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Welcome to our Services section. Here, we offer a range of specialized training programs to enhance your interpretive skills. Our Certified Interpretive Guide Training (CIG) and Certified Interpretive Guide Host (CIH) programs are designed to provide you with the knowledge and expertise needed to excel in the field. These programs are offered in person, with our experienced instructor coming to you. With a focus on interactive learning, our courses ensure that you gain practical skills and valuable insights. Take your interpretive abilities to the next level with Inside Lakes Learning Institute.

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Certified Training

Become a certified interpretive guide with our comprehensive training program. Learn the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively communicate with visitors and provide engaging experiences. Stand out in the industry with our Certified Interpretive Guide Training (CIG) and Certified Interpretive Guide Host (CIH) programs.

Experienced Instructors

Our team of experienced instructors are passionate about interpretive guiding and are dedicated to helping you succeed. With their expertise and guidance, you'll gain valuable insights and practical skills that will set you apart in the field.

Life Long Learners

Embark on a journey of lifelong learning with Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) and Certified Interpretive Host (CIH) courses. Unlock the art of storytelling, connect with diverse environments, and foster a passion for discovery. Perfect for lifelong learners seeking to enrich their understanding of the world and share that knowledge with others.

Professional Development

Continuing education is essential in the interpretive guiding profession. Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices through our professional development programs. Expand your knowledge, enhance your skills, and stay ahead of the competition.

Let Inside Lakes Learning Institute help unlock your potential as a certified interpretive guide. Discover the rewarding career opportunities that await you in the world of interpretive guiding. Get in touch with us today to learn more.


Make Your Training Count!
We at ILLI believe as we were taught by our traditional Native American elders that generosity to a healthy community. Just as the lakes flow through the rocks from the peaks of our traditional homeland carving a path for life-giving water to flow through the three oceans of our North American continent, gratitude must be expressed for the land by reciprocal action.


Philanthropic Efforts

Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species 
Knapweed and other noxious weeds prevention and eradication on the eastern edge of Glacier National Park is an issue that all of us should be concerned with. These unwanted blights threaten native plants and animals by competing for nutrients. Brought to Glacier National Park and surrounding area by highway travel, rafts, cattle, and railroad. ILLI staff are leaders in raising consciousness and performing actions to prevent and eradicate the noxious weed. We contribute 5% of gross sales to efforts.
Youth Executive Skills Development
Partnering with the Alliance for Youth, Inside Lakes Learning Institute provides 5% of gross revenue to provide skill-building education and activities for youth on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. ILLI believes in developing future leaders in the areas of executive skills such as substance abuse prevention, self-control, empathy, academics, and community service.

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