Training

New! 2020 One Day Course Training Programme

Further information and booking details will be added December 2019

NPO Halfway point- What have we learnt?

March 2020

Date & Venue TBC

Cost: £35 FED members, £45 Non- FED members

1st April is the halfway point for the current round of Arts Council funded National Portfolio Organisations programme (NPO). In this session we hear from NPO’s from across the county who have used the funding to trial new approaches, new programmes and new methods. What has worked, what hasn’t and what practice could be adopted by other museums across the region?

 

Stop hiding your light under a bushel! – Promoting ‘hidden gems’

June 2020

Date & Venue TBC

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.

 

Celebrating 20 years of Next Generation

7th July 2020

Time TBC

Location – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Cost: £5 FED members £15 Non-FED members (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

September 2020

Date & Venue TBC

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

24th 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

November 2020

Date & Venue TBC

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 jane@janewalton.org.uk

 

2021

Practical workshop – recording oral histories

February 2021

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

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