November 3, 2022 Breakout Sessions

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Attend one of four breakout sessions available at various cultural locations in downtown Victoria. Explore topics of Leadership, Redress, and Collaboration.

Learn more on the Joint Conference schedule!




Breakout Session 1: Implementing ‘Decent Work’ in Non-Profit Museums

Theme: Leadership

Location: The Bateman Gallery

Date & Time: November 3, 2022, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Decent workplaces are fair, stable and productive workplaces that prioritize a culture of equity and inclusion.  They ensure that everyone’s voices are valued and heard. By implementing Decent Work, non-profit museums can attract and retain qualified staff with the skills and knowledge their organizations need, making them better able to meet their missions and contribute to their communities.

In this workshop, we will explore the principles of Decent Work and strategize how it can be implemented in our organizations.

Presented by Lorraine Bell from Qualicum Beach Museum and Kari Michaels from BCGEU

Limited to 50 People



Breakout Session 2: Putting Repatriation into Action 

Theme: Redress

Location: Royal BC Museum

Date & Time: November 3, 2022, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

From the BCMA’s Repatriation Call to Action, to Heritage BC’s Setting the Bar toolkit, to the Canadian Museums Association’s recent Moved to Action publication, it is clear that museums and heritage sites must take action to support the return of Indigenous cultural property. In this session, join representatives from the Royal BC Museum’s Indigenous Collections and Repatriation (ICAR) team, Saahlinda Naay Haida Gwaii Museum, and the Haida Heritage & Repatriation Society and explore what repatriation/rematriation looks like in action and engage in critical conversations to shape your future museum or heritage practice.

Limited to 60 People



Breakout Session 3: Disabled-Lead Accessibility Audits 

Theme: Leadership

Location: Maritime Museum of BC

Date & Time: November 3, 2022, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In 2021, Two Rivers Gallery began its physical accessibility audit. Instead of a typical audit, Two Rivers Gallery hired Regan Shrumm to teach a group of individuals with lived experience of disabilities to learn how to do a physical accessibility audit. Together, the cohort was paid to be trained and then completed the physical audit of the gallery as a collective. In this workshop, you will get some insight into working with individuals with disabilities, learn about collaborating with the public to create a program, and receive tips to keep in mind when thinking about completing an accessibility audit.

Presented by Regan Shrumm from Two Rivers Gallery

Limited to 25 People


Breakout Session 4: Building Confidence in Emergency Preparedness and Salvage

Theme: Collaboration

Location: Carr House

Date & Time: November 3, 2022, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This workshop will help participants acquire introductory knowledge and skills to prepare for emergency situations in their institutions. This will include introductions to tabletop exercises and hands on simulations. Ample time will be allotted for attendee questions and to facilitate reflection on the activities performed.

Participants will leave the workshop with a greater understanding of what it takes to be emergency prepared, and with a new confidence to return to their institution and begin preparations suited to their needs. You will also take home a handout with an overview of the main topics covered in the workshop.

Presented by Dana Murray from the City of St. Albert (AB) and the BC HERN team.

Limited to 25 People

Collaboration breakout sessions sponsored by: Lucidea

Joint Conference 2022 Breakout Session | November 3

  • November 3, 2022
  • Victoria, British Columbia
    V8W 9W2