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!
- Sat, Oct 09ZoomThis unique workshop will provide participants the opportunity to take a mock evaluation, become familiar with the BEI rating system, and then analyze their experience with Lauri’s guidance. This workshop will review the format of the test, the four parts, expectations and possible test topics.
- Wed, Oct 13ZoomThis course hopes to provide educational interpreters with an introductory understanding of how Individualized Education Programs/Plans (IEPs) work and an interpreter’s role within an IEP meeting.
- Sat, Oct 16ZoomThis unique workshop will provide participants the opportunity to take a mock Advanced BEI evaluation, become familiar with the BEI rating system, and then analyze their sample with Lauri’s guidance. It will also review the format of the test, the five parts, expectations, and possible test topics.
- Wed, Oct 20ZoomParticipants will practice taking, analyzing, and summarizing language samples from students with language deprivation to drive language intervention or modification of the interpreting process to match the needs of students.
- Sat, Nov 13ZoomThis workshop will help interpreters learn how they can use deliberate practice to identify their specific goals and then engage in deliberate practice to achieve these goals.
- Sat, Nov 20ZoomThis workshop will provide an overview of what interpreters can expect when working with members of the Deafblind community.
- Sun, Nov 21ZoomWe will focus on cultivating a deeper understanding of the ethical aspects of Deafblind interpreting using vignettes, examination of lived experiences, contextualization, and analysis of our personal biases.
- Thu, Dec 02ZoomConstructive change begins with self-knowledge. DiSC profiles show you how you respond to conflict, what motivates you or stresses you out, and how you solve problems. DiSC profiles also teach you how to improve communication and understanding between team members/colleagues.
- Sat, Dec 11ZoomThis workshop is an in depth analysis into anxiety and self confidence issues brought on by interpreting situations. Through risk-taking exercises and discussions participants learn about each other’s vulnerabilities, and the importance of trust as it relates to teaming and consumers.
- Wed, Jan 12ZoomAs people become more aware of how the system is designed to lift or block certain groups of people, senses of confusion, guilt, or shame can creep in. How do we build deeper cross-cultural alliances in a world of uncertainty and stress?
- 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.