Workshop: Project Management for History Professionals

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.

 

Details

FORMAT: In-person group workshop

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

DATE: October 17-18, 2019

LOCATION: Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

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

COST: $475 AASLH members/ $560 nonmembers

REGISTRATION: August 6 - October 15, 2019

** Save $40 when you register by September 16, 2019 and use promo code EARLYBIRD19 at checkout! **

REGISTER HERE

 

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.

 

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

AASLH welcomes Gina Minks as its new project management instructor. For the past five years, Gina has had her own consulting business and taught project management classes for the University of North Texas. She has also taught for the Library Information Technology Association and the Society of American Archivists. Prior to that, she served as the Imaging and Preservation service manager for Amigos Library Services where she managed NEH grants. Gina is active in professional associations including her current service as a board member for the Society of American Archivists Foundation. She is also a member of the National Heritage Responders and has been part of disaster recovery after Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Wilma, and Super Storm Sandy.


Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history/nonprofit context.

Details:

DATES: September 9 – October 6, 2019

COST: $350 AASLH members/$425 nonmembers

OPEN REGISTRATION: August 2 - September 5, 2019; 25 person max

REGISTER HERE

Logistics:

FORMAT: Online, self-paced weekly modules

LENGTH: 4 weeks

PARTICIPATION STYLE: Weekly online chats; Students should expect to spend 5-7 hours per week on the course

MATERIALS: There are no required materials for this course. All materials will be provided within the online classroom.

Description & Outcomes:

Coursework will cover all of the details included 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 a real-life project they bring to the course, participants apply project management principles to complete a project charter and scope diagram they can then use to begin or continue their project in an efficient, orderly and open manner.

This course consists of four modules that include assignments, quizzes, and other activities. While the first week’s module is guided, the rest are self-paced. Weekly online chats provide opportunities for students to interact with the instructor and each other.

Students should expect to spend five to seven hours per week on the course.

Who should attend:

Project Management is valuable training for staff at all levels. 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 gain new skills, ideas and tools for effectively managing projects.

Participant Feedback:

“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 participant

Instructor:

AASLH welcomes Gina Minks as its new project management instructor. For the past five years, Gina has had her own consulting business and taught project management classes for the University of North Texas. She has also taught for the Library Information Technology Association and the Society of American Archivists. Prior to that, she served as the Imaging and Preservation service manager for Amigos Library Services where she managed NEH grants. Gina is active in professional associations including her current service as a board member for the Society of American Archivists Foundation. She is also a member of the National Heritage Responders and has been part of disaster recovery after Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Wilma, and Super Storm Sandy.


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Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history/nonprofit context.

Details:

DATES: June 3 - July 1, 2019

COST: $350 AASLH members/$425 nonmembers

OPEN REGISTRATION: April 15 - May 17, 2019; 25 person max

REGISTER HERE

Logistics:

FORMAT: Online, self-paced weekly modules

LENGTH: 4 weeks

PARTICIPATION STYLE: Weekly online chats; Students should expect to spend 5-7 hours per week on the course

MATERIALS: There are no required materials for this course. All materials will be provided within the online classroom.

Description & Outcomes:

Coursework will cover all of the details included 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 a real-life project they bring to the course, participants apply project management principles to complete a project charter and scope diagram they can then use to begin or continue their project in an efficient, orderly and open manner.

This course consists of four modules that include assignments, quizzes, and other activities. While the first week’s module is guided, the rest are self-paced. Weekly online chats provide opportunities for students to interact with the instructor and each other.

Students should expect to spend five to seven hours per week on the course.

Who should attend:

Project Management is valuable training for staff at all levels. 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 gain new skills, ideas and tools for effectively managing projects.

Participant Feedback:

“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 participant

Instructor:

AASLH welcomes Gina Minks as its new project management instructor. For the past five years, Gina has had her own consulting business and taught project management classes for the University of North Texas. She has also taught for the Library Information Technology Association and the Society of American Archivists. Prior to that, she served as the Imaging and Preservation service manager for Amigos Library Services where she managed NEH grants. Gina is active in professional associations including her current service as a board member for the Society of American Archivists Foundation. She is also a member of the National Heritage Responders and has been part of disaster recovery after Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Wilma, and Super Storm Sandy.


