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.

Training for Museum and Archive Managers 2020-21

London Museum Development in association with The National Archives is pleased to announce a short training programme 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.

Keeping Connected: Community Engagement During Covid
Wednesday 20 January 2021, 10am – 12pm
Online via zoom

Trainer: Chloe Bird and Jane Frederick

This session will help museum and archive managers think about how they can continue to work with communities in a collaborative way during the current pandemic so that they remain relevant, address strategic priorities and record experiences. The training will help delegates to explore community engagement practice and how they can utilise it to bring people together, and enhance their work through effectively staying connected to and working with the audiences they serve during restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19.

The session will cover the following topics:

  • Exploration of what community engagement is, and how you can work with communities using a wide range of techniques ranging from consultation to co-creation.
  • Recent sectoral examples of successful community engagement during COVID-19.
  • Making the case for community engagement and how it can benefit your organisation, the community and deliver against LA objectives.
  • Thinking about how to prioritise your community engagement activities for your organisation and building effective partnerships for delivery.

The training will include a mix of PowerPoint presentation, break-out sessions, polls and the opportunity for Q&A. Download a course outline, (PDF 120kb, opens in new tab). Please use our online form to book a place. If you have any questions please get in touch with Yvette Shepherd at [email protected].

Building Your Personal Resilience - Time to look after yourself!
Two practical, lunchtime Zoom workshops to refresh your personal resilience:
Thursday 4th February 2021, 12.30pm until 1.30pm and Thursday 11th February 2021, 12.30pm until 1.30pm

Trainer: Steve Wood

Come along to both or either workshops! These interactive on-line workshops will give you some time to look after and refresh yourself, ready for the challenges and changes of the New Year, including the challenges created by COVID-19.They comprise a series of exercises designed to develop your resilience skills, tweak your habitual behaviours and provide techniques that you can use in the future and pass on to your colleagues…like a gym for your resilience!

Your Personal Resilience Trainer – Steve Wood

Steve is a well-known Coach, Facilitator & NLP Master Practitioner, specialising in resilience and wellbeing.Over the last 25 years he has supported literally hundreds of people and teams, especially within the culture & heritage sectors.He is best known within the heritage sector for his highly interactive face-to-face and on-line workshops and coaching on Personal Resilience & Wellbeing, Influencing & Advocacy, Service Transformation and Creative Income Generation.

Download a full course outline (PDF 115kb, opens in new tab). Please use our online form to book a place. If you have any questions please get in touch with Yvette Shepherd at [email protected].