Materials from the conference at STEAM Museum in Swindon organised by museum development providers in the South West and South East of England and the HLF Catalyst Programme, with support from the Museums Association and Collections Trust.
09.45 – 10.15 Arrival, registration and networking.
10.15 – 10.30 Welcome, housekeeping and introduction to the day.
10.30 – 11.00 Key note: The value of mentoring, Maggie Appleton, Chief Executive, RAF Museum
11.00 – 11.30 Mentoring for career development, Tamsin Russell, Museums Association
11.30 – 12.15 Panel discussion: mentor-mentee relationships
– Steve Newell, Southampton Arts and Heritage with his mentor on the Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy project Orianne Tyndale, Hampshire Cultural Trust
– Hilary Marshall, New Forest Centre, with her mentor through the Accreditation scheme, Andrea Bishop, National Motor Museum
Chaired by Lucy Marder, Cultural Partnerships Officer of the South East Museum Development Programme.
12.15 – 12.30 How do you share the value of mentoring to your employer? Roz Bonnet, Elizabeth Neathey, SWMDP
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch and networking opportunity
1.30 – 2.30, Workshop 1
Option A: Mentoring your museum through the Triennial Return, Vicky Dawson SWMDP and Kate Hebditch, SEMDP
Option B: Leadership skills for mentors, Elizabeth Neathey, SWMDP
2.30 – 3.00 Refreshments.
3.00 – 4.00 Workshop 2
Option A: Dealing with conflict at times of change, Lucy Marder, SEMDP and Romilly Beard, Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy
Option B: Supporting museums through a collections review, Sarah Brown, Collections Trust
4.00 – 4.30 Refreshments, consolidation and goal setting