The training session is delivered by Isilda Almeida and Maurice Davies with guest speaker Raj Pal, Curator and Historian looking at championing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) work with your volunteers.
In this session, Raj discusses positive ways to bring volunteers along the journey of diversity, including the exploration of difficult histories. You will gain an understanding of how to tackle this topic with your volunteer workforce and discuss with peers how to approach difficult conversations.
Between them, Isilda and Maurice bring knowledge, professional and lived-experience, current approaches to Equity and Inclusion, contextualised by historical and political events that have shaped how museums got to where they are.
This event is being delivered in partnership by WMMD and South East Museum Development (SEMD). It is the second in a series of three events linked to the WMMD Inclusive Museums programme. Other events in the series are Museums and the Legacy of Imperialism and Co-curation and Decolonisation: Mythbusting. Events will promoted via the WMMD newsletter and website and bookings will be first come first served for each event.
Content and activities in this session may be triggering. We ask that if you feel the need to stop and take a break, please do. If you need to reach out, please private message one of the facilitators and they will see you in a breakout room or start a separate call.
Isilda and Maurice will deliver the session via Zoom using a range of exercises and interactive features, including Breakout Rooms. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and actively participate in discussion. Some activities will also involve the use of Padlet. If you have any concerns about accessibility or usability for these features please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum 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.
This event will be auto-captioned through Zoom. If you would benefit from any other form of access support, including live captioning, please answer ‘yes’ to the access requirements question on the booking form and 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 event. 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.
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Isilda Almeida and Maurice Davies deliver tailored approaches to increasing inclusive and equitable practice in the cultural sector, including training, advice, strategic planning, service review and community engagement.
Isilda Almeida, works as an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant in the culture sector and brings with her over 20 years’ experience of the UK heritage sector. Isilda will be supported by Maurice Davies, who brings nearly 40 years’ experience in UK museums and galleries as a policymaker, leader and curator. He has championed equity and inclusion since the 1990s when he was editor of Museums Journal. He has advised organisations such as the Greater London Authority, the National Museum Directors Council and the National Trust on aspects of heritage and race. Most recently he has helped Museum Detox with an organisational review and, with Isilda, delivered training on museums, equity and inclusion.
Bringing Volunteers on your EDI Journey
Tuesday 31 January, 10am-12.30pm