Inspiring Interpreters to Change
Dr. Jacquie Gilson
June 14, 2022
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (2 hours)
$40 members/$55 non-members
What do you do if you’re excited to offer audience-centered, participatory, and dialogic interpretation at your site, but your staff and volunteers are lukewarm about changing? Jacquie will share how she got buy in from her staff to try new techniques. We’ll look at how change models can help and share ideas.
Jacquie has been working in the interpretation field in Canada for over 40 years and loving it! She completed her Doctor of Social Sciences degree in 2015 after studying the concept of inspiration in interpretation. After years working for not for profit, municipal, provincial and national parks agencies, she now runs InterpActive. Her book Inspired to Inspire is also available through the NAI bookstore.
Interples to Interples: The Interpretation Training Game
July 7, 2022
1p Pacific/4p Eastern (1 hour)
Free members/$15 non-members
“Sufficiently advanced learning is indistinguishable from play.” In this spin on the popular card game “Apples to Apples”, Tom will take you through how to make and use playing cards to train your interpreters. We’ll go through the game, then play a few rounds using Google docs so you can see for yourself.
Tom Long is a Certified Interpretive Trainer who specializes in living history and likes to think creatively. Twenty-two years in the field have taught him that fun training games help make fun interpreters. Don’t even get him started on the
subject of comics!
Interpreting Climate Change—or Anything—Requires that Interpreters Understand People's Worldviews
August 16, 2022
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (1.5 hours)
$40 members/$55 non-members
People see only parts of climate change. Whether little or a lot depends partly on their worldview, which shapes values and reality itself. Interpreters then must understand worldviews to really know their audiences. This webinar explores strategies and themes that will greatly improve participants´ worldview understanding and their climate change interpretation.
Jon is an interpretive planner, trainer, professor, tour-operator, and writer with many publications about interpretation including two books. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Interpretation Research. Interested in holistic interpretation approaches including worldviews, Jon published an article in Yale Climate Connections which gave rise to this webinar.
Discovering and Identifying Place from an Indigenous Lens
September 20, 2022
10a Pacific/1p Eastern (1 hour)
$35 members/$50 non-members
During this session we will work forward to open up a conversation on place. Place is a crucial element to identify and discuss while providing tours and interpretation. In this webinar, you will understand how Indigenous people view place and how knowledge systems and teachings come from place. If you are interested in learning more about Indigenous people and how to become a better ally, this is a great webinar for you.
Owen L. Oliver is a member of the Quinault Indian Nation. He recently graduated from the University of Washington in American Indian Studies and Political Science. There, he published the Indigenous Walking Tour that tours people through an Indigenous place-based lens. He now works as the Director of Arts & Culture at Headwater People Consulting.