Upcoming events

    • January 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EST)
    • December 15, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    Register

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Third Wednesday of the Month
    10:00 am

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series will use monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    Series sessions will be led by Greg Mutch and Abbey Johnston of AG Collaborative and Katena Cain from Nonprofit Network

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $300
    Non-members                $600

    Registration is also available for individual sessions

    A number of scholarships are available for the full series. Applications due January 7, 2021 by noon. Apply here

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • January 26, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (EST)
    • MMA Zoom account
    Register

     
    MMA Colleague Chat:

    COvid-19 in 2021

    Tuesday, January 26
    11:00 am


    It's a new year, but the challenges of COVID-19 are still with us. Join colleagues to talk about moving forward in the continued uncertainty, lessons learned, new relief/stimulus programs, program and event planning, and anything else related. 

    Location: The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    The session will be facilitated by MMA Executive Director, Lisa Craig Brisson

    Registration is free, but some members have requested the option to make a donation as part of their participation. Because of this, we added a registration option that includes a $5 donation. You can also make a donation of any amount hereThank you!

    • February 04, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EST)
    • MMA Zoom account
    Register

     
    MMA Colleague Chat:

    Strategies, Tips and Best Practice for Guided Tours

    Thursday, February 4
    2:00 pm

    Many museums use tour when self-guided experiences are not approproate, or to share insight and provide a closer look at the collections or exhibits. Join colleagues to talk about guided tours. Share strategies, tips and best practice. 

    Location: The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    The session will be facilitated by MMA Executive Director, Lisa Craig Brisson

    Registration is free, but some members have requested the option to make a donation as part of their participation. Because of this, we added a registration option that includes a $5 donation. You can also make a donation of any amount hereThank you!

    • February 09, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    Register

    MI Museum Spotlight:
    Grand Rapids Public Museum
    Repatriation Project 


    Tuesday, February 9
    1:00 pm

    MI Museum Spotlight program that gives MMA members the chance to share their work with colleagues. 

    In the fall of 2019, the Grand Rapids Public Museum worked with OBON Society to return a Yosegaki Hinomaru (Japanese “Good Luck Flag”) to its rightful family in Japan. Join Associate Registrar Sarah Humes as she takes you through the story of the flag's journey from shelves of museum storage back to Japan.  Learn what these flags represent, their significance, and how to repatriate them by partnering with OBON Society, a non-profit humanitarian effort dedicated to the pursuit of peace through the return of personal items taken during war. 

    Check out this video for an introduction to the project: https://youtu.be/-DIDvuEDbec 

    Registration

    Members (login required)      Free
    Non-members                         $5*

    *If you are not an MMA member and not able to pay at this time, please select the "Comp" option and use the code "COVID-19" to waive the fee. If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • February 17, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 90
    Register

    Beyond the Buzzwords: 
    Creating a Common Language Relevant to 
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Wednesday, February 17, 10:00 am 


    This interactive session is designed to help participants learn more about the breadth and depth of diversity, equity and inclusion. Definitions, types, and issues relevant to diversity, equity and inclusion are explored. Participants will have an opportunity to explore their identities as well as learn about how the application of these terms can be utilized in the workplace. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year.  

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members              $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • March 17, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 89
    Register

    Inner Game of Leadership
    Wednesday,
    March 17, 10:00 am

    Our leadership growth happens from the inside out. This workshop will explore the  key elements that make up the “inner game” of leadership and how change here has the power to make change everywhere. Led by AG Collaborative.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members                  $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • April 21, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 90
    Register

    Cross-Cultural Communication 
    Wednesday,
    April 21, 10:00 am

    This session engages participants in conversations regarding “what gets in the way” when communicating across difference. This workshop reviews interactive communication theory and U.S. domestic dynamics of Human Diversity. Participants will work with each other in discussing and applying this information in varied situations. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members      $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • May 19, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 89
    Register

    Courageous Leadership 
    Wednesday,
    May 19, 10:00 am

    In this session we will leverage the research of Dr. Brené Brown and her Dare To Lead program by introducing the 4 skill sets of courage. We will zero in on what keeps us from being brave leaders and creating brave spaces  and what we can do to become more daring leaders. Led by AG Collaborative.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required)      $40
    Non-members                          $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • June 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 90
    Register

    Diversity M&M: Microaggressions & Marginalization
    Wednesday,
    June 16, 10:00 am

    This session is an interactive exercise tailored to assist in giving participates an opportunity to self-reflect on their interactions within diverse groups. Workshop participants will understand how to discuss microaggressions, build inclusive groups, and use inclusive language. Workshop participants will also discuss marginalized groups and learn about a framework for moving from tolerance to acceptance. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year.  

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members    $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • July 21, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 89
    Register

    Inner Critic  
    Wednesday,
    July 21, 10:00 am

    In this session we will uncover the, often subconscious, negative scripts that keep  our leadership stuck and stagnant. We will give tools to help participants decrease  the power of these messages and increase their leadership impact. Led by AG Collaborative.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members            $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • August 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 90
    Register

    Understanding Unconscious and Implicit Bias
    Wednesday,
    August 18, 10:00 am

    Implicit bias is something we all have. This session examines what it is, how it differs from overt bias, how to recognize our own, and how we move past bias through action. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members            $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • September 15, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 89
    Register

    The Power of Listening
    Wednesday,
    September 15, 10:00 am

    In this sessions participants will look at communication fundamentals, unpack the  power of presence and learn a specific tool for increasing our impact through  listening. Led by AG Collaborative.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members            $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • October 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 90
    Register

    The Layers of Our Identities
    Wednesday, October 20, 10:00 am

    Through this session, participants will gain a better foundational understanding of social identities, what they are, how they are formed, and how social identities interact with systems of oppression in the form of social advantages and disadvantages. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • November 17, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 89
    Register

     Navigating Tough Conversations
    Wednesday, November 17, 10:00 am

    Tough conversations are - by definition - TOUGH. In this session participants will  learn a specific strategy for increasing their effectiveness in these vital but  unpleasant conversations.  Led by AG Collaborative.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members                $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

    • December 15, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • MMA Conference/Video Line
    • 90
    Register

    Implementing Diversity
    in the Organization:
    Strategies to Advance the Work

    Wednesday, December 15, 10:00 am


    Culturally Competent and Inclusive organizations yield effective results. This interactive session will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect and discuss current topics on diversity and inclusion and ultimately lead to the development of strategies for building and leading effective, culturally competent teams. Led by Nonprofit Network.

    2021 MMA Leadership Series

    Thriving Museums require strong leaders, and MMA is committed to helping build the community of leaders for Michigan’s museums. This year-long leadership series uses monthly online programs to help build skills and increase knowledge for participants. Program content will alternate between developing who you uniquely are as a leader and understanding diversity, inclusion and equity, both of which are required for successful leadership.

    The series is appropriate for all levels and roles in an organization, not just those with direct reports or who are in leadership positions currently. The series is geared toward the museum community, but others are welcome as well. 

    Participants can register for the entire series, which will be held the third Wednesday of each month at 10 am, or for individual sessions. Participants who have attended all twelve sessions will receive a certificate at the end of the year. 

    Registration

    Members (login required) $40
    Non-members    $80

    Registration is also available for the entire series. 

    If you have been laid off or furloughed from a Michigan museum, please consider joining with the free temporary COVID-19 membership

    Location

    The MMA Zoom account. You can join via phone or internet. Instructions for connecting will be sent with registration confirmation. 

Michigan Museums Association       313-334-7643       PO Box 5246, Cheboygan, MI 49721      lcbrisson@michiganmuseums.org

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