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

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.

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

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