Training & Events

GEM hosts training and events throughout the year in the form of webinars, workshops, courses and an annual museum education conference. These are an opportunity for those who deliver learning and engagement in museums, heritage sites and cultural settings to develop their professional skills and enhance their visitor offer.

Visit the GEM Sector Training and Events Calendar to view upcoming courses and workshops hosted by GEM and other sector organisations, and book on to attend. These sessions are specially selected for their relevance to museum and heritage professionals, especially those in education, learning and engagement. Please note that not all events are run by GEM, check the individual details for each event.

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We encourage organisations to share their museum and heritage CPD and events for free on the GEM Calendar. Find out more and advertise your event with us here.

GEM courses are designed to complement GEM’s Competency Framework, which outlines the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of the heritage learning professional through eleven core competencies. Each competency is described at three different levels: foundation, experienced and leading/advanced.

The Competency Framework has just been updated to reflect new, digital ways of working brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. You can learn more about GEM’s Competency Framework here.

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Would you benefit from GEM offering training in another area of your professional practice? Let us know at [email protected].

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