Project Management for History Professionals (July 2024) - Onsite Workshop

Project Management for History Professionals (July 2024) - Onsite Workshop

Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 07/09/2024 at 9:00 AM (MDT)

  • Registration Closed. Maximum Number of Registrants reached.


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.


SESSION DATE: July 9-10, 2024

LOCATION: Utah Historical Society | 3760 South Highland Drive, Millcreek, UT 84106 (15 mins from Salt Lake City)

COST: $350 AASLH Members / $475 Nonmembers 

EARLY BIRD RATE: $300 AASLH Members / $425 Nonmembers; Must register by June 10, 2024 to receive the Early Bird rate. 

OPEN REGISTRATION: December 11, 2023 - July 1, 2024; 30 participant limit. Workshops typically fill up before the registration deadline, so register early.


FORMAT: In-person, group workshop

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

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

CREDIT: Registrants that attend and participate in both days of the workshop will earn a Certificate of Completion from AASLH.

AASLH Workshop Scholarships 

Our annual workshop scholarship program provides free registration to an onsite Continuing Education workshop and one-year AASLH membership for four applicants. Two scholarships are reserved for new professionals (fewer than three years in the field), and two for applicants broadening the racial and ethnic diversity of our field. Applications are due January 15, 2024. Read more and apply.

Who Should Attend 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.

Lisa Craig Brisson

Online Course Instructor and Workshop Facilitator


Lisa Craig Brisson is the Executive Director for the Michigan Museums Association. She took the AALSH Project Management for History Professionals workshop in 2014 and applied the principles she learned to her organization, which is now thriving. She also took the online course by AASLH, has spent hundreds of hours learning how to best use project management techniques, and is working toward her certification. 

Originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, Lisa received her B.A. in history and secondary education from the University of St. Thomas and an M.A. in History from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. She has worked for or done history or museum-related project with the Minnesota Historical Society, Ramsey County (MN) Historical Society, Old Sturbridge Village (MA), The Farmer's Museum (NY), Mackinac State Historic Parks, the Visitor Studies Association, the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education, North Central Michigan College, the Cheboygan Area Public Library/Museum on Main Street, Central Michigan University, Harbor Springs Historical Society, and the Mackinac Island Center for the Arts. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Cultural Advocacy Network of Michigan, the Upper Peninsula (MI) Arts and Culture Alliance, and the Coalition of State Museum Associations. 

Lisa lives in the Straits of Mackinac region of Michigan, where Lakes Michigan and Huron join and the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan are closest together. She lives with her husband, Steve, who is the director for Mackinac State Historic Parks and she has three adult children who are in various stages of leaving the nest. In the winter they live in Cheboygan, near the tip of the Lower Peninsula and in the summer they live on Mackinac Island in Lake Huron. Lisa enjoys downhill skiing, doing jigsaw puzzles, knitting hats, and hosting summer Happy Hours. 

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Agenda and Logistical Information
Day 1: Project Management for History Professionals
07/09/2024 at 9:00 AM (MDT)   |  1 day, 8 hours  |  Attendance Required
07/09/2024 at 9:00 AM (MDT)   |  1 day, 8 hours  |  Attendance Required
Day 2: Project Management for History Professionals
07/10/2024 at 9:00 AM (MDT)   |  8 hours  |  Attendance Required
07/10/2024 at 9:00 AM (MDT)   |  8 hours  |  Attendance Required
Workshop Materials



The Utah Historical Society is located at 3760 South Highland Drive, Millcreek, UT 84106 (15 minutes from Salt Lake City).


The parking lot and entrance is located on the west side of the building. There are some parking stalls by the front entrance, and the larger lot that is just south of the building. There is a buzzer to push (located to the right of the doors) that will allow security to let participants into the lobby.  


 The building is accessible with a wheelchair ramp to enter the building and elevator access inside.


Water and food are allowed in all meeting spaces. Morning snacks and drinks will be provided both days of the workshops, and participants are responsible for their own lunches. Feel free to pack a lunch, or you can try one of the nearby restaurants. You can order to go and bring it back to the conference room to eat if you like. 

There are many restaurants within walking distance from the workshop location, including these:
ChaiYo Thai Togo
Tacos Don Rafa Taco Shop
El Chihuahua Mexican Restaurant
SM Sushi

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

Onsite Workshop Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations 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.

This excludes HLI Programs.