ENABLING COMMUNITIES TO TRANSFORM THEMSELVES
Growing international trends clearly demonstrate that the creative and future focused use of heritage (natural, cultural, tangible, intangible and spiritual) is now playing a significant role in helping build community and economic development.
LIFE IN THE PAST LANE WORKSHOP THEMES
Participants will gain fresh insight and understanding of how to make greater use of their community’s existing base of heritage resources to;
• Foster community pride and connection,
• Build healthy local communities & economies,
• Stimulate local employment and economic development,
• Discover, connect, and utilize heritage assets to create community opportunities,
• Build commercial business around heritage/the nuts and bolts,
• Understand we have far more heritage assets than we realize,
• Inspire rural town revitalisation,
• Ensure the retention and development of specialist traditional trades and skills,
• Implement heritage tourism programmes to bring new wealth into areas,
• Improve preservation and management of historic places and heritage collections.
LIFE IN THE PAST LANE WORKSHOP KEY PRINCIPLES.
• Using heritage assets wisely,
• Understanding the significance of place and setting,
• Achieving sustainable employment and business practice,
• Investing in people, place and setting,
• Developing active partnerships,
• Marketing responsibly,
• Offering service excellence, and
• Establishing a process of continual improvement.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Any number of attendees are welcome to participate and generally represent a cross-section of the community, including;
Volunteer organisations, community and council leaders and staff, heritage and historic groups, museums, the tourism industry, business, economic development practitioners, place managers, designers, people working in community development, architects, developers, and anyone passionate about creating a better future for their community and world.
WORKSHOP FORMAT & TIMING.
Workshop formats and times are entirely flexible to meet the needs of the host community or organization. Workshops can be held during the week on an evening starting at 5.30pm till 9.30pm, or during any day (weekends included ) starting at 9.30am till mid afternoon. The length of workshops can also be determined by the number participating.
5.30 Registration, refreshments.
6.00 Welcome, Introductions, Workshop overview.
6.15 OUR PAST IS THE FOUNDATION FOR OUR FUTURE.
A powerfully illustrated audio-visual presentation of great stories and examples from across the globe where heritage assets have been successfully utilized to create vibrant and enterprising communities and local economies.
7.00 YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY – WHAT IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY?
Representatives from local organization’s present about established and planned heritage and community economic development initiatives.
7.30 REFRESHMENTS – NETWORKING.
8.00 MAKING IT DO-ABLE – WHERE TO FROM HERE?
Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How are we going to get there? How will we know when we have arrived?
Creating and implementing the way forward through future focused thinking, visioning, and identifying the tools, programmes and strategies that can be utilized.
9.00 WORKSHOP EVALUATION
For bookings and inquiries, contact us.
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“In times of change, it is the learners who inherit the future. Those who have finished learning find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists”
Eric Hoffer, Futurist