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Having trained Tour Guides for over 20 years,
Justin has created a variety of special Staff Training Workshops

Museum Workshops are a specialty for Justin Ferate and Tours of the City. The focus of workshops vary for each organization, but among the many topics addressed are:
Challenges that must be addressed by all tour programs
What makes a site visitor-friendly?
What is necessary for a good tour?
How to work with and encourage professionalism in a volunteer staff
How to enhance and maintain quality control
How to create a financially successful tour program

Special programs have been developed for both Museums and Historic Properties Administrators and for Tour Docent staffs.

In addition, Justin has created a number of one-session Docent Training Programs for small museums and historic properties such as the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum.

  “Mr. Ferate is a clear, personable lecturer. He obviously understands people and their needs.”

“Excellent! These seminars are always edifying and provide an excellent format for networking.”

“The best things about today’s seminar were the to-the-point answers and suggestions along with good detailed guidelines.”

“Some of our staff-members have been with us for as long as 15 years. They all not only keep telling us how much they enjoyed the presentation, but also that they learned a great deal.”

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Other Classes

NYC and Co.
In addition to teaching A Guide To New York for Cooper Union, Justin is also a founder and instructor for the Tour Guide Enhancement Training Program offered through NYC & Company, which is the New York City Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information about these special classes, which are limited to licensed New York City Tour Guides, please contact the Director, at (212) 484-1271.

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For more information about Lectures, Museum Workshops, and Classes Contact Justin today!

Justin has created tour workshops for:
The American Association
of Museums
NY State Parks and
Historic Sites
Metropolitan Historic Structures Association


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