Episode 125

How to build rapport in museum and gallery programmes

Published on: 4th April, 2024

In today's episode: what is rapport, why is it important and how can we build it in our museum and gallery programmes? 

I recently wrote an article for the Journal of Museum Education inspired by the coaching training I did in 2022.

In ' Fostering a coaching mindset: applying coaching competencies to enhance museum educator practice and visitor experience' I explored how museum educators can benefit from using coaching skills to enhance their teaching and improve the visitor experience.

One of the competencies I talked about in this article is building rapport

Rapport is quite a subtle or nuanced concept. It’s also not something that comes up  in everyday conversation. So what is rapport, why is it important for us as educators? I'll also be sharing 5 ways to build rapport in your museum and gallery programmes.

Links

Journal of Museum Education article: 'Fostering a coaching mindset: applying coaching competencies to enhance museum educator practice and visitor experience' https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10598650.2023.2283400

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