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TRAINING and WORKSHOPS

Free OHP Webinars!

Our office, in partnership with the California Preservation Foundation (CPF) offered a series of four free webinars during the 2014-2015 education cycle. The webinars covered topics such as Introduction to the OHP, Consulting with the SHPO under Section 106, and Navigating the National Register nomination process. The final webinar in this series is:
Accessing the California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS) - July 23, 2015

The OHP will be joining forces once again with CPF this coming Fall to offer a second series of free webinars for the 2015-2016 cycle. Webinar topics and dates will be posted to this page later this summer. Please plan to join us and learn more about the OHP and historic preservation! 


2015 OHP PRESERVATION EDUCATION WORKSHOP SERIES

The Office of Historic Preservation is excited to announce our 2015 Preservation Education Workshop Series! We have an exciting workshop schedule planned for 2015 that includes preservation workshops around the state. This year’s theme focuses on local government planners and preservation commission education. We hope these workshops will provide the tools necessary to make your local preservation programs stronger, more effective, and more efficient.

Ojai Training Workshop

April 9, 2015: Hosted in Conjunction with the City of Ojai

Topic: Preservation Laws and Legal Issues; Preservation Commission Ethics and Meeting Procedures; Survey and Landmark Designation as part of the Planning Process; and Preservation Incentives

Overview of Historic Preservation Laws and Legal Issues: A fundamental background of preservation law as it relates to local preservation commissions with an emphasis on California legal framework. Lucinda Woodward, Supervising Historian, Office of Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation Commission Ethics and Meeting Procedures: Running an efficient meeting; review of parliamentary procedure; and Making a legally defensible decision. Sean deCourcy, Historian, Office of Historic Preservation; and Stephen “Schaf” Schafer, Ventura County Preservation Commissioner & HABS Photographer

Survey and Landmark Designation as part of the Planning Process: Historic resource survey and local designation as part of the land-use planning process. Amanda Blosser, Historian, Office of Historic Preservation; Nicole Doner, Cultural Heritage Program Administrator Program Administrator, Ventura County

Preservation Incentives:  Overview of the preservation incentives available to local governments and property owners. Shannon Lauchner, Historian, Office of Historic Preservation


Placerville Training Workshop

June 4, 2015: Hosted in Conjunction with the City of Placerville

Presentations:
Benefit and Function of a Local Preservation Program
Benefits of Survey and Designation in Your Community
Economics of Preservation
Preservation Incentives


Capitola Training Workshop

August 21, 2015: Hosted in Conjunction with the City of Capitola

Topic: Preservation Laws and Legal Issues; Preservation Commission Ethics and Meeting Procedures; Survey and Landmark Designation as part of the Planning Process; and Preservation Incentives


Sacramento Training Workshop

October 15, 2015: Hosted by the Office of Historic Preservation

Topic: Preservation Laws and Legal Issues; Preservation Commission Ethics and Meeting Procedures; Survey and Landmark Designation as part of the Planning Process; and Preservation Incentives

If you have questions about our 2015 workshop series, or your community is interested in hosting a training workshop in 2016, please contact Sean de Courcy, with the Office of Historic Preservation by calling 916-445-7042, or by email at Sean.deCourcy@parks.ca.gov


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

CALIFORNIA PRESERVATION FOUNDATION WORKSHOPS

California Preservation Foundation (CPF) co-sponsors a variety of workshops, webinars, and other preservation events from time to time.

CPF Workshop Information and Online Registration


NATIONAL PRESERVATION INSTITUTE

The National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of our cultural heritage.