The centre proposes to offer customised programmes for the benefit of heritage stakeholders. These programmes will focus on teaching conceptual frameworks supported through sharing of best practices and case studies. They will be planned to enhance skills and knowledge of practitioners, government functionaries and officials, academicians and entrepreneurs enabling them to give a boost to their professional career or enterprise.
The range of programmes includes those on Site Management, Tourism Management, Finance, Communications, Community Involvement, Urban Conservation etc.

Occasionally the centre offers capacity building programmes for professionals in the heritage sector. Organisations and individuals interested in exploring this may contact for a customized programme to suit their needs. In past, the following capacity building programmes have been offered:

Art, Culture and Heritage: A Management Perspective: capacity building programmes sponsored by the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Government of India:

The Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University in collaboration with the Centre for Cultural Resources And Training (CCRT), New Delhi organized two intensive six day programmes on ‘Art, Culture and Heritage: A Management Perspective’.

First edition, 26 to 31 January – 2015

The programme was held from January 26 to January 31, 2015 at Ahmedabad. The program was open to representatives of government departments, cultural and heritage organizations, local bodies and municipal corporations as well as the NGOs working in the field of art, culture and heritage. We received more than 60 applications from across the country from senior level experts, practitioners and representative of government finally 32 participants were selected.

The course covered a range of subjects including Management of Urban Heritage by ManvitaBaradi of CEPT university, the Gandhi legacy by TridipSuhrud of Sabarmati Ashram, Management of Crafts by SushmaIyengar and MeeraGoradia of KHAMIR and Deborah Thiagarajan of MadrasCraft Foundation. The programme also included field visits to the old city of Ahmedabad, Sabarmati Ashram, ModheraSun Temple and Rani kiVav.

2nd edition; February 1 to 6, 2016

The programme covered a range of subjects including the Gandhi legacy, integrated area development for heritage sites, collections management, management performing arts and craft. A plethora of renowned experts of the area facilitated the programme including TridipSuhrud of Sabarmati ashram, SushmaIyengar of KHAMIR and Deborah Thiagarajan of Madras Craft Foundation, SabyasachiMukharjee of CSMVS, Mumbai, PrafullAnubhai of Saptak, Shikha Jain of DRONAH and AmanNath of Neemrana hotels were few other experts.

During these six days, interesting field experiences were facilitated by Centre for Heritage Management in places like the Gandhi Ashram, the heritage walk of Ahmedabad, SarkhejRoza, the Veechar utensil museum and the theme restaurant Vishala. A visit to one of the Gujarat’s UNESCO heritage sites, the Champaner-PavagadhArchaeological Park was facilitated by Dr. Y S Rawat, former director, Department of Archaeology, Government of Gujarat.

Workshop on Case writing on Heritage Management

A case writing workshop was organized at the Centre for Heritage Management on December 15th and 16th 2016. The workshop was supported by the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Government of India, and aimed at promoting case writing on heritage management issues. Professor A.H.Kalro led the workshop with sessions from Professor A.K. Jain, Professor MukeshPatel, Professor RuchiTewari and Professor Abrar Ali Saiyed. The first part of the workshop introduced the participants with philosophy and methodology of case method of teaching –learning, followed by participating in a session where a heritage management case (shared in advance) was used as class teaching exercise. The second part of the workshop involved exercise in case writing exercise where each participant worked on their individual case.

Training Programmes on Heritage Walk Design and Management

In connection to the Heritage Walks Project for the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd, three training programmes were organized on heritage walk design and management.

Lakhpat : 21st – 22nd February 2016
Vadodara : 4th – 5th March 2016
Junagadh : 11th – 16th April 2016