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Online Programs

Upcoming Programs and Recorded Webinars

Interpretive Planning for Small Museums

Feb. 18, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

Join colleagues with a range of experience working with small museums in a practical, focused discussion about interpretive planning. Learn about the basic elements of an interpretive plan, why interpretive planning is an important part of a strategic plan and how to develop an interpretive plan.

Exhibition Label Writing at Its Best

Feb. 25, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

If you are learning how to write exhibition labels or want to reinvigorate your current label writing, this program will guide you in finding approaches to sharing information and telling compelling stories that can help audiences make meaning of their museum experiences.

Open Licensing: What It Is, Why Do It

March 5, 2–3 p.m. (ET)
In this one-hour roundtable discussion via Google+ Hangout, a panel of experts will explore the variety of ways that cultural institutions such as galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs) can apply open licensing to their collections, as well as how this type of licensing benefits both institutions and their audiences.

Road to Results: Nine Steps for Identifying, Researching and Building Audiences

March 11, 18 and 25
2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

In this three-part webcast series, representatives of the organizations featured in The Road to Results will detail key takeaways on audience research, program and organizational planning, evaluation, successes, challenges, impact and lessons learned.

Using Evaluation in our Practice as Educators

April 16, 2–3 p.m. (ET)

In this EdCom Virtual Book Club via Google+ Hangout, noted experts in the field will engage in an on-air discussion about the role of evaluation in our work as educators and the broader implications for use of evaluation across the institution.

Orphan Works Basics and Best Practices

May 27, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)

"Orphan works" are works that are protected by copyright but the identity or whereabouts of the rights holder are not known. This program explores this emerging issue which has increased significantly in visibility in recent years.

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.

AAM Online Professional Development Center

This partnership with Cypherworx and the San Diego Zoo Global Academy provides an expanded subscription library of online professional development courses. This course catalog covers everything from budgeting and PCI compliance to crisis communications to managing employees and volunteers.