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Diversifying your Museum Board – Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion

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Date: Tuesday 9th May 2023

Join Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM), West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) and Inclusive Boards for a focused training session looking at diversity and inclusive practice at a governance level.

Particular insight and focus will be given to the following topics:

  • Gain an understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Analyse and evaluate diversity strands outside of the Equality Act (Different types and categories of diversity)
  • Understand the unconscious bias spectrum
  • What is microaggression and what are the types of microaggression?
  • Look at best practices in other sectors and put forward solutions

During the session you will gain practical insight into how to move forward practice in this area for your organisation, as well as be able to share your own experiences alongside other museums from across the Midlands.

Who is delivering the session?

This session is part of MDEM and WMMD’s Trustee Network suite of training, focusing on good practice in all aspects of governance. It is being delivered by Inclusive Boards.

Inclusive Boards began its work in the third sector, supporting some of the UK’s largest charities including Amnesty International, Big Lottery, British Red Cross and the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) with efforts to improve board diversity and develop stronger governance structures.

Today they have a diverse talent pool of over 60,000 professionals and a reach that expands into sectors and communities across the UK. They have worked with over 150 organisations on board and executive appointments in the STEM, sport, not-for-profit and public sectors.

Evidence shows that in order to ensure diversity of thought and experience is present during decision making processes, it’s imperative that there’s a diverse leadership team. Whether you’re just starting to think about inclusion, or you hold mandatory Diversity and Inclusion training every year – Inclusive Boards aims to support and strengthen diversity and inclusion within your organisation.

Who is it for?

This session is aimed specifically at museum trustees from Accredited museums across the Midlands.

Priority will be given to trustees from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation. This event is being delivered in partnership with MDEM. Museums in the East Midlands can book their place here.

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. Museum Development is committed to providing all training in an accessible format and have a dedicated budget to enable this. 

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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Diversifying your Museum Board – Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion
Tuesday 9 May, 10am-12.30pm

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