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Professional Development

Learn with SOAR

We are passionate about sharing our knowledge across the Institution. To facilitate this, Smithsonian Organization and Audience Research offers professional development training in any of our areas of expertise for museum professionals within the Institution. We provide consultations, lead seminars, and organize workshops for our clients to help train their staff in the organizational and audience research methods that we use.

For example, we have offered professional development seminars on the development of logic models, the basics of strategic planning, quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods, and the IPOP audience engagement framework. If you or your organization is interested in training in these areas or any of our other areas of expertise, contact Whitney Watriss, Director of SOAR (email).