Two women are seen working at a computer behind a green banner that reads

Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history/nonprofit context.

Details:

DATES: October 15 – November 9, 2018

COST: $350 AASLH members/$425 nonmembers

OPEN REGISTRATION: August 10 - October 15, 2018; 25 person max

Register

Logistics:

FORMAT: Online, self-paced weekly modules

LENGTH: 4 weeks

PARTICIPATION STYLE: Weekly online chats; Students should expect to spend 5-7 hours per week on the course

MATERIALS: There are no required materials for this course. All materials will be provided within the online classroom.

Description & Outcomes:

Coursework will cover all of the details included 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 a real-life project they bring to the course, participants apply project management principles to complete a project charter and scope diagram they can then use to begin or continue their project in an efficient, orderly and open manner.

This course consists of four modules that include assignments, quizzes, and other activities. While the first week’s module is guided, the rest are self-paced. Weekly online chats provide opportunities for students to interact with the instructor and each other.

Students should expect to spend five to seven hours per week on the course.

Who should attend:

Project Management is valuable training for staff at all levels. 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 gain new skills, ideas and tools for effectively managing projects.

Participant Feedback:

“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 participant

Instructor:

AASLH welcomes Gina Minks as its new project management instructor. For the past five years, Gina has had her own consulting business and taught project management classes for the University of North Texas. She has also taught for the Library Information Technology Association and the Society of American Archivists. Prior to that, she served as the Imaging and Preservation service manager for Amigos Library Services where she managed NEH grants. Gina is active in professional associations including her current service as a board member for the Society of American Archivists Foundation. She is also a member of the National Heritage Responders and has been part of disaster recovery after Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Wilma, and Super Storm Sandy.


Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

 

Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context.

Details: 

Format: Online Course

Dates: October 16 - November 10, 2017

Cost: $350 AASLH members/$425 nonmembers

Register

Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context.

project flow chart

Coursework will cover all of the details included 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 complete a project charter and scope diagram they can then use to begin or continue their real-life project in an efficient, orderly and open manner.

This recently redesigned course consists of four modules that include assignments, quizzes, and other activities. While the first week’s module is guided, the rest are self-paced. Weekly online chats provide opportunities for students to interact with the instructor and each other. Students should expect to spend five to seven hours per week on the course.

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

 

Who should attend:

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 gain new skills, ideas and tools for effectively managing projects.
 About the Instructor:
 The course is taught by Steven Hoskins, Ph.D., author of AASLH’s Technical Leaflet (#260) “Calculating Risk: A Guide to Project Management for History Professionals.”
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Workshop: Project Management for History Professionals

AASLH’s popular Project Management for History Professionals workshop travels to Dallas this spring! Join us March 8th and 9th, 2017 at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.

Cost: $475 AASLH Members/ $560 Nonmembers
*Get $40 off when you register by February 1, 2017!*

 

Register

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:

  • Define (creating a project charter, setting initial objectives, identifying risks and constraints, and more)
  • Plan (developing a schedule, budget, etc.)
  • Manage (providing feedback, negotiating for resources and resolving differences)
  • 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.

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.

“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

The workshop is taught by Steven Hoskins, Ph.D., author of AASLH’s Technical Leaflet (#260) “Calculating Risk: A Guide to Project Management for History Professionals.”

 

Register early as space is limited in this workshop.

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Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context.

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Onsite Workshop: Project Management for History Professionals

AASLH’s popular Project Management for History Professionals workshop returns to the Midwest this summer! Join us July 12-13 at the Ohio History Connection’s Ohio History Center in Columbus. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context.  Project Management provides valuable instruction in planning, managing, and successfully completing projects at your history organization.

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Registration Open for AASLH Winter Workshops

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Developing a Membership Marketing PlanNEW!!
Instructor: Rebecca Price, AASLH, Nashville, TN
Date and Location: February 10, 2015; Traveller’s Rest Plantation and Museum, Nashville, TN
Fee: $95 members / $170 nonmembers
Registration deadline February 1! 

