The Heritage Management Organization (HERITΛGE) is happy to announce its 3-day online Executive Leadership Training Workshops for the 2023-2024 academic year.

This academic year we are introducing three new workshops: the first one addresses Climate Change, Community Engagement and Heritage Interpretation, the second one Community and Economic Development Powered by cultural heritage and the third one providing First Aid instruction in Conservation.

Check out the workshops we have scheduled, find out more and apply:

2023-2024 Training Calendar for Heritage Professionals

Introduction to Heritage Interpretation for Site Managers | 6 – 8 October 2023
Transform a visit into a captivating experience. Acquire the skills to create meaningful and unforgettable experiences for visitors, during this 3-day online workshop. Only accepting last minute waiting list applications.

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Project Management Heritage Managers | 7 – 9 October (US only) & 9 – 10 December 2023

This intensive 3-day online workshop led by Tim Healing will show participants the way to run a successful project from inception through planning to implementation and closure. A special US pilot program is still accepting last minute applications.
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Engaging Communities in Cultural Heritage | 27 – 29 October 2023

During this 3-day workshop, we aim to develop a different approach to community engagement based on social (and art) research with community-led initiatives. By adopting a research-led approach, we can foster collaborative design and actions that truly resonate with the unique cultural and social dynamics of each specific group or community, as well as their interactions with others. We will explore methodologies grounded in ethnography and oral history, while also engaging in practical exercises to reinforce learning.

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Interpretive Writing for Natural and Cultural Heritage | 10 – 12 November 2023

Written text that grabs and holds the visitor’s and reader’s attention is the key to effective word-based heritage interpretation. During this 3-day online workshop with Steven Richards-Price you will discover and practice a wide range of techniques to engage visitors and master the techniques of interpretive writing.

Climate Change, Community Engagement & Interpretation | 1-3 December 2023

Brand new, 3-day workshop on climate change, heritage interpretation, and community engagement that seeks to empower participants with the tools and skills necessary to engage local communities in climate action through the lens of heritage interpretation.

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Temporary Exhibition Design: Agile Exhibitions in a rapidly changing environment | 2-4 February 2024

This up to date 3-day workshop focuses on how temporary exhibitions can enhance and promote an institution’s mission, create new audiences and generate revenue, from building an institutional strategy for exhibitions and partnership-building to planning and putting on temporary exhibitions for display at home and on tour. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own ideas and projects to the workshop and time is allocated for 1:1 consultation with the workshop facilitators.

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Community and Economic Development | 16-18 February 2024

Cultural heritage managers increasingly have to both demonstrate and create economic benefits for local, regional, and national economies. This workshop will provide attendees with a firm understanding of the motivations for mobilizing cultural resources for economic benefit; the limits of that mobilization; different strategies for creating economic benefits; and how economic impacts are measured and communicated. The workshop will then guide attendees through the development of a plan for the creation of economic benefits for their own case studies, including the development of goals; selecting appropriate strategies; judging economic feasibility; and monitoring and evaluation procedures. As a result of the course attendees will be able to implement economic development strategies in their own community.

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Communication Strategy & Strategic Marketing for Cultural Organizations | 8-10 March 2024
You have organized the best exhibition of the year or set up a ground-breaking educational program. You have worked hard with curators, conservators, educators, and everything is ready to rock, but now you wonder… how can I bring people in? This 3-day course is a focused learning experience that provides a systemic approach to successfully attract the attention of key audiences through traditional, new, and social media.

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Fundraising for Cultural Heritage Organizations | 22 – 24 March 2024

This 3-day workshop provides a survey of fundraising strategies and skills needed to start-up and build an organization’s contributed revenue with the aim of increasing its impact in the world. Participants learn best practices and apply them to create the case for support and letter of inquiry for their own organization or project.

Strategic Planning for Heritage Managers | 26 – 28 April 2024

Strategy is a key factor for success in all areas of human activity. This 3-day interactive course aims to provide the tools and methodologies to effectively address the topics of successful strategy formulation and implementation in organizations managing cultural heritage in today’s complex environment.

Conservation II: First Aid for Finds | 12-14 April 2024
The workshop will provide step-by-step instruction on the best practices in the care of freshly excavated archaeological and historic objects as well as in the care of objects belonging to collections that have just been damaged. It will also examine the case of providing first aid measures to architectural heritage. It will go through all the processes that are essential during preparation, application of treatments and monitoring.

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Conservation I: Introduction to the General Principles of Cultural Heritage Conservation | May 2024
Following the success of your first Conservation workshop in 2023, we are again accepting applications for this 3-day interactive course that aims to teach the principles and objectives of conservation, and in so doing to introduce its methodology. The workshop will deliver the fundamentals, the ethics, the evolution, and the contemporary international context of conservation.

HERITΛGE provides scholarships to most participants in its training programmes. These scholarships can cover up to 90% of the cost of attendance, depending on the circumstances of the participants and the availability of funding. On average, participants contribute around 300 euros to attend one of our 3-day training workshops.

You can explore all our Executive Leadership Workshops here.