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Successful Service Transformation for Archives

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This course is free at the point of access to member of the archive sector; it is funded by The National Archives as part of our Archives Unlocked delivery plan. Please read the full description below before booking your place.

The background…changing times for the sector:

A combination of financial pressures, changing community needs, new technology, public sector austerity and organisational restructures are creating a challenging environment for archive leaders. Many archive services are having to change what they do and the way in which they do it, and some face imminent and longer-term challenges to their very existence. However, with these challenges come significant opportunities. This workshop and supporting materials have been designed to give you practical skills and useful tools to enable you to respond well to immediate and longer-term challenges and opportunities, so that your services can continue to have an increasingly positive impact on people and communities.

Who should attend?

This course has been designed to be appropriate for anyone working within the archive sector, from front line leaders, to service leaders. This course is a must for anyone who is responsible for the direction and resilience of an archive service.

This will enable archive leaders to respond well to immediate and longer-term challenges and opportunities, so that the services can continue to have an increasingly positive impact on people and communities.

What does the workshop cover?

The one-day workshop and comprehensive suite of supporting materials explore the components of a resilient archive service and how to use service review and transformation programmes to prove and improve the value provided by the service. Above all, the workshop aims to develop a genuine commitment to – and excitement about – a proactive approach to dealing with the challenges currently faced by the sector.

Learning objectives:

  • A clear understanding of the concept and key components of organisational resilience

  • A commitment to service review as a means of creating enhanced organisational resilience, and knowledge of the different types of service review

  • The foundation skills to implement the 'building blocks' of effective service review and organisational resilience: strategic review and alignment, data analysis and review and stakeholder review and engagement.

  • A draft plan to implement service reviews back in the workplace, including how to engage stakeholders and avoid pitfalls

  • Resources to use after the workshop

Prior Knowledge

No prior training or research relating to organisational resilience concepts and techniques is necessary. You will already have many skills and knowledge in this area, perhaps without knowing it! You will simply need to bring this experience, along with an open mind and a desire to learn from the very best practice across the archive sector and beyond.

Workshop Facilitator – Steve Wood

Steve has developed and will lead this workshop. He is well-known within the archives sector for developing and delivering innovative, engaging and valuable workshops to help leaders enhance the long-term resilience and impact of their service, their colleagues and themselves!

This course is free at the point of access for members of the archive sector; it is funded by The National Archives as part of our Archives Unlocked delivery plan.

If you book a place and are unable to come please let us know as soon as possible, we often have waiting lists of people who would like to attend.

Similar courses are currently being delivered at a cost of £280 +VAT per person, thus if you book and don't attend resources are being wasted that a colleague in the sector could benefit from. Therefore, if you book a course and don't attend without letting us know you will be unable to book any further courses for the next 6 months with us.

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