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

CONFERENCE: Charity Finance Group Northern Conference 2019

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When: Thursday 27th June 2019

Where: Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge Street, Manchester M3 3BT

How Much:

The Charity Finance Group’s biggest conference in the north returns to Manchester. With Brexit a fixed feature of uncertainty in the landscape, it’s crucial for financial managers to possess the latest knowledge to maintain a robust role, and to keep growing and developing strategies at a challenging time.

CFG’s Northern Conference 2019 is the opportunity to find out the latest charity finance and sector news, and the regulatory and technical updates which you need to know. It also provides space to step back and develop room for fresh thinking as speakers share best practice and ideas in strategy sessions.

The day is a great chance for you to connect with colleagues in the sector and share issues and concerns, and have your burning questions answered by the speakers. There will also be an exhibition running throughout the day so you can discuss your charity’s key issues with specialists.

Who should come along to the CFG Northern Conference?

This event is open to members and non-members and will have valuable takeaways for those responsible for financial management in your charity, including financial managers, finance directors, CEOs and treasurers.

To find out more about the conference, the Charity Finance Group and details on how to book a place on the conference, Click Here

 

WORKSHOP: How to be a Family Friendly Museum Training Day

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When: Tuesday 9th July 2019, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Where: People’s History Museum, Manchester

How Much: Free

Organised by Kids in Museums in partnership with Museum Development North West, Museum Development Yorkshire and Museum Development North East, this training day will provide a great opportunity to review where you are as an organisation and offer top tips and inspiration to develop your offer for this audience. The programme welcomes staff or volunteers from museums across the North West, Yorkshire or North East, who would like their museum to be more welcoming of children, young people and families, but need some support.

For details of the full programme and how to book a place, Click Here

NEWS: Prosper North Offers Free Business Support Programme for Culture and Heritage Organisations

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Prosper North have released details about a new, free business support programme for culture and heritage organisations to help them become stronger, more impactful, and make the most of the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund investment opportunity.

Prosper North’s programme aims to improve the capabilities of around 80 cultural heritage organisations in the North of England– from music venues to community art groups, and independent museums to literature festivals – to increase income and impact, becoming more resilient businesses. It is aligned with the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund (NCRF), managed by the Key Fund, which is offering social investments (mix of grant and loans) to creative and cultural organisations in the north of England who deliver positive social impacts.

For those interested in finding out more about the programme, Prosper North are hosting two briefing events in the North West, one in Kendal on the 3 July, and another in Liverpool on the 17 July.

To learn more about the programme and to check if your organisation is eligible to participate, Click Here

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Creative Facilitation with Young People Training Day

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When: Wednesday 25th September 2019, 10.00am – 4.15pm

Where: HOME, Manchester

How Much: £150.00

Led by Artswork, this one-day course provides an introduction to a creative approach to group facilitation. It aims to encourage, develop and inspire those with responsibility to lead others through a facilitative process, be it for the purposes of team building, consultation, idea-generation or training. Throughout the day, we will be using a number of different interactive exercises and games in order to illustrate content. We will also look at group dynamics, communication issues and different learning styles in order to explore how these might be of impact. This course seeks to stimulate your imagination and send you home with ideas and examples of how to develop a creative approach to group facilitation within your own context.

For further details and information on how to book, Click Here.

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

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