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Section 106: Agreement Documents

Detailed Seminar Agenda

Seminar 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.


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

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."


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

Continuing Education Credits

Self-reporting may be an option for members of professional organizations that require continuing education credits.

Locations and Dates

  • Honolulu, HI
    February 21-22, 2017
    Special 2-day offering
    offered in conjunction with
    Traditional Cultural Places
    in cooperation with the
    Hawaii State Historic Preservation Division and
    Historic Preservation Program, University of Hawaii
  • Austin, TX
    March 7-9, 2017
    offered in conjunction with
    Renewable Energy Development: Impacts on Cultural Resources
    in cooperation with Preservation Texas,
    the Texas Historical Commission,
    and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Seattle, WA
    May 8-10, 2017
    offered in conjunction with
    Native American Cultural Property Law
    in cooperation with the
    Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture,
    University of Washington,
    the General Services Administration, and
    the National Park Service, Pacific West Region
  • Indianapolis, IN
    September 12-14, 2017
    in cooperation with the
    Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 
    Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
    and Indiana Landmarks
  • Salt Lake City, UT
    September 19-21, 2017
    in cooperation with the
    Utah Department of Transportation
  • Madison, WI
    December 4-6, 2017
    offered in conjunction with
    NEPA Compliance and Cultural Resources
    in cooperation with the
    The Wisconsin Historical Society

Seminar 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)

$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.

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 for further information.

Detailed Seminar Agenda

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