Free Workshop Opportunity: The ABC’s of Pride Month (0.2 CEU/2.0 CEH PPO)

The ABC’s of Pride Month 0.2 CEU/2.0 CEH PPO Free Registration 06/26/2024 6pm-8pm Robert G. Sanderson Center 5709 S 1500 W, Taylorsville, UT 84123 Are you an ASL interpreter interested in learning about LGBTQ+ terminology and concepts? Join us for an informative workshop where you'll gain insights into interpreting the basic concepts of the LGBTQ+ community. This workshop serves as PPO Workshop credit. OBJECTIVES Gain a foundational understanding of LGBTQ+ terminology and concepts. Learn about the importance of LGBTQ+ inclusivity in ASL interpreting. Explore strategies for effectively interpreting LGBTQ+ content while maintaining cultural sensitivity. REGISTER: https://rb.gy/2gll93 Sam Jackson, MS, NIC Sam is a seasoned interpreter with 9+ years of experience across Utah and Oregon. Specializing in VRS, VRI, theater, music, and K-12 education, they are passionate about LGBTQ+ inclusion, they strive to create safe spaces and advocate for representation in their work.Trouble viewing the flyer above? Click here.

The ABC’s of Pride Month

June 26, 2024 6pm-8pm

Robert G. Sanderson Center , 5709 S 1500 W, Taylorsville, UT 84123

Register for free:

UTRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This professional studies program is offered for 0.2 CEUs/ CEHs PPO at the little/none Content Knowledge Level. To request accommodations contact [email protected]. Click here to view UTRID cancellation/refund policies.

UTRID does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, disability, marital status, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Unlearning Interpreterese, Improving our ASL to English Interpreting PD Workshop 4/20/2024

As we make our way into Spring, let us take some time to brush up on our ASL to English skills shall we? Please join us for “Unlearning Interpreterese” presented by Cody Simonsen on Saturday April 20th, 2024 from 9:00am to 12:00pm located at Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (5709 S 1500 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84123)

April 20, 2024
9:00am- 12:00pm
5709 S 1500 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Presented by Cody Simonsen
Explore the art of ASL to English interpreting- sometimes known as “voicing”. Uncover and overcome habitual pitfalls in ASL to English work while mastering techniques for conveying true meaning. Dive into practical tips to expand your English vocabulary, empowering you to articulate concepts more effectively. Through interactive group activities, participants will practice and refine their skills in a collaborative environment. Whether you’re a seasoned interpreter or just starting, join us for an impactful session to elevate your proficiency, boost confidence, and deepen your ability to facilitate connection between consumers. This workshop is Deaf Interpreter friendly!

This Workshop will be presented in person at the Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (5709 S 1500 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84123)

Members: $35, Non-Members: $70, Students: $10

Purchase your ticket (you must be logged into your member account to see the reduced price).

UTRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This professional studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs/3 CEHs at the little/none Content Knowledge Level. To request accommodations contact [email protected]. Click here to view UTRID cancellation/refund policies.

UTRID does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, disability, marital status, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

2024 Membership Survey: Reminder and Technical Difficulties

Hopefully you had a safe and fun Halloween! 🎃 

Here is a reminder to share your thoughts with the UTRID Board of Directors this week by submitting the 2024 Membership Survey (linked here).

If you experienced technical difficulties while submitting your response over the weekend, please reply to this email for help finalizing your submission.

Responding before this Friday, November 3 makes you eligible for a prize drawing. See here for more details.

Your Input Wanted — 2024 Membership Survey

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Hello, wonderful members of UTRID. Thank you for reading this post. My name is Tanner Vance, and I am the new president of UTRID.

UTRID’s purpose is to support you and the membership by providing professional development opportunities to benefit the Interpreting community and the deaf community as we enrich our professional abilities. The 2023–2025 board will soon gather for our annual board retreat, where we will plan for 2024, and we want to know your thoughts. We want your feedback regardless of whether you are Deaf, hearing, a certified interpreter, a novice interpreter, a student or CDI, or someone just starting your practice. We want your feedback, please.

UTRID has a history of impact throughout our state and is a recognized Affiliate Chapter nationally. The 2023 board wants to continue this legacy and growth, which requires your feedback. We believe striving to thrive is vital, and we do that as an organization by recognizing your needs (past, present, and future), how they have changed, and what new needs have become apparent so we can adapt our programming to benefit you. Before we can do this, however, we have to collect your input. This is where we ask for your help.

We’ve created a Google form, which is linked here. Filling the survey out will take about 10 to 15 minutes (15 max). The form will close in two weeks on Sat. November 11 at 10 PM. If you submit it before next Sat. November 4 at 10 PM, you may enter a three-winner prize drawing for a free ticket for the annual conference or a workshop next year. It will be a 2 1/2 day conference as opposed to last year’s 1 1/2  mini conference. It will be a fun-filled, excellent time!

