CHM regularly organizes a series of MDPs/Symposia and Conferences on varied aspects of heritage management.

  • ASMITA SAMVAD: The symposia/conferences are conceptualized as the Asmita Samvad – Dialogue on Heritage and Identity series. These bring academia and practitioners together to create a pool of future students/faculty members/experts who can steer the movement towards professionalizing heritage management. The symposia act as mine houses for creating a knowledge pool, networking opportunities and research ideas in the field of heritage management. The confluence of minds in the symposia also give CHM an opportunity to call for exchange of ideas to influence policy making and strategic thoughts towards heritage management.

The first international symposium Asmita Samvad: Dialogue on Heritage and Identity was organized by Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University in April 2012. The theme of the symposium Heritage Management: A Professional Opportunity for the Future attracted participation from government functionaries, academics, experts in heritage conservation and preservation, policy makers, students and professionals involved in heritage management. A report on the symposium has been prepared.

  • ASMITA KIRAN: The Short Term Management Training Programmes are conceptualized as Asmita Kiran – Empowering Heritage Through Education. These programmes are designed as short duration capacity building modules on integral aspects of heritage management like designing heritage walks, tourism and heritage management, immersion programmes in inner cities of India and many more. Targeted at professional, heritage experts, local bodies, academicians, entrepreneurs and others, Asmita Kiran modules use participatory and experiential learning that include presentations, case-studies, field visits and project work.

The first Asmita Kiran was a management training programme on Heritage Walk – Pathways for Connecting to Our Culture was held in March 2013. The training programme saw pan-Indian participation from heritage experts, conservation architects, professionals and officials from government departments and non-governmental organizations. The participants were exposed to hands-on activities, expert inputs and management frameworks to understand heritage walk as a national, economic and cultural asset and design, plan and manage such walks for their own cities.