2021 Learning Opportunities
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Please note that this schedule is subject to change at the
discretion of the AMA.
Certificate in Museum Studies - Online
Programming (CMS 21 - 07) (formerly Public
November 25 - December 17, 2021
Instructor: Natalie Zacharewski
Programming is the service a museum provides to the public to
help interpret their collections from the visitor's point of view.
Participants will learn how to enhance the range of opportunities
museums offer to their communities. Topics covered will include
audience research, customer service, planning, and evaluation.
This self-paced, asynchronous course will run online from
November 25 to December 17, 2021, with two recommended live,
virtual meetings with instructor Natalie Zacharewski.
The virtual meetings will take place on December 3 and December
13, 2021, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Virtual Learning Opportunities
GST / HST for Charities and Non-Profit
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
9:00 a.m to 10:30 a.m. MT
Did you know that GST / HST rules for charities are different
than those for non-profit organizations? Do you wonder if you have
missed claiming back all eligible GST / HST amounts? Would you like
to learn how to avoid the most common GST / HST errors?
If so, join us for this GST / HST Outreach presentation from the
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)!
Hear directly from Michael Monk, a CRA GST / HST representative
with over 30 years of experience. With a focus on important GST /
HST obligations and entitlements, you will learn about rebates,
input tax credits, and the most important GST / HST rules and
legislation to help you manage your GST / HST and maximize
Navigating Canadian Heritage Funding
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MT
Introduction to the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) and the
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF), Department of Canadian
Join us on September 22 for a free webinar about navigating the
different funding streams available through Canadian Heritage.
Representatives from Canadian Heritage will cover the application
process and program guidelines for the Museums Assistance Program
and Canada Cultural Spaces Funding.
Social Responsibility Workshops
The AMA, along with the 2019 and 2020 recipients of the Robert R.
Janes Award for Social Responsibility, will be hosting two
virtual Social Responsibility Workshops in 2021. See below for registration
Social Responsibility Workshop with Lougheed House, 2020
Who Is Telling Our Stories, Who Is Listening? A Journey of
Engagement at Lougheed House National and Provincial Historic
Thursday, May 13, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Community engagement is often presented as a way to build new
audiences, expand diversity, and increase collaboration between the
museum and its community. Lougheed House National and Provincial
Historic Site has successfully developed new projects with a focus
on inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). This
workshop will explore Lougheed House's community engagement
framework, Roar and Métis Identity projects, and
Lougheed House Re-Imagined initiatives with a particular focus on
'bringing along' members of the community with existing
relationships with Lougheed House while the organization undergoes
transformational change. This workshop will explore how all
cultural organizations can consider relationships to understand,
empathize with, and reassure visitors that they will continue to be
Featuring presentations from Lougheed House staff, community
partners, and Susie Wilkening (author of the American Alliance of
Museum's Audiences and Inclusion primer), this event
promises to be full of learning, discussions, and questions. The
workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn about
the process, successes, and continued relationships built from
Lougheed House's recent community engagement work. Participants
will also have the opportunity to workshop a community engagement
concept for their own organization.
Social Responsibility Workshop with the Musée Héritage
Museum, 2019 Award Recipient
Social Soup: Building Knowledge and Relationships with
Community and the Natural Environment
Thursday, July 22, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Musée Héritage Museum is the keeper of the history,
traditions, and heritage of St. Albert and district. Together with
the community, the museum builds knowledge, explores relationships
with the natural environment, and celebrates historic diversity. In
order to serve and reflect their community, the museum
intentionally encourages professional development for staff
members, brings in partners, and builds relationships so that they
can continue to learn from others and incorporate new stories and
perspectives in all their work.
This workshop reflects the Musée Héritage Museum and how they do
things, but the intent is for participants to discover more about
themselves and their own cultural contexts. By sharing the Musée
Héritage Museum's recipe for 'Social Soup,' participants will
explore their own 'recipe' of serving their communities in unique
and meaningful ways. With a virtual tour of the museum sites,
presentations from staff, and opportunities for sharing, this
hands-on learning opportunity will end with a soup lunch - recipe
Please note: To receive the discounted rate for
both Social Responsibility Workshops, please contact email@example.com
For further information on the workshops or the Robert R. Janes
Award for Social Responsibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.