AII Workshops

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Alverno Interpreter Institute: Palliative and Spiritual Care

Sponsored by the Alverno College Spanish/English Healthcare Interpretation Program

Saturday, March 22 — 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Sr. Joel Read Conference Center, Alverno College
3400 S. 43rd Street
Directions to campus



8:00-9:00      Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:30    Opening Remarks and Presentations:


                    "What your doctor used to have to tell you"

                    Bruce Goodman, Medical Interpreter, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare


                    Spiritual and Palliative Care: A Roundtable Discussion

                    David Jerger, BCC, Pastoral Care, Aurora Healthcare

                    Kay Fischer, NP, Palliative Care, Aurora Healthcare

                    Moderator, Chris Rubach, CHI,  Alverno Interpreter Institute


10:30-10:45   Break

10:45-11:00   Warm-Up Activities

11:00-12:15   Role Plays

12:15-12:30   Closing Remarks

12:30-1:30     Optional Networking Time and/or Box Lunch (additional fee with registration)


Workshop Objectives

  • To provide information to interpreters regarding spiritual and palliative care and Wisconsin informed consent regulations
  • To practice interpreting with peers in various scenarios
  • To network with interpreters from the area
  • To establish a forum where all levels of interpreters, from students to experienced interpreters, may come together and learn from each other


Check back for a total number of attendees and languages.

As of March 19th, registrations for the Spring 2014 Workshop are as follows: 


Spanish 40
Hmong/Laos 2
Arabic 2
Korean 1
French 1
Polish 1
Total 47



Registration is Now Closed

Registration Fee: $35.00

Registration deadline is Thursday, March 20th. 


To register by phone call 414-382-6087 or fax registration to 414-382-6088


Registered Alverno Spanish-English Healthcare Interpretation Minors can attend the conference free of charge.  E-mail or to register. 


All languages are welcome but bringing a partner in your language pair improves the role playing experience.


Scroll down to see a list of materials from the 2013 Spring Alverno Interpreter Institute (AII): Mental Health Interpreting Workshop.  Information includes PowerPoint Presentation, scripted role plays and their translations and alternative group activities provided for participants. 


AII 2013 PowerPoint    

AII Alternative Group Activities

AII Script 1 Anxiety English

AII Script 1 Anxiety Hmong

AII Script 1 Anxiety Russian

AII Script 1 Anxiety Spanish

AII Script 2 Anger Mgmt English

AII Script 2 Anger Mgmt Hmong

AII Script 2 Anger Mgmt Russian

AII Script 2 Anger Mgmt Spanish

AII Script 3 Loss English

AII Script 3 Loss Hmong

AII Script 3 Loss Russian

AII Script 3 Loss Spanish


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