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Workshop: Project Management for History Professionals

April 16 - April 17

$475 – $560

Workshop Description

Project Management provides valuable instruction in planning, managing and successfully completing projects of all types. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Instruction will cover all of the details in the four steps to successful project management:

  1. Define (creating a project charter, setting initial objectives, identifying risks and constraints, and more)
  2. Plan (developing a schedule, budget, etc.)
  3. Manage (providing feedback, negotiating for resources and resolving differences)
  4. Review (turning over deliverables, documentation and more)

Using real project ideas, participants apply project management principles to create a project charter and scope diagram that help them return home equipped to begin or continue their project in an efficient, orderly and open manner.


FORMAT: In-person group workshop

LENGTH: Two days (Approx 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

DATE: April 16-17, 2020

LOCATION: National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD

ACCOMMODATIONS: A room-block has been secured for this workshop at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Frederick for $89.00 USD per night. The discounted rate is available for reservations starting Wednesday, April 15 – Sunday, April 19, 2020. The last day to book is Friday, March 20, 2020. Participants will receive access to discount rates upon registration.

MATERIALS: Workshop materials will be provided upon registration and in-person at the event.

COST: $475 AASLH members/ $560 nonmembers

SPONSORSHIP: Support for this workshop is provided by the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

** Save $40 when you register by March 13, 2020 and use promo code EARLYBIRD20 at checkout! **


Who Should Take Part in this Workshop

Project Management is valuable training for staff at all levels. And, whether your work involves exhibitions, education and programs, planning, fundraising, collections, historic preservation or the many other tasks staff at history organizations address every day, you will leave this workshop with new skills, ideas and tools for successfully completing projects.


AASLH Workshop Scholarships

Our annual workshop scholarship program provides free registration to an onsite Continuing Education workshop and one-year AASLH membership for four applicants. Two scholarships are reserved for new professionals (fewer than three years in the field), and two for applicants broadening the racial and ethnic diversity of our field. Applications are due January 15, 2020. Read more and apply. 

Feedback from Participants

“Project management is usually discussed in terms of software development or construction management. It was so helpful to see its value within a humanities context. This is some of the best professional development I have ever experienced. Excellent instruction.” –2015 workshop participant

About the Faculty

Gina Minks has over 20 years experience working with libraries, archives, museums and other cultural and collection holding organizations. Gina has worked with a wide variety of sizes and types of organizations to fulfill their needs. Ms. Minks is professionally active with the American Library Association and the Society of American Archivists. She is a member of AIC-CERT (American Institute for Conservation Cultural Emergency Response Taskforce) and was selected as one of eight national mentors for the Council of State Archivists’ IPER (Intergovernmental Preparedness and Emergency Response) Project. Ms. Minks is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas where she teaches Project Management for Information Systems and Advanced Topics in Digital Curation. As an independent consulting firm, Gina Minks capitalizes on the practical knowledge and professional connections of Ms. Minks to provide high quality training, consulting and project management services to libraries and other cultural heritage organizations by matching the project to the best quality consultants available.


April 16
April 17
$475 – $560
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National Museum of Civil War Medicine
48 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701 United States
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