New! 2020 One Day Course Training Programme
Sharing our learning – what new practice is emerging in Yorkshire?
23rd March 2020 10:00-15:00
Leeds Discovery Centre,
Carlisle Rd, Leeds LS10 1LB
Cost: £35 FED members, £45 Non- FED members
There have been many new projects funded in Yorkshire over the past few years. Some of these have broken new ground, tried out new practices and different approaches and worked with unique audiences. We have invited speakers from a number of organisations who have used funding to do something different in their organisation. We ask what has worked, what hasn’t and what practice could be adopted by other museums across the region? This event is a great opportunity to hear about new practice in a range of fields, network with colleagues and be inspired by what an organisation of any size could do in the future.
Stop hiding your light under a bushel! – Promoting ‘hidden gems’
11th June 2020 10:00-15:00
The Point, 16 South Parade, Doncaster, DN1 2DR
Cost standard: £35 FED members, £45 Non-FED members
So many of our museums and attractions are referred to as hidden gems, but gems aren’t meant to be hidden, they are meant to be seen and celebrated by all. This session looks at practical ways you can increase your impact on marketing, press and digital, turning your ‘hidden gem’ into a ‘sparkly treasure’. With practical sessions on branding, writing a good press release, and planning a digital engagement campaign.
Confirmed speaker- Zoe Williams, Development and Marketing Manager, Vagina Museum:
Zoe is a communications professional who specialises in not specialising, preferring to work at all levels in small organisations who make a big difference. She’s worked for diverse causes from democratic reform to rare genetic diseases, and is delighted to be a part of the Vagina Museum to use her skills to educate, empower and challenge. Zoe’s educational background is in Health Psychology.
Vagina Museum: The Vagina Museum is the world’s first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy. The project launched in March 2017 and ran pop ups around the UK. The first premises opened in Camden Market in 2019 with a view to open a permanent premises in a few years time.
Celebrating 20 years of Next Generation
7th July 2020
Location – Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Cost: £12 (for refreshments)
For 20 years, the Next Generation programme has been providing development opportunities for people new to management, or people thinking about taking the next step into leadership. With over 500 alumni, a whole generation of heritage professionals. We would like to invite everyone who has attended, hosted or taught on the programme over the last 20 years, plus anyone who is thinking about management and leadership for the future, to come to a special social event to celebrate this amazing achievement and help us usher in the next 20 years of Next Generation training.
Networking training plus FED AGM
28th September 2020
2pm – 5pm
Learning Lab, Experience Barnsley Museum, Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2TA
Cost: £15 FED members, £25 Non-FED members
One of the most requested training opportunities we are asked for is networking skills. After all, as the old saying goes, ‘it’s not what you know but who you know’. This course will give you the opportunity to hear networking experts give sessions on networking top tips. This will be followed by a BBQ style buffet where participants can mingle, enjoy some food, and practice their new-found skills with each other. There will also be a handful of senior figures from within the regional museum sector who will be happy to be your guinea pig for you to practice networking with. A great opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and enjoy a convivial event building your museum network. There will also be the FED AGM during the event.
Conservation Basics: Book, Paper, Archive
17th September 2020
West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield WF1 1JG
10am – 4pm
Cost: £35 FED member, £45 Non-FED member
An introduction to basic book, paper and archive cleaning, handling and storage, led by conservator Shirley Jones. A very practical session with the opportunity to have a go at all the aspects covered. It will include a tour of the store at West Yorkshire History Centre.
Introduction to Project Management
4 November 2020 10am-3:30pm
Power Lab, Kelham Island Museum, Alma St, Sheffield S3 8RY
Cost: £35 FED member, £45 Non-FED member
Many museum and art gallery staff are involved in small and medium projects such as exhibitions and displays, using their extensive knowledge of artefacts. This course will look at the management processes and planning of such projects using tools available in other sectors. It should help you balance the cost, timescales and quality of projects to enable a successful outcome. It will use a case study to illustrate how the tools can be used practically
Next Generation Management Training Programme 2019/2020:
Our 2019/2020 Next Generation Programme is now underway. We hope to run the programme again in 2020/2021. Further details are available in the download on the left or you can contact the training coordinator: Jane Walton: 07791021992 firstname.lastname@example.org
Practical workshop – recording oral histories
Date & Venue TBC
The FED Training Affordability Principles
Courses will be reasonably priced, discounted for Fed members, and for most courses, three free volunteer places will be made available on a first come first served basis (one per institution). We reserve the right to reduce the number of free places offered depending on the course maximum number allowed.
Courses will be led by experienced trainers who have relevant and current knowledge and skills, as well as experience of working in the heritage sector.
Courses will enable members to develop and add to their own skills and knowledge base, and to ensure that the courses we offer are up to date and relevant to the sector, our course programme will reflect members feedback. To that end we welcome course suggestions, so if you would like to see a specific training topic covered please contact the FED