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Healthy and Responsive Investments in Community and Equity 🗓

May 18th 2022
Dr. Lynn Dierking, recently retired as Professor Emeritus at Oregon State University, and long-time ILI Principle Researcher joins us for a conversation as she shares a summary of her work in this area. Ps. This is National Museum Day!

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SNEAK PEAK: Session one of the upcoming MEL Bootcamp Series 🗓

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MEL Bootcamp Registration is open! 🗓

Learn more and register here: https://cpsprograms.umw.edu/mel/

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Power and Influence: March 16, 2022 🗓

Power enables one to influence others, achieve goals, and overcome resistance – basically to “get things done” – but what are the sources of power, and how does one learn to effectively exercise their own influence?

Join our very own Kimberly Young as she discusses the key elements of power and tools to increase influence In our next session on March 16th at 3 pm (EST)

Kimberly Young is the Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington where she is responsible for graduate, non-credit, and degree completion programs.  Ms. Young was the founding director of the Bloch Executive Education Center at the University of Missouri—Kansas City where she oversaw the Executive MBA, international programs, and customized corporate education. She has more than 20 years of experience in leadership development and consulting. 

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New Models for Docent Programs: January 19 2022 🗓

Coming January 19, 2022

For years, within the art museum field, the elephant in the room has been the use of volunteer docents. Can we effectively employ volunteer docents in a field based on a deep understanding of art and education theory that requires full attention as it changes so rapidly? Is our dependency on free labor (unpaid internship, volunteer programs) thwarting our diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts? How can we balance the critical role of volunteer docents in public engagement with our desire to ensure all visitors feel welcomed and celebrated?  

Please join us for a broad and rich discussion of docent programs with peers who are experimenting with a variety of models in the hopes of meeting different community and institutional needs. Moderated by Cris Scorza, this will be the first joint meeting held by FLAME and SPARK! SPARK will be leading the January meeting and all FLAME members are invited.

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Join us for a skill-building session on “Advancing Equity in Decision-Making” 🗓

This session will take place November 17th, 2021, and will be led by Aimée Zenzele Barnes (She/They). Aimée serves as the Diversity and Equity Manager for the City of Sacramento. In their role, she is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating Citywide diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, initiatives, and strategic planning. Aimée joined the City of Sacramento in 2018 with over 18 years of higher education administration experience at San Francisco State University where she served as the Interim Director of Diversity and Student Equity, the Interim Executive Director of Associated Students, and the founding Director of the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center. In addition, she has served on a variety of community-based boards of directors, including the SF Black Coalition on AIDS (Rafiki Wellness Center), SF CARE Council, and Center for Spiritual Awareness. 

She/They holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Black Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from San Francisco State University and has a passion for curating learning spaces for deep dialogue, life-long learning, and change management strategies that foster racial equity and inclusion on both a personal and organizational level

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For more information on future sessions please contact FLAME @freechoicelearning.org.

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FLAME Receives IMLS Award

Many of us reach museum leadership roles with a strong background in the content area, but rather less training in business and leadership. That’s why we’re so thankful to be able to announce that last week we were awarded an IMLS grant that supports ILI’s work with one of our allied organizations – FLAME (the Forum for Leadership in Art Museum Education). This National Leadership in Museums award investigates impacts on Directors/Leadership after they’ve attended 3 valuable boot camps. The camps will cover topics such as financial acumen, strategic planning, and sense-making and will offer new tools to those charged with navigating volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environments. (VUCA)

Learn more here: https://www.imls.gov/news/imls-invests-63-million-museum-national-leadership-projects

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Two New Professional Development Opportunities! 🗓

2021 VIRTUAL CONVENING: Frameworks for Guiding Institutional Change and Developing Positive Dialogue Workshop

This two-part workshop on Frameworks for Guiding Institutional Change and Developing Positive Dialogue will be led by Braden Partner, Director of Methodology and Practice with The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. The Coalition works with organizations to better support their communities in building just and humane futures. These two sessions will offer participants an approach for leading organizational change and developing positive dialogue inside and outside of their organizations. The first session will share background on theories of change, a progression for transforming injustice, and agency for individual and institutional impact. The second session will begin to take theory to practice through core concepts of dialogue and several foundational skills and tools. 

Dates: (Workshop includes two three-hour sessions) 

Monday, September, 27, 2021, 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM PST) and Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM PST)

Registration will open in early July on the FLAME website. Note: there well be a maximum of 25 participants, but a waiting list will be taken as, if there is demand, we will add future workshops. Fee: $85Two scholarships will be available for colleagues whose positions were eliminated due to COVID.

OMPETENT, CONFIDENT, & COURAGEOUS BOOTCAMP

You might remember our August 2020 speaker, Charmaine McCreary, an executive coach. She talked about how to communicate your value on leadership teams. Her talk was very well received, and, in fact, people asked for more! Museum Enterprise Leadership (MEL) has developed a Bootcamp with Charmine entitled COMPETENT, CONFIDENT, & COURAGEOUS: Leadership Strategies Positioning You for Success that will take place on July 15 and 23rd. For more information, or to register see this webpage.