Does your membership program operate on the assumption that people will renew this year because they did last year? It’s not enough to assume your members will support your organization because it does good things. In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn the basics of membership marketing and how to create a strategic, comprehensive marketing plan for your membership program.

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Historic House Museum Issues and Operation
Instructors: George McDaniel, Drayton Hall, Charleston, SC
Max van Balgooy, Engaging Places, LLC, Rockville, MD
Dates and Location: February 26 – 27, 2015; Historic Charleston Foundation, Charleston, SC
Fee: $270 members / $345 nonmembers
$40 discount if payment received by January 22!

This workshop focuses on the unique needs, management, and interpretation of historic houses. With a focus on historic house museums, topics covered include collections care, types of research appropriate for historic house museums, exhibition development, interpretive tours, volunteers, and building and landscape maintenance.

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Project Management for History Professionals
Instructor: Dr. Steven Hoskins, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN
Dates and Locations: March 10 – 11, 2015; National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN
Fee: $475 members / $560 nonmembers
$40 discount if payment is received by February 12!

Whether you wear one hat, two hats, or you’ve lost count, project management is valuable training that helps you organize, lead, manage, and successfully complete projects. This two-day workshop teaches the same project management principles used in professions and industries worldwide. If your work involves exhibitions, programs, strategic planning, fundraising, collections, or the many other tasks staff at history organizations address every day, you will benefit from this workshop.

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Exhibit Makeovers
Instructor: Bethany Hawkins, AASLH, Nashville, TN
Dates and Location: March 12 – 13, 2015; Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA
Fee: $270 members / $345 nonmembers
$40 discount if payment is received by February 5

Interpretive exhibits bring objects, images, and ideas to life for visitors through storytelling, diverse presentation media, and learning opportunities that engage multiple intelligences. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of exhibit planning, organization, text writing, and more. Using examples, you will experiment with ways to make exhibit content meaningful and memorable for visitors.


How Well Do Your Hats Fit?

Whether you wear one hat, two hats, five hats or you’ve lost count, sometimes we who work in history and museums need to go outside the field to gain the training needed to make sure our hats fit well.

Invest in your institution’s ability to successfully complete projects and serve your community by planning to join us for the Project Management workshop July 15-16 at the amazing Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, one of the premier museums in America.

AASLH’s Project Management for History Professionals workshop is a fast-paced, two-day course that will teach you the basics of successful project management so you can wear the hat of project manager with confidence and sharpened skills.

Perhaps you supervise someone who shows great promise in managing projects and she or he would benefit from additional training. The Project Management workshop is valuable training for staff at all levels.

Participants bring real projects to the workshop, apply project management principles, and return home equipped to begin their project in an efficient, orderly and open manner. Past participants have addressed exhibitions, education programs, collections, fundraising initiatives, special events, marketing campaigns, and much more.

Henry-Ford

While in the Dearborn/Detroit area, you’ll also want to make plans to visit other outstanding museums and cultural institutions.

More information, including details on saving $40 if you register by June 15, can be found here.

“The first exercise had us identifying the hallmarks of a poorly-run project—lack of clarity, poor communication, frustration and even anger. Contrast those with what you feel when you are involved in a well-run project—satisfaction, accomplishment and pride. It might sound a bit touchy-feely, but it set the stage for the importance of learning good project management skills. We were encouraged to use a real project from our work-life as we learned about project objectives, stake-holders and scope.”

You can read more about BJ Larson’s experience in the workshop here (note that at the time she took the workshop it was three instead of the now two days).

Adding project management fundamentals to your skill-set will help you learn how to accurately define a project, plan it, manage the work (and the workers), and review the final product and process.

Make plans now to join us in Dearborn July 15-16 for Project Management so you can wear the hat of project manager and wear it well!

Steve HoskinsThe Project Management workshop is taught by Steven Hoskins, Ph.D., author of AASLH’s Technical Leaflet (#260) “Calculating Risk: A Guide to Managing Risk in History Projects.”