In October of 2015, Jim was the sole USA participant in an International Cultural Tourism Committee (ICTC) work shop in Seychelles to help governmental officials understand the issues associated with and prepare for the nomination of a new World Heritage Site. He was one of 11 delegates from ICTC that participated in the work shop, which also included representative from other African island nations. Jim was responsible for preparing the final set of recommendations that came out of the work shop. The week long trip was rewarding for Jim and the representatives from Seychelles.
In November, Jim represented ICTC at an ICOMOS work session on World Heritage sites that focused on timber structures. Jim contributed information on how to manage pedestrian tourists at World Heritage sites.