Certified Interpretive Guide Training Workshop

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Certified Interpretive Guide Training Workshop
December 4-7, 2012
Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center
Buford, Georgia

The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center and its Foundation, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation, is offering a professional certification course for individuals who will be delivering interpretive programs or having public contact at interpretive sites.

The CIG Program
The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public. It combines both the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors.

This 32-hour course includes:

  • history, definition, and principles of interpretation
  • making your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic
  • using tangible objects to connect audiences to intangible ideas and universal concepts in interpretive programs
  • presentation and communication skills
  • certification requirements (open book exam; program outline; 10-min. presentation)
  • all materials, workbook
  • CIG course textbook (optionally available for an additional $12)

Requirements for the CIG Course
Anyone age 16 or over with a desire to increase their knowledge and skills related to interpretation may participate. Membership in NAI is not required, but NAI members may pay a discounted fee to participate in the program. You can also elect to take the training without becoming certified.

Brian Sterner is the Program Coordinator at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. He is a Certified Interpretive Trainer and Certified Interpretive Guide with the National Association for Interpretation. His experience in interpretation includes time as: an Interpretive Naturalist, an Exhibit Designer, and a Residential Camp Counselor. Brian is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Resource Interpretation Program.

Download the registration form here.

Brian Sterner at 770.904.3505 or email.