Upcoming Events

Check this page regularly for the most current event schedule. 

Webinars

Webinars are online discussions, typically lasting 60 to 75 minutes including a Q&A session. During each live webinar, you can use the Q&A and Chat features to type messages and questions to the panelists and other participants. Webinars are recorded so you can re-watch whenever you want.

AASLH History Hour | June 2024
June 25, 2024 | AASLH is a monthly online networking and community building event for those who work and volunteer in history organizations. Each month, we provide a topic and a list of questions for you to discuss in small groups. This month’s History Hour will be hosted by the AASLH Educators and Interpreters Committee. You do not need to work in education or interpretation to attend and participate in the discussion. The AASLH History Hour is held at 3 p.m. Eastern on the fourth Tuesday of each month. While free, pre-registration is required to participate.
What is STEPS and Can It Help My Site? (June 2024) - Live Webinar
June 27, 2024 | 3:00pm EST | Learn about AASLH's STEPS (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations) self-assessment program and how participation can benefit your site and staff.
Jingle All the Way: Maximizing Your Museum's Holiday Potential (July 2024) - Live Webinar
July 23, 2024 | 3:00pm EST | Discover how your historic house or history museum can leverage December's holiday season to enhance community engagement and share authentic history.

Online Courses

Online Courses are typically between four to eight weeks long. They offer each student a chance to engage deeply with subject material over an extended period of time. Keep on track with regular video chats and other interactions with accessible faculty, and discuss the course material with classmates in online forums.

Click here for a look at the 2024 Course Schedule.

Collections Management 100 - Collection Development (Fall 2024) - Online Course
August 26 - October 18, 2024 | In this course, participants will learn about the general principles underlying the idea of being a “collecting organization,” and how collections support the mission of a museum or history organization. Students will explore the purpose of a Collection Management Policy and how it relates to other core museum documents, create the Foundational Statements and Collection Development sections of their collections management policy and operationalize those components using example objects.
Best Practices For Inclusive Workspaces (Fall 2024) - Online Course
August 26 - September 27, 2024 | This course differs from the Arcus course because it takes a deep dive into the background and needs for inclusivity through diversity and equitable efforts, a road map for business development, and implementation strategies. This course will also discuss the corporate benefits and advantages of DEI programs and initiate and assist with benchmark development for success metrics. Course Highlight: Organizational Change Management Authentic Leadership Strategic Leadership Development (mentorship, sponsorship, and succession planning) Process Improvement
Leadership and Administration for History Organizations (Fall 2024) - Online Course
August 26 - October 18, 2024 | Leadership and Administration for History Organizations is an AASLH online course. This eight-week course, taught by instructor Anne Ackerson, covers governance and administrative structure, nonprofit status, mission and vision, board and staff responsibilities, the relationship between board and staff, strategic planning, human resource management, and leadership. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.

Onsite and Virtual Workshops

Workshops are one to two day in-person or virtual training events. We offer several workshops every year in various locations around the country as well as online. Each workshop offers participants a chance to engage in intensive learning and discussion with faculty and classmates.

Project Management for History Professionals (July 2024) - Onsite Workshop
Utah Historical Society, Salt Lake City, UT | July 9-10, 2024 | Project Management for History Professionals is an AASLH onsite workshop.