Professional Development & Training

In-Person Training

Embracing Neurodiversity: Creating Inclusive Spaces in Cultural Institutions Workshop on March 7 – More information and register here

Online Training

Security Webinar on Creating a Culture of Security, Prevention of Security Emergencies, and How to Respond on March 1 – Register here

On-Demand Training

The Oklahoma Museums Association Fundraising Academy
Fundraising knowledge, templates, ideas, advice, discounts, and inspiration.  

Building Community in the Museum Workplace (And Why It’s More Important Than Ever)
Examine how building community within museums can help staff members navigate a changing world of work and increase their museum’s capacity to serve its external communities. No matter your position, you will learn the true meaning of community and be inspired to look at your work in a whole new light.

Museum Accessioning and Registration of Collections Online Course 
This course teaches a solid foundation of basic museum collections knowledge and is great for staff, board members, or volunteers working with museum collections, artifact donations, exhibit loans, and much more. 

Museums Serving the Military
How to attract and serve the military connected audience at your museum and what it takes to facilitate a military community arts program.

Strategic Planning 101 Three-Part Series (Part 1)  (Part 2)  (Part 3)
In the series you will learn, the value of strategic planning, action steps to planning, and how to budget, implement and evaluate your strategic plan, and much more. NOTE: This is a recording of a series that originally aired as a live webinar.

During this one-hour webinar, topics to be discussed include legislative priorities, “making the ask,” expectations, and more so that you have the skills to help build and cultivate meaningful relationships with elected officials.

Additional Information


Scholarship applications are accepted from eligible OMA members for most OMA programs.

Registration Policy

Registration cannot be shared. OMA may offer special  registration rates for two registrants from the same institution for specific workshops. These rates only apply to the specified workshop and not other OMA training or events. Please register only one person per form if special registration rates do not apply.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Attendee cancellations received by the registration deadline are eligible for a refund unless otherwise noted. Cancellations received after the registration deadline are non-refundable. All cancellations must be in writing. Participant substitutions are accepted at any time. OMA is not responsible for cancellations sent but never received.

OMA reserves the right to cancel a program at any time.  In the event of a program cancellation, participants will receive a full registration refund. OMA is not responsible for any expenses, travel or otherwise, incurred as a result of participation in or cancellation of a program.

Assistive Needs

The Oklahoma Museums Association strives to ensure programs and activities are accessible to all interested persons, including those who are disabled, have impaired vision or hearing, or other sensory impairments. Please notify us no later than two weeks prior to program if you have assistive needs for any of our programs.

Harassment Prevention Policy

Oklahoma Museums Association is committed to a work and program environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work and participate in programs in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, OMA expects that all relationships among persons in the workplace or within its programs will be business-like and free of bias, prejudice, discrimination, and harassment. To keep this commitment, OMA maintains a strict policy of prohibiting unlawful harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment and harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex, age, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local employment discrimination laws.  This policy applies to all employer agents and employees, including supervisors and non-supervisory employees, and to program participants. Read full  Harassment Prevention Policy 


OMA takes photographs at its training and events to use as publicity in printed materials, on digital media including the OMA website, social media feeds and YouTube channel and in the press. If you do not want your image in an OMA photograph, please advise the OMA staff.