A.R.T Is Never Ending

Save The Date! UTRID Mini Conference 2021 “A.R.T (Adaptability, Resiliency, and Transformation) IS NEVER ENDING” is happening Aug 6 & 7!

COVID-19 has been one for the books and interpreting hasn’t been any different. We have had to Adapt to different and unique situations. We have been Resilient and have kept going  for the benefit of our clients no matter what comes our way. Finally, we have Transformed into who we are as interpreters. This process should never end!

Early-Bird pricing starts May 1st, 2021!

Student Involvement Workshop- Building a Resilient Body

Student Workshop: Building a Resilient Body

Presented by Heidi Wideman

Thursday February 25th 6:00pm-8:00pm

ONLINE via Zoom (Link will be sent to the email you enter during checkout)

Student Members: $5
Certified Members: $25
Non-Members: $60

Purchase your ticket (you must be logged into your member account to see the reduced price). Links will be sent 1 day prior to the workshop. Late registration may delay the receipt of the link, register early to avoid delays.

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.

2021 Student Involvement Workshops

Student Involvement Workshops are held on the Thursday evenings listed, 6-8pm and are hosted via Zoom until further notice. When In Person workshops are permitted, they will be held at Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 5709 S 1500 W Taylorsville, Utah

$5/student members $25/members $60/non-member

Feb 25th- Building a Resilient Body by Heidi Wideman

Apr 15th- TBA

June 17th- Virtual Speed Mentoring

Oct 14th-Mock Interpreting Exercises

For the full 2021 schedule, click here

2021 Professional Development Workshops

Professional Development Workshops are held on the Saturdays listed, 9am-12pm (unless other wise noted) and are held via Zoom until further notice. When In Person workshops are permitted, they will be hosted at Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 5709 S 1500 W Taylorsville, Utah

$30/members $65/non-member

Jan 9th- Interpreting in a changing Landscape; 

March 13th- Interpreter to Presenter; adapting your skills to presentations that work

July 10th- Future Leaders of UTRID: YOU

Sept 25th- UTRID Book Club; Dare to Lead -Brene Brown

For the full 2021 schedule, click here

2021 Terp Talks

Terp Talks are held on the Saturdays listed at 11:00a-1:00p and will be presented virtually via Zoom until further notice. When In Person Terp Talks are permitted, they will be hosted at varying locations in Salt Lake or Utah County. Individuals attending are responsible to pay for food individually.

 Free for members  $35/non-members

Feb 27th- Zoom- Cultivating Resilience through Self-care

June 12th- TBA – Ethical Adaptability in VRI Appointments

Oct 9th- TBA- Transforming the Face of Interpreting

For the full 2021 schedule, click here

Cultivating Resilience Through Self Care | Terp Talk February 27, 2021

It’s time for Terp Talk 2021! Please join us for “Cultivating Resilience Through Self Care” presented by Dustin Bassett, LCSW from 11:30a-1:30p on 2/27/21 via Zoom.

February 27, 2021
11:30am- 1:30pm
Zoom/Virtual
Discussion led by Dustin Bassett, LCSW
This workshop will have a short introduction to resilience and two approaches to self-care. Then we will split into smaller groups to discuss personal implementation and adaptations.

Terp Talks are held on the Saturdays listed at 11:30a-1:30p and will be presented virtually via Zoom until further notice. When In Person Terp Talks are permitted, they will be hosted at varying locations in Salt Lake or Utah County. Individuals attending are responsible to pay for food individually.

Members: Free, Non-Members: $35

Purchase your ticket (you must be logged into your member account to see the reduced price). Links will be sent 1 day prior to the workshop. Late registration may delay the receipt of the link, register early to avoid delays.

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. To request accommodations contact studentinvolvement.utrid@gmail.com. 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.

Interpreting In a Dynamic Social Landscape | January 9, 2021

Happy New Year!  We are starting this year’s UTRID Professional Development offering with a bang!  Please join us for “Interpreting in a Dynamic Social Landscape” presented by Marcela Lopez on January 9th from 9a-12p via Zoom.
 
To prepare for the workshop, Marcela would like to collect a variety of resources that we can use to study more about diversity.  Even if you aren’t planning to attend the workshop, you can still fill out the survey here:  https://forms.gle/TCQbdcFvnHquTa6c9.  You can submit as many times as you need to cover all resources you are using.
 
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
-Teddi von Pingel, MAL:Professional Development!

Professional Development Workshops are held on the Saturdays listed, 9am-12pm (unless other wise noted) and are held via Zoom until further notice. When In Person workshops are permitted, they will be hosted at Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 5709 S 1500 W Taylorsville, Utah

Members: $30
Non-Members: $65

Purchase your ticket (you must be logged into your member account to see the reduced price). Links will be sent 1 day prior to the workshop. Late registration may delay the receipt of the link, register early to avoid delays.

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. Please request accommodations through the registration form. 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.

