Museum Enablers: New Learning Programme for People who Help Museums

For the first time the museum sector has an in depth training programme specifically for people who help museums prosper and thrive – museum development officers, freelance consultants and anyone else whose role is to support museums.

Applications to take part in the programme are now invited. It was launched by the Association of Independent Museums on 8th December 2015 at an event examining the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums which underpin the programme. Speakers included Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England (ACE) – ACE is funding the programme. Because of this it is open to people working with English museums. If you are interested in the programme but from other parts of the UK please contact Helen Wilkinson to discuss (details at the end of the blog).

The programme will be led by experience third sector consultants HBRL Consulting. It will help participants understand the issues that impact on organisational resilience and develop their own consultancy skills to support museums more effectively. It will

  • Develop individual knowledge, skills, confidence and insights of participants to support their contribution to the museum sector
  • Enable museum sector to benefit from increased knowledge, skills and confidence of individual enablers
  • Foster cohort of enablers who are able to contribute to sustaining the growing independence of museums
  • Encourage others to embed the AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums throughout the museum sector

The course includes residential elements, opportunities to shadow consultants or museum leaders and action learning sessions between the residential elements and the development of a peer network.

Details of the course outline and content as well information about how to apply, fees and practical arrangements can all be found on the AIM website’s Hallmarks pages.

The deadline for applications is 29 January 2016.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity please contact Helen Wilkinson – helenw@aim-museums.co.uk .

This programme is funded by Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund.

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