Project Management

Project Management for History Professionals is a series of onsite workshops and webinar follow-up training providing 35 hours of formal project management training to history professionals. Funded by the Institute for Museum and Libraries Services, the training qualifies professionals in the history field to sit for the Project Management Certification Exam (click here to read more about the examination process) and provides expertise that will benefit participants and their institutions for years to come.

The goal of the program is to improve how history museums operate by bringing in the expertise of professionals from outside of our discipline to teach the fundamentals of project management to history professionals. This workshop instructs history professionals in best practices for establishing project requirements and planning and organizing work to meet them. The program teaches skills that strengthen the processes history professionals apply in their everyday work including exhibitions, education programs, fundraising initiatives, special events, outreach activities, collections-based projects, etc. These skills are critical to the development of improved processes and, therefore, an institution’s improved ability to serve its community. Read more.