Creativity Boot Camp

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“Hands-down, Museum Hack was the best professional development I’ve ever had.”

–Abby Magariel, Watkins Museum, Lawrence

Details and Registration Materials

October 2-3, 2017
8:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
Kansas Museum of History
6425 SW 6th Ave, Topeka

Outcome Through innovative storytelling techniques, each participant in this two-day boot camp will develop strategies to position their organization as a community leader and to engage donors, civic leaders, and community partners with a clear, compelling message.
Class Size Limited to 20. Waiting list available.
Limited to one registrant per organization
Registration Deadline August 1, 2017
Cost $150.00. This does not cover evening meals or lodging.
Added Perk Participants who complete the two-day workshop will receive a certificate of completion from the Kansas Humanities Council.


About the Creativity Boot Camp

The Creativity Boot Camp is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council in partnership with Museum Hack. Museum Hack’s team of “renegade tour guides” brings their storytelling approach and creativity skills outside the museum walls to offer consultation and training to cultural organizations of all kinds.

The purpose of this two-day workshop is to boost the capacity of nonprofit cultural organizations in Kansas by building creative strategies through storytelling for leadership and messaging.

The major topics to be covered over the two days include:

  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Audience Engagement
  • Messaging

Participants who successfully complete the two-day learning experience will be able to:

  • Sharpen their organization’s story for donors, funders, civic leaders, and community partners.
  • Position their organization as a community leader.
  • Learn techniques for high-level audience engagement.


Two representatives from Museum Hack’s team of experience consultants specializing in highly interactive training events at cultural institutions will lead the engaging, two-day boot camp. (Instructors names TBA).


The Kansas Humanities Council is pleased to partner with the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, Kansas Museum of History, and Kansas Museums Association for the Creativity Boot Camp.

Participant Commitment

It is expected that every participant will attend the event both days, all day. Click here to see the tentative daily schedule.

Hotel Accommodations

The Kansas Humanities Council has reserved a special $115/night room rate for participants at the Hyatt Place hotel in Topeka. Those needing lodging will need to call the Hyatt at 785-273-0066 and mention the Kansas Humanities Council to make a reservation. Please reserve your room at Hyatt Place by September 17, 2017, to receive the special rate. A list of other hotel options can be here. The registration fee does not cover lodging expenses.


There is free parking available at the Kansas Museum of History.


For those staying at the Hyatt Place, breakfast is available as part of your room rate. In addition, there will be snack items available throughout the morning in the classroom at the Kansas Museum of History. Lunch will be provided on Monday and Tuesday. Evening meals are on your own. A list of Topeka restaurants can be found here.

Ready? Make your Boot Camp reservations today!

Click here to download the registration form.

As of 7/13/17 spaces for the boot camp have been filled; please submit your registration form to be added to the waiting list. 

For more information, contact Julie Mulvihill, Kansas Humanities Council executive director, at julie(at) or (785) 357-0359.


Following the August 1 deadline, KHC will send confirmation emails to all participants.