Professional Development

Professional development is a fundamental pillar of KAM operations.

Life-long learning and professional development opportunities are critical to building capacity, resiliency and advancing best practice within the cultural heritage sector.  Sector workers who are consciously engaged in learning practices infuse their organizations with a sensibility of possibility, innovation and connection – thereby improving visitor experience and engagement opportunities.  KAM’s intention is be the first-line, core provider and facilitator of high quality and high impact professional development opportunities for the Kingston cultural heritage sector.

Program Framework

KAM recognizes the diverse expertise and expertise, and accordingly, thediverse learning needs of our members – both on an individual and organizational level. 

KAM’s professional development program is organized across Learner Stages, PD Type, and Thematic Content Categories.




Personal Learning and Development Matrix

Professional development is an ongoing learning process.  To assist our members in achieving their personal and professional learning goals, KAM is developing a Personal Learning and Development Matrix.

This framework deals in creative learning capacities.  It is a tool for self-reflection and self-assessment.  It is intended to help benchmark members’ personal learning and development, and to help map areas for ongoing or further development. 

This framework is currently under development.  Please check back for future updates!


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