CIG Train-the-Trainers Course
February 23-27, 2015
Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC
The Certified Interpretive Trainer (CIT) workshop is designed to improve your skills as a trainer using NAI's Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) curriculum. Once you take the class and pass the credential requirements for CIT, you can use NAI's curriculum and certify staff and volunteers at your own site or serve as a contractor to sites without a trainer on staff. This workshop is required for those who want to teach the CIG curriculum.
New in 2015, participants to this course must have previously taken the CIG course and become certified or have the CHI certification. If you do not have these certifications, but would still like to be considered, please contact Emily Jacobs, NAI Certification and Training Program Manager at email@example.com.
During the first two days of the workshop, we'll provide an annotated instructor's version of the CIG course. Then we move on to material that helps you become a better facilitator and evaluator. You will evaluate CIG students through watching videotaped presentations. We also provide a detailed orientation to the paperwork requirements for CIG instructors. On the last day, you'll present a 20-minute training segment that is videotaped.
Because this workshop is designed for those wanting to teach the CIG curricula, participants must be eligible for certification at the professional CIT level. Evidence of eligibility must be provided in the form of a transcript (not diploma) from a four-year degree program related to interpretation or a letter from a supervisor indicating at least four years of work experience in the field or a personal self employment affidavit (PDF form can be downloaded from the website).
Our host has created a room block for us at the Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort, 14276 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC. The direct line for reservations is 877-854-6358 and discounted rates are available if booked before Sunday, January 25. Several rooms are available for $71.42/night or $92.12/night depending on if you’d like a suite (with kitchen) or regular room. When you call, ask for the “Brookgreen Gardens” block booking.
Each day mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks will be provided. All other meals are on your own and there are several restaurants within a short driving distance.
The nearest airport is Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) which is 1/2 hr from the site. Please do not plan to leave our course any earlier than 6p on Friday, February 27th to catch your flight.
Registration and More Information
The workshop provides the opportunity to complete two of the requirements for the CIT credential. You will have the chance to work with others to complete the open book exam and you will also complete your videotaped presentation. The remaining requirements include an essay exam and two outlines of training sessions you have presented in your career (could be from a regional or national workshop, in-house training for your agency, teacher training, or a university or college class).
Download the registration form here.
Send the form by mail with a check to NAI, 230 Cherry Street, Suite 200, Fort Collins, CO 80521, or fax it to 970-484-8179 with a credit card number.
For more information on the Certification Program, see the Certification Study Guide.