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An Introduction to Distance and E-Learning
September 9, 2020
An Introduction to Distance and E-Learning

September 9, 12:00 PM EDT

Education is at the heart of most museum missions and learners of all ages represent a core part of on-site attendance. But what if you’re eager to learn and not able to make it to the museum? Whether to overcome challenges of affordability, geography, or pandemic closures, it’s time for institutions to consider how digital advancements can help them to expand opportunities for learning and engagement beyond the museum. This webinar will introduce the spectrum of distance and e-learning opportunities and will highlight various digital initiatives that museums have put in place for inspiration, with examples from the Caribbean. After the presentation, participants will have the chance to ask questions and share their own thoughts and ideas.

Sarah Hill of Lord Cultural Resources, will be leading the training segment with a 30 minute presentation.

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The Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2020
September 28, 2020
"Soft Power": The Fuel Of Thriving Communities. Gail Lord will be speaking at the Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2020

September 28, 2020, 16:30

The Creative Bureaucracy Festival 2020 is just around the bend — a weeklong festival full of bureaucratic imagination. The programme is jam-packed with new ideas, fresh insights, and pride in what the public sector can accomplish. The goal is to create spaces for exchange, to show examples of bureaucracy at its best, and not least to help people have fun — not in spite of being bureaucrats but because of it.

Soft power is the ability to impact behaviour through influence, persuasion and agenda-setting. Countries tend to build walls while cities build bridges, especially in our current period of mass migration. Gail Lord, founder of Lord Cultural Resources and leader of the soft power movement, interviews two pioneering public servants who understand how soft power works and bring it to life.

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Healing Power of Parks
October 1, 2020
State of the Park: The Healing Power of Parks

Join Joy Bailey-Bryant on October 1 at 12pm (CST) for Memorial Park Conservancy’s State of the Park, a virtual event celebrating the past year’s advancements and the community of support that enables the Conservancy to care for Houston’s largest urban wilderness and recreation park. Shellye Arnold, President & CEO of Memorial Park Conservancy, will provide an update on the Memorial Park Master Plan and associated Ten-Year Plan projects, including the newly opened Eastern Glades and the Land Bridge and Prairie, opening in 2022.

Panelists include Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President and Director of National Programs at the Trust for Public Land and Catherine Nagel, Executive Director at City Parks Alliance. The panelists will discuss the power of parks to bring communities together, offer refuge and respite, and provide healing and peace during times of trouble.

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