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.

Event Registration:

OMA's Disco Party to Celebrate 50 Years on May 24.  Register here

Smarties Virtual Trivia Night on June 10.  Register here by May 31  More information here

Professional Training Registration:


Pandemic Response Educational Programming Open to All
FREE!  Register for the following here

Program participation is free, however, in-person workshops are limited to 25 participants per training session. Participants may choose to attend some or all of the series of live webinars and one in-person workshop. Deadline to register is two days prior to webinar and one week prior to in-person workshops.

Mindful Leadership During Times of Crisis Webinar Series presented by Krista Scammahorn

April 21, 2022, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Contingency Plans & crisis Communication
May, 19, 2022, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Reducing Stress & Burnout with Mental Toughness, Grit & Resilience
June 16, 2022, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Strategies & Tactics to Rewire Your Brain

FREE!  Register here


Emergency Preparedness In-Person Workshops presented by Rebecca Elder

Monday, May 23, 2022, Museum of the Red River, Idabel
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, Museum of the Great Plains, Lawton
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Enid
Thursday, May 26, 2022, Bartlesville Public Library, Bartlesville

There will be a maximum of 25 per workshop, and the workshops will be from 9:00 am-3:00 pm.  Lunch is on their own.  All attendees will receive a small emergency cache for their institution.  

FREE!  Register here


Emergency Preparedness Webinars presented by Rebecca Elder

Thursday, June 14, 2022, 2 10:00 am-11:00 am
Thursday, June 21, 2022, 10:00 am-11:00 am
Thursday, June 28, 2022, 10:00 am-11:00 am

FREE!  Register here

Leading in an Emergency project activities are made possible with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Museums Association, Institute of Museum and Library Services and Meridian Technology Center. The opinions and content of activities and materials do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries or IMLS, and no official endorsement should be inferred. 



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.

2022 Annual Partners and Professional Training Sponsors

Oklahoma Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts
Oklahoma Humanities 
National Endowment for the Humanities
Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation
Oklahoma Today
Collections Research for Museums
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Chisholm Trail Museum and Horizon Hill
Rand Elliott Architects
The Springer Company
Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden
Grady County Historical Society
Shortgrass Country Museum