Focussed time and advance support for this scenario: a person who currently holds a key position or important skills is moving on or is no longer available.
Find out how succession planning is as much about valuing current volunteers as engaging new volunteers. As ever, the only certainly is change, but this course should help you to face it!
Who should attend
Those who are part of the team with responsibility for the forward direction of the Museum. Those with a strategic overview of volunteer involvement.
What you will learn
Through a mixture of presentations, real examples, activities, discussion and opportunities for reflection those attending this course will be able to consider:
How the shared route map for the future direction of the museum – a forward plan – can be a logical starting point for succession planning.
The ways in which we value all current volunteers acts as the ‘groundwork’ for attracting new talent to the organisation. What is our ‘internal micro-climate’ like and what effect does this have?
The role of PR and communication in succession planning
What should you bring
A list of skills which you consider to be key to your Museum’s continued success. We will discuss how we arrived at our list and how we can use it.
How does this course support you to achieve and maintain Arts Council England’s Accreditation Standard?
The course supports the following Requirements of the Accreditation Standard:
1.3 Appropriate Management Arrangements – museums must plan for the succession of their Board effectively.
1.3.4 that succession procedures are sufficient to ensure business continuity and accountability
1.7 Appropriate Workforce
Eleanor Moore is the Sustainable Volunteering Officer with the South West Museum Development Programme (job shared with Jan Horrell). Her role involves the provision of advice and support to museums across the region to help develop volunteering practice. She works closely with the Museum Development Officers and through county network groups. Eleanor and Jan operate a community of practice for paid and voluntary volunteer managers in museums, the Museum Volunteering Forum. Her background is in social and community history curatorship and advisory work within the museums sector, with experience of managing volunteer teams.