Virtual CIG Train The Trainers Course October 2020

VIRTUAL CIG Train-the-Trainers Course

Workshop dates: October 26-29 & November 2-5, 2020 (partial days)
Preworkshop sessions: October 20 & 22 (2 hrs/session)
Instructors: Andre Copeland, Emily Jacobs & Chuck Lennox

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

During the first few 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 for this course. 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 for your CIT certification.

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 (information and forms can be found here).

Schedule and What to Expect

This course will be a virtual offering, using Zoom as the platform. Students will be mailed instructor materials beforehand and the class schedule will be as follows:

Workshop: October 26-29 & November 2-5*, from 8:30am Pacific/11:30am Eastern-12:30pm Pacific/3:30pm Eastern. 
*Class may be a bit longer on November 5th, depending on the number of students in the course to get through the presentations.

Preworkshop dates: to limit the amount of time we are online, NAI is also offering 4 hours of pre-training prior to the workshop dates. Though you will be expected to review all this content prior to October 26, you can either attend these sessions live or watch the recordings.
October 20: 8:30am-10:30am Pacific/11:30am-1:30pm Eastern
October 22: 12pm-2pm Pacific/3pm-5pm Eastern.

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 Cancellations cannot be made by phone. If you cancel between September 20 and October 11, 2020 you will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made October 12, 2020 or later will not receive a refund.

No refunds will be given after October 11, 2020.

10/26/2020 - 11/5/2020
Fort Collins, CO 80521 UNITED STATES
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