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Diversity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Equity

During this period of strategic change for our membership association, ASTC has prioritized expanding the scope and impact of our shared diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and equity efforts. All members of our staff and board are active in this process, and the following are updates on our journey. I invite you to follow along through this... Read More

ASTC Staff’s Commitment to Embrace and Prioritize Diversity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Equity

During this period of strategic change for our membership association, ASTC has prioritized expanding the scope and impact of our shared diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and equity efforts. All members of our staff and board are active in this process, and the following is an update on our journey. I invite you to follow along through... Read More

Setting Course for Our Future through an Expanding and Aligned ASTC Staff

To better support our members, and following our extensive member- and stakeholder-listening process in 2018, the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) now is engaged in a transformative process to implement a new strategic direction. We are excited to share more details over the coming months with our members and partners about ASTC’s future, including our... Read More

Diversity Challenge Fund Donors

  Ways to Give | Founding Donors | Additional Supporters | ASTC’s Journey   Founding Donors and Additional Supporters   We are so grateful to the founding donors and additional supporters who stepped up last year to support the launch of the Diversity Challenge Fund. If you would like to support ASTC’s work in diversity,... Read More

Diversity Challenge Fund

    Ways to Give | Founding Donors and Additional Supporters | ASTC’s Journey   We need your help to loudly and proudly demonstrate your commitment to a future where the staffs, boards, and visitors at science centers and museums reflect their communities! Your gift now will help move us there.   Our Story  ... Read More

Meet the 2018 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is excited to welcome the 2018 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows to this year’s conference in Hartford, Connecticut. They are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2018 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their leadership skills. Following in-depth workshops Thursday and Friday, they are looking... Read More

Inclusion Initiatives

ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows This competitive program supports the professional growth and retention of professionals in the science center and museum field from underrepresented backgrounds through career-development seminars and activities, a supportive network of peers and alumni mentors, scholarships that facilitate participation in the ASTC Annual Conference, and more. INCLUDES—Broadening Participation ASTC and... Read More

Praise for Soft Skills

By Cristin Dorgelo In this issue, we explore 21st-century skills,often called general skills or soft skills. To thrive in today’s workforce, and to play a part in solving the tough challenges facing society, each of us must develop and demonstrate curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, persistence, and teamwork. As science center and related industry professionals, most... Read More

Webinar—Applying for the Cultural Competence Learning Institute

Click here to watch this archived webinar in ASTC’s Professional Development Video Library.     Applications for participating in the next cohort of the Cultural Competence Learning Institute (CCLI) were due on Monday, November 19. If you are interested in learning more about the CCLI experience and institutional benefits, please watch this recorded webinar. You’ll... Read More