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.
Claudia Nissley, president, 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
Ethel R. Eaton, Ph.D., senior policy analyst, Office of Review and Compliance, Virginia Department of Historic Resources; previously with the Maryland Historical Trust, with past excavation, teaching, and research positions at universities and museums
"[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.
Self-reporting may be an option for members of professional organizations that require continuing education credits.
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.
$650 (6-week advance registration); $700 (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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.