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MA-41-17-0644-17

Orlando Science Center
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$24,750.00
City: 
Orlando
State: 
FL
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums Empowered
Program Categories: 
MFA-Museums Empowered 25K

Orlando Science Center will partner with expert consultants to lead a series of professional development workshops that address areas of diversity, inclusion, equitable access to the museum, and other key aspects of cultural competency. The expert consultants will use an interactive workshop style that empowers the staff to identify areas of need, develop strategies for identifying action items beyond the workshop itself, and explains what inclusion, diversity, and access actually mean to the museum community. The museum's entire staff will participate in the training which will increase their cultural competency and the organization's awareness of the diverse needs of its community. By increasing cultural competency and equipping staff with the tools necessary to promote inclusion and accessibility, the museum hopes to encourage diverse populations to visit the center, feel comfortable while exploring it, and increase their likelihood of returning.