Process of Interpretive Planning Workshop

Planning effective interpretive networks to support visitor experiences
OR A way of thinking leading to effective interpretive opportunities.

This 5-day workshop builds upon your experience and knowledge of interpretation to build an understanding of a basic, comprehensive, interpretive planning process. It's a great way to train to become an interpretive planner and to help you along the pathway of attaining certification as a Certified Interpretive Planner (CIP).

During this course, participants will learn key essentials in interpretive planning including topics such as identifying and profiling target audiences, developing a theme hierarchy, choosing media and evaluating impact. Throughout the course, participants will take part in practicums designed to put new content into practice, utilizing our host site to develop key aspects of an interpretive plan.

Please note that though this workshop is not required for participants to apply for a Certified Interpretive Planner certification, participating in the course will meet one of the requirements for submittal.

About the Instructor
Dr. David Bucy brings a wealth of knowledge and over thirty-five years of experience as a trainer and interpretive planner. For the last 30 years he has owned Bucy Associates, providing interpretive planning and training throughout the U.S. An academic background, including a Ph.D. from the University of Idaho with a specialty in Interpretation and Communication Theory, enhances his expertise. Dave has also been an NAI board member, presenter at NAI regional and national workshops, and a long-time member of NAI.

Upcoming Courses

Virtual Process of Interpretive Planning
May 17-25, 2021 This course is full!
Instructor: Dave Bucy, Corvallis, OR


David Bucy