Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals (Spring 2022)

  • Registration Closed

Session FULL

Please note the Spring Session of Project Management for History Professionals is now full and registration is closed. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for the Spring Session, email learn@aaslh.orgVisit our 2022 course schedule for upcoming sessions of this course.

Course Description

Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history/nonprofit context.

Coursework will cover all of the details included in the four steps to successful project management:

  1. Define (creating a project charter, setting initial objectives, identifying risks and constraints, and more)
  2. Plan (developing a schedule, budget, etc.)
  3. Manage (providing feedback, negotiating for resources and resolving differences)
  4. Review (turning over deliverables, documentation and more)

Using a real-life project they bring to the course, participants apply project management principles to complete a project charter and scope diagram they can then use to begin or continue their project in an efficient, orderly and open manner.

This course consists of four modules that include assignments, readings, and other activities. Weekly online chats provide opportunities for students to interact with the instructor and each other.


SESSION DATES: March 21 - April 17, 2022

COST: $175 AASLH Members / $275 Nonmembers / 10% discount for STEPS participants with promo code found in the online STEPS Community or by emailing

OPEN REGISTRATION: December 15, 2021 - March 14, 2022; 20 participant limit. Courses typically fill up before the registration deadline, so register early.

Course Logistics

FORMAT: Online, Instructor-led, Weekly-paced course

LENGTH: 4 weeks

PARTICIPATION: Students should expect to spend approximately 5-7 hours per week on readings, text-based forum discussions, Zoom chats, and assignments

LIVE ZOOM OFFICE HOURS: We recommend downloading the Zoom mobile or desktop app for this course. 

  • A one-hour live Zoom chat will be held weekly
  • Final dates/times will be determined by the instructor at the start of the course

MATERIALS: There are no required texts for this course. All other materials will be provided.

TECHNOLOGY: Participants will need access to internet and a desktop computer, laptop, or tablet to participate in this course. For the live Zoom office hours, we recommend having access to a camera and a headset, earpods, or other audio and microphone device. Automatic captioning is available in the Zoom discussions. 

Participant Outcomes

Participation in this course will help you:   

  • Define a project
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • Write an effective Project Charter
  • Create a Visual Scope Document
  • Calculate project risk and proactively plan for challenges Create Project Milestones and Schedule
  • Proactively manage your project
  • Effectively evaluate a project

Who Should Take This Course

Project Management is valuable training for staff at all levels. Whether your work involves exhibitions, education and programs, planning, fundraising, collections, historic preservation or the many other tasks staff at history organizations address every day, you will gain new skills, ideas and tools for effectively managing projects. 

How to Register

Click here for instructions on how to register yourself or another user for this event. 

Lisa Craig Brisson

Online Course Instructor

This content will not be available until 03/14/2022 at 2:00 AM (EDT)

If you have any questions, please contact AASLH Professional Development staff at or 615-320-3203.

Cancellation/Refunds for onsite workshops must be submitted in writing via email to or mail to 2021 21st Ave S., Suite 320 Nashville, TN 37212. Cancellations made prior to the early-bird registration deadline date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made between the early-bird deadline date and eight days prior to the workshop will be subject to a $55 processing/materials charge. No refunds will be given within seven days of the workshop date. AASLH is not responsible for cancellations that were mailed or emailed but never received.

Cancellations/Refunds for online professional development (webinars and online courses) must be submitted in writing via email to or mail to 2021 21st Ave S., Suite 320 Nashville, TN 37212. Cancellations made prior to the start date for the online course or the day of the webinar will be given a full refund. No refund will be given after the start date for the online course or on/after the day of the webinar. Registrants may transfer their registration to another person. Registrations cannot be transferred between courses or course sessions. AASLH is not responsible for cancellations that were mailed or emailed but never received.