I hope you can take the time to send in your thoughts. Your submission will be of value to us as we plan for next year, and you as our events can better match your needs. I look forward to reading your responses. Thank you and have a great day!

Click here to open the form in a new tab.

 

Student Involvement Game Night!

 

This will be held in Room KB 401

This event is free to the public!

However, if you want credit for CEUs/CEHs, the prices are as follows:

Students: $5
Members: $20
Non-Members: $60

This is a student involvement workshop aimed at bringing together ASL and interpreting students, working interpreters, and the Deaf community to socialize, network, and develop language. We will play several games to accomplish these tasks including ice breaker/get to know you games, speed mentoring, and depicting verb pyramid. We will strategically pair together students with more experienced interpreters and Deaf community members for various games to encourage building relationships and opportunities for constructive feedback.

Objectives:
1. Participants will develop a more robust Deaf and professional interpreters network
2. Participants will receive hands-on practice and mentoring by participating in various games based on their skill/knowledge level
3. Participants will utilize expressive and receptive skills through ASL games, activities, and socializing.

 

 

To purchase your ticket (you must be logged into your member account to see the reduced price). 

UTRID does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, gender, gender expression, disability, marital status, age, national
origin, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or
operations.

UTRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This professional studies program is offered for 0.2 CEUS/2 CEHS at the little/none Content Knowledge Level. Request accommodations during the registration process, view the cancellation/refund policies.

UTRID Mini Conference

THIS SATURDAY, August 5th, is our STRIVE TO THRIVE: Revive You Passion Mini Conference with amazing presenters providing workshop topics chosen by YOU! 

Earn .7 CEUs at an extremely discounted price per Unit! 

🎟️ GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!! 🎟️

Ticket sales end Friday, August 4th at 8:00PM

 

Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided!

Participate in shaping the future of UTRID in the business meeting during lunch. Send board nominations to [email protected].  

See you there!

Thank you to FiveStar Interpreting for donating CDI services

UTRID Mini Conference 2023 – Strive to Thrive: Revive Your Passion

GET YOUR TICKET NOW! 

You don’t want to miss this!

Presenter Line-up!

We have some amazing presenters for the upcoming Mini Conference. Take a look!

Tammy McFarland
How to Support, Encourage and Debrief With Interpreters Who Are Struggling;
And How to Recognize When It’s Me

Provide practical strategies to create a supportive environment for ASL interpreters and help them navigate the challenges they may face in their careers with vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, or skills-related issues. We will define each of these challenges, discuss how to identify them, and discuss healthy strategies to support colleagues. We will also learn to identify when we are the ones who may be going through some of the challenges, and how to reach out to trusted colleagues or professionals for support.

Jenny Preece
Empathy: Bringing Humanity Back to Interpreting

Learn how to use empathy and other soft skills to improve our interpreting skills. Explore and discuss how empathy and seeing the perspectives of others can help us in our everyday work.

Heather Beck
Building Connections with Ourselves and Others

Discuss ways to silence the inner critic and learn the importance of not comparing ourselves to others through acceptance and allowing ourselves to be exactly where we are in our current form. Learn self soothing strategies that can quiet the inner noise, let go of judgment and learn meditation and self reflection techniques to improve our thoughts. Learn how to identify the thoughts and behaviors that limit our personal and professional growth. Because our ‘best’ changes from moment to moment, we will learn how to avoid self judgment by speaking to ourselves and others with more kindness and compassion. 

Nicole Valcarce
Finding the Interpreting Setting That Aligns with Your Passion

Let’s be honest, interpreting is cool! Not everyone has a career with so many options of settings we can work in. But how do you know which setting is right for you? Are you actually able to decide where you want to interpret? This workshop will explore various interpreting settings, work opportunities within those settings, and factors to consider for each one. Participants will also identify their own personal core values and create an individualized Venn Diagram finding the intersection of their skills, passions, and opportunities.

UTRID Mini Conference 2023 Registration for Strive to Thrive: Revive Your Passion

Do you ever ask yourself…

“Do I enter assignments with the proper mindset?”

“Am I interpreting in the right settings?”

“Do I know how to encourage myself and others?”

“Do I practice empathy and see multiple perspectives in situations?”


We believe the quality of services and care for your consumers starts with getting in touch with YOU as the practitioner. That’s why this year we are bringing you an ultra affordable one-day conference. Join us for our UTRID business meeting and a day full of workshops to help us revive our passion for the profession of interpreting!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

August 5, 2023
8:00am-6:15pm
at the Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

$45 for members
$75 for non members

That’s .7 CEUs for the price of .5!

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

 

Presenters Include: Heather Beck, Tammy McFarland, Jenny Preece and Nicole Valcarce.

Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided

 

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

We want to thank everyone who responded to our Why survey and provided valuable insight and information about what makes you YOU as an interpreter! We have so many amazing individuals among us! It is now time to announce our winners of the one year UTRID membership extension!

Drum Roll please…..

Taylor Mousley and Chante Wilson!!!

Congratulations!

Again, thank you all for participating!