“Two are better than one…” is a wise saying that has applied in countless situations since it was first penned more than 2,000 years ago. It certainly applies in the interpreting arena as well, regardless of the venue, be it community, educational, or VRS. Sometimes we all need a helping hand (or set of hands).
How can we maximize the benefits of utilizing teams in our interpreting scenarios? How can we benefit from the experience of others, work together seamlessly to provide a useful interpreting experience for our consumers, and deal with problems when they arise? These are just some of the facets of team interpreting that we’ll discuss in our time together, including turn-taking, mutual support, feedback (both giving and receiving), conferencing, and problem-solving.
We’ll even try to relate some of these topics to the world of VRS as well, since many of the problems we encounter in our work affect VRS interpreters as well. If you’ve got years of interpreting experience under your belt, chances are you’ve covered these topics before. However, if you’re in need of a review, newer to the field, or wanting to sharpen your skills, this webcast will be a valuable tool in your arsenal.
0.3 Professional Studies
The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.
We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.
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