NEXT GENERATION 18 – Management Training Course

The Yorkshire and Humberside Federation of Museums and Galleries is proposing to lead another Next Generation Management Development programme for 2017-18.

We are seeking a group of between 20 and 27 people who fit the criteria set out below: –
Recently promoted to a management post or
Aspiring to a management post in the next 1 – 3 years or
Currently responsible for people, budgets or projects but have had no formal management training.
Seeking to develop skills and knowledge.
Seeking an exchange of ‘expertise’ with others in the sector
Willing to commit to a personal development plan and to participate in an on-line community.

Indicative Fees

The cost of the programme will be in the region between £450-550 depending on numbers and possible sponsorship.

Expression’s of Interest

To express your interest please send an email by Friday August 25th August 2017 to the YHFed Training Facilitator,Alison Mitchelson at

Course programme and outcomes

The long established Next Generation programme (supported in 2016/17 by Museum Development Yorkshire) offers a comprehensive suite of management training workshops. The programme provides staff in museums, libraries and archives in Yorkshire and Humberside with the skills, confidence and networks to become the managers and leaders of this sector in the future. They come from a variety of backgrounds including local authorities, trusts, independent organisations, and educational establishments including universities.

The Next Generation programme typically covers the following topics across ten monthly workshops: –

Managing yourself
People management
Leadership and team working
Project management
Financial management
Communication skills
Influencing & persuading
Partnership and managing volunteers

For further detail on the content and delivery please contact:

Neil Harris –
Management Development Trainer

Feedback from previous Next Generation programmes
All the employers with staff on the programme rated it as being of value with almost half rating it as “very valuable”.
66% of employers had observed a change in the candidates as a result of the programme. Increased confidence was a key factor.
Candidates said they that the workshops fulfilled all their objectives well or very well.

2017-18 One Day Course Training Programme

The programme to start in September is being developed. The annual training programme runs from September to June. It is designed to offer sector specific training to its institutional, personal members and museum workers from across the region.  The courses on offer have been tailored to your needs, based upon requirement and demand. We try to offer about 6 or 7 course per training season, averaging out at one a month. Each course has three places free to volunteers at institutional member museums and galleries. It’s a great way to access new skills and network to share experience and learn.

Training Affordability Principles

Courses will be modestly priced, discounted for Fed members and we usually offer three free places for one volunteer from each of the Institutional members.

Courses are led by experienced museum senior staff who share their knowledge and skills.

Networking is a vital element for keeping up with what is happening within the sector and lively exchange of views and best practice is also encouraged through the programme.

Courses are held in different museums and art galleries around the region.  We usually arrange a short tour of the museum to update trainees on new work.

Course suggestions should be sent to, Freelance Training Officer or contact the FED


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