Ensuring Effective Communication: A Look at Effective Feedback and Active Teaming

“As communication specialists, interpreters often have a hard time communicating for themselves. Whether through the school of hard knocks or a formal training program, we have all learned our own methods of communicating. However, these methods are not always effective nor received well. Communication is a two-way street, where lanes are sometimes blocked and often…

The Intersection of Medical and Legal Interpreting with DI/HI Teams

“This workshop is intended for those who may be working, or plan to work, in the  intersections of medical and legal. We will explore what settings are more likely  intersectional, why Deaf Interpreters increase positive outcomes, and how to navigate  the medical systems that intersect with legal interpreting. We will look at case  studies, review…

How To Self-Assess & Improve ASL

“Like any other language, learning and maintaining ASL skills requires daily practice and consistency to master it. However, many individuals may hit a “plateau” at some point in their ASL and interpreting careers. If you are one of those individuals, then this session will help take you out of your usual mindset, with different out-of-the-box…

CPC Tenet 7.2 and 2.6: Laws, Policies, and, Rules Affecting The Profession and Judicially Provide I&R

“The guiding principles behind the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC) “represent concepts of confidentiality, linguistic and professional competence, impartiality, professional growth and development, ethical business practices, and the rights of participants in interpreted situations to informed choice. The driving force behind the guiding principles is the notion that the interpreter will do no harm” (www.rid.org)….

Consecutive Interpreting, Notetaking & Witness Testimony PART 1

“This seminar will define consecutive interpreting and notetaking for use in court and legal settings by example and illustration of spoken language interpreting theory and practice.  The seminar will present evidence from research in the field of sign language interpreting demonstrating the effective ness of the mode.  Participants will engage in intra-language exercises for notetaking…