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.
- Sun, Dec 04ZoomDon't let the title fool you! This workshop is for all levels. The Process: will break down the interpreting process from A-Z in a medical interpreting assignment. The Science: will prepare medical interpreters to work in medical settings while remaining safe and avoiding infection exposure.
- Sun, Dec 11ZoomThe Mechanics focuses on medical terminology & breaking down complex medical terms for meaning, as well as interpreting medical questions. The Switcharoo focuses on the ever-present risk of an assignment taking an unexpected turn, & courses of action interpreters can take.
- Sat, Dec 17ZoomAs interpreters, we have the opportunity to work with such diverse groups of people and see the world through others' points of view. How do we work to learn about those minority and historically marginalized populations that are further oppressed within minority populations?
- Sun, Jan 15ZoomResearch has shown that pronouns, specifically first-person singular pronouns, subtly signal the perceived relative social status of conversation partners in American English. The title of this workshop may bring to mind gender-neutral pronouns, but that is not the topic for this event.
- Thu, Mar 02ZoomThis workshop will provide participants an opportunity to take a closer look at some of the most fundamental strategies we can use when working with the DeafBlind community.
- Thu, Mar 09ZoomThis workshop will offer an opportunity for participants to identify specific physical and mental tools interpreters can have at the ready when working in the DeafBlind community.
- Thu, Mar 16ZoomAs interpreters we work in very diverse settings, especially with the DeafBlind community. Interpreters need to be able to recognize challenges, adjust quickly, and be aware of specific terminology used among DeafBlind consumers.
- Thu, Mar 23ZoomDuring this workshop participants will discuss different modes of interpreting that must be considered when working with individuals with varied vision loss. In addition, this workshop will invite participants to take an in depth look at their own personal attitudes, beliefs, and values.
- Thu, Apr 06Zoom*Use this option to register for session 1 -OR- to register for all six (6) sessions.* Join us for this series of guided ethical discussions regarding the use of Standard Practice Papers in relation to the RID CPC.
- Thu, Apr 20ZoomWe are all familiar with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, but how does it relate to the SPP’s? Join us for this series of guided ethical discussions to find out! Prior to each session, participants will be presented with an ethical scenario in a particular discipline within our field.
- Thu, May 11ZoomWe are all familiar with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, but how does it relate to the SPP’s? Join us for this series of guided ethical discussions to find out! Prior to each session, participants will be presented with an ethical scenario in a particular discipline within our field.
- Thu, May 25ZoomWe are all familiar with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, but how does it relate to the SPP’s? Join us for this series of guided ethical discussions to find out! Prior to each session, participants will be presented with an ethical scenario in a particular discipline within our field.
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- Thu, Jun 15Zoom