Process Of Interpretive Planning Raleigh, NC February 2020

Process of Interpretive Planning Workshop

A way of thinking leading to effective interpretive opportunities.
February 24-28, 2020
William B. Umstead State Park
Crabtree Creek Entrance, 8801 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27617
Instructor: Dave Bucy

This 5-day workshop builds upon your experience and knowledge of interpretation to create an understanding of a basic, comprehensive, interpretive planning process. It's a great way to train to become an interpretive planner and to help you along the pathway of attaining certification as a CIP.

During this course, participants will learn key essentials in interpretive planning including topics such as identifying and profiling target audiences, developing a theme hierarchy, choosing media and evaluating impact. Throughout the course, participants will take part in practicums designed to put new content into practice, utilizing our host site to develop key aspects of an interpretive plan.

Please note that though this workshop is not required for participants to apply for a Certified Interpretive Planner certification, participating in the course will meet one of the requirements for submittal.


A block of rooms available at Hampton Inn & Suites at 8021 Arco Corporate Dr, Raleigh, NC 27617 for $120/night. Deadline for reservations is February 2, 2020.


Each day mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks will be provided.  All other meals are on your own. There are numerous restaurants both near the training site and the hotel. 


The closest airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport which is about 12 minutes from the Hampton Inn and 25 minutes from the training site. Once registrations have been received, participants can also contact each other to arrange carpools, room sharing, etc.


Rental cars are available at the airport, and Uber/Lyft/Taxis are also an option. The host will provide a van for daily transportation from the hotel to the site.

Registration and More Information

Cost for this workshop is $575 for members/$650 for nonmembers.

Special Terms and Cancellation

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed, postmarked, or faxed. Emailed cancellations should be sent to 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 February 16, 2020.
2/24/2020 - 2/28/2020
William B. Umstead State Park Crabtree Creek Entrance 8801 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27617 UNITED STATES
This event is full.

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