Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Mesquite: Charting Your Organization's Course for the Future

November 16, 2012 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Planning is essential for healthy organizational development. This workshop will outline the basics of planning in museums and why each step is important. What is strategic planning and how does it differ from long-range planning and which makes sense for your museum? Learn the terminology and the elements of sequencing a successful plan, as well as strategies for making it stick. The presentation concludes with tips for establishing criteria for success and evaluating a plan’s effectiveness. “Charting Your Organization’s Course for the Future” will be presented by Gary Smith, a respected leader in the Texas museum community who has directed museums for three decades and taught in the museum studies program at Baylor University. 

Instructor: Gary Smith, President, Dallas Heritage Village, Dallas

 Date: Friday, November 16, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Registration at 8:30 a.m. Lunch break at noon)
Location: Mesquite Arts Center

Rehearsal Hall

1527 North Galloway Avenue

Mesquite, Texas 75185

Fee: $30 per person includes box lunch and materials.

Registration: Online only via TAM website.



  • 1527 North Galloway Ave
  • Mesquite, Texas
  • 75185


  • Contact:
    Mesquite Arts Center
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  • $30 per person includes box lunch and materials.

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