Heritage Interpretation Training

HDC - heritage interpretation training experts!

Would you like to learn about the latest heritage interpretation skills?

We are one of a small handful of firms in the world offering interpretive training that is delivered by highly experienced, professionally trained and qualified heritage interpretation experts. We bring a strong academic background enhanced by 30 years of practical heritage interpretation planning, research, writing and design experience.

We present the latest "state-of-the-art" interpretation planning philosophies and techniques and all our heritage interpretation training courses are individually tailored to meet clients specific training needs.

All of our heritage interpretation training courses employ a "hands-on" and "minds-on" approach to experiential learning. Our courses can be adapted for Natural History Sites, Historic Sites, Heritage Tourism, Zoos, Botanical Gardens, Industrial Interpretation, and so on.

Our heritage interpretation training courses are"hands-on" and "minds-on" and "product" based so that the participants leave with more than just ideas. We try to keep our training classes small (under 15) so that we can give lots of "individual project attention". We offer training from one day workshops, to 2 and 3 day seminars. We also offer 1-to-1 onsite critiques, mentoring and training.

We try to keep our training classes small (under 15) so that we can give lots of "individual project attention". We offer training from one day workshops, to 2 and 3 day seminars. We also offer 1-to-1 onsite critiques, mentoring and training.

We keep the "cutting edge" of heritage interpretation training sharpened!!!

Some of our heritage interpretation training course offerings:

  • Introduction to Interpretive Communications

  • Interpretive Master Planning

  • Marketing for Heritage Sites

  • Interpretive Services & Media Planning

  • Interpretive Trails Planning & Design

  • Interpretive Exhibit Planning & Design

  • Developing Interpretive Publications & Websites

  • Planning & Designing Interpretive Panels and other Media


All of our heritage interpretation training courses employ a "hands-on" and "minds-on" approach to experiential learning. Any of these courses can be developed for Natural History Sites, Historic Sites, Heritage Tourism, Zoos, Botanical Gardens, Industrial Interpretation, and so on.

e-LIVE Interpretation Training with the Heritage Interpretation Training Center


Courses for Winter/Spring 2017

- Planning/Designing Interpretive Panels e-LIVE Course - 10 Units awarding 1.5 CEU Credits $125.00

- Planning Interpretive Trails e-LIVE Course - 13 Units - 2.5 CEU Credits $200.00

- Interpretive Writing e-LIVE Course - 8 Units and 2 CEU Credits $200.00


- Training for Interpretive Trainers e-LIVE Course
(How to successfully teach heritage interpretation philosophy and skills to others.) - 11 Units and 2 CEU Credits. $200.00

- The Interpretive Exhibit Planners Tool Box e-LIVE course - 11 Units and 2 CEU Credits. $200.00

- Interpretive Master Planning - e-LIVE. 13 Units, 3 CEU Credits. $275.00

- An Interpreters Guide for Survival Economics or Proving your economic value and benefits to your agency during funding cuts, and keeping your job. 10 Units, 1.5 CEU Credits Tuition $300.00


- How to use Interpretation to make a profit
and grow a commercial heritage tourism business for Resorts, Cruise Ships, Campgrounds and Tourism Sites.15 Units - 3 CEU Credits, Tuition: $700.00


- Planning and developing a new commercial tour guiding business.
This course is designed to help folks who want to start an interpretive tour guiding business get a focused and good business planning start. 17 Units, 3 CEU Credits, Course Tuition - $500.00

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All courses can be started at any time and completed at your own pace. You will receive a certificate of completion and Continuing Education Unit credits upon course completion.