Thursday, February 7, 2019

Transportation to/from workshops to the conference hotel is not provided.

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Incorporating Native Voice: Bridging our Ways of Knowing

Introductory / Public Programs (Education, Outreach, Research, Evaluation)

Location: Walt Disney Family Museum

Cost: $45, includes lunch

Facilitators: Mallory Genauer, Education Coordinator, Barona Cultural Center & Museum; Laurie Egan-Hedley, Director/Curator, Barona Cultural Center & Museum; Nicole Lim, Executive Director, California Indian Museum & Cultural Center; Laura Mendoza, CIMCC Education Coordinator, California Indian Museum & Cultural Center; Christina Tlatilpa Inong, CIMCC Youth Development Specialist, California Indian Museum & Cultural Center

Description: Explore the art and science of California’s original inhabitants in this interactive workshop with fun, hands-on activities and practical takeaways for including Native Voice in any museum. Work with Tribal Museums to learn traditional ways of knowing, such as cosmology and engineering, and leave with innovative ideas for incorporating Native Voice into your institution, regardless of its discipline .

Learning Objectives: 

  •  Practical skills to incorporate Native Voice in your institution, whether its focus is history, art, science, or a children's museum
  • Experience activities highlighting Native Voice

Beyond Basic Accessibility: Museums4Inclusion – An inclusive hiring toolkit

Intermediate / Museum Operations (Human Resources, Accounting, Guest Operations) 

Location: California Academy of Sciences

Cost: $30

Facilitators: Leah Van der Mei, Director, Guest Operations, California Academy of Sciences; Kristen Pedersen, Chief of Education and Workforce Inclusion, The Arc San Francisco; Lindsey Lee Keel, Internship Coordinator, California Academy of Sciences

Description: This interactive workshop trains you in the Museum4Inclusion model, born at the California Academy of Sciences. The initiative, based on the Academy’s successful career pathway program for individuals with developmental disabilities, is designed to meet any organization’s needs regardless of size or readiness. Come learn the steps to increase the number of individuals with disabilities in your workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  • Strategies to earn staff buy-in for inclusive programs specifically for individuals with disabilities
  • Tools to implement inclusive hiring scalable to your organization, including culture-building, staff training, identifying resources, and program management

Introduction to Public Narrative: Stories of Self, Us, and Now

Intermediate / External Affairs (Development, Membership, Marketing and Public Relations)

Location: Children’s Creativity Museum

Cost: $35 

Facilitators: Phil Kohlmetz, Independent Museum Professional; Toby Leavitt, Executive Director, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

Description: Public narrative is a personal leadership practice that draws on original stories and experiences to help authentically connect with others. You will learn about, develop, and practice your stories of self, of us, and of now, in order to motivate your community to collective action based on shared values. This presentation is especially useful for marketing, external communications, team management, and fundraising.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use public narrative to more effectively lead from wherever you are in institution
  • Develop a highly personalized approach to motivate and lead others to action

9:00 AM - 2:45 PM 

Story Summit

Intermediate / Public Programs (Education, Outreach, Research, Evaluation)

Location: Mission I at Parc 55

Cost: $35 

Facilitators: Susan Spero, Professor, Museum Studies, John F. Kennedy University; Amelia Wong, Web Content Strategist, J. Paul Getty Trust; Brianna Cutts, Principal, The Sibbett Group

Description: The Story Summit brings together expert storytellers and teachers for a day-long exploration of museum storymaking through presentations, discussions, and provocative stories. Listen to powerful narratives and analyze the elements of what makes a good story. Special support for this event comes from the Helzel Family Foundation and the JFKU Museum Studies Program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Deeper appreciation of the skills to recognize story forms and characteristics and hone them to craft museum stories 
  • Increase awareness of story forms and models that museums use to produce narratives

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Museum Evaluation: How to Get Started

Introductory / Public Programs (Education, Outreach, Research, Evaluation)

Location: Museum of the African Diaspora

Cost: $20

Facilitators: Sarah Wilson, Education Curator, Autry Museum of the American West; Sue Lafferty, Director of Education, Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Description: “Why evaluate,” you ask? Because ticket sales and attendance figures don’t tell the whole story. Evaluation provides insight into how visitors experience your institution’s programs, the real reasons why teachers sign up for tours, and how to boost employee morale. This workshop is a beginner’s guide for anyone interested in conducting evaluative projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Target respondent constituencies, draft questions and response options, design evaluations, utilize evaluation results
  • Benefits and trade-offs of six evaluative techniques: intercept surveys, voting, focus groups, one-on-one interviews, online surveys, and observations

Organizing Your Digital Photos for Efficient Retrieval and Safe Archiving

Introductory / Multidisciplinary

Location: California Historical Society

Cost: $40

Facilitators: Scott Miles, Owner / Media Producer, The Scientific Photographer; Brittany Bradley, Intellectual Property and Imaging Coordinator, Oakland Museum of California (OMCA); Sean Heyliger, Archivist, African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Description: Managing a library of digital photos produced by or for an institution with little to no specialized archive support or IT services is a huge challenge. This workshop presents small-scale solutions to organizing your image files so that you can retrieve them readily and well as addressing the critical need for proper backup of your image archive.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Evaluate systems to organize image files for efficient retrieval
  • How to deliver copies of original files formatted properly for various distribution methods
  • Adopt appropriate practices to ensure that archives are backed up properly

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM 

Career Cafe

Location: Davidson/Balboa at Parc 55

Cost: Free

Facilitators: Marcus Wojtkowiak, Co-chair MEP Committee, California Association of Museums; Joaquin Ortiz, Co-chair MEP Committee, California Association of Museums; Michelle Powers, Director of Donor Relations, Fleet Science Center

Description: The career cafe is a resource space for museum professionals looking for help with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and informational interview strategies. The room will be divided by the four main museum career classifications; operations, public engagement, education, and collections. A sign up sheet will be provided at the door.  First come, first serve.