People Power - catalyst fro change


The IHBC Annual School is a ‘must’ whether you are new to the sector, an experienced conservation specialist, or an occasional practitioner. 

Explore how communities are integral to the conservation and regeneration of historic places. Get to know the people behind conservation.

Learn about Worcester’s past, present and future from timber framed buildings to the 21st century Hive or venture further to Birmingham’s iconic Victorian buildings.

Who should go?

Who? Not just the specialists! Practitioners from across and beyond the UK, working with fabric, materials, sites areas and places that make up our built and historic environment, usually dominate the delegates. 

Delegates may be specialists in conservation, but many with a more general understanding of conservation practice look to the IHBC’s School for their regular update and networking opportunity. 

Delegate backgrounds include:

  • Planning (from community to strategic)
  • Architecture
  • Urban design
  • Heritage management
  • Community
  • Landscape
  • Charity
  • Construction
  • Development
  • Traditional skills
  • Project management
  • Policy makers
  • Specifiers
  • Industry & commercial
  • Innovators

The School particularly welcomes people working in national and local government and related bodies, private practice, education, charities and other voluntary bodies.

Whether starting out on your career, or refining your awareness of the rapidly changing landscape of skills in conservation, there is no better way than to attend the IHBC's 2015 School.

Benefits & Content

Employers gain as practitioners improve;

  • Employers, including the self-employed, need informed, dedicated and productive staff: supporting staff maintain skills, gain experience, and revive enthusiasms at the IHBC’s School improves delivery, efficiency and service!
  • Practitioners know that ‘people power’ can be the catalyst generating vital change in the historic environment.  

The School will explore:

  • How communities are integral to the conservation and regeneration of historic places. 
  • Focusing on ‘people power’, it will look at the diversity of those involved: practitioners, key personnel, the community groups and trusts directly involved with their local heritage.

It will also ask the questions:

  • If people and their passion for the historic environment are the catalyst what would be its future without them? 
  • And finally how can we ensure the continuation of ‘people power’ to safeguard heritage for all?

school feedback and legacy

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