Upcoming events

    • March 04, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • MMA Zoom account
    Register

     
    MMA Colleague Chat:

    Disaster Plans

    Thursday,  March 4
    11:00 am


    Disasters are usually unexpected and often unavoidable, and loss is likely in many circumstances. But having even just a minimal conversation in advance about how to respond to a water event, fire, or other disaster can help speed effective response and mitigate damage. 

    Join colleagues to discuss all things disaster plan. Bring yours to share
    or come to hear about what others are doing. 

    This chat was suggested by the Disaster Preparedness and Response MMA Member Community. 

    Location: The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    The session will be facilitated by MMA Executive Director, Lisa Craig Brisson

    Registration is free, but some members have requested the option to make a donation as part of their participation. Because of this, we added a registration option that includes a $5 donation. You can also make a donation of any amount hereThank you!

    • March 09, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    Register

    MI Museum Spotlight:
    The Henry Ford's 
    Virtual Accessibility Program


    Tuesday, March 9
    1:00 pm

    MI Museum Spotlight program that gives MMA members the chance to share their work with colleagues. 

    Over the past year, much of the accessibility programming that had previously taken place onsite that The Henry Ford has become virtual. Hear how programming for individuals who are blind or have low vision, have dementia, and are on the autism spectrum has shifted to a virtual realm. Hear from Caroline Braden, Accessibility Specialist, about lessons learned and ideas that can be applied to your own institution.  

    Check out this brief video to learn more!

    Registration

    Members (login required)      Free
    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

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • March 17, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 89
    Register

    Inner Game of Leadership
    Wednesday,
    March 17, 10:00 am

    Our leadership growth happens from the inside out. This workshop will explore the  key elements that make up the “inner game” of leadership and how change here has the power to make change everywhere. Led by AG Collaborative.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members                  $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • March 18, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    Register


    COSMA Happy Hour

    Thursday, March 18
    7:00 pm EST

    Leadership from state museum associations all over the country are invited to a a fun social gathering via Zoom. May include fabulous prizes . . . 

    Hosted by the Michigan Museums Association (MMA) for the Coalition for State Museum Associations (COSMA). 

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • March 25, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    Register

    Ask an Expert:
    Land Acknowledgement Statements


    Thursday, March 25
    12:00 pm

    More museums are choosing to recognize that they land they occupy is part of traditional territories of local Indigenous People. Join Eric Hemenway, Director of Archives/Records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, for a conversation about Land Acknowledgement Statements. 

    Eric works to collect and curate historical materials pertaining to LTBB Odawa. Those materials are used to create exhibits, signage, publications, curriculums, programs and support the tribal government. Eric has experience working under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). Eric currently sits on the Michigan Historical Commission and Little Traverse Conservancy. He is a past board member for the Michigan Historical Society, Michigan Humanities Council, National NAGPRA Review Committee and Emmet County Historical Commission.

    Registration

    Members (login required)      Free
    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

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • April 01, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Zoom account
    Register

     
    MMA Colleague Chat:

    Collections Management & Digital Asset Management Systems

    Thursday,  April 1
    11:00 am

    The pandemic has changed the ways a lot us are working! Join us for a discussion about Collection Management Systems and Digital Asset Management Systems. Whether you are thinking about making a switch to a cloud based platform, just want to know what others are using, or even if you've made a move recently and have insights to share with others, this colleague chat is open to all things database.

    This chat was suggested by the Disaster Preparedness and Response MMA Member Community. 

    Location: The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    The session will be facilitated by MMA Executive Director, Lisa Craig Brisson

    Registration is free, but some members have requested the option to make a donation as part of their participation. Because of this, we added a registration option that includes a $5 donation. You can also make a donation of any amount hereThank you!

    • April 21, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 90
    Registration is closed

    Cross-Cultural Communication 
    Wednesday,
    April 21, 10:00 am

    This session engages participants in conversations regarding “what gets in the way” when communicating across difference. This workshop reviews interactive communication theory and U.S. domestic dynamics of Human Diversity. Participants will work with each other in discussing and applying this information in varied situations. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members      $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • May 19, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 89
    Registration is closed

    Courageous Leadership 
    Wednesday,
    May 19, 10:00 am

    In this session we will leverage the research of Dr. Brené Brown and her Dare To Lead program by introducing the 4 skill sets of courage. We will zero in on what keeps us from being brave leaders and creating brave spaces  and what we can do to become more daring leaders. Led by AG Collaborative.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required)      $40
    Non-members                          $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • June 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 90
    Registration is closed

    Diversity M&M: Microaggressions & Marginalization
    Wednesday,
    June 16, 10:00 am

    This session is an interactive exercise tailored to assist in giving participates an opportunity to self-reflect on their interactions within diverse groups. Workshop participants will understand how to discuss microaggressions, build inclusive groups, and use inclusive language. Workshop participants will also discuss marginalized groups and learn about a framework for moving from tolerance to acceptance. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year.  

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members    $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • July 21, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 89
    Registration is closed

    Inner Critic  
    Wednesday,
    July 21, 10:00 am

    In this session we will uncover the, often subconscious, negative scripts that keep  our leadership stuck and stagnant. We will give tools to help participants decrease  the power of these messages and increase their leadership impact. Led by AG Collaborative.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members            $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • August 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 90
    Registration is closed

    Understanding Unconscious and Implicit Bias
    Wednesday,
    August 18, 10:00 am

    Implicit bias is something we all have. This session examines what it is, how it differs from overt bias, how to recognize our own, and how we move past bias through action. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members            $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • September 15, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 89
    Registration is closed

    The Power of Listening
    Wednesday,
    September 15, 10:00 am

    In this sessions participants will look at communication fundamentals, unpack the  power of presence and learn a specific tool for increasing our impact through  listening. Led by AG Collaborative.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members            $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • October 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 90
    Registration is closed

    The Layers of Our Identities
    Wednesday, October 20, 10:00 am

    Through this session, participants will gain a better foundational understanding of social identities, what they are, how they are formed, and how social identities interact with systems of oppression in the form of social advantages and disadvantages. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • November 17, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 89
    Registration is closed

     Navigating Tough Conversations
    Wednesday, November 17, 10:00 am

    Tough conversations are - by definition - TOUGH. In this session participants will  learn a specific strategy for increasing their effectiveness in these vital but  unpleasant conversations.  Led by AG Collaborative.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members                $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • December 15, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 90
    Registration is closed

    Implementing Diversity
    in the Organization:
    Strategies to Advance the Work

    Wednesday, December 15, 10:00 am


    Culturally Competent and Inclusive organizations yield effective results. This interactive session will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect and discuss current topics on diversity and inclusion and ultimately lead to the development of strategies for building and leading effective, culturally competent teams. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members    $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

The Michigan Museums Association is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Thank you to our Partners!

Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721      lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org

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