Using Data in Museum PlanningInstructor: Emily Kalnicky
August 1, 2021 - August 28, 2021
Whether you are launching a new program, evaluating an existing one, or trying to complete;y reinvent your museum, you need to make informed decisions.
Effective museum planning requires well-defined goals and criteria of success. Learn how to clearly identify inputs, outputs, stakeholders, and outcomes so that you can capture and evaluate meaningful data.
Sign up for this course to learn:
- the difference between inputs, outputs, and outcomes
- how to design an effective logic model
- how to capture the data you really need
About the Instructor
Dr. Emily Kalnicky’s lifelong career interest and passion for developing educational programming and research focused on connecting youth and adults to nature began more than 20 years ago as a volunteer at the Henry Vilas Zoo in her hometown of Madison, WI. She holds a doctorate in ecology from Utah State University, a master’s in natural resources and environmental sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and bachelor of science degrees in zoology, psychology, and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kalnicky has experience teaching youth and adults in the US and abroad, in both formal and informal settings.
Kalnicky has spent her career leading education, evaluation, and research in a variety of museum contexts, from zoos to botanical gardens and conservatories to nature centers. She most recently served as the Evaluation and Research Specialist at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, MN. Before that, she has held many roles at museums and non-profits, including executive director, director of education, and research manager, with a large focus on using data to effectively lead and drive decision-making.