IHBC’s 2017 NewsBlog review & your New Year resolution: Help us upskill your colleagues with our 6 months free NewsBlog offer! 

The IHBC welcomes 2018 by sharing some NewsBlog highlights from 2017 and, as we look ahead to a busy new year, why not make a resolution to help our work as well as yours: Get your colleagues access to the best free heritage CPD by encouraging them to subscribe to IHBC’s 6 month NewsBlog offer – just have them SIGN UP HERE

IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘2017 has been a busy but successful year, as our NewsBlog selection below confirms, and 2018 is already shaping up to be even more hectic.  So do please help us – and yourself – with a special New Year resolution, to get your non-IHBC colleagues to delve into heritage more seriously with a 6 month CPD taster of our weekly ‘NewsBlogs’ news service.’

‘Our own select list of achievements for 2017 captures some of what we have done.  By signing up to our trial NewsBlog offer, your colleagues will get the perfect cross-section of cross-sector conservation updates for 2018: top-notch heritage CPD for the on-specialist, and for free!’

IHBC’s 2017 in Newsblogs

January: IHBC’s own Conservation Areas 50th Anniversary fund: first award to Wales

IHBC announces first award to Wales from our Conservation Area 50th Anniversary fund

February: Manchester 2017 Annual School booking opens

IHBC shows even more backbone in Manchester as our 2017 School checks out transport infrastructure & civilisation: 22-4 June, with bursaries too…

March: IHBC Director to open joint CIOB-National Trust conference, Somerset House

IHBC Director helps open CIOB/NT conference: ‘Successful Operation of Historic Building’, London, 3 May

April: IHBC Yearbook 2017 launched, introduced by the HLF’s Ros Kerslake

IHBC’s 2017 Yearbook now out: On ‘infrastructure’, inspired by IHBC’s 2017 Annual School and introduced by HLF’s Ros Kerslake

May: National, pan-membership development forum, ‘Council+’, meets in Birmingham

Congrats all round after IHBC’s Council+ in Brum: Policy-packed, School-focused, & exploring governance, volunteer support and international strategies

June: Manchester School, AGM, joint ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ launch; IHBC ‘Groups’ launch… and all the rest…

IHBC makes history again: New joint conservation practice statement – ‘Conservation Professional Practice Principles’ launched at 2017 School and AGM

July: New ‘Conservation Wiki’ Home Page launched

New destination needed this summer? Check out IHBC Conservation Wiki’s new Home Page – a great destination for your colleagues too

August (1): ‘Conservation and Urbanism’ Context issued

New Context out: Issue 150 on ‘Conservation and Urbanism’ –from conservative surgery to car parking and Yangon & more

August (2): IHBC ToolBox Guidance Note on ‘Townscape’ issued, addressing England’s national policy gaps

IHBC’s new Note on ‘Townscape’: Addressing knowledge gaps in heritage policy development 

September: IHBC’s annual research on local authority capacity published, funded by Historic England

IHBC-ALGAO-HE: LA conservation and archaeology stats 2017 now out – capacity drops again despite rise in work! 

October: IHBC offers first private sector CPD membership training session, with CgMS

IHBC extends private sector support for applicants: Free IHBC CPD ‘MATE’s update, for a CgMS audience

November: IHBC’s new-style Course Connection Day 2017

IHBC Course Connection Day 2017: Update and review

December (1): IHBC’s joint project seeks writer for ‘Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment’, issued as NewsBlog’s weekly HESPR ‘Director’s Pick’

IHBC joint project and HESPR ‘Pick’: ‘Guidelines for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment – Request for Expressions of Interest for a Writer’, closing 2 Feb 2018 

December (2): IHBC welcomes Carole Souter CBE as our Gus Astley Student Award judge for 2017

IHBC welcomes Carole Souter CBE as Gus Astley Student Award judge for 2017: Master of St Cross College, Oxford and past CE of HLF

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