Especially for You: Human Resources and Volunteers

Staff recruitment, training, development, and retention happen in many workplaces.

But things are a little different when you work in a place like a science center and have a mission to change the world!

Take advantage of the chance to meet other people who face the same challenges you do, in institutions similar to your own, when you come to the 2018 ASTC Annual Conference.  With nearly limitless possibilities to network, share your hard-won wisdom, and pick up new ideas, this is the place for you to be.


Click here to register for ASTC2018.


Browse the online program or explore some of these sessions of interest to HR, talent, and volunteer professionals:


ASTC Intensives


Reflecting on Practice Coaching Workshop: Blending In-person and Online




Beyond Bonuses: Reinventing Employee Engagement and Retention


Create Organizational Change by Focusing on Diversity in Volunteer Programs


Creating a Culture of Gender Equity


Creating a Culture of Staff Safety in the Face of Emboldened Guests


Digging Deeper: Grassroots Efforts to Build a More Equitable and Inclusive Staff Culture


How to Uncover and Use All the Talent in Your Organization?


Identifying the Creativity Involved in Managing a Creative Team


Inquiry in Training: Tools and Strategies for Coaching Floor-Staff to Support Inquiry


Managing Leadership Transition: Well-planned, Bumpy, and Abrupt


Managing Up: How to Navigate the Decisional Structures in an Organization


Organizational Change, Equity, and Inclusion Work in Informal Science and Technology Centers: Building Capacity for Change


Professional Learning Planning: A Model for Organizational Staff Development


Race, Culture, and Disrupting Privilege in Museums: A Call to Action


Science Center Superheroes—Part Deux: Life at the Intersection of Passion and Practice


Volunteers “Make” All the Difference: Leveraging Volunteer Support for Facilitating Making and Tinkering Spaces


Poster Presentation


Peer-led Professional Development and Mentorship: Reinventing Youth Workforce Development