BCMA is seeking 10 cultural heritage workers to participate in a virtual workshop pilot project presented in partnership with the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI). Full information about this opportunity is below. Let us know if you are interested!

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) presents, in partnership with the B.C. Museums Association (BCMA), a virtual workshop pilot project on the topic of Developing an Incident Management Team for your Emergency Response Plan. As a participant, you will learn about objectives and team-building for emergency response. You will use the information and worksheets provided to:

    • decide on the size and structure of an Incident Management Team for your institution;
    • select individuals with the expertise and skills suitable for incident response management;
    • assign these individuals to incident response management roles;
  • add Incident Management Team contact information to your emergency response plan.

Participation in this virtual workshop pilot project will involve:
  • attendance at two online sessions:
    • Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 12noon – 2pm PST
    • Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 12noon – 2pm PST
  • review of workshop resource materials prior to the first session (30-60 minutes); to be sent out by BCMA to participants after January 30.
  • completion of exercises between the two sessions that will help you build an Incident Management Team for your institution (60-90 minutes)

The Response Ready virtual workshop provides an interactive experience in which to learn about the role and responsibilities of an Incident Management Team within the framework of a comprehensive Emergency Response Team. By attending the workshop, you will build your own Team as the first step in creating or updating your emergency response plan with support and feedback from CCI experts and your peers. You will also receive an emergency response plan template to assist with plan preparation.

Due to the interactive nature of this virtual workshop, attendance will be capped at 10 participants with no more than 2 participants from a single institution. 


If you are interested in being considered for this virtual workshop learning pilot opportunity, please submit your interest via the link below before January 28, 2019. We will be looking for participants who will represent a diverse range of cultural heritage institutions that do not already have an emergency plan in place or, who are looking to update an existing plan.

Please be aware that in order to be considered as a participant you must be committed to:

  • attend and actively participate in both webinar presentations
  • complete all advanced reading
  • complete all assignments between webinars
  • Participants must also have access to:
    • Phone to dial-in for audio
    • Computer for viewing the virtual workshop

Interested in Participating?

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