Project Management for History Professionals (Spring 2023) - Online Course

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Course Description

Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Have you found yourself having to change a project halfway through because not everyone was on the same page when you start? Do you sometimes have to wear two (or more) hats as you are both managing a project and providing the content or deliverables? Project Management is a specific approach to managing projects that breaks the process into four phases (defining, planning, managing, and reviewing) and uses a variety of tools (charter, risk score, and scope diagram to name a few) to move a project from start to finish.

This online course will share aspects of Project Management that can best be applied to history organizations for everything from exhibit design to collections inventories. Over the course of eight-weeks, participants will learn about the various concepts and tools used in Project Management, will encounter a variety of examples of how Project Management has been or can be used in history organizations, and will have the opportunity to apply the course content to a project of their own.

This course consists of eight modules that include videos, readings, assignments and other activities. A live weekly session provides the opportunity for students to interact with the instructor and each other and optional group and one-on-one sessions provide additional support


SESSION DATES: March 20 - May 14, 2023

COST: $215 AASLH Members / $315 Nonmembers / 10% discount for STEPS participants with promo code found in the online STEPS Community or by emailing

OPEN REGISTRATION: December 1, 2022 - March 13, 2023; 20 participant limit. Courses typically fill up before the registration deadline, so register early.

Course Logistics

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

LENGTH: 8 weeks

PARTICIPATION: Students should expect to spend approximately 5-7 hours per week on this course including videos, readings, live sessions, 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

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:   

  • Understand and visualize the different aspects of a project including goals and objectives, stakeholders, and risk
  • Create a Project Definition Statement or Charter, which will help align expectations for a project
  • Produce a comprehensive project plan
  • Access a variety of tools to aid in implementation and execution
  • Wrap up a project in a way that includes documentation, evaluation, and celebration

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. 

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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.