Course Details and Registration

The following is an overview of the content covered in our group management course for interpretive guides:

Day One

Morning:  Classroom Instruction

  •  legal responsibilities of the guide
  •  trip planning
  •  risk management
  •  group management skills.

Afternoon: Instructional Hike

We will spend the afternoon on a local, recognized trail where the course instructor will demonstrate and give instruction to reinforce the skills covered in the morning. We will also look at on trail group management skills and best practices for day hiking guides. This day is a chance for the Instructor to assess, through questioning.

Day Two – Full day hike, Student Assessment & Evaluation

Course participants will be expected to lead the group for a minimum of 30 minutes (total time will depend on group size). The focus on this day is assessment and evaluation, but instructors will also take advantage of opportunities to teach additional skills. More details on assessment and evaluation will be emailed to you prior to taking the course.

Note: All students taking this course must meet the course prerequisites, send in a copy of a valid standard first aid certificate and a hiking resume as soon as you register to courses@interpretiveguides.org

***If you are not comfortable with a map and compass please refer to the links in the pre-course package and prepare yourself before the course, or, take our map and compass course. Map and compass skills are not taught during this course but will be assessed!

Click here for more details:GM Pre-course package for the Banff/Canmore area

Pre-course materials will be emailed to you as soon as you register. If you do not receive those materials within a couple days please email courses@interpretiveguides.org.

Course Cost: $250.00 plus GST. Please see the individual course registration links for details.

***Please be aware that all individuals who take this course must have a membership with the IGA or need to pay their yearly member dues in order to be in good standing with this accreditation. If you are taking this back to back with the apprentice interpreter course your member fees are included with that courses fees.

Cancellation & Refund Policy Please read our Cancellation & Refund Policy if you are planning to sign up for this course. If you cancel three weeks before the course starting date, you will receive a full refund minus a $30 administration fee. If you cancel two weeks before the course starting date, you will receive a 50 percent refund minus a $30 administration fee. If you cancel with less than 2 weeks notice no refund will be issued.

If the Interpretive Guides Association has to cancel a course due to low numbers, you will have the choice of being given a full refund or transferring your registration for another course.

UPCOMING COURSES

FIELD TRIPS & EVENTS
Japanese Group Management June 5/6, 2018

Dates: June 5/6, 2018

Cost: $250 plus GST

Times:
Day 1: 8:00 - 5:30 daily
Day 2: 8:30 - 5:30 daily

Location: Canmore IGA office - unit 203-820 Main St

**** After you register and pay for the course an email will be sent to you with the PRE-COURSE DOCUMENT and HOMEWORK. If you do not receive this right away please check your JUNK MAIL and/or get in touch with us.

Course pre-requisites: 1. Valid first aid certificate (Minimum Standard First Aid) and 2. Hiking resume. Details for the hiking resume can be found in the GM pre-course package.

Hiking resumes and 1st aid certificates must be sent to Wendy Niven at courses@interpretiveguides.org prior to day one of the course.



** If you register for this course without payment please be advised that space is limited and is not secured until payment has been received. Please contact courses@interpretiveguides.org as soon as possible to make payment arrangements.

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French Group Management Course June 13/14, 2018

Dates: June 13/14, 2018

Cost: $250 plus GST

Times:
Day 1: 8:00 - 5:30 daily
Day 2: 8:30 - 5:30 daily

Location: Canmore IGA office - unit 203-820 Main St

**** After you register and pay for the course an email will be sent to you with the PRE-COURSE DOCUMENT and HOMEWORK. If you do not receive this right away please check your JUNK MAIL and/or get in touch with us.

Course pre-requisites: 1. Valid first aid certificate (Minimum Standard First Aid) and 2. Hiking resume. Details for the hiking resume can be found in the GM pre-course package.

Hiking resumes and 1st aid certificates must be sent to Wendy Niven at courses@interpretiveguides.org prior to day one of the course.



** If you register for this course without payment please be advised that space is limited and is not secured until payment has been received. Please contact courses@interpretiveguides.org as soon as possible to make payment arrangements.

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Group Management - English

Dates: June 20/21, 2018

Cost: $250 plus GST

Times: 8:30 - 5:30 daily

Location: Georgetown Inn Dining Room, Canmore

**** After you register and pay for the course an email will be sent to you with the PRE-COURSE DOCUMENT and HOMEWORK. If you do not receive this right away please check your JUNK MAIL and/or get in touch with us.

Course pre-requisites: 1. Valid first aid certificate (Minimum Standard First Aid) and 2. Hiking resume. Details for the hiking resume can be found in the GM pre-course package.

Hiking resumes and 1st aid certificates must be sent to Wendy Niven at courses@interpretiveguides.org prior to day one of the course.



** If you register for this course without payment please be advised that space is limited and is not secured until payment has been received. Please contact courses@interpretiveguides.org as soon as possible to make payment arrangements.

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Jasper Group Management - English

Dates: May 26/27, 2018

Cost: $250 plus GST

Times: 8:30 - 5:30 daily

Location: Jasper Museum

**** After you register and pay for the course an email will be sent to you with the PRE-COURSE DOCUMENT and HOMEWORK. If you do not receive this right away please check your JUNK MAIL and/or get in touch with us.

Course pre-requisites: 1. Valid first aid certificate (Minimum Standard First Aid) and 2. Hiking resume. Details for the hiking resume can be found in the GM pre-course package.

Hiking resumes and 1st aid certificates must be sent to Wendy Niven at courses@interpretiveguides.org prior to day one of the course.

** If you register for this course without payment please be advised that space is limited and is not secured until payment has been received. Please contact courses@interpretiveguides.org as soon as possible to make payment arrangements.

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Group Management - English

Dates: May 24/25, 2018

Cost: $250 plus GST

Times: 8:30 - 5:30 daily

Location: FUSEBOX • Creative Work Space & Studio • 201B – 1205 Bow Valley Trail, Canmore

**** After you register and pay for the course an email will be sent to you with the PRE-COURSE DOCUMENT and HOMEWORK. If you do not receive this right away please check your JUNK MAIL and/or get in touch with us.

Course pre-requisites: 1. Valid first aid certificate (Minimum Standard First Aid) and 2. Hiking resume. Details for the hiking resume can be found in the GM pre-course package.

Hiking resumes and 1st aid certificates must be sent to Wendy Niven at courses@interpretiveguides.org prior to day one of the course.

** If you register for this course without payment please be advised that space is limited and is not secured until payment has been received. Please contact courses@interpretiveguides.org as soon as possible to make payment arrangements.

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