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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2017 PLT Trainings

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Historic Real Estate Finance Training Part I 
Registration is now open!
Monday through Friday, May 8-12, 2017 • Fairmont, WV

Held in partnership with the National Development Council, we are again offering this week-long intensive workshop which focuses on the real estate development process including underwriting, appraisals, cash flow, depreciation, passive income/loss, syndication and tax credits. Advance priority registration is available for those participating from the following states: Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Fairmont training is possible through the generous support of BB&T Bank. Additional dates and locations for this workshop will be announced in the near future.

PLT Intensive–National Preservation Law Conference
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 • Washington, D.C.

Whether you’re an attorney, a preservationist or a leader within your organization, you’ll want to attend this intense workshop exploring the latest developments and trends in preservation law, as well as discussing strategies for what’s on the horizon. Hear from national legal experts on topics that include preservation at the federal level, preserving America’s cities, leveraging historic preservation in real estate development, National Monuments and traditional cultural properties, international cultural heritage, and climate change.

Developed in partnership with Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown Law CLE.

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PLT Capstone–Preserving History, Building Community by Reimagining the A.G. Gaston Motel
Sunday through Friday, June 25-30, 2017 • Birmingham, AL

Help in determining the future of the nationally significant A.G. Gaston Motel and surrounding district during this hands-on capstone workshop. Participants will prepare development proposals that include recommendations for both historic preservation and business development. As a newly designated National Monument, an important focus of the workshop will be outreach to the community and interpretation of the historic Civil Rights resources located within the district.

Supported by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the National Park Service, the City of Birmingham, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

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PLT Intensive–Association of African American Museums
Note that attendees must be registered for the AAAM Conference taking place that week in order to participate in this PLT.
Monday, July 31, 2017 • Washington, DC

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, Association of African American Museums and National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Completed 2017 PLT Trainings

PLT Intensive: GIS for Historic Preservation
Wednesday and Thursday, February 22-23, 2017 • Chicago, IL

Participants will learn key concepts in geographic information systems and how to apply data and mapping to assist in internal decision making, program development, and external communication. Developed with support from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and Esri.