The Certified Interpretive Guide program is designed for anyone who delivers interpretive programs to the public, combining the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical skills in delivering quality interpretive programming to audiences.
This 32-hour workshop includes:
- History, definition, and principles of interpretation
- Making your programs purposeful, enjoyable, relevant, organized, and thematic.
- Programming emotional and intellectual ideas into your presentations to connect audiences to your resource.
- Tailoring your programs for diverse audiences and various learning styles.
- Presentation and communication skills.
- Interactive group activities, demonstrations, and individual sessions with instructor.
- All materials and the course workbook.
Anyone age 16 or over with a desire to increase their knowledge and skills related to interpretation may participate. Membership in NAI is not required, but NAI members pay a discounted fee. You may also elect to take the training without becoming certified.
Why become a CIG?
The CIG is an internationally recognized professional certification. Many potential employers and volunteer recruiters actively seek certified interpreters.
Workshop participants are expected to:
- Attend entire workshop.
- Complete a 50 question open book literary review.
- Produce a one page presentation outline. Trainers will insure adequate time is spent with individual participants prior to grading outline.
- Deliver a ten-minute thematic interpretive talk on last day of workshop. Once again, trainers will insure each participant has the opportunity to review content and techniques of talk with a trainer prior to presenting.
- The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is located 5 miles east of Baker City, Oregon on Highway 86. Take Exit 302 from I-84.
For more information on the center visit:
or call 541-523-1843
For additional information on Baker City and the surrounding area:
or call 800-523-1235
Roger Riolo is a NAI Certified Interpretive Trainer, Planner, Guide and Heritage Interpreter. He is former Interpretive Program Manager at Newberry National Volcanic Monument. He is now an independent interpretive trainer and consultant. Roger is a very experienced trainer with an extensive background in cultural and natural heritage interpretation. He taught Interpretation at Central Oregon Community College for eight years and has taught or co-taught over 40 interpretive workshops certifying over 400 interpretive guides.
Tuesday-Friday, April 22-25, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
Two Easy ways to Register:
1. Call Trail Tenders at 541-523-1852
If no answer try 541-523-1843, 9:00AM -4:00PM PDT
2. Mail in your registration to:
PO Box 987
Baker City, OR. 97814-0987
ATTN: Trail Tenders/CIG Workshop
CIG Certification Workshop
Non Member (includes 1 yr. membership) $370
Non Member (with student membership) $345
Current Individual NAI member: $320
Official Workshop Lodging:
Best Western Sunridge Inn:
1 Sunridge Lane
Baker City, OR. 97814
For reservations Ph. 541-523-6444.
For more information on the hotel visit:
www.bestwestern.com and enter Baker City, OR under
Find a Hotel.
Register with the hotel directly: Ask for the discounted Interpretive Training rate of $70/night single or 80/night double occupancy.
For questions or further information contact:
Roger Riolo at email@example.com