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Online Programs

Upcoming Programs and Recorded Webinars

Involving Your Community in Strategic Planning

July 30, 2–3:30 p.m.

Join us in this 90-minute webinar as we discuss case studies, practical tools and methods for taking your museum beyond surveys and guesswork to engaging external stakeholders in your museum’s future, a significant role in a process for which they are the intended beneficiaries.

Legislative Update: How Museums are Faring

Aug. 5, 2–3 p.m. (ET)

Join Alliance Government Relations & Advocacy staff for a practical walk-through of the latest legislative issues affecting museums, including the state of the federal budget, funding for federal agencies, charitable giving and other 2014 public policy developments.

Embracing 360 Engagement, Widening the Circle

Sept. 3, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)
Part of Magnetic: The Art And Science of Engagement, a four-part webcast series

In this webcast, we map the ways in which magnetic museums connect people to each other around ideas, issues and experiences while providing opportunities to participate and contribute, advance institutional missions and strengthening social fabric within their communities.

Building Trust through High Performance, Becoming Essential

Dec. 3, 2–3:30 p.m. (ET)
Part of Magnetic: The Art And Science of Engagement, a four-part webcast series

This webcast identifies the ways in which magnetic museums overcome a central challenge facing museums today: being essential by increasing their relevance, responsiveness and pertinence to daily life in their communities.

Online Town Halls

Alliance Online Town Halls are periodic webcasts presented as an Alliance member benefit, featuring timely information that impacts the individuals and institutions comprising our field.

How Energy Changes Culture

Sept. 9, 2–3 p.m. (ET)

Join Barry Lord as he discusses his new book, Art & Energy: How Culture Changes, in which he demonstrates how our values and cultural expression are affected by our efforts to access and control the energy sources that make culture possible.

Past Programs

Recorded Webinars

With over 70 programs to choose from, our recorded webinars cover a range of topics, and offer an affordable, accessible and convenient online learning opportunity for you, your staff and your colleagues. Purchase of each recorded webinar includes access to the archived recording and presentation materials. Programs originally produced after 2009 feature closed-captioning.

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How Does it Work?

Alliance webinars are originally presented live, recorded and archived for later access. Before purchasing, run a technical check to make sure your system is compatible. After purchasing a recorded webinar, you will receive access instructions to view the program at your own convenience.


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