Jan 9th- Interpreting in a changing Landscape; 

March 13th- Interpreter to Presenter; adapting your skills to presentations that work

July 10th- Future Leaders of UTRID: YOU

Sept 25th- UTRID Book Club; Dare to Lead -Brene Brown

For the full 2021 schedule, click here

2021 Save the Dates

UTRID has a full year of events planned, mark your calendars!

As we go into a new year, we are planning all workshops for virtual delivery until further notice. We hope to see you there!

January 

9th 9:00a- PD Workshop – Interpreting in a Dynamic Social Landscape; –  Zoom

21st 6:00p-Student Workshop-Building a resilient body; How diet affects interpreting – Zoom

February

13th 9:00a – Board Meeting – Zoom

25th 6:00p- Student Workshop – Building a Resilient Body– Zoom

27th 11:30a- Terp Talk – Cultivating Resilience through Self-care –  Zoom

March 

13th 9:00a- PD Workshop- From Interpreter to Presenter; adapting your skills to presentations that work  – Zoom

April 

15th 6:00p- Student Workshop – TBA– Zoom

May 

5th – Interpreter Appreciation Day (first Wednesday of May)

15th 9:00a – Board Meeting – Zoom

June

5th  9:00a – Board Meeting – Zoom

12th 11:30a- Terp Talk – Ethical Adaptability in VRI Appointments –  TBA

17th 6:00p – Student Workshop- Speed Mentoring Part 3 – TBA

July

10th- 9:00a Future Leaders of UTRID: YOU–  TBA

17th 9:00a – Board Meeting – Zoom

August 

6th-8th Annual Conference A.R.T. Adaptability, Resilience, and Transformation

**Early Bird Pricing available May 1st-31st**

September 

9th-12th 1st annual Silent Weekend Better Together–  TBA

**Early Bird Pricing available May 1st-31st**

25th 9:00a PD Workshop-  UTRID Book Club; Dare to Lead -Brene Brown–  TBA

October

9th 11:30a Terp Talk – Transforming the Face of Interpreting–  TBA

14th 6:00p- Student Workshop- Mock Interpreting Practice–  TBA

November

Date TBA Giving Tree booth @ Deaf Center Bazaar

December

3rd 6:00p Sub for Santa

 

**Projected 4.3 CEUs/ 43 CEHs**

pending approval

UTRID Save the Dates 2021 Printable Flyer

Soft Skills Student Workshop | Nov 12, 2020

Student Workshop: Soft Skills

Presented by Brooke Grossinger

Thursday Nov 12, 2020 6:00-8:00pm

ONLINE via Zoom (Link will be sent to the email you enter during checkout)

Student Members: $5
Certified Members: $25
Non-Members: $60

Purchase your ticket (you must be logged into your member account to see the reduced price). Your ticket will be sent after payment is complete.

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 Town Hall Message

 Last night was our Town Hall meeting with Dr. Carolyn Ball, Affiliate Chapter Liaison to RID, and Krystal Sanders, Region V Representative to RID.  The town hall was a forum for UTRID to voice their support or rejection for the RID Board to move forward with further research into what is required for RID to transition from a Member Driven Organization (MDO) to a Professional Certification Organization (PCO). 

You can find more information about the Townhall and Transition here: https://rid.org/organizational-transition-overview/transition-faqs/ Additional information about the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) can be found here: https://www.credentialingexcellence.org/page/get-started-with-accreditation

Dr. Ball assured us that, should all chapters support the board doing a further investigation, all information gleaned from the research will be shared openly with all RID members. That information will be disseminated prior to a voting opportunity to accept or reject any proposals to change the framework of RID. 

UTRID members had many questions and comments – most that cannot be answered until more information has been gathered.  Some of those questions/comments were:

  • How much would it cost for RID to make the transition to a PCO?
  • How long would it take for RID to make that transition?
  • How would a decision to transition to a PCO affect affiliate chapters, like UTRID?
  • How would that same decision affect Utah state certification processes?
  • Has RID involved NAD, and the Deaf perspective, in determining the best approach to transitioning?
  • We need a PCO in order to prevent future events, like the certification moratorium, becoming the membership’s decision.
  • Certification needs to be separate from member majority votes.  (Typically a RID Business meeting is poorly attended and roughly 200-300 votes determine whether proposals pass, even when online voting is an option).
  • Deaf community input/partnership is needed for both certification and the interpreting profession and that isn’t currently happening.
  • A professional organization accreditation would allow members to be recognized as professionals equal to nurses, accountants, medical personnel, etc. and not ‘helpers’ or support staff.

In summary: The UTRID Board and participants in the Town hall support the RID board in doing further research into accreditation.  President McConnachie must contact President Webb and let him know of our support before September 15, 2020.

If you have any objections to providing support, please email Kimm at president@utrid.org before Monday 9/14.  Otherwise, the UTRID board looks forward to learning more during the accreditation discovery phase and commits to keeping our membership informed.