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Interpretive Leadership Institute 2024

Interpretive Leadership Institute 2024

Meeting Times: Online, Tuesdays 10:00am–1:00pm PST (1:00pm–4:00pm EST)
Meeting Dates: January 9 & 23, February 6 & 20, March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16, 2024
Instructor: Tom Moffatt


About this Course

Why do we lead? Do you aspire to be a leader in heritage interpretation? Do you feel like your experiences to date haven’t fully prepared you for this kind of work? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Developing your leadership abilities is as critical as learning the techniques you have used as an interpreter. Whether you lead a small group of volunteers and docents, a team of interpreters at a facility, or interpretive activities across multiple sites, effective leadership skills are critical to success!

This online course is a jumping off point for new and emerging leaders navigating the transition from front-line interpretation to leadership as well as a chance for experienced leaders to further hone their craft. From theoretical to practical, you’ll emerge with a greater understanding of the concepts surrounding leadership, an inventory of your own leadership strengths, and a plan to apply them to your interpretive career!

Registration Rates

$650 NAI Member
$725 Non-member (includes a complimentary one-year NAI membership)

More Information

Although leadership occurs at all levels, this course is intended for individuals working in leadership level positions or for those who aspire to work in leadership beyond front-line interpretation.

During this course, you will meet every other week to discuss assigned readings and discover how to take ideas from theory to practice. Between sessions you’ll have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in your day-to-day work and to reflect on what is working well and where you need more practice as you build a custom portfolio of skills.

Online meetings will be augmented with reflective writing and online discussions where you will be able to engage in mutual troubleshooting, discussions, and support with the rest of the cohort. You will also be able to schedule two, one-on-one sessions with the instructor during or up to six months after course.

You will finish this program with an increased understanding of heritage leadership, a deeper understanding of your own strengths and motivations as a leader, and a roadmap to guide you forward on your professional adventure as a heritage leader!

Contact Information

For more information about the course, please contact NAI at

Special Terms and Cancellation

Courses may be canceled due to low enrollment. In the event that this course is canceled, NAI will contact you and you will receive a full registration refund.

If you need to cancel your registration, cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to Cancellations cannot be made by phone. Cancellations requested before January 2, 2024 will be subject to a $100 cancelation fee. Cancellations made after this date will not receive a refund.

1/9/2024 - 4/16/2024
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