Executive Leadership Development in Heritage Management Workshops


The aim of HERITΛGE’ s workshops is to enable key heritage managers, through targeted training, to independently transform heritage assets from decaying objects of study to dynamic sources of learning, community identity and economic development. Since its founding, HERITΛGE has trained hundreds of individuals and organizations in more than 50 countries and is now on course to impact a quarter of global heritage hotspots by the year 2025. The Heritage Management Organization trains professionals in the management of heritage sites, independently of project specifics. Training practitioners in the essential skills and best practices, which define heritage management is at the heart of the HERITΛGE mission. HERITΛGE is privately funded and independent of any governmental authority.

 

“...the Executive Leadership Education program

has offered me skills essential to tackling the challenges of managing heritage properties, particularly world heritage sites in my country and internationally. This knowledge is a game- changer in our uneven fight against time, destruction and neglect. I think that this is an essential program … for all the top-ranking officials, including existing and next-generation managers in heritage management in my country.

Hadi Ahmadi Roini,
Director General, Department of Conservation, Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts and Heritage, Iran

 

The Executive Leadership Education program is a series of 3 to 6-day intensive workshops designed for practitioners who wish to advance the preservation and management of heritage sites. Aware of the fact that these individuals are most often too busy to attend any but the most focused and intensive programs, we have partnered with experts in each of the substantive fields, to provide quality focused workshops on a number of important aspects of heritage management:

 

Successful Fundraising for Heritage Managers

Interpretive Writing for Natural and Cultural Heritage

Strategy

Organizing Temporary Exhibitions from your Collections and Touring Strategies

Digital Tools for Heritage Management

Human Resource Management

Communication Strategy and Strategic Marketing for Cultural Organizations

Personal Interpretation for Natural and Cultural Heritage

Brand New Thinking for Heritage

 

Duration: Most of the workshops are delivered from 3 to 6 days in the broader area of Athens and work continues remotely for the next two weeks. At the end a Skype meeting is arranged giving feedback for all projects.

 

If you are interested in any one or more of the workshops do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected], or register to the workshop you would like to attend.

 

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Vacancies for the workshops are limited, so please apply early.

Executive Leadership Workshops Team ID:

  • Evangelos Kyriakidis, fsa, Senior Lecturer in Aegean Prehistory, University of Kent, Canterbury, HERITΛGE Director
  • Ioannis Trohopoulos, M.Lib University of Wales, Director of Greek Operations HERITΛGE
  • Foteini Giannoulidi, MA (AUEB/University of Kent), HERITΛGE Programs Convenor

Executive Leadership Workshops Experts ID:

  • Alexandros Papalexandris, Assistant Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business
  • Chris Brewster, Professor of International Human Resource Management, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK
  • Cornelis Stal, Lecturer, Researcher, HOGENT University
  • Dana Andrew, Museum Consultant, part-time Executive Director, ICOM UK
  • Derwin Johnson, Journalist for CNN and ABC News, Professional Media Consultant & Trainer
  • Doug Rocks-Macqueen, Landward Research Ltd
  • Jennifer Herring, Special Advisor, H2GROWTH STRATEGIES LLC
  • Linda C. Hartley, Principal, H2GROWTH STRATEGIES LLC
  • Rosie Wanek, Freelance Exhibitions Manager & Curator
  • Steven Richards-Price, Training Team Member, Interpret Europe
  • Valya Stergioti, Freelance interpretive trainer and planner, Training Coordinator, Interpret Europe

Successful Fundraising for Heritage Managers: Strategies and Best Practices

 

Date:
21-23 February 2020

Location:
Library of The Friends of Music Society, The Athens Concert Hall (Megaron Mousikis Athinon), 1 Kokkali & Vasilissis Sofias str., 115 21 Athens, Greece

Application Deadline:
3 February 2020 

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Vacancies for this workshop are limited, so please apply early.

