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Throughout the year the Washington State Historical Society offers professional development workshops for staff and volunteers working in the heritage field.

Recordings of previous programs can be found HERE.

Upcoming Workshops


Right Side of the Law: Labor and Industries Compliance
October 26, 2021 at 2pm
via Zoom

Join Jo Wolfe and Ann Maroney from the Skagit County Historical Museum to learn from their experience navigating an anonymous complaint, surprise inspection, fines, and compliance. They’ll offer tips on how to develop your own Accident Prevention Plan, Safety Meeting program, Hazardous Chemical Communication Program, and more.

Register HERE

Working with Boards
November 4, 2021 at 3pm
Via Zoom
A strong museum board can offer vision, support growth, and provide oversight. In this session, Richard Beckerman of Richard Beckerman Consulting and Elizabeth Stewart of the Renton History Museum will discuss the basics of working with museum boards. Topics will include board roles and responsibilities, ideas for creating a positive culture within your board, and techniques for maintaining strong relationships between board members, staff, and volunteers. There will be lots of time to share experiences and ask questions.
Register HERE.

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