Optimizing Capacity for Collective Impact – The Power of Networks!

Track
Career Management
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 1-2:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
127 America's Center
Description
Hear about the power of networks in 3 examples: an experimental format for hive-created content using Google Hangouts to connect regional museum professionals with thought leaders to create local content on topics of interest to the museum profession; a statewide mentoring program helping participants craft collections plans and policies, build a network of trusted colleagues, and develop leadership skills; and a statewide collaborative learning community of regional study groups, combining online and in-person activities to create and share learnings about topics such as public engagement and accessibility.

Career Management track generously supported by Johns Hopkins University MA in Museum Studies

Learner Outcome
  1. Participants will gain knowledge about the power of professional networks to optimize capacity for collective impact.
  2. Participants will gain knowledge of the methods for engaging in professional development activities using digital/virtual and in-person techniques.
  3. Participants will learn strategies to connect with museum professionals, supporting connection and engagement outside the annual meeting.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Celeste DeWald
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Executive Director
Organization: 
California Association of Museums
Bio
Celeste has worked in the museum field for nearly 25 years, in both administrative and educational areas. She was introduced to museum work when she volunteered to help develop a mobile art museum that traveled to schools - and has been passionate about the vibrant role museums play in communities ever since. Celeste has a Master's Degree in Museums Studies from John F. Kennedy University. She became Executive Director of CAM in 2004.
Presenter: 
Dan Yaeger
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Executive Director
Organization: 
New England Museum Association
Bio
Dan Yaeger has been NEMA's executive director since April 2010 and has a 20-year history with museums, most recently as the director of the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham, Massachusetts. Dan has been adjunct professor, guest lecturer, advisor, and fellow at Tufts, Harvard, Brown, Bentley, and LaSalle. He holds a BA from Gettysburg College and a master's degree from Harvard.
Presenter: 
Malinda Horton
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Executive Director
Organization: 
Florida Association of Museums
Bio
Malinda Horton has been the Executive Director of the Florida Association of Museums (FAM) since 1995. Malinda is a native Floridian and received her Political Science degree from Florida State University. She has a passion for museums and enjoys volunteering and working with nonprofit organizations.
Presenter: 
Paula Gangopadhyay
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Deputy Director of Museums
Organization: 
Institute of Museum & Library Services
Bio
Paula Gangopadhyay is the Deputy Director in the Office of Museum Services at IMLS. She has worked in museums and cultural organizations of all sizes, as well as government, business and education sectors, where she led systemic change and positive community impact at local, state and national levels. She is a respected thought-leader on innovation in education and has been the recipient of several state and national awards and recognitions.