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  • Recorded Webinar: Money Talks: How to Discuss Financial Information with Your Board

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    Money Talks: How to Discuss Financial Information with Your Board is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about simple techniques you can implement to make budgets and other financial reports more understandable and accurate. This event is presented by Stacy Klingler and Laura Roberts.

    Money Talks: How to Discuss Financial Information with Your Board is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about simple techniques you can implement to make budgets and other financial reports more understandable and accurate. This event is presented by Stacy Klingler and Laura Roberts. People say that money talks. Too often, however, people don’t want to talk about money. People often shy away from talking about finances beyond a cursory approval of the budget and financial reports until there is a crisis. Ongoing monitoring and conversations about finances are the foundation of a healthy organization.

    In this webinar, we discuss simple techniques you can implement to make budgets and other financial reports more understandable and accurate. We also discuss important questions board members should ask when reviewing them. Speakers for the event are Stacy Klingler, formerly Director of Local History Services, Indiana Historical Society (now Executive Director of the William Butterworth Foundation), and Laura Roberts, Principal, Roberts Consulting.

    With the purchase of this webinar, you will also receive a free download of the two-part technical leaflet, “Building Better Budgets” by Klingler and Roberts.

    Paid and unpaid staff and board members from organizations of all sizes, especially smaller ones will benefit from the information presented in this recording. Participants enrolled in AASLH’s StEPs program will benefit from a discussion on how they can meet finance-related performance indicators. 

    This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of continuing education offered to both StEPs program  participants and all others interested in collections care. This is StEPs Lab 2.

    Applying what you learn in a Lab to your policies and practices helps your organization make meaningful progress. The more progress you make, the more boxes you can check off in the StEPs workbook. The more boxes you check off, the more Bronze, Silver, and Gold certificates your organization earns. And that translates into more credibility, more support, and an organization that is a valuable asset to its community for many more years to come.  

     

  • Recorded Webinar: New Member Orientation

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    New Member Orientation is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. This event is Presented by Darah Fogarty.

    New Member Orientation is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. This event is Presented by Darah Fogarty.

    Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members.

    As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the AASLH community and find out how we can support your practice of history. There will be plenty of time for any questions about AASLH or our services.

    This webinar is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. A recording of the webinar, slides, and notes will be sent to all registrants after the event. This webinar is offered monthly, so you can also join a future webinar if you want to learn more.

    Know someone who is interested in becoming a member or getting more involved in AASLH? Invite them to register!


    Details:

    Date: July 25, 2018

    Time: 3:00 – 4:15 pm Eastern (Begins at 2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic)

    Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers

    Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact learn@aaslh.org for more information.


    About the Instructor:

    Darah Fogarty is the Marketing Coordinator at AASLH, where she is responsible for all large-scale communications and manages AASLH’s online presence, social media, and Career Center, all with the goal of improving the AASLH member experience. Darah is a native of Montana and a recent transplant to Nashville, TN. She holds a BA in Communications, with an emphasis in Organzational Communication, as well as an MBA from the University of Montana.

  • Recorded Webinar: Peb Yog Hmoob MN: Sharing Authority & Building Relationships w/ Your Communities

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    Peb Yog Hmoob MN: Sharing Authority & Building Relationships w/ Your Communities is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the process exhibit creators used to develop their nationally award winning exhibit at the Minnesota History Center. This event is presented by Wameng Moua, Sieng Lee, and Nicholas J. Hoffman.

    Peb Yog Hmoob MN: Sharing Authority & Building Relationships w/ Your Communities is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the process exhibit creators used to develop their nationally award winning exhibit at the Minnesota History Center. This event is presented by Wameng Moua, Sieng Lee, and Nicholas J. Hoffman. How can history museums become more equitable concerning the people and stories they interpret and collect? Join the creators of Peb Yog Hmoob Minnesota (We Are Hmong Minnesota) for a conversation about the process they used to develop their nationally award winning exhibit at the Minnesota History Center.  The entire project from palette to text was decided outside institutional control by the Hmong community – an idea still radical for many large and small history museums. The creators share their perspectives on community curated exhibits and how museums can overcome the lack of diversity and diverse viewpoints within historical interpretation.

    In 2013, the Minnesota Historical Society was approached by a committee from their local Hmong community with a proposal for an exhibit about Hmong history and culture, anchored on the 40th anniversary of the first Hmong refugees’ arrival in Minnesota. Concerned about having their impact on the state lessened in the eyes of MNHS’ visitors, the committee asked the institution to fully collaborate on the project by sharing curatorial control with Hmong community representatives. Instead of dismissing the proposal, the MNHC welcomed the opportunity to mark this important anniversary and build on their institutional objective to improve internal and external diversity and inclusion. From March 2015 to January 2016, Peb Yog Hmoob Minnesota (We Are Hmong Minnesota) drew near record-breaking attendance, with over 4,000 visitors, including 62% who self-identified as from Asian Pacific heritage.

