A GLAMorous transition to retirement: a two-part workshop for museum professionals

9:00am Thursday, 16 August 2018
12:30pm Thursday, 27 September 2018
National Carillon
Aspen Island
Parkes, Australian Capital Territory 2600

Are you contemplating retirement, transitioning to retirement or retired? Start or continue your personal retirement journey in this practical and thought provoking two-part workshop with your late-career colleagues in the GLAM sector.

Part 1: Thursday 16 August 2018  9.00 am — 1.00 pm (including lunch)

Part 2: Thursday 27 September 2018  9.00 am — 12.30 pm (not including lunch)


Workshop overview

Retirement is a major turning point in life and retirees are often surprised by how much they miss the rewards that work offers. Employment provides an important structure for your time. It can help you feel that you belong and are contributing to something important and purposeful. Upon retirement, the structure of your work-life disappears and your intellectual, emotional and physical energies need to be re-focused.

Start or continue your transition to retirement in this supportive and collegial workshop presented by Museums Galleries Australia ACT branch and facilitated by Gabrielle Leahy of Retire and Flourish. The workshop centres on the Retirement Compass, a validated, peer-reviewed survey instrument that helps you discover what energises and motivates you.

As Gabrielle explains, When we know exactly why we do what we do we can so very easily know what we’re looking for, recognise it and engage with it wholeheartedly. That’s the retirement waiting for all of us to create.

Your individualised Retirement Compass can help you plan for a fulfilling retirement that is tailored to your needs and suited to your preferences. A re-usable tool, it can be consulted repeatedly as circumstances change.

This two-part workshop will be carefully tailored to participants’ needs and individual circumstances. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend both sessions to get maximum value. Attendance at the first workshop is critical.


Price includes all refreshments and materials.

Museums Galleries Australia members receive a $100 (25%) discount.

Museums Galleries Australia members:  $300
(including institutional members)

Non-members:  $400


Institutional members discount

Institutional members need to enter a coupon code at checkout to receive the discount. To receive a code email: Coupon code request


Dietary requirements

Do you have any special dietary requirements? Please let us know: Dietary requirements


Limited places

This workshop is limited to 12 participants.



For queries please email: GLAMorous retirement


Special thank you

Thank you to the National Capital Authority for allowing us to look into the future from the vantage point of the meeting room in the Carillon.

Image courtesy Roger Garland: National Carillion, Aspen Island, ACT









Australian Government National Capital Authority





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Additional Information

The nearest parking is 600 metres from the venue. Disabled parking is 100 metres from the venue. If we need to evacuate, we will need to descend numerous flights of stairs.

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