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Building Equitable Participation: Vision, Strategy and Action — 2023, date tbc

© Thanh Sinden

How do museums build trusting and purposeful relationships that create engagement for the long term? In this study workshop you will look at a range of museum engagement practices and frameworks with examples of participation centred on ethos of equity, care and empowerment to serve communities.

You will be led through a process of planning your engagement and participation approach, devising appropriate strategies that meet the values, creative and social mission and purpose of your organisation. Join us to explore what being a purpose-led organisation means from vision, strategy into an action plan.

Building Equitable Participation: A Durational Approach to Engagement
Study Day, date to be confirmed

“The civic role of museums in the 21st century needs to be rooted in purpose and usefulness to social developments and social justice. I see museums as super connectors and super generators for positive social actions. When we choose to, we can ensure that everyone who engages with our organisation exchanges values, experiences growth – of ideas, relationships and meaning, wellbeing and belonging” — Thanh Sinden.

Workshop leader: Workshop leader Thanh Sinden is an independent consultant and coach in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, organisational development, community engagement and participation in the Arts and Cultural sector. Her work has taken her across the UK and internationally with groups and organisations to make change real. A collaborator, facilitator and enabler for change, Thanh works with compassion, encouragement, incisiveness and critical insight and has a strong track record of helping organisations build and grow teams and maximise social impact. Thanh works with teams to build vision and purpose in a strategic way to turn plans into actions for a more inclusive sector.

Study Day Format: Working in small groups with a welcoming and informal atmosphere, study day participants will benefit from expert guidance and support coupled with hands-on, practical sessions.

Tickets: Reduced rate tickets at £97 are available for museum workers who are often excluded from professional development and training opportunities, students, freelancers, those working at independent museums, and people new to the sector. Please email to book a ticket at the reduced rate.

Click ‘Select options’ below to reserve tickets at the standard rate. Book with colleagues for multiple delegate discounts — standard rate tickets available on a sliding scale from £137 per person. Book your ticket online below or email if you prefer to be invoiced.

Tickets are non-refundable but may be swapped between colleagues at the same organisation and between different study days (if places are available). If the workshop is postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions your ticket remains valid for the rescheduled date.

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