Professional Development

  • Roundtable discussion at the travelling exhibit forum in 2014
    Roundtable discussion at the Travelling Exhibit Forum in 2014
  • Class examines the exterior of an historic building at Sharon Temple National Historic Site
    Examining the exterior of an historic building at Sharon Temple National Historic Site
  • Two class participants hold a bugle and look into the bell with a flashlight.
    Participants at the Artifacts course at the Brant Museum & Archives in 2016


The Ontario Museum Association provides members with a range of professional development opportunities:

Certificate in Museum Studies

The Ontario Museum Association Certificate in Museum Studies (CMS) is one of the only museum studies training programs offered on a part-time basis for museum workers, both paid and volunteer. The Certificate is often listed as a desirable qualification on museum job postings. Check the calendar for upcoming courses and registration dates.

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An Invitation to Participate

The OMA invites members to join the Professional Development Advisory Committee.

  • Do you want to get more involved in the Ontario museum community? 
  • Do you want to help create learning opportunities that are inspiring, engaging, challenging, and inclusive? 

OMA Professional Development Advisory Committee -
Apply by March 7, 2021

  • The purpose of this committee is to provide guidance and feedback to the OMA regarding the professional development needs and priorities of museum workers in Ontario in order to plan valuable and dynamic learning opportunities. 
  • 1 or 2 year commitment, quarterly meetings


Read about the 2021 OMA Conference Committee HERE.

Workshops and Webinars

Various workshops and webinars are held throughout the year. Please consult the calendar for upcoming events.

Symposia and Colloquia

Please visit the Special Projects page to learn more about OMA Symposia and Colloquia, and to access recordings and session information. Please consult the calendar for upcoming events.