Workshop: Project Management for History Professionals (Oct 2019)

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Project Management provides valuable instruction in planning, managing and successfully completing projects of all types. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Instruction will cover all of the details 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 real project ideas, participants apply project management principles to create a project charter and scope diagram that help them return home equipped to begin or continue their project in an efficient, orderly and open manner.


FORMAT: In-person group workshop

LENGTH: Two days (Approx 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

DATE: October 17-18, 2019

LOCATION: Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

MATERIALS: Workshop materials will be provided upon registration and in-person at the event.

COST: $475 AASLH members/ $560 nonmembers

REGISTRATION: August 6 - October 15, 2019

** Save $40 when you register by September 16, 2019 and use promo code EARLYBIRD19 at checkout! **

Who Should Take Part in this Workshop:

Project Management is valuable training for staff at all levels. And, 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 leave this workshop with new skills, ideas and tools for successfully completing projects.

Feedback from Participants:

“Project management is usually discussed in terms of software development or construction management. It was so helpful to see its value within a humanities context. This is some of the best professional development I have ever experienced. Excellent instruction.” –2015 workshop participant

Gina Minks

AASLH Workshop Instructor

Gina Minks has over 20 years experience working with libraries, archives, museums and other cultural and collection holding organizations.  Gina has worked with a wide variety of sizes and types of organizations to fulfill their needs. Ms. Minks is professionally active with the American Library Association and the Society of American Archivists.  She is a member of AIC-CERT (American Institute for Conservation Cultural Emergency Response Taskforce) and was selected as one of eight national mentors for the Council of State Archivists’ IPER (Intergovernmental Preparedness and Emergency Response) Project.  Ms. Minks is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas where she teaches Project Management for Information Systems and Advanced Topics in Digital Curation. As an independent consulting firm, Gina Minks capitalizes on the practical knowledge and professional connections of Ms. Minks to provide high quality training, consulting and project management services to libraries and other cultural heritage organizations by matching the project to the best quality consultants available.  


Agenda and Logistical Information
Project Management - Day One
10/17/2019 at 8:30 AM (CDT)   |  7 hours, 45 minutes  |  Attendance Required
10/17/2019 at 8:30 AM (CDT)   |  7 hours, 45 minutes  |  Attendance Required
Project Management - Day Two
10/18/2019 at 9:00 AM (CDT)   |  6 hours, 30 minutes  |  Attendance Required
10/18/2019 at 9:00 AM (CDT)   |  6 hours, 30 minutes  |  Attendance Required
Project Management for History Professionals - Agenda 2019 October
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource.
Workshop Materials
Calculating Risk: A Guide to Project Management for History Professionals
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. This AASLH Technical Leaflet is an introductory primer on what project management entails and how to be an effective project manager.