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Join Randi Korn on Thursday, February 28th at the Thornton Theater, San Diego History Center for a conversation about her new book! Randi will discuss her book, Intentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact, with Beth Redmond-Jones, Vice President of Engagement and Education at the San Diego Natural History Museum.  The book is...
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Join Randi Korn on Thursday, January 17th at the Textile Museum for a conversation about her new book! Randi will discuss her book, Intentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact, with John Wetenhall, director of The George Washington University Museum, Textile Museum.  The book is for intentionally-minded museum professionals and describes an impact-driven...
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In this post I share how I organized Intentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact (available for a 30% discount by clicking the above link and using the promo code RLFANDF30 when you check out). Of no great surprise to those of you who know me, I approached writing about intentional practice methodically. The...
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I haven’t written a post in a long time even though I promised to post one blog per month in 2018; please accept my apology.   I thought I would be able to maintain an intermittent blogging schedule but I found that when writing for my book my brain entered a zone where a particular writing...
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We may not have it all together, but together we have it all” Author unknown The Cycle of Intentional Practice is proving to be a very useful framework for planning (see “Cycle of Intentional Practice” for more information).  We have applied the Cycle to many different projects—from planning global initiatives, to developing action plans for individual...
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As Randi has shared in some of her posts, we at RK&A value the concept and four actions associated with Intentional Practice—Plan, Align, Evaluate, and Reflect. A few weeks ago, Randi wrote about Align, which she noted is the most complex. Today I write about Reflect, which is probably the most alluring of the four...
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At RK&A, we think a lot about intentional practice and we encourage our clients to do the same. In planning meetings and reflection workshops, we ask clients to think about which elements of their work align with their institutional mission and vision (check out Randi’s blog post for more about the challenges of alignment). We...
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As I have shared in other posts, I value the concept and four actions associated with Intentional Practice. Of the four quadrants that comprise Intentional Practice—Plan, Align, Evaluate, and Reflect—Align is the most complex, and it comes with baggage; tons and tons of it. At its essence, alignment requires that staff examine all of their...
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Emily’s last blog post (read it here) talked about when evaluation capacity building is the right choice.  When we think about building capacity for evaluation, we think about intentional practice.  This does not necessarily involve teaching people to conduct evaluation themselves, but helping people to ask the right questions and talk with the right people...
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For me, intentionality, a concept I view as essential to museum planning, emerged from two core experiences: results from hundreds of exhibition and program evaluations; and observing museum staff wanting to put too many concepts into an exhibition. Intuitively I knew there was a connection between exhibitions that didn’t fare too well (at least according...
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