Instructors:

Linda C. Hartley,
principal of H2GROWTH STRATEGIES LLC, former CEO of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, CT, USA. Hartley co-authored the book, Big Impact: Insights & Stories from America’s Non-Profit Leaders and holds an M.B.A. in Management from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Jennifer E. Herring,
special advisor of H2GROWTH STRATEGIES LLC, holds an M.A. in Liberal Studies from SUNY Stony Brook and a certificate in Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management from Harvard Business School.

 

H2Growth Strategies LLC advises executive staff and board members to improve performance and increase leadership capacity for sustainable growth and impact. Working with mission-driven clients, H2Growth leverages its expertise and talents to create a more enlightened world. Services include strategic and succession planning, board governance and development, leadership, training and executive coaching, fundraising and advocacy campaigns, and conference development and planning. With its team of specialists, H2Growth has partnered with over 100 nonprofits -from start-ups to major institutions- to raise over $1.5 Billion.

 

We thank the Foundation Center, New York, for providing this workshop an excerpt of the book Securing your Organizations Future: A Complete Guide to Fundraising Strategies, by Michael Seltzer.

The Heritage Management Organization (HERITΛGE), with the support of the American Express Foundation, is pleased to announce the workshop Successful Fundraising: Strategies and Best Practices as part of its Executive Leadership Program for Heritage Management.

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 framework for a development plan for their own organization or one chosen for them in consultation with instructors.

Workshop sessions combine lectures, case studies, class discussions and interactive exercises to develop and apply strategies in:

  • fundraising fundamentals, best practices, ethics
  • working with executive and voluntary leadership
  • creating and articulating a compelling case for support
  • prospect research, matching projects with sources of support
  • matching marketable projects with prospective sources of support
  • identifying, cultivating and soliciting prospects
  • online fundraising and capital campaigns
  • planning events and campaigns
  • ePhilanthropy and online fundraising
  • securing foundation and corporate grants
  • create a development plan

Scholarships for this workshop are made possible with the support of the Headley Trust, the American Express Foundation, and HERITΛGE. For details on fees, application procedures and available scholarships, see the official announcement of the workshop here.

Strategic Planning for Heritage Managers 

 

Date:
8-10 May 2020

Location:
Library of The Friends of Music Society, The Athens Concert Hall (Megaron Mousikis Athinon), 1 Kokkali & Vasilissis Sofias str., 115 21 Athens, Greece

Application Deadline:
8 April 2020

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Vacancies for this workshop are limited, so please apply early.

Instructors:

Alexandros Papalexandris
is an Assistant Professor at the Athens University of Economics and Business and a former senior consultant at Deloitte, while he has more than 15 years’ research and consulting experience in the areas of strategy development and implementation.

Strategy is considered to be the queen of the managerial disciplines and a key success factor in all areas of human activity. In this respect, there are numerous examples of how a successful strategy can lead to success, even in cases where resources are limited and are not overwhelmingly superior to those of competitors. 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 the contemporary complex environment. At the end of the course, participants will be empowered to use methods and tools of strategic analysis to devise and evaluate alternative strategic choices, while they will comprehend the demands of a strategy implementation project.

 

For details on fees, application procedures and available scholarships, see the official announcement of the workshop here.

Organizing Travelling Exhibitions from your Collections and Touring Strategies

 

Date:
5-7 June 2020

Location:
Library of The Friends of Music Society, The Athens Concert Hall (Megaron Mousikis Athinon), 1 Kokkali & Vasilissis Sofias str., 115 21 Athens, Greece

Application Deadline:
5 May 2020

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Vacancies for this workshop are limited, so please apply early.

Instructors:

Rosie Wanek
is a freelance exhibitions manager and curator, who has worked for small and large institutions, such as Somerset House and Victoria & Albert Museum, specializing in exhibition development and delivery locally and internationally.

 

Dana Andrew
is a museum consultant with extensive experience in touring exhibitions and delivering international projects, and is part-time executive director of ICOM UK.

