Making Institutional Change

Oct 18, 2021 6:30PM—7:30PM




Presented by Braden Paynter and Tramia Jackson – Making internal change at institutions isn’t always easy. This session will share two frameworks to help participants, the first to analyze challenges and the second to create strategic processes for change. Drawing on the experience of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and the Science Research Mentoring Consortium participants won’t have all of the answers, but they will have better questions to begin revealing them.

About the Speakers:

Braden Paynter, Director, Methodology and Practice, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, New York, NY, USA, As the Director for Methodology and Practice at the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, Braden helps good ideas move around the world. In particular he supports members in developing programming, exhibitions and community engagement strategies. Braden has trained dozens of organizations in dialogue, community engagement, planning, and operating at the intersection of history and justice. Before joining the Coalition, Braden worked with the National Park Service at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site where he oversaw public, education and professional development programs, web and social media, and exhibits and in exhibits at Old Sturbridge Village.

Tramia Jackson, Senior Coordinator, Science Research Mentoring Consortium, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, USA, Tramia serves as the Senior Coordinator for the Science Research Mentoring Consortium at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). The Consortium is made up of 24 institutions across New York City – zoos, museums, universities – dedicated to providing mentored science research opportunities for NYC high school students from historically underserved backgrounds in STEM fields.

The 2020 NYCMER Annual Conference is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.