In addition to conferences and certification workshops, NAI provides other professional development opportunities to expand your interpretive skills.
Our Certification and Training Calendar has all available trainings and registrations details.
Each month, NAI conducts at least two webinars with one focused on front line skills and another for individuals working in the fields of interpretive management, planning, media, etc. Past topics have included Facilitated Dialogue 101, Grantsmanship, Typography for Interpreters and Interpreting for our Youngest Visitors.
Our previously recorded webinars can also be purchased in our store.
Interested in learning more about the interpretive planning process? Our week-long Process of Interpretive Planning (PIP) course takes you through the entire process, providing instruction and practical experience on each major section of an interpretive plan. It targets experienced interpreters and trains them to take an active role in interpretive planning – perhaps to the point of becoming a Certified Interpretive Planner!
Interpreters use media from Facebook pages and Twitter accounts to printed brochures and exhibits to tell their stories. Social Interpretation focuses on using basic principles of interpretation as a guide to creating effective nonpersonal media. By the end of this workshop, you should have a good understanding of how to make decisions about using social media and creating visual communications—and why an interpretive approach is an effective way to communicate with your audience through these media.
Have you ever wondered how to be a better coach for your staff? Are you looking for new coaching tools such as language and methods to review your interpreters? Do you struggle with the difference between coaching and supervision? If so, this 3-day workshop is for you! Building upon the requests from our membership for more management skills training, NAI offers this course to give you a chance to both learn and hone your coaching skills.
NAI Book Club
Operating since 2013, NAI selects four-six books/year to read and discuss which will benefit interpreters and support our certifications. Participants obtain the book on their own and gather together via conference call to share their thoughts and insights. Additionally, by participating in the club/conference call, participants can get four hours of continuing education towards their recertification with NAI (if applicable).
This certificate program, developed in partnership with the Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands, consists of five courses each culminating with an applied assignment that relates to your organization or a case study organization. Courses include topics such as social media and interpretation, an introduction to dialogic interpretation and interpretive writing. NAI members can opt for either a mentor-based certificate with a cohort or to take it on their own.
For more information, please contact Certification and Training Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at Provalenslearning.