Strategic Management of Collections workshop

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Tuesday, 4 May, 2021 - 12:00 to Thursday, 6 May, 2021 - 14:00

Join the FAIC for their Strategic Management of Collections workshop on Tuesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 6 at 12-2pm Eastern Time. Instructors Robert Huxley, Carol Butler, and Christiane Quaisser will share their approaches to managing some of the largest and most diverse natural history collections in the world as well as insight into strategic decision making beyond the typical rule book.

This workshop will help managers (new and established) with responsibility for collections to adopt an evidence-based approach to planning, executing and achieving their goals. The instructors will share their management experience, tools, and methodologies with participants through role-play and presentations to help them ask the right questions when planning a project or make improvements to day-to-day collections work. Participants step through the elements of a strategic plan from gathering and interpreting supporting data to creating an action plan, focusing along the way on key areas such as data gathering and interpretation and maximizing staff resources.

While the primary audience for this workshop is those from a collections management background, the majority of the content will be of value to conservators with management responsibilities and those entering the sector from other disciplines or research background. It is about asking the right questions, not necessarily knowing all the answers.

The registration fee is $99. Register here: