the institutional planning process. Their service is the critical backbone to the success of both programs. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

JFKU MUSEUM STUDIES FUNDAMENTALS ONLINE PROGRAM

Get weekly professional development when you sign up for a JFKU online Museum Fundamentals class. Take one of two classes for Spring Quarter 2020, starting April 6:

  • Museum 101 with Susan Spero, PhD
  • Fundraising & Marketing with Michelle Powers M.A./M.B.A.
  • Collections Management Basics with Ted Greenberg, M.A.

All courses offer twelve lessons that involve key concepts and discussions with the online instructor. Each course costs $350 ($300 for CAM members).

For questions about the courses or to receive more information about the program, contact Susan Spero at sspero@jfku.edu.

MUSEUM FUNDAMENTALS REGISTRATION DISCOUNT FOR CAM MEMBERS
CAM members receive 15% off registration - save $262 on the entire series! Each course costs $297.50 for CAM members or $350 for non-members. Contact CAM at admin@calmuseums.org to receive your discount.