Wednesday, 15 August 2012

AMA Pre- Conference Workshops


The 2012 Alberta Museums Association Conference sessions will tackle the difficult topics facing Alberta’s museums in order to address the challenges of organizational sustainability. To begin this year’s Conference experience, the AMA is pleased to present three high quality Pre-Conference Workshops, which provide a hands-on, practical learning experience.
Strategic Planning 101: The Development
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Jim Cullen, Principal, W. Jim Cullen Consulting Services, Calgary.
Strategic planning has become a standard practice of most non-profit organizations and is a mandated requirement of many grantors and accreditation organizations. This workshop will take you step-by-step through a broad strategic planning framework that is tailored to museums and will provide opportunities to discuss and troubleshoot your own particular challenges.

Strategic Planning 201: The Implementation
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery

Gail Anderson, Consultant, Gail Anderson and Associates, Novato, California, USA.
You have developed your strategic plan, now how do you implement it? How do you connect strategy to operations? Understand the pitfalls and learn about the keys to success for implementing, monitoring, and evaluating your organization’s strategic plan. Please bring a copy of your strategic plan for this session.

Financial Management and Planning 101
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$ 60
Norwegian Laft Hus

Stella Penner, Certified General Accountant and Partner, Thompson, Penner & Lo, Calgary.
Join us for this workshop on the best financial practices for small not-for-profit organizations. We will discuss the tools you should be incorporating into your institution to manage and reflect your finances. We will also look at how finances can be used as a basis for longer-term planning and as a way to tell the ‘story’ of your organization. 
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