Committee on Museum Professional Training (COMPT)

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What is COMPT?

COMPT is a Professional Interest Network of the Mountain-Plains Museums Association.


Our mission is to provide a network for those in the MPMA region who work with or are interested in professional museum training.  We want to enhance the cultural landscape by providing a forum on the value and relevance of professional museum training.

How to join

MPMA Members: Please sign in and go to your profile.  You can edit your profile and choose this PIN and/or any of the other PINs that you wish to join from a checkbox list in your profile.

Non-Members: Please fill out the PIN Sign-up Form and you will be added to this MPMA PIN.

Benefits of joining

  • Connect with colleagues

This site [Pin Chair:  you can add a link to your email or website] is the place where members can pose questions to each other, seek vendor recommendations, and share experiences among collegial peers. [PIN Chair:  You might want to create a LinkedIn page or ask MPMA to create it for you]The LinkedIn community provides an instant connection to members and associates around the country as well as access to the latest news, job opportunities and best practices. 

  • Build your skills with professional development

COMPT supports members through a number of programs such as webinars, online meet-ups, and more. COMPT’s robust engagement at MPMA’s Annual Meeting includes COMPT-endorsed sessions, thought-leaders at the COMPT event and networking opportunities.

  • Enjoy fellowship and mentoring opportunities

Scholarships are available for COMPT members to attend MPMA’s Annual Meeting. The award covers basic conference registration, tickets to attend COMPT events, an invitation to the COMPT Breakfast, and a travel stipend. Mentoring is available to COMPT colleagues new to the field.

Please contact us if you would like to get more involved in COMPT or if you would like to submit a session or webinar idea. We welcome your ideas, thoughts, and suggestions.

Get involved

COMPT is a volunteer committee of MPMA members. Its leadership is dedicated to sharing information about professional museum training.  Join us and help us build our museum village! 

Contact the network’s leadership to find out about volunteer opportunities that fit your schedule and interests.  Contact information is below.

Connect with us via social media to share your stories, challenges and thoughts.

Encourage colleagues to join us!

News and Events

Awards, Fellowships, Scholarships


Contact: Nicky Ladkin at nicky.ladkin@ttu.edu

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Leadership List

Nicky Ladkin
Assistant Director Academic Engagement
Vice-Chair Museum Science and Heritage Management
Museum of Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

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