IBPOC Museum Professionals Network
Cultivating Careers Series
Join the BMCA’s IBPOC Museum Professionals Network for a series on how to cultivate careers in the museum, heritage, and cultural sector.
This network is supported in part by the RBC Foundation in support of RBC Future Launch.
The network is also supported by the Deux Mille Foundation.
Trauma-Informed Practice in Leadership
Friday, December 8
12:00 -1:30 PM (PST)
Any cultural professionals who identify as Indigenous, Black, or a Person of Colour (IBPOC) are welcome to attend.
In this professional development workshop, facilitator Madison Tardif will introduce us to key principles of trauma-informed practice, particularly through the lens of inclusive leadership.
Participants will leave with a better understanding of the impacts of trauma on individuals and communities, and how to lead with compassion and empathy. Madison will share tools and resources to empower us to create more supportive and resilient environments.
Grant Writing Tips with the BC Arts Council
November 8, 2023
In this professional development session, facilitator Erin Macklem, Program Advisor and Outreach Coordinator at the BC Arts Council, shares tips to improve your grant-writing skills.
Aimed to help you apply for BC Arts Council grants, Erin provides an overview of the organization, walks us through creating an online profile, explains the peer assessment process, and answers questions from the audience about their grants and grant writing in general.
Championing Conflict Through Practice
October 18, 2023
In this professional development workshop, facilitator Madison Tardif led us in a follow-up to January’s session Stepping Courageously Into Conflict.
Participants were encouraged to practice conflict engagement in a group setting through the lens of social justice and systems change. Resources and tools to navigate difficult conversations and surface differences that matter are provided.
Challenging Inequities Through Inclusive Leadership
July 5, 2023
Watch this IBPOC Museum Professionals Network webinar on challenging inequities with Madison Tardif!
In this interactive session, participants were provided with tools and resources to think about what skills make an inclusive leader. Folks considered their own positionalities and how to use their power to promote change in their own spheres of influence.
Giving and Receiving Feedback
April 20, 2023
Watch this IBPOC Museum Professionals Network webinar on giving and receiving feedback with Madison Tardif!
In this interactive session, participants were encouraged to practice (in breakout rooms) using a variety of tools to help them navigate graciously giving and receiving feedback as a way to surface inequities and build inclusive environments.
Activating Radical Community-Care
February 8, 2023
Watch the latest IBPOC Museum Professionals Network webinar on community-care with Madison Tardif!
Participants were be provided with resources and tools to think about their own identity and positionality in relation to their professional, interpersonal, and communal relationships. As a starting point for engaging with themes of anti-racism, community, building and self-preservation in harmful systems, this session focused on empowering individuals to employ acts of radical self and community care.
Stepping Courageously Into Conflict
January 25, 2023
Watch this IBPOC Museum Professionals Network webinar on conflict engagement with Madison Tardif!
Participants were encouraged to think about conflict from the lens of social justice and systems change. Attendees were be provided resources and tools to navigate difficult conversations and feel empowered to surface differences that matter.