Helping Museum Trustees To Get Ahead: Free AIM Hallmarks Governance Sessions

Helping Museum Trustees To Get Ahead: Free AIM Hallmarks Governance Sessions
Helping Museum Trustees To Get Ahead: Free AIM Hallmarks Governance Sessions

We are pleased to announce a new series of free AIM Hallmarks Governance Sessions for heritage trustees that will run from September 2017 to the end of January 2018.

Organised in partnership with Museum Development colleagues and supported by Arts Council England and Development Partners, they are aimed at strengthening and developing the skills and knowledge heritage trustees need to enable their organisations to prosper.

These free sessions will inspire and revitalise the way you work by offering fresh thinking and the opportunity to reflect and share experiences with a mutually supportive peer network – no matter what your background, these sessions will help you to gain confidence in your role as trustee.

Please note, that as these sessions are being run in affiliation with regional Museum Development support, booking methods for each may vary. Full information on how to reserve a place is provided below in the details of each seminar and early booking is advisable.

If you need any help or have any questions, please contact Shanna Bhambra at: shanna@aim-museums.co.uk


What Trustees Need To Know – led by Adrian Babbidge

This seminar aims to help trustees both understand their duties and ensure that they are equipped with the appropriate knowledge to undertake them, including what questions they should be able to answer if they are to have a good overview of the museum’s performance and health.

This seminar will enable trustees to understand:

  • What creates ‘good governance’, and how can you demonstrate this to the wider world?
  • What information do you need to enable the museum to be financially resilient?
  • What questions should trustees be able to answer if they are to have a good overview of the museum’s performance and health?

Led by Adrian Babbidge:  Adrian Babbidge is a specialist in museum management, finance and legal issues and leads projects with Egeria, who provide advice and training for the heritage sector.

14 September

ALL PLACES GONE -please email shanna@aim-museums.co.uk to be added to our reserve list

The National Civil War Centre, Newark-on-Trent

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/east-midlands-trustee-workshop-what-trustees-need-to-know-tickets-36273696603

2 October

11.30am – 3.30pm

Colchester Castle Museum, Colchester

Bookings via SHARE Museums East: http://sharemuseumseast.org.uk/events/trustee-muster-34/

14 October

ALL PLACES GONE -please email shanna@aim-museums.co.uk to be added to our reserve list

1.00pm – 4.30pm

Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth

This seminar will be part of a longer event being run in partnership with the South East Museum Development Programme (SEMDP). The day will be split into two parts, with this seminar taking place in the afternoon. Places can be booked for the full day or for each individual session.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/museum-trustee-day-tickets-35735423614

7 November

11.00am – 5.00pm

York Castle Museum, York

Bookings via Museum Development York:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trustee-seminar-tickets-35875489555

 

Engaging Meetings For Trustees – led by Gaby Porter

Focusing on ways to best engage trustees and build a strong team, this seminar will help ensure that Boards bring their attention to what matters most for the organisation and reach clear decisions in the best interests of the organisation and its charitable goals.

How do we engage board members in creative conversations and invite them to contribute their ideas with enthusiasm?  How do we ensure that we pay attention and respect to the diverse contributions of trustees?  Why is this in the organisation’s interest?  How do we build a strong and engaged board? The objectives of this workshop are to enable Boards to:

  • Create conversations which draw on the very best thinking and the collective wisdom of the Board members
  • Ensure that Boards bring their attention to what matters most for the organisation
  • Strengthen Boards as teams where each member is able to play a full part and see the benefit of their contribution
  • Reach clear decisions in the best interests of the organisation and its charitable goals
  • Embrace and positively manage risk in order to move the organisation forward and fulfil its charitable objectives.

Led by Gaby Porter: Gaby Porter is an independent consultant, working with people in a wide range of cultural organisations, partnerships and teams to create new possibilities and achieve the best outcomes, underpinned by high quality conversations and thinking.

20 September 2017

11.00am – 4.00pm

M Shed, Bristol

Priority will be given to South West museums within ACE Accreditation scheme, members of the South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries or AIM members. Others interested in attending should email Roz Bonnet roz.bonnet@bristol.gov.uk

Bookings via South West Museum Development Programme (SWMDP):

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/museum-skills-engaging-meetings-for-trustees-tickets-35590174169

 

Review And Recruitment For Your Board – led by Alex Lindley

Getting the right people on your board can be a challenge for many small- and medium-sized museums and charities. This seminar will help you face that challenge, to ensure you have the right people on your board now and in the future.

You’ll come away with strategic tools for reviewing how your board works and the skills your board needs, as well as practical advice for how to manage succession planning and recruit trustees successfully.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work with trustees from other organisations to discuss common problems and share good practice.

Led by Alex Lindley: Alex Lindley runs Alchemy, an independent Human Resources (HR) and Organisational Development consultancy, specialising in providing services to organisations in the cultural and not-for-profit sectors.

22 November 2017

11.30am – 3.30pm

Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket

Bookings: http://sharemuseumseast.org.uk/events/trustee-muster-44/

30 November 2017

11.30am – 3.30pm

Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Please book by emailing: Anna.McNab@twmuseums.org.uk

18 January 2018

11.00am – 3.30pm

Lancashire Conservation Studios, Preston

Bookings via Museum Development North West:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/review-and-recruitment-for-your-board-tickets-35931084842

31 January 2018

10.30am – 2.45pm

Museum of London, London

Priority will be given to trustees of non-national museums in London.

Bookings via Museum Development London: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/supporting-london-museums/training-programmes

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