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Conferences and Continuing Education

Sharpen Your Skills by Attending Training

The following list is gathered by the Local History Services team. Please send updates as needed.

Conferences/Workshops

Speaking Truth to Power: Why Transparency and Accountability Matter
June 26
- Webinar: 2 to 3:30 p.m. (CDT). Guest speaker Anne Ackerson will discuss the meaning and importance of organizational transparency and accountability. Anne will offer strategies for increasing and communicating both, and help participants create a transparency and accountability checklist for their organization. Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers. Learn more »

Transforming Business Models
June 27
- Webinar: 12 to 1 p.m. (CDT). Propel Nonprofits - Learn the four core components of a nonprofit business model – revenue mix, understanding the cost of effective programs, infrastructure, and capital structure – and how all of these components connect to the mission and your organization’s financial health. Cost: No cost to attend. Learn more »

Intermediate Grantwriting: Writing Clinic
June 29
- St. Paul: 9 to 12 p.m. This session will provide a balance of tools, skills and significant writing opportunities to deepen participants’ knowledge of and skills in grant writing. Cost: $85 members/$135 nonmembers. Learn more »

 

St. Catherine University CampusCall for Proposals for 2018 Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference
The 3rd Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference (#UMDCC18) will be held on November 8 & 9, 2018 at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota.
You can help make this a great conference! Consider sharing your experience and expertise by submitting a program proposal for a session, workshop, or lightning presentation. The planning committee has created a list of potential topics of interest, but proposals on all relevant topics are welcome. The deadline to submit proposals is Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Submit your proposal now or Learn More »

11th Annual North Star Genealogy Conference11th Annual North Star Genealogy Conference
October 5 & 6
- Plymouth: Minnesota Genealogical Society - This year's conference theme, "Looking Back, Sharing Forward," focuses on the rewards of researching family history and passing it forward to future generations. The conference features presentations by two of America's leading genealogy educators, Thomas W. Jones and Karen Mauer Jones, plus 25 how-to classes on topics such as DNA, finding immigrant origins, internet research, and breaking down brick walls. Registration will open in early summer. Location: Crowne Plaza West. Learn More »

 

Online Course: Collections Management
July 9 thru September 3:
AASLH - This eight week online class is about managing cultural collections and will cover collections policies, how to know what you have, what you need to know about your collections, how to know where everything in your collection is located, and making sure that someone gets some good out of your collection. Cost: $195 members/$295 nonmembers. Register by June 25, 2018. Learn more »

Transforming Business Models
June 27
- Webinar: 12 to 1 p.m. (CDT). Propel for Nonprofits - Learn the four core components of a nonprofit business model – revenue mix, understanding the cost of effective programs, infrastructure, and capital structure – and how all of these components connect to mission and your organization’s financial health. Cost: No cost to attend. Learn more »

 

Call For Proposals
The Museum Archives Section Standards and Best Practices Working Group invites proposals for presentations exploring the museum archivist's role in the care and stewardship of records held outside of the archives to begin to reach a consensus on best practices for their "SAA Museum Archives Section Standards and Best Practices Working Group 2018 Annual Symposium" which will take place Wednesday August 15, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington D.C.

Field Services Alliance Tips: Emergency Preparedness
Field Services Alliance has published tips that can be used by cultural institutions to help improve their emergency response and preparedness.

Image: MCN LogoMinnesota Foundations 2018
Join the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits for this annual analysis of the trends, staffing, program shifts and financial outlooks of more than 50 of the most important Minnesota foundations. You'll learn frank, current information about significant changes taking place in Minnesota's foundation community.

Whether you're an executive director, a board member involved in fundraising or a fund development staff person, this workshop is a great way to jump-start your funding prospects for 2018. This workshop will be offered concurrently in St. Paul, Bemidji, Proctor, Fergus Falls, Rochester, Mankato, and Sartell. Register at the location that's best for your grant-seeking priorities.

Equity and Diversity Toolkit for Museums and Science Centers
Association of Science-Technology Centers offers this toolkit that contains resources in the areas of leadership support, assessment, communication, professional development, career pipeline, and implementation of roles and responsibilities.

Forum - Collections preservation and conservation information
Do you have questions about caring for your collections? Join the Connecting to Collections Care Forum.

LGBTQ Heritage Theme Study
LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History is a publication of the National Park Foundation for the National Park Service and funded by the Gill Foundation. Each chapter is written and peer-reviewed by experts in LGBTQ Studies and is available for free downloading.

 

 

 

Online Continuing Education

Free Webinar Recordings
Wisconsin Historical Society has pre-recorded webinars available for viewing: Intro to PastPerfect 5 and Basic Archival Supplies and Preservation Methods.

Free Collections Care Webinars
Connecting to Collections Online Community offers "Caring for Yesterday's Treasures--Today," a series of free, online courses about the preservation of archival and historical collections. Check online for dates and registration information.

Annual Meeting Videos Available
If you missed the Minnesota Digital Library 12th Annual Meeting, the morning keynote and MDL Update sessions are now available online:

ONLINE MUSEUM CLASSES THROUGH NORTHERN STATES CONSERVATION CENTER
Online museum classes offered by the Northern States Conservation Center.

Online Information for Exempt Organizations

IRS Exempt Organizations has developed an educational website with an online version of their popular workshop for Small and Mid-Sized 501(c)(3) organizations, plus mini-courses on other topics of interest, including information on the redesigned Form 990.

PastPerfect Online Training

The online training classes, "Cataloging Your Collection with PastPerfect 4.0" and "Managing Contacts, Donations and Membership with PastPerfect 4.0" are taught by a live, experienced PastPerfect instructor via internet and conference call.

Free ADA Training

Ten free training lessons regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act are available online from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Preservation 101

Northeast Document Conservation Center offers a set of free online courses in the basics of caring for objects.