CIG Train The Trainers Course Portland, OR September 2019

CIG Train-the-Trainers Course

September 16-20, 2019
Oregon Zoo
4001 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221
Instructor: Fran McReynolds



The CIG Train-the-Trainers (formerly 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.

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 based on your experience, please contact Emily Jacobs, NAI Certification and Training Program Manager at ejacobs@interpnet.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 here).


Logistics

The training will take place at the Oregon Zoo which is located in Washington Park near downtown Portland. As such, several hotels and lodging are nearby. Portland also has several public transit options should you choose to not rent a car. Additionally, two weeks prior to the course we will be sending out information to all participants, if you would then like to carpool, share a room, etc.

Meals

Each day mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks will be provided.  All other meals are on your own but we will take an hour break to give you adequate time to get lunch each day.

Airport

The closest airport is the Portland International Airport (PDX) which is about 30 minutes from the training site. Please do not plan to leave our course any earlier than 5pm on Friday, September 20th 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).

Special Terms and Cancellation

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed, postmarked, or faxed. Emailed cancellations should be sent to registration@interpnet.com. Cancellations cannot be made by phone. If you cancel 1-3 weeks prior to the course you will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made 1 week or less prior to the course will not receive a refund.

No refunds will be given after September 8, 2019.
When
9/16/2019 - 9/20/2019
Where
Oregon Zoo 4001 Southwest Canyon Road Portland, OR 97221 UNITED STATES

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