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EKU Interpreter Outreach Program Webinar: Reflecting the Narrative - Professional Communication to Advance Your Skill

EKU Interpreter Outreach Program webinar Reflecting the Narrative

EKU Interpreter Outreach Program proudly presents “Reflecting the Narrative: Professional Communication to Advance Your Skill”

  • WEBINAR Training presented by Amanda R. Smith
  • March 19, 2022 & March 26, 2022
  • Both sessions will be held from 12:00pm-4:00pm EST
  • On-Line Limited Enrollment– Must Pre-register no later than March 17, 2022
  • Link will be sent to the Preferred E-mail a day prior to workshop

Webinar: This workshop has been approved for 1.2 CEUs in Professional Studies and assumes participants will enter with Some content level of knowledge of this topic. The beauty of our diverse profession is that we all come from different backgrounds, trainings, and understandings - this is also the challenge we face when trying to have constructive dialogue with one another to improve the service we provide consumers. Oftentimes the barrier to effective work in teams is the lack of common terminology and schemas. In this workshop, you will not only gain common vocabulary & schemas, but also practice dialoguing with interpreters who may or may not be just like you (via DC-S based supervision), and practice constructing professional development plans for yourself (and others). Prepare to be a meaningful contributor to the interpreting community in your local area as well as beyond with the use of technology for remote collaboration.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • - Define technical and adaptive aspects of interpreting work
  • - Define “ DC-S based supervision” - Share a case for supervision
  • - Write 3 aspects of their professional identity development
  • - Collect and articulate data driven interpreting work analysis
  • - Create a SMART goal for their professional development
  • - Locate and evaluate resources for technical & adaptive skill development

The Presenter: Amanda R. Smith is a professor of interpreting studies at Western Oregon University, where she uses her 22 years of professional experience to teach, coach, and inspire pre-interpreting students, working professionals, and interpreter educators. Over the years, Amanda has studied the application of reflective practices in the field of interpreting. Additional areas of research interest include the development of interpreting skills in students and newer interpreters. This year, she has added professional coaching to her skillset - through formal training and supervised practice. When she's not teaching or coaching, she is likely to be painting and/or leading reflective art experiences.

Presented in English or ASL * Requests for accommodations should be made no later than January 14, 2022 to

Non-Discrimination: Presenter and participants agree to foster an environment of mutual respect free from bias

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