CEU Cultural Heritage Leadership Conversations
March 17th, 2022, Thursday, from 3:40 PM to 5:10 PM CET
Join us for a conversation with Karen Culver, ex-Country Manager for International NGOs working in development and emergency relief for agencies such as MERLIN (Medical Emergency Relief International) and FSD (Fondation Suisse de Déminage).
About this conversation
Karen Culver will share her experience of leading non-profit organizations and, as a holder of MA degree in cultural heritage studies, will reflect on what cultural heritage leaders can learn from their peers in other not-for-profit sectors. She will walk us through working with volunteers (non-paid staff) in the not-for-profit sector and in terms of leading and managing volunteers. This will be taken from several perspectives: managing/leading volunteers as part of a team; being a volunteer; volunteering in heritage and volunteering in international development; working with volunteers in cultures where volunteering is the norm (for example in UK), and from where volunteering is not the norm (for example, east Africa).
This online conversation will consist of a 15-minute presentation by Karen Culver, followed by a 70-minute Q&A facilitated by Mahmoud Barakat and Anna Klimovich.
About the speaker
Karen Culver has 15 years’ experience in the international aid sector as a senior manager in a wide range of post-conflict settings in both emergency response and development programs. Her current interests reflect her range of experience and include intangible cultural heritage in mobile populations and post-conflict reconstruction. As a graduate of CEU Cultural Heritage Studies Programme, Karen focused her Master Thesis on the value, opportunities and challenges of volunteering in the Cultural Heritage field.