This 3 day workshop focuses on how temporary exhibitions can enhance and promote the mission of a museum, create new audiences and generate revenue for an institution. Starting with a look at building an institutional strategy for exhibition making and partnership building, participants will explore the process behind making temporary exhibitions for display at home and for tour. This will include identifying exhibition objectives, shaping the narrative and content to create a compelling visitor experience as well as strategies for touring exhibitions nationally and internationally. The workshop will encourage a discursive and participatory approach and attendees are encouraged to bring their own ideas and projects to the table.

 

For details on fees, application procedures and available scholarships, see the official announcement of the workshop here

Interpretive Writing for Natural and Cultural Heritage

A jointly certified course by Interpret Europe and the Heritage Management Organization

Date:
will be announced soon

Location:
HERITΛGE Headquarters, 11 Kimonos & Pangalou str., Elefsina, Greece

Application Deadline:
will be announced soon

EXPRESS INTEREST

Vacancies for this workshop are limited, so please apply early.

Instructors:

Steven Richards-Price
is an Interpret Europe Training Team member, former IE Supervisory Committee member, former Chair of the Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI-UK), Vice-Chair of Interpret Wales, and a heritage interpreter with many years of practical experience working for natural resources agencies in Wales, UK. He has been running this course for the past two years, with excellent feedback from the participants.

The key to effective word-based Heritage Interpretation is written text that grabs and holds the reader’s attention. During a 5-day course participants will discover and practice a wide range of techniques to engage readers and master the techniques of interpretive writing. Participants who will choose to attend the full 5-day course will have the opportunity to strive to become a Certified Interpretive Writer awarded by Interpret Europe, the European Association for Heritage Interpretation, after successfully completing, and being assessed on, the following exercises:

  • develop a strong theme for a piece of interpretive writing
  • turn a poorly written and laid out graphic panel into a good example of interpretive writing and panel presentation
  • prepare a piece of interpretive writing incorporating the techniques taught in the course
  • edit and rewrite some difficult text utilizing the principles of interpretive writing and the importance of plain language

In addition to the tasks above, participants will take part in a range of other exciting activities. This includes a visit to the Elefsina archaeological site looking at how it is interpreted – creating a new graphic panel. Participants will also write a creative interpretive text about their chosen heritage feature in Elefsina.

3-day option

This year we are offering a 3-day option f. Participants selecting this option should be aware that:

1) 16 additional hours of coursework must be done at home, including completing the certification tasks; 2) they will receive a certificate from The Heritage Management Organization (HERITΛGE).

Please indicate your preference on the form.

For details on fees, application procedures and available scholarships, please contact us at the following email address [email protected]

Personal Interpretation for Natural and Cultural Heritage

 

Date:
Autumn 2020

Location:
HERITΛGE Headquarters, Anaxagora 3, Athens, Greece

Application Deadline:
30 June 2020

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Vacancies for this workshop are limited, so please apply early.

Instructors:

Valya Stergioti,
is a freelance interpretive trainer and planner. She has more than 20 years of experience on organizing and implementing interpretive workshops about heritage for adults and children. She works in collaboration with different NGOs and other institutions all over Greece and has more than 10 years’ experience in adult training. As Interpret Europe’s Training Coordinator, along with the members of the Training Team, she is responsible for the creation and implementation of a quality, interpretive training program that will meet the needs of heritage professionals from all over Europe. Valya is inspired by the influence that heritage interpretation can have on individuals and is always looking for new ways to enrich and improve her training activities.

Heritage Interpretation is a structured approach to non-formal learning, specialized in communicating significant ideas about a place to visitors. In this six-day course, participants will familiarize themselves with the principles of a quality based method for Heritage Interpretation and will practice how to perform personal interpretation on their own. Through interactive exercises, presentations and discussions, participants will learn how to turn phenomena into experiences, provoke resonance in visitors of heritage sites, offer paths to deeper meaning and foster respect for all heritage, as well as how to give and receive feedback on their own performances. Participants will have the opportunity to obtain a certificate as Interpretive Guides from Interpret Europe – the European Association for Heritage Interpretation. To do so, they will be asked to perform an interpretive talk, present a peer-review exercise, compete a short written test and deliver a homework task (their own plan for an interpretive walk based on a real interpretive project), under the guidance of the instructor.

