Certified Interpretive Guide Course

5. prosinec 2016

25th – 30th August 2017, Czech Republic

If you are looking for additional skills in guiding and are willing to learn innovative techniques of personal interpretation, we would like to invite you to become an Interpret Europe Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG).

SIMID, the Czech Association for Heritage Interpretation is organising a 5-day CIG course in the summer of 2017.

Time and location: 25th to 30th August 2017 in the Moravian Karst Protected Landscape Area near Brno, Czech Republic.

The course starts early morning on August 26th and the participants are expected to arrive on Friday 25th. The training sessions will be run by certified trainers and will take place mostly outdoors - in the surrounding nature reserves, but also at some cultural heritage institutions. The course is using the Interpret Europe methodology which includes practical exercises, peer evaluation, and team work.

All applicants must have previous guiding experience and be fluent in English. You can submit the application here.

Participation fee:  398 € Please note that all the participants have to be IE members. For that reason we advise to obtain membership prior to the submission. In a need of assistance please let us know.

The venue: The training will take place at the great Kapráluv Mlýn Scout Environmental Education Centre in the Moravian Karst, which has already hosted both a CIG and a CIGT course (2016). It is conveniently located in a protected landscape just 10 kilometres from Brno. The operation of Kaprálův mlýn is eco-friendly and the venue possesses a strong sense of place due to its rich history.

We are looking forward to meeting you in August! You can see how thouroughly we prepare the course for you:


The trainers:

Helena Vicic from Slovenia is an IE Certified Interpretive Guide trainer, studying interpretation at the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland. You can contact her at cig@kapraluvmlyn.cz.

Michal Medek from the Czech Republic is also an IE Certified Interpretive Guide trainer. He teaches Heritage Interpretation at the Masaryk University in Brno and he has written several books and many articles on heritage interpretation. Michal holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Interpretation: Management and Practice from the University of the Highlands and Islands (2013). Michal has been guiding in the Moravian karst since 1998.