CIT Train-the-Trainers Course

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CIT Train-the-Trainers Course
March 5-9, 2013 (Tuesday through Saturday)
Yellowstone Association (Gardiner, MT)
Overlook Field Campus & Gardiner Headquarters

Join NAI for a five-day Certified Interpretive Trainers workshop.

The Certified Interpretive Trainer (CIT) workshop is designed to improve your skills as a trainer using NAI's Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) curriculum. Once you take the class and pass the credential requirements for CIT, you can use NAI's curriculum and certify staff and volunteers at your own site or serve as a contractor to sites without a trainer on staff. This workshop is required for those who want to teach the CIG curriculum. It is also required for those who want to teach the Certified Interpretive Host curriculum, however an additional two-day training workshop is also required for CIG instructors to use the CIH materials.

During the five-day CIT workshop, you'll receive the complete CIG curriculum, so there is no need to take the CIG workshop first. You can also complete the CIG credential at the workshop if desired. The first two and a half days of the workshop, we'll provide an annotated instructor's version of the CIG course. Then we move on to material that helps you become a better facilitator and evaluator. You will evaluate CIG students through watching videotaped presentations. We also provide a detailed orientation to the paperwork requirements for CIG instructors. On the last day, you'll present a 20-minute training segment that is videotaped.

Because this workshop is designed for those wanting to teach the CIG or CIH curricula, participants must be eligible for certification at the professional CIT level. Evidence of eligibility must be provided in the form of a transcript (not diploma) from a four-year degree program related to interpretation or a letter from a supervisor indicating at least four years of work experience in the field or a personal self employment affidavit (PDF form can be downloaded from the website).

The class will be held at the Yellowstone Association's Overlook Field Campus & Gardiner Headquarters classrooms. The closest airport is Bozeman, MT, which is an hour and half drive away from Gardiner.

Lodging can be found at hotels in Gardiner or at the Yellowstone Association's Overlook Cabins. If you want to stay at a Gardiner hotel, you are responsible for making your own arrangements. If you want to stay at one of the Overlook Cabins, you must register for that using NAI's registration form only. Options at the cabins are:

Six nights lodging (arriving Monday night, departing Sunday morning) shared room with three same-sex roommates: $180 per person (this same rate will apply if all beds are not able to be filled). Please let NAI know if you have specific roommates in mind, otherwise, we will assign you roommates under this option.