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Assessing your Digital Capacity (session 2)

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Date: Tuesday 11th October 2022

For museums to be able to take full advantage of everything digital can offer, they must first understand how and where digital sits within their organisation. The Digital Culture Compass is a powerful tool which can help a museum to evaluate how digital relates to their organisation. This course helps smaller museums understand how to use the toolkit before applying it to their own organisations.

In this three part workshop from Culture24, participants will be guided through using parts of the Digital Culture Compass to complete an assessment of some of their museum’s digital activities. They will leave with the confidence, tools and resources needed to complete the full toolkit within their own organisation, involving their staff, volunteers and trustees in the process.

Who should attend?
This course is aimed at people in senior leadership roles, and/ or those with digital responsibilities in their museum – this includes chief executives, directors, board members and senior leaders.

Two members from each participating museum should attend to ensure that they are able to enact and embed change more effectively within their organisation. Ideally the second member of staff or volunteer would be involved in delivery of the digital activities of the museum.

Participants must be working or volunteering in a non-NPO, Accredited museum in the West Midlands region.

This online course will encourage active learning and plenty of discussion for a small group of up to 18 delegates from 9 museums across the Midlands and South West. You will attend three online workshops each lasting around two hours and scheduled across several weeks. There will be some short self-led workshop exercises in between sessions.

Learning objectives
By the end of this course, you will have:

  • a full grasp of how to use the Digital Culture Compass
  • a fuller understanding and overview of some of your organisation’s digital activities
  • plans, guides and resources on using the Digital Culture Compass as a strategic exercise within your own organisation and teams
  • practical next steps to implement within your organisation
  • an area of focus to begin assessing and improving your digital activities
  • signposting to free online resources to support you going forward

Course lead
Alec Ward is the Digital Skills Manager at Culture24. Alec’s career has focused on building capacity and confidence for smaller cultural organisations by providing digital skills and literacy support. He has extensive experience of developing training around practical digital skills development, from video editing to creating 3D digital models, and focuses that training through a wider organisational strategic context.

This course is provided as part of Culture24’s Arts Council England-funded Sector Support programme.

Support towards Museum Accreditation
Organisational Health: 2.1 An approved forward or business plan which covers the current and subsequent planning year

Book here

Two delegates per organisation. Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation.

Digital Access
These events will be auto captioned. If you would benefit from any other form of access support, please email the WMMD team as early as possible stating the support you require.

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link to the training prior to the events. The email will be sent to the email address used for booking. If you have not received an email the day before the event please contact us.

Assessing your Digital Capacity
Tuesday 4 , Tuesday 11 and Tuesday 18 October, 2pm-4pm

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