Professional Development Workshops: Challenging issues of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
Delaware Art Museum
With The Empathetic Museum, developed a pair of professional development workshops for the Delaware Art Museum in advance of exhibitions and programming dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Wilmington uprising and subsequent National Guard occupation of the city. The museum's recent strategic plan calls for expanded efforts to engage the broader Wilmington community and address issues of diversity and representation within the museum. This workshop series worked with the staff and gallery guides to rethink the way in which bias and cultural norms impact policies and best practices within museums; and identifying ways in which individual staff members can contribute to changing the museum's culture.
Chemical Heritage Foundation
Strategic plan and change management to support the merger of Life Sciences Foundation with Chemical Heritage Foundation. Discovery sessions with executive leadership, institutional evaluation surveys, and facilitated working sessions with education staff resulted in a process of strategic visioning, clarification of goals, and organizational buy-in from all levels of the organization to support a streamlined integration of two educational missions.