Succession Planning in Volunteer Run Organisations Webinar

3:00pm Thursday, 25 March 2021
4:00pm Thursday, 25 March 2021
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Join AMaGA Victoria and a panel of experts to discuss attracting, engaging and retaining volunteers in the museum and gallery context. In this session we will address key challenges faced in succession planning including difficulty with recruitment, the transfer of knowledge and winding up clauses. The panel will introduce and discuss valuable resources, including the ‘Guide to Succession Planning for Historical Societies and Community Heritage Groups’ produced by the Federation of Australian Historical Societies Inc.


Bernadette Flynn, General Manager, Historic Houses Association

Dr Bernadette Flynn has worked extensively in the museum, history and heritage sector and has a background in digital media scholarship and education. Bernadette is currently the general manager of the Historic Houses Association of Australia where she curates events including tours, walks and talks. During her tenure with the Federation of Australian Historical Societies Bernadette developed the FAH Succession Planning Guide and Workbook. A current interest is the public history and collections of the Lower Hawkesbury River.

Amanda James, Senior Community History Officer, History Trust of SA

Amanda is Senior Community History Officer at the History Trust of South Australia and has worked with community museums and history groups for about 20 years.  She leads projects and programs for this sector, has worked with a huge variety of community history organisations, and believes in finding practical, affordable and creative solutions to assist groups to effectively manage their museums and collections.

Ken Smith (OAM), Vice President, Parramatta & District Historical Society & Hambledon Cottage

Since retirement, Ken has been involved in the Parramatta & District Historical Society and its historic house museum, Hambledon Cottage, having served previously as President for six years (2001-2004 & 2009-2010).  Parramatta & District Historical Society was formed in 1913 and at 107 years old it is the 2nd oldest in NSW and the oldest local historical society in Australia.  It has some 200 members, with about 75 active volunteers.  Since 2001 Ken has been instrumental in the development and implementation of policies and procedures, with specific interest in museum governance, museum operation and collection management, utilising volunteer resources.  In addition, he was involved through Museums & Galleries NSW chairing their Volunteer Reference committee and as a volunteer consultant assisting small museums and historical societies to improve their operations and move towards “best practice’, for 6 years in NSW and 3 years in Queensland for Museum & Gallery Services Queensland.


Thursday 25 March  2021
3pm – 4pm AEDT (Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne)
12pm – 1pm AWST (Perth)
2pm - 3pm AEST (Brisbane)
2.30pm – 3.30pm ACDT (Adeliade, Alice Springs, Darwin) 

COST (Including recording and resources)
Members: $20
Non-Members: $40

Everyone who registers will receive a copy of the webinar. The webinar will also be available to purchase later. 

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Please note for bulk registrations or larger organisations who wish to register, please contact the AMaGA National Office on 02 6230 0346.

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* Price includes GST where applicable

Contact Information

AMaGA National Office 

02 6230 0346

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