How do you prepare people for museum work while fostering opportunities for continual professional development? Professional growth for current and future museum staff, and the key communities the field serves, requires dedicated resources and genuine commitment. Museums, and the professional organizations supporting them, currently see a significant shift in the types of professional development (PD) and training (PT) opportunities afforded to museum staff and stakeholders. In this roundtable session you and the presenters will explore the implications and potential impact of PD and PT on strategic decision-making for individuals and museums. Come prepared to contribute experiences, concerns and successes.

Career Management track generously supported by Johns Hopkins University MA in Museum Studies


  • Kimberly McCray
  • Betsy Bowers
  • Sarah Chicone
  • Stephanie Brown