 

For details on fees, application procedures and available scholarships, see the official announcement of the workshop here.

Communication Strategy and Strategic Marketing for Cultural Organizations

Date:
will be announced soon

Location:
Meropeion Foundation, Dionysiou Areopagitou 45, 117 42 Athens, Greece

Application Deadline:
will be announced soon

EXPRESS INTEREST

Vacancies for this workshop are limited, so please apply early.

Instructors:

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Derwin Johnson
has 30-plus years of experience as a journalist for CNN, ABC News and PBS, graduate school educator, and senior communication trainer and consultant.

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, everything is ready to rock, but now you wonder… how can I bring people in? How can I reach my audience, and what should I be telling them? Informing and engaging the public is a crucial process for the success and sustainability of heritage institutions. However, heritage-related university programs do not usually include any training in Communications, and heritage managers who cannot afford to revert to external experts might find themselves in serious troubles when it comes to communicate and promote what they are doing.

Today, more than ever, it is critical that strong messages be part of an effective communication strategy for today’s leaders. By focusing more on content, when embracing traditional as well as social media, leaders can more effectively manage and enhance the reputation of their organizations.

This 3-day interactive, content-driven course is a focused learning experience that provides a systemic approach on how to successfully attract the attention of key audiences through traditional, new and social media. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a working guide to effectively communicate news, initiatives and announcements of their organization and manage communication around a crisis or issue.

 

For details on fees, application procedures and available scholarships, please contact us at the following email address [email protected]

Human Resource Management for Heritage Organizations

Date:
will be announced soon

Location:
Meropeion Foundation, Dionysiou Areopagitou 45, 117 42 Athens, Greece
Association of Athenians (Syllogos ton Athinaion), Kekropos 10, Plaka, 10 558 Athens, Greece

Application Deadline:
will be announced soon

EXPRESS INTEREST

Vacancies for this workshop are limited, so please apply early.

Instructors:

Chris Brewster
is Professor of International Human Resource Management at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. In addition to his teaching role and consultancy assignments for many private sector organizations, Prof. Brewster has worked with the United Nations, many of the UN organizations and agencies, the European Commission, the IFC and the AfDB, NGOs and other international organizations on various aspects of their own human resource management.

This workshop explores the crucial subject of people management in not-for-profit heritage organizations. People are simultaneously the largest single item of operating costs and the only source of conservation, service and innovation. They are therefore the key asset in all organizations focused on those objectives and the management of people is a key concern for executives.

During these 3 days, the importance of human resource management in not-for-profit organizations and the distinctive nature of such organizations (public and non-government; large and small) will be investigated. The different stages of management of employees and volunteers will also be examined, in an effort to identify the key issues and the practical options available to managers who are not HRM experts.

The course involves working with the participants to surface their issues and concerns, to encourage mutual sharing and learning and to developing ideas and networks. These three days offer an opportunity for reflection and learning and for that, active participation from all course members is required. This course does not come with a pre-established set of answers. It is the firm belief of its organizers and leaders that whilst it is possible to learn from existing research and experience, there is no ‘one best way’ that fits every organization: people management is different in every context and it is the responsibility of managers in each case to understand their situation and to take appropriate action.

 

For details on fees, application procedures and available scholarships, please contact us at the following email address [email protected]

Digital Tools for Cultural Heritage Management

The Nafplion Digital Recording Project (NADiR)

 

Date:
individual weeks of 11 May-7 June 2020

Location:
Nafplio, Greece

Application Deadline:
1 April 2020

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Vacancies for this workshop are limited, so please apply early.

Project Coordinator:
Dr Kenneth Aitchison, Landward Research, HERITΛGE Capacity Mapping Officer

Project Director:
Dr Evangelos Kyriakidis, HERITΛGE Director

 

Instructors:

Dr Cornelis Stal
is a lecturer and researcher at the University College Ghent and Ghent University (Belgium), where he is working on surveying engineering, geomatics and image-based 3D modelling. Within the framework of his research, he has participated in various archaeological and anthropological field campaigns, where the topics of this workshop are empirically implemented in an interdisciplinary context.

