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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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. 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
Monday through Friday June 26-30, 2017 • Birmingham, AL

Through this weeklong place-based experience, attendees will consider the financial, social, and political aspects in preparing a redevelopment plan for the nationally significant A.G. Gaston Motel. Supported by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the City of Birmingham, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

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Historic Real Estate Finance Training Part I & II
2017 dates and locations TBD

These week-long, high-level, focused workshops look at the real estate development process including underwriting, appraisals, cash flow, depreciation, passive income/loss, syndication, tax credits and more. The curriculum is based on the National Development Council’s highly regarded real estate finance modules, but has been specifically tailored to address historic preservation projects.

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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.