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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!

Current Workshop Opportunities

All workshops are scheduled for Eastern Time and conducted via Zoom.

  •  Justice Interpreted: Navigating Jury Duty -  3pm Eastern Time Zone
     Justice Interpreted: Navigating Jury Duty -  3pm Eastern Time Zone
    Sun, Mar 10
    Zoom
    Mar 10, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    This workshop is designed to equip interpreters with the tools they need to navigate the elements of jury duty. Participants will leave the workshop armed with techniques necessary to convey precise language, maintain the appropriate tone, and handle challenging legal terminology.
  • Transform Your Thoughts – A Self-Care Workshop on Redirecting Negativity to Positivity
    Transform Your Thoughts – A Self-Care Workshop on Redirecting Negativity to Positivity
    Thu, Apr 18
    Zoom
    Apr 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Zoom
    This workshop is open to anyone seeking practical strategies for self- care and personal growth. Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, or simply looking to enhance your well-being, this workshop offers valuable insights and actionable steps.
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