Strong and Safe

The ongoing precarious state of local authority finance is a particular concern in London. Most of the museums it supports are in the outer suburbs – the very part of the capital which available data still suggests has the lowest levels of museum and broader cultural engagement. We will, therefore, also be continuing our Strong and Safe resilience programme for local authority-funded museum and archive services.

The 2018-22 programme will feature specialist training and grants to encourage services to explore new ways of working. Museum and archive services are often jointly located or managed within London local authorities, and the programme will remain open to both sectors.

Strong & Safe Training, 2018-19

A support programme for Local Authority funded Museum and Archive Services. These training sessions have been designed with the needs of those working as managers in Local Authority Museums and Archives in mind. Each session will provide you with knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to plan for improved organisational resilience.

Demonstrating Impact – exploiting data
Friday 19 October
Museum of London, London Wall

In this course, Heidi Bellamy will introduce a framework that will help you measure the impact of your work and demonstrate the difference you are making both internally and externally.You will learn how to use this approach and other evidence to inform strategic decisions and build an evidence base to advocate for your service. Download a full course outline (PDF 182kb, opens in new tab). Please use our online form to book a place.

Creative Strategic Planning for Museum and Archive Services
Wednesday 07 November
Museum of London, London Wall

This one day course will provide participants with the knowledge and confidence to lead a strategic planning process that is creative, collaborative, realistic in its time requirements and well suited to our uncertain and challenging environments. The course will introduce three key business planning tools that will enable participants to work with their teams to develop meaningful, deliverable strategic plans. Participants will have a chance to try out the tools to work on current planning issues to help them to develop innovative solutions and approaches to service delivery. Download a full course outline (PDF 23kb, opens in new tab). Please use our online form to book a place.

Developing and Measuring Wellbeing Impact
Wednesday 05 December
Museum of London, London Wall

Led by Ingrid Abreu Scherer, at the end of this course delegates will have a good understanding of: what is meant by ‘wellbeing’ - what affects it and how to make a difference in communities; how to develop a project that creates wellbeing impacts for communities; how to measure wellbeing impact and develop consistent frameworks for wellbeing impact across projects and activities. A full course outline will be available for this course shortly. Please use our online form to book a place.