Preservation Leadership Training

Preservation Leadership Training

The Preservation Leadership Training® (PLT) series provides cutting-edge information for preservation leaders. The focus of these high-level trainings ranges from law to inclusion, from climate change to technology. There is also an annual PLT on real estate finance training by NDC .

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Preservation Leadership Training® TYPES

PLT: Capstone Experience is a place-based training in which participants are immersed in an experiential preservation project. Preservation skill development is guided by the needs of the project.  Participants are selected in a competitive application process that includes preservation skill and knowledge prerequisites.  The capstone experience results in a project report and presentation to the community partner and stakeholders.

PLT: Targeted focuses on a specific homogeneous audience that may include a range of preservation experience and knowledge.  The content and learning objectives are determined by audience needs. There is a strong interactive, networking component. This training type may be delivered in a blended platform (a mix of online and onsite training activities).

PLT: Intensive focuses on specific, high-level, challenging content areas for a heterogeneous audience.  Due to the challenging nature of the content, prerequisites will be in place to ensure that audience members can benefit from the content.  This training type lends itself to an e-learning format.

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2018 PLT Trainings

PLT Intensive–Association of African American Museums 

In order to participate in this PLT, attendees must register for the AAAM conference and complete an application by May 31, 2018. 
Wednesday, August 8, 2017 • Hampton, VA

Whether you’re a curator, interpreter, preservation practitioner, scholar, volunteer or docent within your museum, you’ll want to attend this intense workshop exploring the best practices in preserving the material and natural heritage of black museums and/or historic sites. Hear from national experts on topics that include preservation business planning, preservation planning for buildings, landscapes, and collections and strategic planning with a heavy focus on fundraising and advocacy to strengthen preservation projects and nonprofits for success.

Developed through a partnership between by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Association of African American Museums and National Trust for Historic Preservation.