Governance of Museums and Heritage Institutions 2 days
The governance of museums and other heritage institutions must follow best practice guidelines, codes, and standards. Heritage institutions have a number of unique characteristics which demand a specialised approach to learning and practical application. This training workshop makes reference to your institution’s current position and by targeting a future best practice environment. This workshop is highly interactive with delegate participation throughout the workshop
- Explain the value of corporate governance, with specific focus on the unique nature of heritage institution.
- Understand and apply the role of ethics in the institution.
- Understand and apply the external codes, regulations, and standards of modern museum governance.
- Understand the role of the Board and top management in running a successful museum.
- Assess the governance issues in the museum, and establish tasks to address these.
- Create strategic plans, and monitor their implementation, to ensure long-term sustainability of the institution.
- Develop a culture of transparency, trust, confidence, and accountability.
- What is corporate governance and why does it matter?
- What is “organizational health” for museums and how to measure it?
- What are the respective roles of the Board and top management structures?
- Board Management best practices – learning from the best museums in the world.
- The King codes of corporate governance (III / IV) and the Companies Act.
- International practices in museum accreditation – meeting minimum standards
- The ICOM Code of Ethics and the SAMA PSTI.
- Associated legislation: PFMA, MFMA, BBBEE, POPI, NHRA, OHSA, CIA, etc.
- Ethical practices.
- Sustaining the institution and protecting the collections.
- Risk management practices.
- Policy development: what are needed, what should be documented, the risks of now having policies and associated procedures.
- Board administration and record-keeping.
- Addressing fairness, accountability, and transparency.
- How to write/review guiding statements: Statement of Purpose, Mission, Vision and Value statements, to ensure that these are realistic and meaningful.
- Developing strategy using SMART objectives – establishing measurement structures using KPAs and KPIs.
- Financial accountability and GRAP 103, internal and external auditing.
- Compliance requirements.
- Media and communications management.
- Corporate citizenship and stakeholder engagement and management, including with Friends of the Museum.
- Practical work on selected topics.
Collection Management Best Practices (three days)
Project Management for Heritage Institutions (two days)
Digitisation for the 2020s (give days) – concerning how the heritage institution can rapidly move into the digital culture.