Wednesday, October 21, 2020
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Eastern Time
Join us on October 21, 3-5pm ET, for an online scenario planning workshop, navigating possible challenges and roles for the museum sector during the 2020 election and its aftermath.
In partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship, museum leaders and thinkers are convening this free session to support museum staff and imagine the roles we – as trusted civic institutions – can play in whatever 2020 has left in store.
About scenario planning:
Scenario planning is a technique that helps teams have well-designed conversations about the future, especially when they face major uncertainty and change. It has been used as a strategy tool in organizations for over 50 years, yet is more relevant and necessary than ever. Scenarios are multiple, alternative stories about how the future could play out, which encourage teams to challenge their own assumptions and think creatively about change. In this session, we’ll work in regional groups to explore a range of possible futures for how the 2020 election might play out to help inform our own solutions, and consider the choices we may need to make as leaders in our museums and communities.
Dina Bailey, Mountaintop Vision
Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Jennifer Edginton, Kenosha City Museums
Jamie Engel, National Conference on Citizenship
Callie Hawkins, President Lincoln’s Cottage
Kristin Gallas, Interpreting Slavery
Sarah Jencks, Ford’s Theatre Society
Caroline Klibanoff, Made By Us, Smithsonian National Museum of American History
David McKenzie, Ford’s Theatre Society
Izetta Autumn Mobley, American Council of Learned Societies Emerging Voices Fellow
Nicole Moore, Center for Civil and Human Rights
Braden Paynter, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
Rainey Tisdale, Independent Consultant
The statements and opinions expressed by panelists, hosts, attendees, or other participants of this event are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor are endorsed by, the American Alliance of Museums.