Section 106: Agreement Documents

Overview

This advanced seminar focuses on memoranda of agreement and programmatic agreements under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Learn how to survive and thrive during the agreement process through careful analysis, clear writing, and good negotiation. Review the available tools, guidelines, alternatives-and non-alternatives-to reach a favorable conclusion to the process.

Detailed Agenda

Faculty

Ethel R. Eaton, Ph.D., policy experience working with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the Maryland Historical Trust; past excavation, teaching, and research positions at universities and museums

or

Claudia Nissley, president, C. Nissley Environmental Consultants; a nationally recognized expert in cultural heritage laws and practices; author, educator, and consultant; former executive manager with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and governor-appointed Wyoming State Historic Preservation Officer

Evaluation Comments

"[The seminar] was really helpful; clearly presented with plenty of interesting examples to illustrate the ideas and rules."

"[I learned] the appropriate use of an MOA; what language is appropriate and necessary, and what is not."

"[The seminar] was very practical and hands-on, with many relevant examples provided by the instructor and class participants that really helped to understand how to apply the things I learned in class."

Participants

Experienced practitioners of Section 106 review and/or veterans of an introductory seminar who need help in developing agreements.

Locations and Dates

  • In-person seminars will resume in 2021; please check back for updatesClick here or go to About NPI for an update on training during COVID-19.
     
  • Austin, TX
    May 11-13, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2021
    offered in conjunction with
    Traditional Cultural Places
    in cooperation with Preservation Texas,
    the Texas Historical Commission,
    and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
     
  • Madison, WI
    September 21-23, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2021
    offered in conjunction with
    Traditional Cultural Places
    in cooperation with
    The Wisconsin Historical Society
     
  • Tallahassee, FL
    October 14-16, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2021
    in cooperation with the 
    Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources
     
  • San Diego, CA
    November 17-19, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2021
    in cooperation with ICF

Location, Hours, and Hotels

Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$700 (6-week advance registration); $750 (regular registration)
Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.

National NAGPRA Program scholarships may be available through NPI for this seminar for participants from federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native villages, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Read more.

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI also offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or info@npi.org for further information.