Process Of Interpretive Planning Burlington, ON June 2023

Process of Interpretive Planning Workshop

A way of thinking leading to effective interpretive opportunities. 

June 19 - 23, 2023
Royal Botanical Gardens
680 Plains Rd. W.
Burlington, ON Canada L7T 4H4
Instructor: Dave Bucy

Registration closes May 21, 2023.

This five-day workshop builds upon your experience and knowledge of interpretation to create 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 CIP. 

During this course, participants will learn key essentials in interpretive planning including topics such as identifying and profiling target audiences, developing a goal 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.


Visitors are not required to wear masks at Royal Botanical Gardens but are encouraged. All visitors are required to self-screen prior to arriving at RBG and are not permitted to visit if they are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.

NAI is following CDC guidelines. Being full vaccinated and masking is highly encouraged.



The following hotel is suggested for lodging:

Burlington Comfort Inn
Special room rate of $120/night plus taxes available for June 18 to June 23. Rate guaranteed only until May 18. To book, call (905) 639-1700 and ask to book under the “Interpretive Planning Workshop” group block.


Each day mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks will be provided. Lunch is on your own, but it is encouraged that you bring lunch with you each day.


The closest major airports are:

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport in Hamilton, ON (about 25 minutes away)
Pearson International Airport in Toronto, ON (about 60 minutes away)
Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, NY (about 90 minutes away)


Cost for this workshop is $575 for members/$650 for nonmembers.

More Information

The course will be run onsite, from 8 AM to 5 PM, daily. For more information on the site, please contact Christie Brodie at or Jennifer Dick at

Special Terms and Cancellation

Due to the nature of the pandemic and mindful of meeting enrollment minimums, please register but do not purchase any plane tickets or non-refundable travel plans until at least one month before the workshop.

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed, postmarked, or faxed. Emailed cancellations should be sent to Cancellations cannot be made by phone. Cancellations processed before May 21, 2023, will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after this date will not receive a refund.

No refunds will be given after May 21, 2023.
6/19/2023 - 6/23/2023
Royal Botanical Gardens 680 Plains Rd. W. Burlington, ON L7T 4H4 CANADA
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