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In collaboration with the Leadership and Management Network (LMN), a Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums.


Live 90-minute webinar

Getting Started with Employee Onboarding

Thursday, September 14, 2017
2:00-3:30 p.m. (ET)

Join museum human resources (HR) professionals and other colleagues as we discuss the basics of employee onboarding, including defining and crafting an onboarding process; developing activities to include at various points in your onboarding program; and creating an onboarding toolkit you can customize for your institution.

Who Should Attend

This webinar will benefit hiring managers and HR professionals seeking to enhance their onboarding practices.

How Will I Benefit?

After participating in the program, attendees will be better able to:

  • Plan for effective recruitment and hiring of employees
  • Identify legal and ethical processes for recruitment and hiring
  • Identify and mitigate potential hiring risks


  • Christine Engel, chief human resources officer, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
  • Ted Forrest, director of human resources, Cincinnati Art Museum

Special Guest

  • Katherine McNamee, director of human resources, American Alliance of Museums


  • Greg Stevens, director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums


  • Free:   Staff of Alliance Tier 3 Museum Members
  • $25:    Staff of Alliance Tier 2 Museum Members, Ally Members, Industry Partner             members and Individual members
  • $50:    Staff of Alliance Tier 1 Museum members and Non-members*

You will receive a registration confirmation email within 24 hours. Webinar access instructions will be sent via email closer to the live event.

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“Webinar Watch and Talk” Events (TBA)

AAM invites museums to host a local “webinar watch and talk” event for this program. Watch and talk events consist of:

  • 30 minutes of pre-webcast networking
  • 90-minute live webcast
  • 60 minutes of post-webcast facilitated discussion or activity.

There is no fee for hosting or attending a local watch and talk event. If you are interested in hosting a webinar watch and talk event at your museum, please contact Greg Stevens. The deadline for host information is September 1.

*Check your Museum’s Membership Status

Check your museum’s membership status:

  • Log in to your existing account here
  • Click on Edit Profile. Under the Profile Overview tab, you will see the membership status for you and for your organization.
  • If your museum is not a member or it’s time to renew, it’s easy to join or renew online. (If someone else in your institution makes decisions about the museum’s professional memberships, please forward this information to that person).
  • Call us at (866) 226-2150 and we’ll gladly assist you in joining or renewing, or answer any questions about the new museum membership program.
  • Email Membership and we’ll be happy to help you login and join or renew, and answer any questions.

About the Getting Started Series

The AAM Getting Started series presents basic and practical information on selected topics for museum colleagues new to their functional role and/or individuals entering the museum field from a different industry.  By participating in these programs, attendees will be better able to develop and apply core job knowledge; utilize related tools and resources for continued professional growth; and exchange information, ideas and inspiration with peers. These programs are planned in collaboration one or more of AAM’s 22 Professional Networks.

About the Leadership and Management Network

The Leadership and Management Network (LMN) promotes excellence by providing resources and peer-to-peer networking in the areas of leadership, governance, administration, finance and human resources. LMN provides a forum where professional peers can identify common concerns and share expertise; acts as a clearinghouse of ideas; provides professional development opportunities; and facilitates communication among its members and all museum professionals. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests for Alliance professional development programs must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event date to receive a full refund of registration fees. Refund requests will not be accepted after that date. The Alliance reserves the right to cancel any program at any time, for any reason. In the event of a program cancellation by the Alliance, attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fees. For face-to-face programs, the Alliance is not responsible for any travel or hotel expenses incurred as a result of your participation or cancellation of an event.