These 1½ to 2 day workshops are designed to address specific cultural heritage tourism issues facing participants in their communities or region. The workshop brings together 30-40 invited participants representing a variety of disciplines such as tourism, historic preservation, arts, environment, government and community planning. Sessions include cross-discipline training and interactive work groups developing strategic plans for their cultural heritage tourism program. Two expert national faculty members provide presentations and facilitate the work sessions. The lead faculty member, a member of the Heritage Tourism Program staff, also assists local organizers with pre-workshop planning and preparing a written action plan following the workshop. (For examples of the curriculum materials used in these workshops, visitwww.culturalheritagetourism.org and look under How to Get Started.)
The Heritage Tourism Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation offers a variety of workshop formats that are customized to the needs of the client. Contact program staff, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to discuss your workshop needs and to obtain workshop fee information.