Please note: Registration closes 4 hours prior to the start of each webinar. Login information will be sent after registration closes. If you do have trouble prior to the webinar, call Emily at 970-420-1032 and she will try to assist you.

Each hour of webinar is worth one continuing education credit.

Group Discounts: For our Institutional and Commercial members wishing to purchase attendance for multiple staff members: the first registrant will pay normal pricing and each registrant after will run $20 for one hour webinars or $30 for two hour webinars. Anyone wishing to gain Certification hours from the webinar will have to login to the webinar on their own computer. This allows us to verify that they were in attendance and show the hours on their account. To setup the discount, please register your first individual, then email JKing@interpnet.com for a promo code for additional registrants.

Webinar Cancellation Policy: NAI will accept registration cancellations or changes, in writing, up to 5 business days prior to a webinar. Participants can choose to change their registration to a different webinar of equal or lesser value (no fee), or receive a refund ($5 processing fee). Registrants who are unable to participate after the cancellation deadline will be sent a link to the recording of the webinar, when available. Changes and cancellations should be emailed to registration@interpnet.com.

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Spark Positive Action through Social Media

September 11, 2018
10a Pacific/1:00p Eastern (one hour)
Yvette Méndez
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Social media allow us to instantaneously share information with a wide audience. When it comes to environmental conservation issues, many of those messages can contribute to an audience’s ecophobia. Learn how the Chicago Zoological Society’s “Carlita the Candid Croc” uses social media to spark hope and positive environmental action.

Yvette Méndez is an Interpretive Programs Coordinator/Social Media at the Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo. She holds a CIG and CIGT and has been working as a front-line interpreter since 2009. Yvette has been exploring interpretation through social media since 2014.

Fostering a growth mindset in Interpretation

September 25, 2018
10a Pac/1p Eastern (90 min)
Dr. Jacquie Gilson
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Today’s interpreters need to be open to new approaches and ideas. This means having a “growth mindset”, i.e., believing hard work, good strategies and input from others are keys to success. Join Dr. Jacquie Gilson for this interactive webinar as she shares the basics of “fixed” versus “growth” mindsets and her experiences with “up, down and all around” feedback with interpreters. We’ll also talk about fostering a growth mindset through using inspiration as a foundation, dialogic interpretation and audience-centered programming.

Jacquie has been actively involved in interpretation for 35 years and has worked for many different park agencies. She completed her doctorate in social sciences in 2015, after undertaking research focused on the role of inspiration in interpretation. She is the Interpretation Coordinator for Parks Canada and the principal of InterpActive Planning.

Controversy: Addressing Sensitive Subjects in Non-Personal Interpretation

October 30, 2018
10a Pacific/1:00p Eastern (1 hr)
Ray Radigan
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Whether it’s an uncomfortable historic event or a hot button political issue, addressing controversial topics in signage, publications, and online can be even more difficult than face-to-face. With a limited number of characters to interpret a topic that inflames passions, how can you be succinct, thoughtful, and respectful?

Ray is the Curator at Memorial Hall Museum in Deerfield, MA and has spent the last decade working as in interpreter for the National Park Service and several non-profit museums. With extensive experience drafting and designing waysides, museum/VC exhibits, web and social media content, and publications, Ray has interpreted everything from wolves to ice cream. Both of which were controversial.

Webinars in Spanish

The PUP Global Heritage Consortium and NAI offer Spanish webinars on topics related to heritage interpretation. NAI membership discounts apply. To view upcoming offerings, visit PUP online.

NAI Members, click here to get your discount code.

See an introductory video narrated by Sam Ham.