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Which Training Course is Right for You?
We are often asked which of our courses is most suitable given a student's familiarity with the Section 106 process. The following considerations can help you select a course that best meets your needs.
Those who are most interested in building familiarity with the Section 106 regulations, learning how to conduct a review, and getting a firm grounding in the basics of federal historic preservation requirements are best suited for the Section 106 Essentials. This course addresses all the key concepts involved in compliance and offers students opportunities to apply their new knowledge to a case study exercise. Experienced practitioners who’d like a refresher in the regulations will also find the Essentials suited to their needs.
Professionals who are already comfortable with the four-step review process and the Section 106 regulations should consider the Advanced Seminar. We generally find that participants with two years' (or more) experience working with Section 106 get the most out of this highly interactive course. Advanced Seminar instructors do not review the requirements of Section 106. Rather, they facilitate a topical discussion on managing consultation, developing creative mitigation approaches, and drafting agreement documents that encourages students to share solutions based on their work in the field. The Advanced Seminar is also appropriate for students who are involved in large-scale, complex, or controversial consultation processes and those whose primary interest lies in writing Memoranda of Agreement.
The Section 106 Essentials is a two-day course designed for those who are new to federal historic preservation compliance or those who want a refresher on the Section 106 regulations and review process. This course explains the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, which applies any time a federal, federally assisted, or federally approved activity might affect a property listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
The Advanced Section 106 Seminar focuses on the effective management of complex or controversial undertakings that require compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Taught in a smaller, interactive setting, this course encourages group discussion and problem solving. The seminar is designed for experienced Section 106 users who are already familiar with the regulations. The curriculum focuses on the challenges of seeking consensus and resolving adverse effects to historic properties.