Advance your career at Belfast 2018

Patrick Steel, 29.08.2018
Coaching and seminars available at conference
Delegates at the Museums Association (MA) Conference and Exhibition in Belfast can sign up to coaching, while delegates and visitors can also take advantage of a range of free seminars designed to advance their careers.

Open to delegates at manager-level or above, coaching at conference will focus on a work-related issue or area that delegates are seeking to resolve or change. The sessions are one hour long and will give participants the opportunity to receive dedicated, non-judgemental attention to help them move forward.

“The Character Matters report clearly highlighted the benefits of one-on-one development through coaching and mentoring,” says Russell. 

“Through our AMA and Transformers programme we offer multiple opportunities for this type of development, and we are excited to be extending this to conference delegates this year.

“Having been ‘coached’ as part of a course I know the clear benefits of discussing work-related issues with someone removed from the context and working together through questioning and reflection to identify the next steps to take.”

The coaching sessions will be led by Louise Emerson, a professional coach with consultancy Take The Current, to help you with your career questions in confidence. Delegates can find out more information about the sessions and how to book them by emailing the MA’s professional development officer, Tamsin Russell:

The seminars are free for delegates and visitors, and include How to win at interviewsHow to write a successful CVHow to network naturally, and Career crossroads, which explore motivations and drivers to help you think about your next career step.

Do we still need front of house? Yes we do! will look at the importance of front-of-house teams, and how staff working in visitor services can make an impact in their museums and the wider sector.

And Does social class matter for museum careers?, will share findings of research into the impact of class on a career in museums and provide a sneak preview of The Museum of Them and Us, an exhibition objects representing people’s museum careers.

Belfast 2018 will take place at the Belfast Waterfront from 8-10 November.

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Belfast 2018