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In collaboration with the Leadership and Management Network (LMN), a Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums.


Live 90-minute webinar

Getting Started with Employee Onboarding

Thursday, September 14, 2017
2:00-3:30 p.m. (ET)

Join museum human resources (HR) professionals and other colleagues as we discuss the basics of employee onboarding, including defining and crafting an onboarding process; developing activities to include at various points in your onboarding program; and creating an onboarding toolkit you can customize for your institution.

Who Should Attend

This webinar will benefit hiring managers and HR professionals seeking to enhance their onboarding practices.

How Will I Benefit?

After participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:

  • Identify the importance of onboarding in engaging every new hire from the start
  • Learn how onboarding increases job satisfaction and performance, and decreases turnover
  • Gain practical advice on the different stages of the onboarding process, and important things to do even before your new hire starts work
  • Take away ready-to-use, scalable ideas and suggestions to create a fully-inclusive onboarding program that is custom-made for your organization


  • Christine Engel, chief human resources officer, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
  • Ted Forrest, director of human resources, Cincinnati Art Museum


  • Greg Stevens, director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums


  • Free:   Staff of Alliance Tier 3 Museum Members
  • $25:    Staff of Alliance Tier 2 Museum Members, Ally Members, Industry Partner             members and Individual members
  • $50:    Staff of Alliance Tier 1 Museum members and Non-members*

You will receive a registration confirmation email within 24 hours. Webinar access instructions will be sent via email closer to the live event.

“Webinar Watch and Talk” Events (TBA)

The following institutions will be hosting webinar “watch and talk” events in conjunction with this program. If you are in or near one of these locations, we invite you to join colleagues for a no-cost learning and networking opportunity. Events consist of:

  • 30 minutes of pre-webcast networking
  • 90-minute live webcast
  • 60 minutes of post-webcast facilitated discussion or activity. 

See details below for times, locations and RSVP information. Please note: there is no fee for attending a local event, but space at some locations is limited and RSVP is required. Attendees at local events will not have access to the program recording post-event. Parking fees and transportation are not included in local events. 

If you are interested in hosting a Watch and Talk event, please find information and online form here. If you have any questions about hosting, contact Greg Stevens. The deadline to sign up as a host is September 1.



Historic Newton
1:30-4:00 p.m.
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds
Parking is available both in the parking lot and on the museum's side of Waverley Ave.
Contact Host for more information: Max Metz



Interactive Mechanics
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Contact Host for more information: LaNeshe Miller-White

*Check your Museum’s Membership Status

Check your museum’s membership status:

  • Log in to your existing account here
  • Click on Edit Profile. Under the Profile Overview tab, you will see the membership status for you and for your organization.
  • If your museum is not a member or it’s time to renew, it’s easy to join or renew online. (If someone else in your institution makes decisions about the museum’s professional memberships, please forward this information to that person).
  • Call us at (866) 226-2150 and we’ll gladly assist you in joining or renewing, or answer any questions about the new museum membership program.
  • Email Membership and we’ll be happy to help you login and join or renew, and answer any questions.

About the Getting Started Series

The AAM Getting Started series presents basic and practical information on selected topics for museum colleagues new to their functional role and/or individuals entering the museum field from a different industry.  By participating in these programs, attendees will be better able to develop and apply core job knowledge; utilize related tools and resources for continued professional growth; and exchange information, ideas and inspiration with peers. These programs are planned in collaboration one or more of AAM’s 22 Professional Networks.

About the Leadership and Management Network

The Leadership and Management Network (LMN) promotes excellence by providing resources and peer-to-peer networking in the areas of leadership, governance, administration, finance and human resources. LMN provides a forum where professional peers can identify common concerns and share expertise; acts as a clearinghouse of ideas; provides professional development opportunities; and facilitates communication among its members and all museum professionals. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests for Alliance professional development programs must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event date to receive a full refund of registration fees. Refund requests will not be accepted after that date. The Alliance reserves the right to cancel any program at any time, for any reason. In the event of a program cancellation by the Alliance, attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fees. For face-to-face programs, the Alliance is not responsible for any travel or hotel expenses incurred as a result of your participation or cancellation of an event.
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