The East of England’s Approach to Skill Sharing and Workforce Development
outline <ul><li>approach </li></ul><ul><li>elements </li></ul><ul><li>development </li></ul><ul><li>operation </li></ul>
guiding principles  <ul><li>partnership works </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance should prove  wider   benefit </li></ul><ul><l...
founded on   3 main activities Training  [Calendar of events] Advice  [Adviser Contact] Hub/SCVA assistance   [‘Assignment...
defined  by   3 main subject areas Caring for  Collections Governance & Management Engaging the Public
managed   and   manifested   by   3 main groups <ul><li>2. steering group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hub leads </li></ul></ul><...
hub assistance <ul><li>defined  by skills area – not named individual </li></ul><ul><li>quantified  by time [per ½ day]  <...
using the time bank   <ul><li>Training –  </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>workshops/seminars </li></ul><ul><li>co...
SHARE  in practice – training  43  events in this year’s calendar   <ul><li>Costume and Textiles Seminars </li></ul><ul><l...
SHARE  in practice - projects <ul><li>70  since April and counting:  marketing to management to numismatics </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Hub Central   Administration, Monitoring, Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Group   Governance, Leadership  </...
SHARE  is successful because...   <ul><li>active buy-in [both ends] </li></ul><ul><li>central co-ordination [vital] </li><...
http://www.mla.gov.uk/what/programmes/renaissance/regions/east_of_england/info_for_sector/SHARE/training
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Connecting Collections, March 2010. Simon Floyd, SHARE: The East of England’s Approach to Skills Sharing and Workforce Development

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A presentation by Simon Floyd, Training and Workforce Development Officer, Renaissance East of England, given at the Connecting Collections event, 5 March 2010, BT Centre, London.

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Connecting Collections, March 2010. Simon Floyd, SHARE: The East of England’s Approach to Skills Sharing and Workforce Development

  1. 1. The East of England’s Approach to Skill Sharing and Workforce Development
  2. 2. outline <ul><li>approach </li></ul><ul><li>elements </li></ul><ul><li>development </li></ul><ul><li>operation </li></ul>
  3. 3. guiding principles <ul><li>partnership works </li></ul><ul><li>Renaissance should prove wider benefit </li></ul><ul><li>better use of existing resources </li></ul><ul><li>hub commitment clearly defined and agreed [ timebank ] </li></ul><ul><li>championed by senior officers in hub museums </li></ul><ul><li>has to be win/win </li></ul>
  4. 4. founded on 3 main activities Training [Calendar of events] Advice [Adviser Contact] Hub/SCVA assistance [‘Assignments’] WMC Subject Networks
  5. 5. defined by 3 main subject areas Caring for Collections Governance & Management Engaging the Public
  6. 6. managed and manifested by 3 main groups <ul><li>2. steering group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hub leads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renaissance reps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>adviser/WMC rep </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1. advice network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MDO’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WMC learning officers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reg. Conservators [4] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>network project officers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some CAs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. renaissance office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Comms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Museum Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Workforce Development </li></ul></ul>4. hub/SCVA staff
  7. 7. hub assistance <ul><li>defined by skills area – not named individual </li></ul><ul><li>quantified by time [per ½ day] </li></ul><ul><li>renaissance and non-renaissance staff </li></ul><ul><li>not confined by area or county - [‘cross-stitching’ ] </li></ul>
  8. 8. using the time bank <ul><li>Training – </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>workshops/seminars </li></ul><ul><li>conference contributions </li></ul><ul><li>masterclasses </li></ul><ul><li>focus groups/consultations </li></ul><ul><li>coaching sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation - </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>specific problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>assistance with plans or processes </li></ul><ul><li>niche expertise </li></ul><ul><li>one off assignments - </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>small to large projects </li></ul><ul><li>hands on help for events </li></ul><ul><li>work SHARE - </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. </li></ul><ul><li>help on current HUB projects </li></ul><ul><li>shadowing </li></ul><ul><li>org or department visits </li></ul><ul><li>mentoring time </li></ul>
  9. 9. SHARE in practice – training 43 events in this year’s calendar <ul><li>Costume and Textiles Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>devised and delivered by 3 costume hub curators </li></ul><ul><li>+ regional SHARE conservator </li></ul><ul><li>staged in 3 hub venues </li></ul><ul><li>£ saved funded costume care kits </li></ul><ul><li>further individual follow-ups identified </li></ul>
  10. 10. SHARE in practice - projects <ul><li>70 since April and counting: marketing to management to numismatics </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. 1 </li></ul><ul><li>local authority museum revamp </li></ul><ul><li>assistance with plan for moving entire collection into store </li></ul><ul><li>2 collections managers from 2 hubs </li></ul><ul><li>c. 3 days each over 6 months – lasting relationships </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. 2 </li></ul><ul><li>small volunteer led museum needing display advice </li></ul><ul><li>opportunity for Hub display assistant [Essex to Cambs] </li></ul><ul><li>site visit - design plan worked up </li></ul><ul><li>further labelling training onsite </li></ul><ul><li>4 days in all </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Hub Central Administration, Monitoring, Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Steering Group Governance, Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Hub Staff Specialist Assistance, Training </li></ul><ul><li>Advice Network Identification, Brokerage </li></ul><ul><li>Wider Museums Community Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Big Wide World Enjoyment, Inspiration </li></ul>SHARE Roles and Responsibilities
  12. 12. SHARE is successful because... <ul><li>active buy-in [both ends] </li></ul><ul><li>central co-ordination [vital] </li></ul><ul><li>we are working at successful brokerage </li></ul><ul><li>hubs have only committed what they can afford </li></ul><ul><li>with commitment comes creativity </li></ul><ul><li>belief in branding </li></ul>
  13. 13. http://www.mla.gov.uk/what/programmes/renaissance/regions/east_of_england/info_for_sector/SHARE/training

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