The following list includes webinars and online courses discussing a variety of topics that could benefit our partners! Know of any opportunities that are not listed but should be? Let us know! Contact Youth and Education Coordinator Lexi Ray.


 

JUNE 2018

Webinar 
Speaking Truth to Power 
American Association for State and Local History

June 12 
3-4pm Eastern 

In reality, they are a choice – a chosen way of organizing and running an institution no matter its budget size.
Many museums embrace the ideals of openness, communication, and trustworthiness in their work. In fact, the words transparency and accountability and others like them, can be found in vision, mission, and values statements of museums large and small. Too frequently, however, transparency and accountability get sidelined by good intentions. What do they really mean in day-to-day practice? How do they become part of an institution’s DNA so that, even in difficult times, they aren’t ignored?
Guest speaker Anne Ackerson will discuss the meaning and importance of organizational transparency and accountability. Anne will offer strategies for increasing and communicating both, and help participants create a transparency and accountability checklist for their organization.


Online Course 
Basics of Archives
American Association for State and Local History
June 4-July 9
The newly revised Basics of Archives online course is designed to give organizations and individuals who are responsible for the care of historical records an introduction to the core aspects of managing and protecting historical records collections, using appropriate principles and best practices.





JULY 2018


Online Course 
Collections Management
American Association for State and Local History

July 9- September 3

This eight week online class is about managing cultural collections and will cover collections policies, how to know what you have, what you need to know about your collections, how to know where everything in your collection is located, and making sure that someone gets some good out of your collection. Collections management is all of the activities related to the administration of collections including planning, development, care, conservation, documentation, and making those collections available to the public. You’ll learn why museums have so many pieces of paper for each object and what all those numbers on the paper and objects are about. You will figure out what to keep and possibly what to let go of and last but not least, who should do what with all those things.


Online Course
Caring for Museum Collections
American Association for State and Local History

July 16- September 10
This eight week course will deal with the physical care and preservation of your museum collections. This practical course will cover how collections age and deteriorate, handling collections, storage requirements, environmental considerations, housekeeping, and risk management.


SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Online Course 
Leadership and Administration in History Organizations
American Association for State and Local History
September 17 - November 12

History museum leadership is more complex and demanding than ever before, requiring updated and innovative ways to meet mission and keep organizations healthy. Thoughtful, intentional museum administration and leadership matters, regardless of the size or focus of your organization. Administration and leadership matter, regardless the size or focus of your organization. This online course covers governance and administrative structure, nonprofit status, mission and vision, board and staff responsibilities, the relationship between board and staff, strategic planning, human resource management, and leadership.

 

 OCTOBER 2018



Online Course 
Museum Education and Outreach 
American Association for State and Local History
October 8 - December 3

At their heart, regardless of type or size, museums are engaging, dynamic places of education. This course is about how we can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums.

Online Course
Project Management for History Professionals
American Association for State and Local History
October 15 - November 9

Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context.

Online Course
Basics of Archives
American Association for State and Local History

October 15- November 16
The newly revised Basics of Archives online course is designed to give organizations and individuals who are responsible for the care of historical records an introduction to the core aspects of managing and protecting historical records collections, using appropriate principles and best practices.


Online Course 
Developing Exhibitions (Two Part Course)
American Association for State and Local History

October 22, 2018 - March 15, 2019

This two-part class is about how to put together an exhibition, from deciding what it will be about and why, to gathering, creating and arranging all the elements for visitors. You’ll learn a lot from your classmates – from their own experiences and from the resources that they share with all of us. And you’ll learn the best way: by doing – you will develop an actual exhibit over the course of the class. Both parts of this course must be taken in order to receive a certificate of completion and fulfill the requirements of the Small Museum Pro! series.
DATES: Part 1: October 22 – December 17, 2018; Part 2: January 22 – March 15, 2019
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