Professional Development Calendar

NAI offers continuing education and courses, designed to enhance, develop, and recognize your skills and abilities as an interpreter.

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In-Person Interpretive Guide Courses (CIG)     Online Interpretive Guide Courses

In-Person Interpretive Host Courses (CIH)       Online Interpretive Host Courses       More Courses

Effective July 1, 2024

We work hard to keep costs as low as possible, but in order to remain financially sustainable, we have to consider the realities of rising costs. It’s been more than a decade since we’ve made comprehensive changes to our professional development offerings. We’re doing so now to make sure that what we’re charging for our courses reflects their value in the field, and to ensure that instructors are compensated fairly.

Our new pricing structure takes effect July 1, 2024, and will reflect a direct relationship between the number of contact hours and the cost of the course.


In-Person Interpretive Guide Courses

Marion County Cooperative Extension Office
April 23–April 26, 2024
Ocala, FL, United States
Instructor(s): Connie Avery

4/23/2024 12:00:00 AM

San Antonio River Authority
April 30–May 3, 2024
San Antonio, TX, United States
Instructor(s): Clark Hancock

4/30/2024 12:00:00 AM

Northwest Museum Of Arts & Culture
May 2–May 5, 2024
Spokane, WA, United States
Instructor(s): Linda Strong,

5/2/2024 12:00:00 AM

Seneca Creek State Park
May 13–May 17, 2024
Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Instructor(s): Amy Bram,

5/13/2024 12:00:00 AM

McCormick's Creek State Park
May 13–May 16, 2024
Spencer, IN, United States
Instructor(s): Angie Manuel,

5/13/2024 12:00:00 AM

Flathead Valley Community College
May 20–May 23, 2024
Kalispell, MT, United States
Instructor(s): Christiane Hinterman,

5/20/2024 12:00:00 AM

Witt Stephens, Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
May 20–May 23, 2024
Little Rock, AR, United States
Instructor(s): Jay S. Miller, CIP, CIT,

5/20/2024 12:00:00 AM

Mississippi Aquarium
May 20–May 23, 2024
Gulfport, MS, United States
Instructor(s): Hadiya White,

5/20/2024 12:00:00 AM

Windsor Art & Heritage Center
May 21–May 30, 2024
Windsor, CO, United States
Instructor(s): Katherine Mercier,

5/21/2024 12:00:00 AM

Macoskey Center At Slippery Rock University
May 21–May 24, 2024
Slippery Rock, PA, United States
Instructor(s): Becky Thomas,

5/21/2024 12:00:00 AM

Vancouver Aquarium
May 21–May 24, 2024
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Instructor(s): Christopher Villacorta-Lopez,

5/21/2024 12:00:00 AM

Elizabeth Community Center
May 28–May 31, 2024
Elizabeth, IL, United States
Instructor(s): Hillary Holt,

5/28/2024 12:00:00 AM

Aspen Historical Society Community Gallery
June 4–June 10, 2024
Aspen, CO, United States
Instructor(s): Nina Gabianelli,

6/4/2024 12:00:00 AM

Historical Museum At Fort Missoula
June 6–June 11, 2024
Missoula, MT, United States
Instructor(s): Kristjana Eyjolfsson,

6/6/2024 12:00:00 AM

Jackson Lake Lodge Grand Teton National Park
June 18–June 21, 2024
Moran, WY, United States
Instructor(s): Connie Avery,

6/18/2024 12:00:00 AM

Lake St Clair MNC & Oakwoods MNC
June 25–June 28, 2024
Harrison Twp, MI, United States
Instructor(s): Erin Parker,

6/25/2024 12:00:00 AM

Online Interpretive Guide Courses

Courses will be held in the instructor's time zone.

April 15–May 8, 2024
Instructor(s): Robert L. Carter
Pekin, IL, United States

4/15/2024 12:00:00 AM

April 15–April 26, 2024
Instructor(s): Rita Poussaint Nethersole
Roxbury, MA, United States

4/15/2024 12:00:00 AM

April 23–May 3, 2024
Instructor(s): Scott L. Davison
Woodstock, VT, United States

4/23/2024 12:00:00 AM

May 6–May 14, 2024
Instructor(s): Kristin Robinson
Bethel, CT, United States

5/6/2024 12:00:00 AM

May 13–May 22, 2024
Instructor(s): Jennifer Waithman,
, CA, United States

5/13/2024 12:00:00 AM

May 13–May 24, 2024
Instructor(s): Rita Poussaint Nethersole,
Roxbury, MA, United States

5/13/2024 12:00:00 AM

May 21–June 12, 2024
Instructor(s): Nikki Rhode,
Payson, AZ, United States

5/21/2024 12:00:00 AM

June 3–June 11, 2024
Instructor(s): Kristin Robinson,
Bethel, CT, United States

6/3/2024 12:00:00 AM

June 24–July 17, 2024
Instructor(s): Nikki Rohde,
Payson, AZ, United States

6/24/2024 12:00:00 AM

In-Person Interpretive Host Courses

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Online Interpretive Host Courses

Courses will be held in the instructor's time zone.

April 25–April 30, 2024
Instructor(s): Karin Hostetter
Centerville, IN, United States

4/25/2024 12:00:00 AM

More Courses

CIG Train-the-Trainer Course — Online
Monday–Thursday, July 22–25 and July 29–August 1, 2024

7/22/2024 12:00:00 AM

CIG Train-the-Trainer Course — Roseville, CA
September 9-13, 2024
Roseville Utility Exploration Center
Roseville, California

9/9/2024 12:00:00 AM

Process Of Interpretive Planning — Mayfield Village, OH
September 9-13, 2024
North Chagrin Nature Center
Mayfield Village, OH

9/9/2024 12:00:00 AM

CIH Train-the-Trainer Course — Online
September 23–26, 2024
Online - Zoom

9/23/2024 12:00:00 AM

CIG Train-the-Trainer Course — Online
Monday–Thursday, October 21–24 and 28–31, 2024

10/21/2024 12:00:00 AM