Mmaam Mid Career Training

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Mmaam Mid Career Training

  1. 1. Training the mid- career professional Martha Morris Associate Professor George Washington University April 30, 2009
  2. 2. GWU Course Tracks <ul><li>Museum Leadership and Management </li></ul><ul><li>Collections Management and Care </li></ul><ul><li>Exhibition development and design </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>Academic core </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2005 Survey Results: MSTD Recent Graduates <ul><li>Majority in careers: 1-6 years </li></ul><ul><li>50% have taken job-related courses </li></ul><ul><li>Career advancement needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collections management and curatorial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exhibition design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. 2008 Survey results <ul><li>In careers: 10-15 years </li></ul><ul><li>Positions held: CM, Curatorial, Admin </li></ul><ul><li>Training Desired: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning, project mgt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising, board relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict resolution </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Distance Learning <ul><li>Collections Mgt and Care certificate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>four courses over two years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>80 Mid-career professionals trained </li></ul><ul><li>Applied lessons directly to workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Led to career advancement </li></ul><ul><li>Requested management training </li></ul>
  6. 6. Leadership Skills <ul><li>Short 1 or 2 day workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Regional meetings and at museum sites </li></ul><ul><li>175 +Trained in </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning and project management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications and Decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team based problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading up </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Next steps <ul><li>Create “blended” training </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On line Certificate program + </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On site in person component </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Ongoing mentoring and alumni network </li></ul>

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