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Online Programs

Reducing Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Hiring Bias in Museums

Live 90-minute webinar

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Employers, market researchers, and cultural influencers alike have recently revisited the question of “cultural fit” in the workplace in an effort to investigate the strategies that organizations use to maintain homogeneity. This webinar will explore the issues that reduce opportunities for underrepresented groups within the museum field, and will outline tools that organizations, including AAM, are currently using to reduce unintended racial, ethnic, or gender bias in recruitment and hiring. We will hear from an AAM hiring manager about the process of crafting the job description, interview strategy, and onboarding; and from the new employee about the challenges and opportunities the application process presented. 

Museums and Internships

Live 90-minute webinar

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern)

Recent surveys of training and hiring practices in the cultural sector have pinpointed internship programs as key sites of possibility for developing the future workforce. Internships offer exposure and valuable networking opportunities for people entering the museum field. They also offer a critical point on the hiring pipeline for increasing diversity in museum leadership. This webinar will offer tools for museum professionals to identify different perspectives on internships in the field and will explore the broader implications of internships on the development of equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in our museums. 

Getting Started on Exhibition Development

Live 90-minute webinar

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Designed for museum professionals at all career levels, this webinar presents one approach to developing exhibitions, focusing on the linear and non-linear aspects of creating a three-dimensional learning environment. Whether planning a new exhibition or renovating an old one, this program will help reframe your thinking about exhibition planning.
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Getting Started on Collection Storage 

Live 90-minute webinar

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 
2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern) 

Collections not used are useless collections. All too often, loss of collection utility is a result of storage design - disorganization that makes it impossible to find things; poor quality storage materials that do not facilitate access or can contribute to deterioration; or ill-conceived housings that frustrate access and promote damage. In this webinar, expert practitioners explore the fundamentals to collection storage that are critical for successful stewardship.

Getting Started on Collections Planning

Live 90-minute webinar

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern)

This webinar provides a basic guide to help your museum create a collections plan, the first step to gaining intellectual control over the collections and ensuring that you have the appropriate staff and resources for collections care. Topics covered include building an intellectual framework, writing the plan itself, the planning process, and the challenges of museum politics—gaining institutional buy-in, negotiating collections-related board and donor issues, building public awareness, saying “no” to unwanted donations, and more. Resource list and scenario planning activities are provided.

Recorded Webinars

With over 70 programs to choose from, our recorded webinars cover a range of topics, and offer an affordable, accessible and convenient online learning opportunity for you, your staff and your colleagues. Purchase of each recorded webinar includes access to the archived recording and presentation materials. Programs originally produced after 2009 feature closed-captioning.

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How Does it Work?

Alliance webinars are originally presented live, recorded and archived for later access. Before purchasing, run a technical check to make sure your system is compatible. After purchasing a recorded webinar, you will receive access instructions to view the program at your own convenience.