    Peb Yog Hmoob—We are Hmong Minnesota won an AASLH Leadership in History award in 2016.

  • Recorded Webinar: Planning for Marketing at Museums and Historic Sites

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    Planning for Marketing at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how to create a marketing plan tailored to your organization’s unique needs. This event is presented by Hannah Hethmon.

    Planning for Marketing at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how to create a marketing plan tailored to your organization’s unique needs. This event is presented by Hannah Hethmon. Marketing is crucial for small museums and historic sites, but where do you begin? In this webinar, AASLH’s Hannah Hethmon will teach you, step by step, how to create a marketing plan tailored to your organization’s unique needs. A good marketing plan can help you more effectively allocated time and money, get approval for a marketing budget, keep you focused on high-priority goals, and ensure that your marketing objectives and methods are supporting your institutional mission. Working through a series of prompts and questions, you will get a chance to see other organizations’ answers and get real-time pointers. At the end of the webinar, you will have the outline and notes you need to write your own marketing plan.

  • Recorded Webinar: Policies and Procedures for Deaccessioning

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    Policies and Procedures for Deaccessioning is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the necessary components of an effective deaccessioning policy. This event is presented by Dyani Feige and Katherine Kane.

    Policies and Procedures for Deaccessioning is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the necessary components of an effective deaccessioning policy. This event is presented by Dyani Feige and Katherine Kane. Deaccessioning should be a discussion at every collecting organization, no matter the size. Dyani Feige works with libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations to conduct needs assessments and risk assessments, assist them in disaster planning, and help them develop policy and planning documents and long-term preservation plans for their collections. In this webinar, Dyani examines the necessary components of an effective deaccessioning policy, including options for removal, ethical considerations, broad-level legal concerns (not from a legal professional!), and general best practices. Options for dealing with items that qualify as found-in-collections and abandoned property are also addressed. Katherine Kane, AASLH Chair, joins Dyani to discuss the field’s reaction to several recent high profile deaccessioning cases and how AASLH is working with members to address deaccessioning, as well as AASLH’s project to revise its Statement on Professional Standards and Ethics.

  • Recorded Webinar: Risk Assessment and Management for Collections

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    Risk Assessment and Management for Collections is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about specific risks, both natural and man-made, facing cultural institutions and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. This event is presented by Dyani Feige and is part of the StEPs program.

    Risk Assessment and Management for Collections is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about  specific risks, both natural and man-made, facing cultural institutions and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. This event is presented by Dyani Feige and is part of the StEPs program. Identifying and preparing for potential threats is critical for reducing risks to collections. In this webinar, guest speaker Dyani Feige focuses on specific risks, both natural and man-made, facing cultural institutions and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. An institution’s history of incidents, location, building issues, environmental factors (temperature, relative humidity, light, and mold), pest control, fire protection, security procedures, available resources, and collections-specific hazards are all be discussed. Although the lab is targeted for organizations enrolled in StEPs, those not enrolled will find the presentation helpful as well. This is StEPs Lab 6.

  • Recorded Webinar: Risk Assessment: What's your Kryptonite?

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    Risk Assessment: What's your Kryptonite? is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the general risks facing cultural institutions, how to perform a site survey to identify your organization’s greatest risks, and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. This event is presented by Donia Conn and is part of the StEPs Lab Webinar Series.

    Risk Assessment: What's your Kryptonite? is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the general risks facing cultural institutions, how to perform a site survey to identify your organization’s greatest risks, and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. This event is presented by Donia Conn and is part of the StEPs Lab Webinar Series. This is StEPs Lab 5.

    Being prepared and identifying the potential threats to one’s institution are the best ways of reducing risks to cultural collections. Organizations cannot move ahead to the development of an emergency plan without a clear-eyed understanding of the areas where their institution is most vulnerable to loss and damage. In this webinar, guest speaker Donia Conn focuses on the general risks facing cultural institutions, how to perform a site survey to identify your organization’s greatest risks, and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. An institution’s corporate culture (beliefs and values), policies, and procedures is also discussed.

  • Recorded Webinar: Social Media 101 at Museums and Historic Sites

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    Social Media 101 at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about effective social engagement for museums and historic sites. This event is presented by Hannah Hethmon.

    Social Media 101 at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about effective social engagement for museums and historic sites. This event is presented by Hannah Hethmon. Is your organization looking to expand its impact and attendance through social media? Join AASLH for crash course on effective social engagement for museums and historic sites.

