Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Leadership, Boards, and Response to COVID-19

Recorded On: 03/31/2020

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AASLH Conversations

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in our local communities, country, and world. Many are seeking answers and guidance during this time, and AASLH has been listening to the concerns from the history community. In response, we are offering more online content including the new AASLH Conversations webinar series. While no one has all the answers, we hope these topic-focused conversations will provide a space to share ideas to help us all keep moving forward.

We know many organizations are facing financial strain due to the pandemic, so we developed AASLH Conversations with that in mind. We have drastically reduced the registration fee and are also providing a special promo code to waive the registration fee completely. 

This conversation has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Webinar Description

How can the boards and leadership of history institutions respond to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic? In this interactive online conversation, history leaders and AASLH Council Members Christy Coleman (Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation) and Katherine Kane (retired, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center) discuss how the boards and senior leadership of historical organizations can serve their audiences and communities and support their staffs and volunteers while confronting immense challenges and uncertain futures.

Details

RECORDED DATE: March 31, 2020

COST: $5 AASLH Members / $10 Nonmembers/ Free for anyone by using promo code below

PROMO CODE: If you are an organization that is facing financial strain due to COVID-19, please use promo code FREEWBR20 to waive the registration fee for this webinar. 

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

Learning Objectives

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Consider how experience from past crises can inform decisions today
  • Examine what steps boards and staff leadership can take to address challenges related to the pandemic
  • Receive guidance in how dealing with challenges now can help strengthen your organization in the long run

Recording and Closed Captioning

A transcription of the closed captions is provided with the recording.

Christy S. Coleman

Christy S. Coleman (Moderator) has served as the Chief Executive Officer of some of the nation’s most prominent museums with a career spanning over 30 years. She’s a tireless advocate for the power of museums, narrative correction, diversity and inclusiveness. Ms. Coleman is an innovator and leader in the museum field having held leadership roles at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the American Civil War Museum and now the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. She’s written numerous articles, is an accomplished screenwriter, public speaker and has appeared on several national news and history programs. Most recently, she served as Historical Consultant for the film Harriet and the upcoming Good Lord Bird miniseries. She’s also been a featured public historian for several documentaries, most recently the acclaimed miniseries Grant. Ms. Coleman is the recipient of numerous awards including Honorary Doctorates from The College of William and Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of the South for her decades of impact. In 2018, Time Magazine named her one of the 31 People Changing the South and Worth Magazine named her one of 29 Women Changing the World.

Katherine Kane

​Executive Director, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Executive Director at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center since 1998, Katherine Kane directs programs and outreach using the Center’s extensive collections and historic buildings. Stowe was an internationally-known author and advocate and the Center uses her story to inspire social justice and positive change. The Center’s innovative programs include award winning Salons at Stowe bringing the public into the parlor for conversations around contemporary issues; and the biennial Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize for writing promoting social justice. Ms. Kane was a senior manager at the Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado) where she worked for 16 years, and special projects director at the Denver Art Museum. She has a B.A. in sociology from the University of Denver, an M.A. in anthropology from the University of Colorado and participated in the Getty Trust’s Museum Management Institute. She has been an officer of the American Association for State and Local History, a member of the American Association of Museums Accreditation Commission, and is involved with several Hartford community organizations.

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Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Leadership, Boards, and the COVID-19 Crisis
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