What is STEPS and Can It Help My Site? (June 2024) - Live Webinar

What is STEPS and Can It Help My Site? (June 2024) - Live Webinar

Includes a Live Web Event on 06/27/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

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About this Webinar

Is your organization in need of guidance, a jumpstart, a course correction, or all three? Do you know your site has some issues but don't know where to start, or how to get others on board to fix things? STEPS can help. To date, over 1,100 organizations around the country have enrolled in STEPS to help them build strong foundations for future growth, meet the legal and ethical obligations of a modern history institution, and set reasonable goals for progress on the things that matter most to their communities.

STEPS (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations) is a self-paced, self-assessment program for small- and mid-sized organizations, including those managed solely by volunteers. The program includes a 200+ page workbook, an online forum to connect with other participants, discounts on other AASLH Professional Development offerings, and progress certificates. STEPS takes the standards and goals of the public history/museum fields and breaks them down into practical advice for busy history people. You do not need a history degree or formal history or museum training to use STEPS. STEPS is for everyone, at every level, at every type of site, doing every kind of history work.

Through the six chapters of Mission, Vision, and Governance; Audience and Community Engagement; Interpretation; Stewardship of Collections; Stewardship of Historic Structures and Landscapes; and Management, STEPS guides you through the basics of good history work. The workbook guides your organization in assessing policies and practices, and can be used to educate staff, volunteers, and boards about operating a museum, historical society, or site.

Join us for this free webinar to hear how STEPS can help your organization create a road map for meaningful change.

Note: This webinar is for organizations that are considering enrolling in the STEPS program, not for those already participating.

Details

DATE: June 27, 2024

TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

COST: FREE for everyone

ACCESS: You will be provided with instructions on how to access the live event upon registration.

Recording and Captioning

We will record this event. Captioning is provided for the live event.

Learning Outcomes

As as result of this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand what AASLH's STEPS program is and what participation involves
  • Discover the possibilities of self-assessment and self-paced work
  • Evaluate how their organization could benefit from this program
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions about the program

How to Register

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

Cancellation/Refunds for onsite workshops must be submitted in writing via email to learn@aaslh.org 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 learn@aaslh.org 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.

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

Rebecca Mendez

Professional Development Manager

AALSH

Email: mendez@aaslh.org

Rebecca is a native Californian who moved to Nashville in 2021. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Art History and Classics from California State University, Los Angeles. After completing her bachelor’s, she attended a study abroad program in Greece. Later, she attended San Francisco State University to complete her master’s degree in Museum Studies. Her dissertation focused on curatorial practices to exhibiting popular music history. While completing her degree, she worked at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as an Administrative Assistant to the Curators.

Some of her other experiences include working at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the San Mateo County Historical Museum in San Mateo, CA, and volunteering at the Getty Villa.

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What Is STEPS?
06/27/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes
06/27/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)  |  60 minutes