Professional Training

Advance your career with learning and professional training opportunities offered throughout the year. OMA members receive a discount on professional development seminars and workshops.

Professional Training Registration

Who Let the Dogs Out: Service Dogs in Museums Virtual Presentation on April 13
The presentation is free, but pre-registration is required.  Register here
At any given time, there are approximately 50,000 service dogs assisting their disabled handlers in the United States. Service dogs and their handlers should be welcomed into museums, but how do we balance public access and collections care without excluding service dogs and the handlers that depend on them? How should staff and volunteers interact with service dog teams, and should issues arise, how should they best be handled? At its basis, this program is about the legal definitions of service dogs, therapy dogs, and emotional support animals, what questions can be asked of a service dog handler, what expectations are realistic for a service dog, and how to react when those expectations are not met.

Strategic Planning 101 on May 3, 10 and 17
The online course is free, but pre-registration is required.  Register here
The Oklahoma Museums Association in partnership with Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board is pleased to offer Strategic Planning 101 a live, online, three-part course. The FREE three-part course on creating a basic strategic plan will be held on Mondays, May 3, 10 and 17 from 9:30am-11:00am on each date via the Zoom platform.




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 (e.g., MARC). 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 if you have assistive needs for any of our programs.

2021 Annual Partners and Professional Training Sponsors

Oklahoma Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts
Oklahoma Humanities HOPE Grant
National Endowment for the Humanities
Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation
Oklahoma Today
Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill
Southwest Solutions Group
Grady County Historical Society
Oklahoma Hall of Fame | Gaylord-Pickens Museum
The Springer Company
University of Oklahoma Press
Marci Donaho
Har-Ber Village Museum
Jasmine Moran Children's Museum
Dane and Lynn Pollei