CIG Robert A Macoskey Center For SSER June 2019

Certified Interpretive Guide Training Course

June 21-24, 2019
Robert A Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research
Slippery Rock University, 247 Harmony Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Instructor: Rebecca Thomas
Registration Cost: $250 (Certification is an additional $150)

Robert A Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research, in partnership with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), is offering a training course for individuals in the field of Interpretation. It is designed for individuals who deliver interpretive programs or have contact with the public at interpretive sites. The Macoskey Center is Slippery Rock University's home for hands-on sustainability education. The site features the LEED-certified Harmony House, permaculture gardens, hiking trails, and a variety of flora and fauna. 

Course Options

There are two options for this course.

Option one: take the course without obtaining certification.  

Option two: take the course and add certification as a Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG). You will pay an additional fee for certification and you must complete an open book Core Literature Review exam. The CIG lasts four years and comes with a complimentary one year membership. If you are already a member of NAI we will add your complimentary membership onto the end of your current membership.

The CIG Program

The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program is designed for anyone in the interpretive field. Whether you’re a new hire, a professional looking to refresh your skills, or beginning a second career, this course will aid you in improving your presentation techniques. The course combines the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical strategies in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors.

This 32-hour course includes:

  • The history, definition, and principles of interpretation.
  • Techniques on how to make your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic.
  • How to use tangible objects to connect your audience to intangible ideas and universal concepts.
  • The 3 certification requirements needed to obtain a CIG (open book CORE Literature Review exam, program outline, and 10 minute interpretive presentation).

Texts Used in the Workshop

During this course, the books on interpretation listed below will be mentioned and some of their ideas explored. They are what the open book Core Literature Review exam covers and are useful texts for any interpreter to read. You are not required to purchase these texts for the course and a loaner set of these books will be provided by your instructor during the class for those who choose to add certification. If you would like to buy your own set for use during the class or for your own library, you can order them from NAI’s online store as individual books or as a package and listed under “Core Review Library Package”.  Click here to go to the NAI Store. 

Member Discount: Those choosing to apply for certification will receive a complimentary one year membership to NAI. Memberships will become active within a couple of days of registration and will allow you to purchase course books and other registrations at the discounted member rate. Once memberships become active, you will receive a receipt via email letting you know that you are all setup. Current NAI members will receive a one year extension on their current membership. If you are registering for $0, your membership will become active when you are certified.

 The texts are:

  • Interpreting Our Heritage, by Freeman Tilden (4th Edition, U. of North Carolina Press, 2007)
  • The Gifts of Interpretation, by Larry Beck and Ted Cable (Sagamore Publishing, 2011)
  • Personal Interpretation: Connecting Your Audience to Heritage Resources, by Lisa Brochu and Tim Merriman (National Association for Interpretation, 2015)
  • Interpretation: Making a Difference on Purpose, by Sam H. Ham (Fulcrum, 2013)

Further Information

Lodging is available on campus for approximately $45/ night in a dorm style room, which includes breakfast. Camping at the campus campground is also available for $5/ night. For more information about the course or lodging, please contact Rebecca Thomas at rebecca.thomas@sru.edu or call (814) 659-9682.

Special Terms and Cancellations

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed, postmarked, or faxed by June 2, 2019. A nonrefundable processing fee of $50 will be assessed. Emailed cancellations should be sent to registration@interpnet.com. Cancellations cannot be made by phone.

No refunds will be given after June 2, 2019.

When
6/21/2019 - 6/24/2019
Where
Robert A Macoskey Center For SSER Slippery Rock University 247 Harmony Road Slippery Rock, PA 16057 UNITED STATES

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Program


Friday, 21 June 2019

 
Select this option to add an application for CIG certification.
Time
6/21/2019 - 6/24/2019
6/21/2019