The deadline to submit an application is Friday, January 13, 2012.
Are you working to make your museum more relevant in your community?
Are you wanting to stay informed of the latest trends and events, but feel overwhelmed by too much information?
Do you want to create a more sustainable future for your museum?
The coming decades will bring massive social, technological, economic, environmental, and political changes in our society and these forces will contribute to the stress that communities experience. The California Association of Museums (CAM) believes museums can play a role in preparing for, and responding to, these challenges by exploring where current trends may take us, identifying preferred futures, and helping bring them into being.
To help its members take on such a role and develop 21st century skills, CAM is providing FREE strategic foresight training to museum leaders, both longstanding and emerging. CAM wants to help you learn the skills to craft a preferred future for your institution.
Funded in part by a 21st Century Professionals Leadership grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the James Irvine Foundation, the Leaders of the Future: Museum Professionals Developing Strategic Foresight project will provide innovative foresight training to 40 California museum professionals. In this training, you will develop the habit for futures thinking by planning for long-term change, integrating insights into your daily activities, and creating a more responsive and relevant institution. Two training workshops taught by professional futurist Garry Golden will prepare you to turn the massive and expected external shifts in California into opportunities rather than challenges.The training will include two workshops and an opportunity to practice your new skills on a CAM Online Futures Forum.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Chabot Space & Science Center
Workshop #1 will be held in conjunction with the CAM conference and participants will learn:
- The history of futures studies
The benefits and uses of foresight strategies
- Framing: Developing the scope and purpose of what you want to examine in the future
- Scanning: Undertaking research through a wide variety of sources (articles, blog links, trend information, etc.), both mainstream and fringe, and learning to identify trends and potentially disruptive events
- Forecasting and scenario development: Calculating the probable, or baseline, future and developing other scenarios of plausible futures
You will complete Workshop #1 understanding the basic techniques of futures work, and how foresight strategies can be integrated into your institutional planning.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum
City of Industry, CA
Workshop #2 will provide you with:
- A review of framing and scanning
- Training on scenario development
- A chance to apply foresight strategies to visioning, planning and implementation: Creating vision, mission, strategy, and initiatives to take action
You will graduate from the Leaders of the Future program understanding how to develop detailed baseline and probable futures scenarios and use these techniques in your museum’s planning, as well as be able to share scanning and foresight practices with others in the museum field.
As graduates of the program, you will be invited to join the CAM Foresight Committee where you can continue your practice with other professionals to share scanning information, develop scenarios and lead discussions on trends and potential future events that will impact the California museum field.
To apply to participate in this professional development project please click on the link below to complete a short application form:
APPLY HERE: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LVHLST6
The deadline to submit an application is Friday, January 13, 2012.Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by January to make travel arrangements. If you have any questions please contact project director Lisa Eriksen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute’s mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.
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