Why CWooD Professional Development?
I launched CWooD Professional Development because I am passionate about providing a space where interpreters can gather to collaborate, share ideas, and engage in healthy discussions in order to move our profession forward. My goal is to offer high quality workshops that satisfy Michigan State endorsement and national credential requirements, in both English and ASL, to all my colleagues; certified, and pre-certified. This will be a safe environment where open dialogue can unfold and every individual will feel welcome. Presenters will be knowledgable, skilled, and dynamic professionals.
As a nationally certified interpreter, I understand Michigan credential guidelines, with regard to endorsements, as well as the national continuing education unit (CEU) requirements. Bringing Deaf and Hearing individuals who are connected to the interpreting world to present on this platform is a priority, however I also believe there is huge value in learning from those outside of our tight knit profession. The work we do requires a tremendous breadth of knowledge, depth of skill, and high level of flexibility.
The only way to truly expand and feed our minds is to be open to all content areas. By doing so we all become better interpreters, allies and advocates to our community and profession. I hope you will sign up for a workshop, and enjoy nourishing your skills and developing your Extra Linguistic Knowledge (ELK) as you earn CEU's from the comfort of your own home!
- Thu, Jan 27ZoomHave you ever been asked how you would respond to a certain scenario involving a consumer and responded with, “Well, it depends…?” Participants will analyze three components; Hungry, Humble and Smart, from the book “The Ideal Team Player” by Patrick M. Lencioni, to answer this question.
- Sat, Jan 29ZoomThe primary focus of this workshop is to provide first hand insight about interpreting in emergency management settings. The presenters will describe and then outline the serious nature of a disaster, and what an interpreter may experience while working in this setting.
- Sun, Feb 27ZoomThis workshop will help medical interpreters to gain familiarity and comfort with ethical issues that arise in their work. Presenters will highlight the history of medical ethics and modern, medical ethical practices and facilitate a professional discussion on emerging best practices.
- Multiple DatesWed, Mar 02ZoomThis four-part series will take participants through a rigorous analysis of written English texts, in an attempt to boost their confidence with regard to their own English comprehension skills. **Registration Deadline is February 23rd, 2022
- Sat, Mar 12ZoomAre you interested in legal interpreting but don't know where to start? Are you an assignment coordinator but not sure who and how many interpreters to send to court? Join this workshop.
- Sat, Apr 02ZoomThis workshop will take participants on an adventure through etymologies of American Sign Language. During this event, participants will learn the origins of many everyday ASL expressions and colloquialisms that have crossovers in French, Spanish, and kin sign languages.