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

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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  • 1. The East of England’s Approach to Skill Sharing and Workforce Development
  • 2. outline
    • approach
    • elements
    • development
    • operation
  • 3. 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
  • 4. founded on 3 main activities Training [Calendar of events] Advice [Adviser Contact] Hub/SCVA assistance [‘Assignments’] WMC Subject Networks
  • 5. defined by 3 main subject areas Caring for Collections Governance & Management Engaging the Public
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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’ ]
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11.
    • 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. http://www.mla.gov.uk/what/programmes/renaissance/regions/east_of_england/info_for_sector/SHARE/training