Training and fringe events

Marketplace, careers cafe, smarter training, and fringe meetings
Conference delegates only - all sessions are drop-in

Monday

0930-1730

Marketplace

Hall 2a

Meet and chat with a variety of sector organisations and specialists groups.

0950-1040

Mentoring and me

Careers Cafe

Balcony next to Hall 3

Mentoring is a widely used term that appears in a range of contexts in the sector. This session will cut through the jargon and provide delegates with an opportunity to explore mentoring in all its forms.

Facilitators:

Charlotte Holmes, museum development officer, Museums Association

Elaine Sansom, accreditation adviser, east, Arts Council England

Katy Archer, director, People's History Museum, Manchester

1100-1130

Creative PR and marketing on a tight budget

Smarter training

Hall 4a

Trainers:

Philippa Duxbury, marketing manager, National Football Museum
Adam Comstive, marketing and communications officer, National Football Museum

1200-1230

Finding your voice – writing text for your audiences

Smarter training

Hall 4a

Trainer: Lucy Harland, Lucidity Media

1245-1345

Launch of Social Justice Alliance for Museums – SJAM

Fringe meeting

Museum of Liverpool

In times of pressure on public funding there is a threat that the progress many museums have made towards a more democratic future will be stopped.

SJAM invites museums, related bodies and individuals to sign up to a charter for social justice and to campaign for and promote best practice. If you are interested in finding out more and joining SJAM, come along to this event. Lunch provided.

Email: rsvp@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Speakers:

David Fleming, director, National Museums Liverpool. Maggie Appleton, chief executive, Luton Culture.

Maggie Appleton, chief executive, Luton Culture

1300-1400

Transition: achieving it with confidence

Careers Cafe

Balcony next to Hall 3

Museums leaders and members of the Transition and Development Network invite delegates in mid to late career to share concerns, establish networks, and be more resilient in a changing environment.

Facilitators:

Vanessa Trevelyan, Virginia Tandy, Nichola Johnson and Kathy Gee

1500-1530

Commissioning handheld interpretation: What you need to know

Smarter training

Hall 4a

Trainers:

Lindsey Green and Alyson Webb, Frankly, Green + Webb.

1525-1615

Leadership and mid-career

Careers Cafe

Balcony next to Hall 3

Delegates in their mid-career are invited to explore leadership in challenging times.

Facilitators:

Dawn Cameron, extend coordinator, engage

Jane Sillis, director, engage

Andrew Vaughan, learning manager, Whitworth Art Gallery

Amanda Phillips, learning and access officer, Leeds Museums and Galleries

1615-1645

Let’s play – creating playful learning opportunities

Smarter training

Hall 4a

Trainer:

Liz Smallman, visitor experience director, Eureka!

Tuesday

0930-1640

Marketplace

Hall 2A

Meet and chat with a variety of sector organisations and specialists groups.

1000-1115


CV workshops

Careers Cafe

Balcony next to Hall 3

Competency-based selection practices are being increasingly adopted by cultural institutions. These workshops will help delegates develop a powerful and influential CV that is fit for purpose. Delegates are asked to bring their existing CV with them.

Facilitators:

Tamsin Russell, organisational development projects manager, National Museums Scotland

Charlotte Holmes, museum development officer, Museums Association

1015-1100

Marketing museums in Wales

Fringe meetings

Room 4B

Delegates are invited to celebrate the publication of the Museums Marketing Strategy for Wales 2013-2016.

Learn about the conclusions of the research and the plans to support more proactive and effective marketing for museums in Wales.

A chance to enjoy a welsh cake with your coffee and pick up a copy of the strategy. Coffee served in the room.

1115-1200

Social Media top tips

Smarter Training

Hall 4a

Trainer:

Jude Habib

1230-1215

Principles of successful freelancing

Smarter Training

Hall 4a

Trainer:

Rebecca Mileham

1305-1425

Speed mentoring

Careers Cafe

Balcony next to Hall 3

A fun and informal session designed for those who want to take steps towards leadership but are unsure how to do so. Delegates will have an opportunity to discuss their professional goals in a mini-mentoring session with a member of the Women Leaders in Museums Network.

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University Museums Group

Fringe meeting

Hall 4B

UMG welcomes delegates to the launch of a publication celebrating the distinctive role of university museums within the cultural and education sectors. An opportunity to network with university museum colleagues. Lunch and drinks will be served.

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Our friends in the north

Fringe meeting

Room 11

The six Major Partner Museums in the north come together for a collaborative session with networking opportunities.

1525-1600

Celebrating success

CPD awards and advice


Room 4B

Join us for the awards of this year's recipients of the Associateship of the Museums Association (AMA) and a reception for the launch of the revised Fellowship of the Museums Association (FMA). Refreshments will be served.

1535-1640

Setting goals

Careers Cafe

Balcony next to Hall 3

Nearing the end of an inspiring two days, delegates are invited to take some time out and reflect on what they will do differently after the conference.

Facilitator:

Charlotte Holmes, museum development officer, Museums Association

Throughout the day


CPD and the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund surgeries

CPD awards and advice

MA stand, Hall 2A

Visit the MA stand throughout conference to book a time for one-to-one CPD advice on making a successful application to the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fun.