The following list includes conferences and workshops discussing a variety of topics that could benefit our partners! Get an Overview of the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area Professional Development Program. If you find a workshop or conference that you would like to attend under this program, apply for funding with our Professional Development Scholarship Application. Know of any opportunities that are not listed but should be? Let us know! Contact Youth and Education Coordinator Lexi Ray.

 

APRIL 2019


Workshop 
Collections Camp: Textiles 
American Association for State and Local History 
 
April 1-2

Do you have costumes and/or textiles in your museum collection? This two day workshop will focus on the care and conservation of textiles in museum collections. Spend time working with an expert to learn how to be a better steward of your textile collection.

Workshop 
Financial Leadership for Small Organizations: Using Financial Information Systems to Assess Organizational Financial Health
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership
Date: April 23, 2019 (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)

Note: this offering is designed for organization with smaller budgets and/or for individual with little knowledge of the financial topics in the seminar's description listed below.
This seminar is a part of our Financial Leadership Program that consists of three seminars designed to strengthen your organizational leadership. This seminar's topics focuses on effectively using financial information to assess your organization's financial health.

Workshop 
Exhibit Makeovers
American Association for State and Local History 
April 29-30
Denver, CO 
Interpretive exhibits bring objects, images, and ideas to life for visitors through storytelling, diverse presentation media, and learning opportunities that engage multiple types of intelligence. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of exhibit planning, organization, text writing, and design. Drawing on resources of the host institution, working hands-on in small groups, you’ll experiment with ways to make exhibit content meaningful and memorable for visitors.

Workshop 
Financial Leadership for Medium to Large Organizations: Using Financial Information Systems to Assess Organizational Financial Health
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership

April 30
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This seminar is a part of our Financial Leadership Program that consists of three seminars designed to strengthen your organizational leadership. This seminar's topics focuses on effectively using financial information to assess your organization's financial health.

 

MAY 2018


Workshop 
Project Management for History Professionals
American Association for State and Local History 

May 20-21
Moline, IL
Project Management provides valuable instruction in planning, managing and successfully completing projects of all types. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Instruction will cover all of the details in the four steps to successful project management:
Define (creating a project charter, setting initial objectives, identifying risks and constraints, and more)
Plan (developing a schedule, budget, etc.)
Manage (providing feedback, negotiating for resources and resolving differences)
Review (turning over deliverables, documentation and more)

Workshop 
Financial Planning Tools for Small Organizations: Budgeting and Cash Flow
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership
May 22, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This seminar is a part of our Financial Leadership Program that consists of three seminars designed to strengthen your organizational leadership. This seminar's topics focuses on utilizing financial planning tools for budgeting and cash flow purposes.

Workshop 
Financial Planning Tools for Medium to Large Organizations: Budgeting and Cash Flow
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership

May 30, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This seminar is a part of our Financial Leadership Program that consists of three seminars designed to strengthen your organizational leadership. This seminar's topics focuses on utilizing financial planning tools for budgeting and cash flow purposes.


JUNE 2019




Workshop
Collections Management and Practices
American Association for State and Local History

June 3-4 
Charleston, SC
Learn about your institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management. Through lively group discussions and hands-on activities, you will become familiar with current issues and trends to better understand how collections fit within the context of history organizations. The workshop will also explore the role of collections in exhibition and interpretation, the basic steps of collections management from acquisition to disposal, professional standards and ethics, conservation on a shoe-string budget, and the many resources available for collections preservation.

Workshop
Measurement and Evaluation for Fundraising Success and Social Impact
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership
June 4 & June 25, 2019 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Nonprofit leaders can spend an enormous amount of time and effort creating evaluation models and reporting relevant data to funders to demonstrate positive social impact. Demonstrating success of a program or initiative is the basis for ensuring that a nonprofit has been a good steward of its mission and donated funds. However, the investment in building and fulfilling evaluation models must be commensurate with the funds awarded. This course will provide an overview of the planning and development of evaluation approaches that align well with the organization's and funder's needs. The course will introduce participants to the development and use of theories of change, logic models, dashboards, and similar methods for measuring social impact. The course will feature insights from program evaluators, funders and grant writers on the evaluation process. Students will prepare a basic evaluation model for a program or initiative and present it to their peers. They will also gain an understanding of how their evaluation tools fit into a broader context.

Workshop 
Specialized Nonprofit Financial Topics: Grants Management, Allocations, Audits, Form 990, Communicating Progress, Social Enterprise
UMKC Midwest Center for Non- Profit Leadership

June 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This seminar is a part of our Financial Leadership Program that consists of three seminars designed to strengthen your organizational leadership. This seminar's topics focuses on grants management, allocations, audits, the IRS form 990, communicating financial information to stakeholders, social enterprise and managing long-term financial health.

Workshop
Archaeology in the Classroom
Project Archaeology and Jackson County Parks + Rec

June 22-26
Sibley, MO
Practice the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data. Learn how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Finally, learn how to incorporate all of this into your classrooms or other settings. Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom and complete curriculum guide and materials.

 

Workshop
Project Archaeology
Project Archaeology and St. Joseph Museum

June 24-26
St. Joseph, MO
Teachers, instructors and museum docents can practice the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data. Learn how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Participants will receive full instruction in archaeological science for the classroom. During this workshop, participants will discover the past through a Sac and Fox wickiup.

Workshop
Creating Programs for Teachers and Students
American Association for State and Local History

June 24-25
Austin, TX
Through a combination of presentations, discussion, hands-on activities, and take-home materials, this workshop addresses the elements of museum education and programming needed to create engaging, educational, and successful educational programming for students and teachers. Learn how to craft on site and outreach programming that is meaningful to the education community.




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