    65% of all adults in the U.S. use at least one social media site. From sharing family photos to learning about what is happening in the world to organizing revolutions to planning a day trip, social media has connected local and international communities like never before. History organizations can be intimidated by the number and variety of social media platforms available. Where do you start? How can history museums best navigate this constantly changing, super connected world? Join AASLH’s Hannah Hethmon for an intensive introduction to social media use at museums and historic sites. Whether you are just setting up your site’s accounts or have been using social media for years, this is a great chance to learn best practices and ask questions.

  • Recorded Webinar: Speaking Truth to Power: Why Transparency and Accountability Matter

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/26/2018

    Speaking Truth to Power: Why Transparency and Accountability Matter is an AASLH Continuing Education webinar recorded on June 26, 2018. This webinar is about the meaning and importance of organizational transparency and accountability, and offers strategies for increasing and communicating both. This webinar is presented by Anne Ackerson and is part of the StEPs Lab webinar series.

    Transparency and accountability are a chosen way of organizing and running an institution, no matter its budget size. In fact, the words transparency and accountability and others like them, can be found in vision, mission, and values statements of museums large and small. Many museums embrace the ideals of openness, communication, and trustworthiness in their work. Too frequently, however, transparency and accountability get sidelined by good intentions. What do they really mean in day-to-day practice? How do they become part of an institution’s DNA so that, even in difficult times, they aren’t ignored?

    In Speaking Truth to Power: Why Transparency and Accountability Matter, guest speaker Anne Ackerson discusses the meaning and importance of organizational transparency and accountability. Anne will offer strategies for increasing and communicating both, and help participants create a transparency and accountability checklist for their organization. Ackerson, co-author with Joan H. Baldwin of the publications Women in the Museum: Lessons from the Workplace and Leadership Matters: Conversations with History Museum Leaders is also a co-founder of the Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM).

    This AASLH webinar is part of the StEPs Lab webinar series offered to both StEPs participants and all others interested in the topic of transparency and accountability. Applying what you learn in a StEPs Lab to your policies and practices helps your organization make meaningful progress. This is StEPs Lab 13. Learn more about StEPs, AASLH’s self-study, self-paced assessment program designed specifically for small- to mid-sized history organizations, including volunteer-run institutions.  

    Details:

    DATE RECORDED: June 26, 2018

    COST: $15 Members / $30 Nonmembers

    Description and Outcomes

    Participant Outcomes:

    In this webinar, participants will learn:

    • What is meant by the terms transparency and accountability and how they impact internal and external organizational performance.
    • How transparency and accountability create a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and trustworthy organization.
    • How to assess their organization’s transparency and accountability and steps to take to increase both.
    • Strategies for communicating what they have learned about transparency and accountability to others, both internally and externally.
    • How their organization can meet transparency- and accountability-related standards and performance indicators in the StEPs program.

    Speakers:

    Anne Ackerson is an author and frequent workshop presenter, focusing on issues of board and organizational development, governance, and planning. She writes about management and leadership issues for cultural institutions in her blog, Leading by Design. Anne is a regular presenter on issues of museum ethics, executive leadership, financial management, and board roles and responsibilities. She teaches AASLH’s Small Museum Pro! Leadership and Administration online course on museum leadership and administration. Previously, Anne served as director of several historic house museums and historical societies in central and eastern New York, as director of the Museum Association of New York, and as executive director of the national Council of State Archivists. Anne is co-author with Joan H. Baldwin of Leadership Matters, a book examining history museum leadership for the 21st century, published in 2013 by Rowman & Littlefield, AASLH's publishing partner.  Anne and Joan's latest book, Women in the Museum: Lessons from the Workplace, was published in 2017. 

  • Recorded Webinar: Steps to Environmental Sustainability

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    Steps to Environmental Sustainability is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how it’s possible to align your mission and environmental goals for the benefit of your organization. This event is presented by Sarah Sutton and is part of the StEPs Lab Series.

    Steps to Environmental Sustainability (StEPs Lab 10) is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how it’s possible to align your mission and environmental goals for the benefit of your organization. This event is presented by Sarah Sutton and is part of the StEPs Lab Series. Environmental sustainability offers important pathways for strengthening your organization and improving its relevance within the community. Guest speaker Sarah Sutton of Sustainable Museums begins the webinar by discussing the relationship between environmental sustainability and history museums and historic sites, and highlights the basic alignments that create positive financial and social returns. She then discusses energy audits and how to get one – hopefully for free, and then moves on to identifying environmental practices that support historic interpretation and museum operations. Sarah also discusses creating a strategy for increased environmental sustainability that aligns with your goals and strategic plan from buildings and landscapes, to community presence. There is no singular path to a green future; it is entirely tied to the mission and opportunities of your organization. Let’s see what great opportunities we can discover for your site! This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of online continuing education offered to both StEPs program participants and all others interested in environmental sustainability for historic structures. This is StEPs Lab 10.