Event: Guide Training and Certification Program 2020

Guide Training Certification

Statewide Guide Training Workshop Enrolling Now
Registration is now open for a statewide Guide Training workshop to be held April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum in Johnston. This program was created for staff and volunteers who lead guided programs at Iowa’s cities and tourism attractions, including museums, nature areas, agritourism, city tours, and historic sites, according to Diane Van Wyngarden, state tourism specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The one-day workshop features methods and techniques for creating and delivering dynamic guided programs, with a focus on adult visitors.
The workshop fee is $10.00 per person, which includes the course workbook, workshop activities, lunch and refreshments. Pre-registration is required and due by April 17. To register, contact Central Iowa Tourism Region at 1-800-285-5842 or ann@iowatourism.com, or download the registration form at the link below.
 
Individuals who complete the workshop have the optional opportunity to receive Professional Guide Certification from Iowa State University for an additional fee. Certification is completed at each individual’s place of work or other Iowa location. For more information about the Guide Training workshop or certification process, or to offer a Guide Training workshop in your community, contact Diane Van Wyngardenat dvw@iastate.edu.  Additional program informationand registration is available at www.extension.iastate.edu/communities/professional-guide-training-and-certification
 
Cost of the workshops has been underwritten by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Central Iowa Tourism Region, and the Iowa Tourism Office/IEDA.

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