Training and careers advice for conference delegates

Nicola Sullivan, 02.09.2015
Professional development opportunities for museum professionals
Delegates attending the Museums Association’s annual Conference & Exhibition in Birmingham will have the opportunity to take part in a number of training and career development sessions.

On Thursday 5 November the Careers Café will be providing informal drop-in sessions for people to discuss professional development over lunch or coffee. Throughout the rest of the day there will be a number of sessions relating to careers. Three FMAs will share stories about their experiences of leading organisational change and there will be two sessions looking at freelancing.

The Smarter Training event will provide a number of essential training sessions run by museum sector experts. 

Esmé Ward, the head of learning and engagement at Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery, will be taking a session on creating captivating experiences for the under 5s and Terri Dendy and Kristen Hussey from The Ministry of Curiosity will be highlighting the ways in which museums can use their collections to drive social media.

Alistair Brown, the MA’s policy officer, will be taking a session to illustrate how delegates can make a case for their museum and get political support.

Charlotte Holmes, the MA’s museum development officer, says: “The conference offers great opportunities for learning. Not only can delegates share best practice they can also take time out and focus on their own professional development needs.

"I’m really looking forward to meeting delegates and visitors during the continuing professional development events and discussing the ways in which they can fulfil their potential at work.”

The MA’s annual conference and exhibition will take place at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham from 5-6 November.


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