Developing Museums Into Inclusive Organizations

Track
Management & Administration
Start Day and Time
Tuesday May 9 1:30-2:45 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
125-126 America's Center
Description
Organization development (OD) is the study of successful organizational change and performance. Practices, models and tools from the field of Organization Development can help museums create internal change to embed inclusion into the DNA of museums. Learn key concepts of organization development and how they can apply to museums and change models used to create organizations that are responsive to external environments. Reflect on practical ways you can apply organization development principles in your museum related to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.
Learner Outcome
  1. Participants will gain an understanding that internal shifts in organizational culture and work practices are what will create inclusive organizations
  2. Participants will learn key concepts from Organizational Development that inform strategies for creating systemic change to become inclusive museums
  3. Participants will generate ideas for applying organizational development techniques in their organization through small groups discussion
Speakers
Presenter: 
Cecilia Garibay
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Principal
Organization: 
Garibay Group, Inc.
Bio
Cecilia, principal of Garibay Group, provides research, evaluation, and strategic consulting services to museums and other cultural organizations. She regularly consults with institutions on audience development and inclusion and to develop frameworks and strategic plans for making exhibitions and programming accessible to multiple and diverse audiences. One area of research in her work focuses on inclusion and organizational change in museums.
Presenter: 
Chris Taylor
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Chief Inclusion Officer
Organization: 
Minnesota Historical Society
Bio
As the Chief Inclusion Officer at the Minnesota Historical Society, Chris is responsible for creating and implementing a strategic vision for inclusion at the Minnesota Historical Society. He holds BA in Social Studies and Secondary Education from the University of St. Thomas, a MA degree from the Cooperstown Graduate program for Museum Studies. He is currently working on an Ed.D in Organization Development at the University of St. Thomas.