 

Dr Doug Rocks-Macqueen
is an archaeologists who has worked around the world from Belize to Scotland. He has worked in the Commercial/Cultural Resource Management Archaeology, Academia and for the Third Sector. His work focuses on the use of Agent Based Modeling with GIS, public archaeology and how we engage people with the past and examining the demographic and cultural data of those that participate in archaeology.

Digital tools for acquiring, processing, managing and analyzing spatial data are crucial for sustainable management of cultural heritage and allow a better understanding of the objects under study. Laser scanning, photogrammetry, topography and GIS are important tools to facilitate this complex management process. Within the context of this summer school, the Heritage Management Organization, in close collaboration with HOGENT (Belgium) and Landward Research (Ireland) organizes three integrated and consecutive specialist courses on various topics in geomatics:

  • Specialist course 1: Terrestrial laser scanning
  • Specialist course 2: GIS
  • Specialist course 3: Photogrammetry and images-based 3D modelling *

 

* Please note that these specialist courses can be booked individually. For those intending to just do sections of the field summer school please contact us at [email protected] for further information and arrangements.

 

The summer school is a collaborative effort between the Heritage Management Organization (HERITΛGE, Greece) and its partners – Ghent University College (HOGENT, Belgium) and Leica Geosystems (Italy). The Initiative has been asked by the municipality of Nafplion, the first capital of modern Greece, to document its most historically significant structures and city center. Using professional-grade laser scanners, digital cameras and GIS. The objective of this project is to record the structural data of these buildings, properly orient them to one another in virtual space, and georeference the data we collect to ultimately create a computer-generated representation of historic Nafplion. This representation will be used as essential tools in heritage management for any restoration, documentation or visualization project.

The field school will serve as the education arm of a larger HERITΛGE research project in collaboration with HOGENT, ETH Zurich, Leica and other partners aiming to create and promote applications for the use of 3D documentation for heritage management. Amongst our goals is to create an application for 3D recording of archaeological sites for conservation purposes. Research is also conducted on ways and techniques to speed up the digitization of archaeological sites such as the development of techniques to map conservation needs of sites on the 3D plan, techniques and software that will help photography and laser scanning to work faster and more efficiently together, or better and more efficient ways to present different types of evidence in an online format.

 

For details on fees, application procedures and available scholarships, see the official announcement of the workshop here

Brand New Thinking for Heritage 

with The Seeking State

Not available in 2020-2021

Instructors:

Frances Croxford,
the founder of The Seeking State (www.theseekingstate.com), has over 20 years’ experience in the cultural, heritage and education sectors. She spent 10 years’ as the Product Developer at Tate Enterprises translating the brand into financial and emotional benefit for Tate and 10 years’ as a Managing Director of an International Branding Consultancy.

The Seeking State, a UK company, is a creative consultancy seeking to help clients redefine the way we engage with culture.

This course is for leaders and future leaders, who want to explore how heritage organizations can be engaging and relevant places of cultural vitality and communal memories. For leaders of the future where heritage is eloquent with meaning not silent, and reaches out to the many not the confines of a few. A course that helps heritage organizations adapt and evolve in a changing world, whilst preserving and promoting heritage values.

Brand New Thinking for Heritage will challenge preconceptions. An apparent dichotomy between commercial market driven brand and values driven heritage will be interrogated. The argument will be presented that brand is grounded in heritage values and critical to the survival of our heritage organizations now and in the future. This four-day course will give you the tools to classify the ingredients of what a brand is: differentiate what “good” and “bad” looks like: and lead a brand process for a heritage organization in the future.

The learning experience will be made up of a variety of experiences: presentations and master classes from external speakers: field work: group work and group presentations with peer to peer and facilitator feedback and 1:1 sessions.

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For any additional information, please contact us at [email protected]

 

Foteini Giannoulidi
Programs Convenor

  • E: [email protected]
  • T: +30 210 55 65 605
  • A: 11 Kimonos and Pangalou str., Elefsina, 19200