CIG Zoo Atlanta January 2022

Certified Interpretive Guide Training Course

January 25 - February 3, 2022
Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
Instructor: Staci Wiech and Melissa King
Registration Cost: $230 (certification is an additional $150)



Zoo Atlanta, 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.

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. 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 2 certification requirements needed to obtain a CIG (program outline, and 10 minute interpretive presentation).

Schedule

This course will meet on January 25, 27, February 1 and 3, 2022.

Further Information

For more information about the course, please contact Staci Wiech at sshaut@zooatlanta.org or call (404) 624-5896.

Special Terms and Cancellations

Cancellations and transfers must be made in writing and emailed, postmarked, or faxed by January 9, 2022. A nonrefundable processing fee of $50 will be assessed. Emailed cancellations and transfers should be sent to certification@interpnet.com. Cancellations and transfers cannot be made by phone.

No transfers or refunds will be given after January 9, 2022.

When
1/25/2022 - 2/3/2022
Where
Zoo Atlanta 800 Cherokee Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30315 UNITED STATES

Sign In

Please note: you must be logged in to the NAI website to register for this event.

If you have never had an NAI account, please choose Create an Account below.

If you are a current or previous member of NAI and have problems retrieving your login credentials, please email login@interpnet.com.

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Program


Tuesday, 25 January 2022

 
Select this option to add an application for a CIG certificate. A one-year complimentary membership is included.
Time
1/25/2022 - 2/3/2022
1/25/2022