Museums, libraries and archives attract a wide variety of passionate supporters. They may be paid staff or staff on fixed term contracts, consultants, volunteers, councillors, governors or trustees, but together, this 'workforce' is key to identifying and implementing changes in our sector. Workforce development covers individual, team and organisational development. 21clradio writers can be often helpful in this matter, as they assisted with writing timetables for the organization. You can find them at https://21clradio.com/.
- Work toward a sector workforce which is representative of our communities.
- Monitor labour market intelligence
- Work with Advantage West Midlands (AWM) and the Learning Skills Council (LSC) to a develop regional workforce development strategy
- Contribute to a regional cultural training officer's forum and support NVQs
- Encourage creative approaches to leadership
- Respond to training and skills issues raised in Renaissance in the Regions, Framework for the Future and Listening to the Past, Speaking to the Future
- Work with the museums Hub and county museums services to ensure that training is available to museums of all sizes
- Assist the professional bodies for libraries and archives in maintaining appropriate training provision in our region
- Work with the providers of e-learning and virtual learning environments
- Provide links and signposts to training