From NEMA:

Learn, Laugh, Love: Part II
A Series of Mini-Workshops with Maximum Impact     

Learn, Laugh, Love brings together individuals from various professional positions and levels of seniority, both of local and national stature, to encourage those who are just entering the field, especially career changers, students, and those who are seeking to further their current position, in three informal learning situations, where networking at peer to peer and peer to mentor level are key components.
Each workshop includes light refreshments and is $15 for NEMA Members,

$25 for Non-Members. Members can register for all three workshops for only $40, a savings of $5!

The registration deadline is one week prior to each workshop.

Space is limited! Register early!

LEARN: To Museum Studies or not to Museum Studies? Considering Grad
Wednesday, March 28, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill, MA
Registration Deadline: March 22
Is it time to consider a graduate degree? Interested in the museum studies, but not sure what the degree will cover, and if it is the right fit? This topic, in some ways controversial, has gained steam lately, with the January/February 2012 American Association of Museums’ Museum magazine tackling the topic in two articles, and with countless blogs following suit in support, defense, or defiance of museum studies programs. Join a panel of professors, teaching assistants, thesis directors, and alumni from museum studies and related programs throughout New England as we contemplate the validity of such programs, the respect given (or not given) to graduates, the weight of academic degrees when seeking employment, and the implications of museum studies on the museum field.

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There will be a networking event after the workshop:
1928-1960 Beacon Street
Brighton, MA 02135
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LAUGH: From the Trenches: 10 Things I Wish I Had Not Learned the Hard Way
Thursday, April 12, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library
Registration Deadline: April 5
The wisdom of crowds is great, but how about learning from individuals who learned the hard way? This workshop will bring together a group of more experienced young and emerging museum professionals who will share the biggest lessons they have learned on the job thus far. Each panelist will cover ten lessons they have learned the hard way, from how to approach new problems, to discussing issues with directors, how to work with difficult board members and more. Ample time will be provided to ask these not-quite emerging, not-quite mid-career professions questions you have about the field. Amusement and laughter are also on the agenda, as learned lessons, despite the pain they may have brought on at the time, are entertaining in retrospect!

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There will be a networking event after the workshop:
Connexion Lounge
Copley Place
110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
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LOVE: I Love My Job, But… Raises, Transitioning, and Advocating for More Responsibility
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Tufts University Art Gallery at the Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA
Registration Deadline: April 19
Feeling like you will never move beyond an entry level position? Not sure how to move from part-time, hourly positions, to salaried positions with benefits offered? How do you gain experience to move up the ladder? How do you escape the perpetual loop of needing the experience to get the job but need the job to get the experience? What can you learn from the findings of the 2010/2011 NEMA Salary and Benefits Survey and how can it help you when seeking a raise or a new position? Panelists will provide tips on self-branding, advocating for better positions and more responsibility, and discussing raises with your supervisors and directors.

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There will be a networking event after the workshop:
Orleans Bar and Restaurant
65 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144
RSVP here for just the networking event