Understanding Preservation Movement Successes and Challenges


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  • 24-hour-a-day access
  • Access to website & mobile version
  • Introductory video by faculty member
  • 10 learning resources
  • Challenge assignment
  • Badge upon completion

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how successes and challenges from earlier in the preservation movement may influence current and future challenges
  • Adopt best practices in researching prior and current movement activities before launching your own and to inform your strategic plans
  • Secure opportunities to build your knowledge about the evolution of the movement and what has worked and what has not

About This Course

When we face a big challenge in historic preservation, we should first ask ourselves about the origin of the challenge. How did we get here? What has been tried before that did not work, why, and how can we adopt a better strategy? Ironically, those who care the most about history sometimes forget to take stock of the history of our own movement and how prior leaders have responded to opportunities and threats? Building on that knowledge is likely to position you for greater success than launching new projects and strategies blindly. This course is not a primer on the substantive history of the preservation movement, rather it provides tactics and tools you can use to discover and critically assess and leverage that history yourself.

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ARCUS - Leadership Academy
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 by Marco Meniketti
Historian course

While overall I found the course interesting and generally informative, I found it to be too general in scope. The course readings need more current examples.

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