MMA Online programs are held via Zoom and provide the opportunity to connect with others from the museums community and learn about resources. Programs include Colleague Chats, which are informal facilitated conversations around a specific topic,  Ask an Expert programs, during which experts give a brief presentation on a specific topic followed by the opportunity for Q&A from participants, and Business Member Spotlights, which provide MMA's business members a chance to share information about the services they offer to Michigan museums. All online programs are FREE for MMA members. 

Colleague Chats

COVID-19 Members
Tuesday, July 7, 10:00

This chat is for COVID-19 Members only. Join the call for a check-in and to discuss what MMA might be doing to support you at this time.  

School Programs during COVID-19
Thursday, July 9, noon

Join MMA and museum colleagues to discuss the Governors guidelines for reopening schools and what that means for museums, as well as options and ideas for school programs this fall. 

Marketing and Communications
Thursday, July 17, noon

Join MMA and museum colleagues to discuss marketing and communications during COVID-19 and beyond. 

Colleague Chats are free and open to all, but registration is required. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

Do you have an idea for a Colleague Chat topic? Let us know!

Business Member Spotlight - New Program!

Want to know more about some of the businesses that serve museums and who support MMA through their membership? Join a Business Member Spotlight!
These programs are free and open to the public, though registration is required. Participant contacts will not be shared. All participants will be registered for a chance to win a fabulous prize TBD. 

Business members can contact the MMA office to set up a member spotlight. 

Ask an Expert

De-Escalation
July 8, 3:00 pm

Isaac Monson is a Senior Risk Consultant with HUB International’s Risk Services Division. He has over 15 years of professional experience managing risk in various public and private industry settings including state government, manufacturing, construction, retail, healthcare, and non-profit. During his service as a State Trooper, Isaac accumulated advance training and experience in law enforcement, emergency scene management, civil unrest response and crowd control, and investigations. He also received twenty-one letters of commendation and five annual Chief’s Awards for performance.

As a member of HUB’s Organizational Resilience Team, Isaac develops and delivers solutions in the areas of safety, security, emergency management, business continuity, cybersecurity risk management, regulatory compliance, risk management, and compliance based staff training. Additionally, he specializes in helping organizations develop workplace violence prevention and intervention programs and threat assessment/management strategies.

Currently, Mr. Monson is an active member of the ASIS International Minneapolis Chapter, the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Chicago Chapter, and the American Society of Safety Professionals Northern Plains Chapter.

Disaster Response
July 16, 3:00 pm

Jared Yax is the Collections Curator & Off-Site Facilities Manager for the Tric-Cities Museum, but he is also local first responder and has participated in the Smithsonian's Heritage Emergency and Response Training (HEART). He assisted the museums in Midland during the recent flooding, and is working with MMA to set up a disaster response activation system in Michigan. 

Ask an Expert Registration

Members Free
(login required) 
Non-members      $5*

*If you are not an MMA member and not able to pay at this time, please select the "Comp" option and use the code "COVID-19" to waive the fee. If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

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