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.
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
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
"[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."
Experienced practitioners of Section 106 review and/or veterans of an introductory seminar who need help in developing agreements.
Locations and Dates
- Anchorage, AK
October 24-25, 2023
offered in conjunction with
Traditional Cultural Places
in cooperation with
the Alaska Department of Natural Resources,
Office of History & Archaeology / State Historic Preservation Office
$700 2 days / in-person seminar registration
$300 2 days / in-person seminar registration for full-time student; identification must be submitted at time of registration
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Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.
$1,100 4 days / in-person seminar registration
$400 4 days / in-person seminar registration for full-time student; identification must be submitted at time of registration
Pre-registration is recommended at least 8 weeks prior to in-person seminars to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment. No payment information is required to pre-register.
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Seminar Location, Hours, and Hotels
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Certificates of Attendance
Certificates of attendance are available online upon completion of training. Instructions for receiving certificates are included in the NPI Welcome Letter, available to participants once they are registered online. A certificate for a one-day seminar provides 6 training hours, a two-day seminar provides 12 training hours, and a three-day seminar provides 18 training hours.
NPI offers customized training to meet specific organizational needs at a location and time convenient for the sponsor. In-person seminars, online, on-demand courses, and/or webinars may be based on current NPI offerings or new preservation-related training may be developed.
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