Professional Development

A list of training courses and other professional development opportunities and events for those working within the museum and heritage sector.
Know of a professional development or training opportunity we haven’t listed here, let us know by emailing – info@nwfed.org.uk

CALL OUT: Northern Prehistory – Connected Communities Conference

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When: 12 and 13 October 2019

Where: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle

Deadline: 31 July 2019

Welcoming proposals for papers or posters from a range of sectors, highlighting different methodologies, and promoting the extensive and distinctive evidence available both in the field and in museum collections, the conference organisers aim to inspire new research and engagement that will move Northern and Cumbrian prehistory into the 21st century.

The conference will explore the inter-connectedness of Cumbria and the North of England within the prehistoric world, or which highlight opportunities for new, collaborative research related to Northern Prehistory. Papers may address – but are not limited to – the following themes: new research in Cumbria and the North of England; opportunities, resources and priorities; new interpretative and educational approaches to display and engagement; teaching and engaging with prehistory within the heritage context; the physical movement of people and objects: transport, travel, and trade; stylistic influences: architecture, artifacts, and ideas.

Proposals are welcomed from students, academics, local societies, commercial units, amateurs, heritage professionals and education-based professionals.

If you are interested in giving a 20-minute paper or a poster please submit your proposal to elsa.price@tulliehouse.org and kate.sharpe@durham.ac.uk

CONFERENCE: Age Friendly Museums North West Showcase Event

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When: 19 September 2019, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Where: The Leggate Theatre, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool

How Much: FREE

Organised by Museum Development North West in collaboration with Victoria Gallery and Museum, this showcase event will comprise a day full of inspiring examples of how North West museums are improving services to engage older people in our communities through developing partnerships, using their collections and enhancing their spaces. There will be opportunities for networking and the speakers will also be present in the museum café at the end of the day. MDNW will also be launching their Age Friendly Museums Audit Tool to support museums to improve their services for older people in our communities.

For details of the days programme and information on how to book your FREE place, Click Here.

CONFERENCE: Museum Tech 2019 – A Digital Festival for Museums

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When: 27 June 2019

Where: Museum of London

How Much: £55.00 – £195.00

The Museum Association’s popular annual digital festival returns in June 2019. A celebration of new and emerging digital technologies that are helping to shape the way audiences experience museums and their collections, the conference will offer the latest digital insights.

Presenting some of the latest digital experiences, tools and projects developed for the museum sector and beyond, Museum Tech 2019 will feature case studies, keynotes and practical demonstrations that shed light on how technology can be used in many diverse areas of museum practice.

This conference is for anyone interested in the role digital technology can play in different aspects of museum practice, from exhibitions and visitor engagement to learning and marketing.

For more information on the conference’s programme and details on how to book, Click Here

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: MDNW Emerging Leaders Programme 2019

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Deadline for Applications: Friday 17th May, 5.00pm

Museum Development North West have released a call out for applications to their Emerging Leaders Programme 2019.

Emerging Leaders: Management and Leadership Essentials is a professional development programme designed to help early career professionals build the skills they need to be a successful manager and leader. The six-month programme includes: six full-day subject and skills-based workshops in key areas such as leadership styles, coaching, influencing and personal resilience, as well as follow-up activities between the workshops to help you apply your learning back at work; an opportunity to seek 360° feedback at work to help you understand your skills strengths and areas for development; time for you to work on your own personal development planning, including 1:1 coaching with the programme leaders; opportunities to work with other participants, sharing knowledge and experiences; and study membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management for the duration of the programme, including access to a wide range of online resources to support your learning.

There are 10 places available for those working in Accredited museums in the North West on the programme this year, and you either nominate yourself or be nominated. Please note that people working in NPOs or National Museums are not eligible to apply for this programme.

To find out more about the programme and how to apply, please contact Alex Bird, Museum Development Officer (Workforce and Skills) – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk. 

CONFERENCE: The Thriving Child in the North – Curious Minds

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When: Friday 28 June 2019, 9.30am – 4.00pm

Where: The Lowry, Salford

How Much: £59.00

Children and young people can face many challenges in today’s society as they navigate their way through school and home life. Social and economic disadvantage, issues around mental health and well-being, discrimination of many kinds may all combine to hinder children’s flourishing.

‘The Thriving Child’ is a series of simultaneous conferences taking place at venues across the UK, led by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, which will examine these issues in detail and consider how the arts, creativity and culture can help children and young people to face up to these challenges.

Taking place at The Lowry in Salford, ‘The Thriving Child In The North’ will incorporate livestreaming of content from the Royal Opera House, with individually selected speakers and panel members joining us in the room to discuss these issues from a uniquely northern perspective. Taken together, these events will help initiate a national conversation about these vital issues and Curious Minds is proud to work with IVE and Culture Bridge North East to host a coming together of northern voices.

For more details on the programme and information on how to book your place, Click Here.

 

The deadline is approaching for applications to the Transformers training scheme for mid-career professionals looking to develop new ways of thinking, influence more effectively, and create change for themselves, their colleagues and their organisations.

Museum professionals from anywhere in the UK can subscribe to the Innovate and Influence programmes, while the Diversify programme is open to applications from England, Wales, and Scotland.

In all around 170 trainees will be supported across the three programmes in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Katy Swift, the MA’s project coordinator, Transformers, says: “The Transformers programme is an exciting opportunity for people working in and with museums to proactively meet the opportunities and challenges the sector is facing.

“The MA has built on the success of Transformers by expanding the programme to include three strands: Innovate, Influence and Diversify.

“As the programme coordinator, I passionately believe that it is the people working in museums who change lives.

“Transformers creates a timely opportunity to support and develop museum professionals and I am looking forward to building a cohort of people across the UK who are committed to building a radical and thriving sector.”

Applications to Innovate close on 27 January 2017, and applications to Influence and Diversify close on 28 February 2017.

Before submitting an application to any of the programmes, please ensure you have read the guidance notes to check that the programme is suitable for you.

Transformers 2016-18