Being responsible for collections management can feel like ploughing a lone furrow. But it’s actually a museum-wide task that needs everyone to pull together – from the governing body to the people on the front desk.
This year’s Collections Trust conference considers the human side of documentation systems, the people who capture and share information that gives museum objects meaning.
Save the dates
Wednesday 20 September 2017: pre-conference evening meet-up
Thursday 21 September 2017: registration and refreshments: 9:30am, conference: 10:00am – 5:00pm
The Hospitium, Museum Gardens, York
Keynote: The Craft of People-wrangling, Dr Eve Poole
Working within an organisation can sometimes feel dis-empowering. We often imagine that those above us, or in clearer roles, are more able to make things happen. In fact, leadership is the same at all levels: it is the daily craft of getting things done through others, often with little real power, but through the skillful use of influence and charm. This inspiring keynote will explore the main skills involved, and suggest an approach to them that is easy to master but offers real traction.
Dr Eve Poole specialises in leadership at Ashridge Business School and has also taught on the Clore Leadership Programme since its foundation. Before she joined Ashridge in 2002, her career involved working for the Church Commissioners and for Deloitte Consulting, where she specialised in change management for the financial services sector. At Ashridge she has pioneered a new approach to the accelerated development of leaders, using ground-breaking neurobiological research, which she has tuned into a practical toolkit. She blogs for several thinktanks, and has recorded a popular TEDx about her latest book, Leadersmithing.
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