Moving on Up 2024: Making an Impact With Your Career - Museums Association

Conference 2024: The Joy of Museums booking open now – Book before 31 March 2024 for a 10% discount

Conference 2024: The Joy of Museums booking open now – Book before 31 March 2024 for a 10% discount

Moving on Up 2024: Making an Impact With Your Career

13 March 2024, 1030-1630 (registration from 0930)
Thinktank, Birmingham

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? 

Moving on Up 2024 is the essential conference to give you a motivation boost, help you identify areas for progress, develop your networks and discover how you can demonstrate your impact in the sector.  

This event is for you if you work in any area of the museum sector, or are employed in a different sector looking to bring your skills and experience to a museum or heritage setting. It gives you the confidence, contacts and ideas to think innovatively and creatively about how you can progress your career and be a changemaker in the sector.  

By attending this event you will:

  • undertake a skills audit designed for you to record the skills that you already have and to then focus on the practical ways to develop the skills you need to progress your career.
  • be given the confidence and tools to influence upwards at your organisation
  • be encouraged to view your own career within a social justice lens, and understand how and where you can have an impact
  • create your own mission statement by thinking about how your personal values might shape your career aspirations and goals
  • meet and network with other like-minded colleagues at a similar career stage to you

The day includes refreshments and a vegetarian/vegan lunch. 

Follow this event on Twitter: #MOU2024

We aim to present a diverse range of speakers from across the UK and internationally at our one-day conferences. If you are interested in speaking at one of our events, or have a project you’d like to see explored, please tell us more by emailing the Events Team. 

Programme

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0930-1030
Registration and networking

Join us for coffee and icebreaker activities to help you make connections

• Make and share you own business card – you can include anything you like, but we recommend name, contact details (email, X or LinkedIn profile) and your interests

• Find your artist “other half” – collect a sticker with the name of an artist on it, then keep a look out for someone with the same name.

• Share a positive affirmation anonymously, then take one shared by another delegate

• Add your career conundrum to our interactive wall – and feel free to offer advice to others who have posted

1030-1045
Welcome from the chair
Speakers:
Beloved Elizabeth Adonai
Consultant and Museums Association board member
1045-1130
Creative ice breaker: Engaging communities with collections

Museums need to listen to audiences to understand how collections can be relevant and what stories they can tell. Aarifa Amatul-Hayye leads a collections-engagement activity highlighting techniques to inspire people’s curiosity, confidence and creativity.

1130-1200
Skills Audit Part One

Tamsin Russell, Workforce Development Lead, Museums Association, leads a practical skills audit exercise designed for you to consider and record the skills that you have picked up and developed in your career thus far.

Speakers:
Tamsin Russell
Workforce Development Lead, Museums Association
@TamsinRussell
1215-1300
Skills Audit Part Two

Following from the previous session, Tamsin Russell leads an interactive workshop that allows you to focus on practical ways to develop the skills you need to progress in your career.

Speakers:
Tamsin Russell
Workforce Development Lead, Museums Association
@TamsinRussell
1300-1430
Lunch

A vegetarian/vegan lunch will be served.

• Continue to take part in the “making connections” activities available during the registration period

• Grab some lunch then participate in our “Eat and Meet” table discussions – each table will have a “conversation starter” theme which you can use to start a relaxed discussion with other delegates.

• Take the opportunity to pop into Thinktank, an award-winning Science Museum

1430-1445
Welcome back
Speakers:
Beloved Elizabeth Adonai
Consultant and Museums Association board member
1445-1545
Unlocking Your Power

Creative & Cultural Consultant Dhikshana Turakhia Pering leads an interactive workshop designed to empower you to have influence in your organisation, advocate for yourself and your values and develop key leadership skills.

Speakers:
Dhikshana Pering
Creative & Cultural Consultant
@DTPering
1545-1615
Social justice in action

Many museums now place social justice as the core of their mission statements. This session will encourage you to view your own career within a social justice lens, and understand how and where you can have an impact. Chloe Cousins, Social Justice Manager, Manchester Museum, will introduce her work engaging staff with the organisation’s core principles. There will also be a table activity encouraging delegates to consider some of the inherent problems in the museums sector – and how today and future leaders might address these

1615-1630
Create your own mission statement

The day ends with a creative exercise and opportunity for you to reflect on what you’ve heard and think about how your personal values might shape your career aspirations and goals. Led by Rosie Barker, Head of Participation, Birmingham Museums Trust

1700-1900
Post-event drinks and networking

Delegates are invited to join an optional and informal drink at All Bar One by Birmingham New Street Station.

Event fees

Concessionary Member – £60
Member (Essential, Full, Institutional and Commercial members) – £80
Non-member – £120

Not a member? Join today and pay a discounted price for this event as well as receiving lots of other great benefits.

Inclusive event places 

The Benevolent Fund will provide five free places to this event to individual members who face barriers due to ethnicity, disability, socio-economic background, and gender identity or sexual orientation (LGBTQ). 

These free places are part of our wider work towards creating a more inclusive sector. We will also support any accessibility requests such as provision of British Sign Language (BSL), audio description or closed captioning. The deadline to apply for an Inclusive Place has now passed. 

Important booking information

Please sign in and check the email address on your profile before booking. Your confirmation and joining instruction emails will go to the email address you use to log in to the website. 

If you create a new record with a different email address your membership will not be recognised and you will be charged the incorrect fee. You can check and change your email address before booking.

Competency Framework

How attending this event helps your professional development.

Our competency framework supports your professional development. It clearly shows different areas of competency and 4 levels within those areas, which you should be aiming to achieve throughout your work.

Our events relate to certain areas of the framework, and we recommend you look at the competency area to help you target your learning and create focus in the event. You may find that attending an event helps you attain the competencies for a higher level, which may contribute to your AMA or other professional development.

This event – Moving On Up primarily relates to the Developing Self and Others competency area. 

Venue, access and sustainability information

More information about the venue, access and sustainability can be found here.

Event details
Date 13 March 2024
Time 1030-1630 (registration from 0930)
Location Thinktank, Birmingham

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