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  • Community Forum: Igenda or WEgenda: How do we Define “We”? What is the Place of the “I” in the Interaction?

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​​This webinar is 0.3 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) and PPO. The 2015 Community Forum, “Igenda or WEgenda: How do we define “we”? What is the place of the “I” in the interaction?” will address a range of issues such as: generational differences, the implications of the Deafhood movement for interpreters, the power of our words and exploring the difference between having access and having to ask for access, our interface with the emerging field of CDI’s and future trends in the Deaf and interpreting communities.

  • Social Justice Roundtable

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​This webinar is 0.4 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) and PPO. The Social Justice Roundtable promotes participants to engage in meaningful exchanges around anti-oppression and social justice issues as they relate to the working and living experience of interpreters and those they serve. The forum serves to support those who are members of marginalized groups and to educate participants on issues of oppression, discrimination, and social justice. Participants will have opportunities participant in discussions, network with others, and learn from current events.

  • Applied Leadership

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​This webinar is 0.075 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS). ​It doesn’t matter if you’re the take-charge type or a behind-the-scenes person. What matters is that you can learn to make the most of your capacity to impact the world around you. This is an important outcome of the Leadership Track — that each person leaves with a commitment to share their learning experiences and ideas with others. The purpose of this plenary session is to focus on the practical application of strategies and resources for use by conference facilitators within their home communities and/or leadership roles within the interpreting field and RID.

  • Legal Interpreting Basics

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​This webinar is 0.15 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) and Legal. ​Legal settings constitute high risk interpreting. Many interpreters avoid legal interpreting because of the fear that they might do more harm than good if they interpret in a legal setting without the proper training and credentials. This seminar aims to assist generalist interpreters understand the path to legal interpreting, the type of skills and competencies necessary and the support available from the legal interpreting community. Target Audience: Interpreters interested in legal interpreting nation-wide.

  • Learning from Organizational Life Cycles

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​This webinar is 0.075 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS). ​All organizations go through life cycles. This presentation will explore aspects of organizational assessment (including life cycles) and their application to RID. Following this presentation, participants will engage in facilitated small group discussions to apply the key points of this presentation to the experience of RID members at the local, state, and national level. The facilitated group discussions will also consider what strategic recommendations can help to transform RID into a more relevant organization, responsive to the current needs of membership and stakeholders.

  • Interpreting in Domestic Violence Settings

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​This webinar is 0.15 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) and Legal. Domestic violence is a social problem that affects all sectors of society, and when Deaf people are involved, court and legal interpreters are called to interpret these high risk emotionally charged interactions. Many times, applications for protection from domestic violence are filed with little notice and implicate the need for emergency interpreting. From intake through final protective order hearings, this seminar will address the process and procedures generally followed as well as discuss the ethical and interpreting demands faced in these challenging matters.

  • Secrets to Share with Deaf People about Interpreting in Court

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​​This webinar is 0.15 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) and Legal. In legal interpreting seminars, it is often said that court interpreting is different from community interpreting. At times, these differences can pose ethical demands when interpreters feel constrained to conduct themselves in a manner that would be objectionable in a community setting. Court interpreters have an obligation to explain these conflicts and the rationale behind them to Deaf consumers in a considerate manner. This educational piece is a critical link to improve the relations between court interpreters and the communities we serve. This seminar will address the key protocol which presents a conflict between community and legal interpreting and suggest methods and rationale to be incorporated into the discussion with the Deaf consumer prior to interpreting in court.

  • Strategies for Exploring the Complexities of Ethical Decision Making for Students

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​This webinar is 0.15 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS). Circle Processes are an important part of many cultures and indigenous populations around the world and are used as a means for collective decision making, community sharing and dispute resolution. Elements of Circle Processes are also used in parts of our society as a way to build community, resolve conflict, and reach consensus. The Circle is a non-hierarchical, shared space, developed by its participants and is used as a means to share information and learn of others’ perspectives and beliefs in safe, non-threatening manner. The purpose of this webinar is to provide a forum to learn about Circles and how to facilitate Circle Processes as a way to discuss and analyze various components of ethics and decision making.

  • Collaborative Storytelling on Social Justice

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​This webinar is 0.125 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) and PPO. ​This plenary storytelling session is one of the best communication techniques that inspire while highlighting the best moments in a narrative style. These stories will set the stage for Tuesday’s Social Justice Roundtable. Stories will involve how we may discuss concerning trends, diversity and dismantling unwanted systems. Stories in this session will reflect on different aspects of social justice from their professional roles and life experiences. Participants leave having additional experiences to related to their own working stories.

  • Interpreting in Family Court

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    ​This webinar is 0.15 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) and Legal. Interpreters often find themselves interpreting in a myriad of domestic matters from contested divorces to child custody cases to the division of marital property. Interpreting for family law cases presents unique demands procedurally and interpersonally particularly when interpreting between adverse parties. Ethically, family law cases can be demanding and require quick thinking and action on the interpreter’s part. This session will explore the various matters an interpreter may be called to interpret, will explore the ethics involved in interpreting between hostile deaf parties, and will discuss specific legal vocabulary and definitions related to family law matters.