» NAI Course: “Speaking Our Truths: A Gathering of Black and Brown Interpreters”

February 28, 2023
History News

The Avery Research Center for African American History & Culture is sponsoring a training course with the National Association for Interpretation (NAI). This 32-hour certified interpretive guide (CIG) training course is part two of the “Speaking Our Truths: A Gathering of Black and Brown interpreters” series on the importance of telling our stories. It will be offered over four eight-hour sessions. CIG is designed for individuals who deliver tours and interpretive programs or have contact with the public at historic sites.

When


Thursday and Friday March 23-24th and Monday and Friday March 27-28th from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Where


125 Bull Street, Charleston, SC 29424


Cost


The course costs $434. This includes course materials, certification, instructor fees, and one-year individual membership with NAI (limited scholarships are available).


To be considered for the scholarship, please submit your resume and a cover letter describing yourself, the work you do and how becoming a certified interpretive guide would benefit you in your current field and future endeavors. Please submit documents to Erica Veal at enveal@cofc.edu by Friday, March 10th at 5 p.m. EST.


Light refreshments will be provided, but lunch is not included.


Space for this training course is limited to 15 students.


Register


https://www.interpnet.com/NAI/nai/_certification/registration/cigregistration.aspx?EventKey=GI032323


Additional Information


For questions about the course, interpretation, or scholarship information, email Erica Veal at enveal@cofc.edu


Erica Veal, Research Archivist and Interpretation at the Avery Research Center will instruct this CIG course. Erica has led tours across Charleston County since 2007, has been a Certified Interpretive Guide since 2011, and a Certified Interpretive Trainer since 2021″

BUILDING CLOSURES: We will be CLOSED on Wednesday, June 19th in honor of Juneteenth.
MUSEUM TOURS: We offer self-guided tours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1030AM-12PM and 2PM-330PM. Large groups limited 25 people or less per time slot.
ARCHIVES: Researchers must have a consultation BEFORE making a research appointment. Contact us in advance for further assistance

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