Principles of Decolonized Interpretation Workshop - Tour Guide & Docent Training
Following up on the success of the Interpreting Slavery and Freedom in New England Conference, the Center for Reconciliation will be hosting a 1.5 day workshop for new and intermediate interpreters. The Principles of Decolonized Interpretation workshop will help participants, regardless of experience level, gain a better understanding of how to organize and lead engaging, thematic and relevant tours for the public.
Interpreting race, slavery, violence and other challenging topics for different age groups
Know your audience, know yourself
Individual interpretive program development
Managing emotions, yours and the public's
Self-care strategies for interpreters
Self and peer evaluation
The workshop will be lead by Certified Interpretive Guide Trainer, educator and Program Director and Curator at the CFR, Elon Cook Lee. Elon was certified by the National Association for Interpretation in 2016 and has trained over 300 interpreters from museums, historic houses and cultural heritage sites across the country.
This day and a half workshop is $150. Scholarships are available. Individuals who become official CFR tour guides will receive their $150 deposit back upon completion of their third walking tour for the CFR.
Training Location and Parking:
The workshop will be hosted inside the historic Cathedral of St. John on North Main Street in Providence. Free parking will be available in the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island parking lots.
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