Interpreter Workshop - Zoom

Questions & more information please contact Sharon Sinkler:
Friday, July 17th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: “Happy Days: It’s All About the Attitude” (0.15 CEUs) This workshop will focus on an interpreter’s attitude. It's important that we remember our attitude can affect not only the Interpreting process but also how the people around us perceive us. The goal is to get interpreters to start off on a positive note realizing that attitude is everything.   

Educational Objectives: 

  • assess impact of attitude on the interpreting product
  • develop 2 ways to increase positivity when facing obstacles in interpreting
  • demonstrate ways to increase professionalism in the interpreting field through a positive attitude

Friday, July 17th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm: “Be All That You Can Be: A Lesson in Confidence”  (0.15 CEUs) Confidence is something many interpreters lack. Many interpreters are afraid  to put themselves out there in their product for fear of what others will think. In order to  make sure we are producing our best product for consumers, we need to learn to accept our work as professionals and remember that we are the experts in our field. This workshop will help empower interpreters so they can show confidence in their products. It will also take a look at the balance between being over confident, and not confident enough, and how both  can affect our careers as interpreters. 

Educational Objectives:

  • assess the impact confidence has on the interpreting product
  • develop 2 ways to improve confidence when preparing to interpret
  • demonstrate ways to empower ourselves in our own work

NCDHH is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. These two professional studies programs are offered for 0.15 CEUs each at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.
Presenter, Sabrina Smith, PhD, has been involved in the interpreting field for over 20 years. She is Nationally certified through RID: CI and CT, as well as NIC Master and Ed: K-12.  She enjoys encouraging interpreters of all levels and mentoring people across the United States. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at 
Open to all sign language interpreters and students.  There are no refunds and no partial CEUs will be awarded. 

Registration information can be found here.

Event Date: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm